Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) - Collin Klein rushed for a pair of touchdowns and threw for one more as No. 7 Kansas State punched its ticket to the Fiesta Bowl with an emphatic 42-24 drubbing of the 23rd-ranked Texas Longhorns on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Klein, a Heisman Trophy candidate, threw for 184 yards on 8-of-14 passing, while running for 103 yards on 23 carries. John Hubert also had a huge day on the ground for the Wildcats (11-1, 8-1 Big 12), running for three touchdowns and 66 yards on 14 carries.
Tyler Lockett hauled in two passes for 73 yards and a touchdown as the Wildcats bounced back nicely from a forgettable 52-24 loss to Baylor on Nov. 17.
Kansas State ends its conference schedule in a tie for the top spot with Oklahoma, who topped TCU earlier on Saturday, but the Wildcats will get the BCS bid as a result of a 24-19 win over Oklahoma back in September. The Sooners, however, are still alive to receive an at-large bid to a bowl game.
Case McCoy threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns in place of David Ash and Malcolm Brown caught seven passes for 50 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 40 yards and a touchdown for the Longhorns (8-4, 5-4) who finished the regular season on a two-game losing streak. Jaxon Shipley also caught a touchdown pass in the losing effort for Texas.