Kansas State Football: 3 takeaways from win over TCU in Week 6

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Kansas State football came up big with its win over TCU on Saturday that puts the Wildcats in the driver’s seat for a Big 12 title run.

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Kansas State football and TCU’s defenses played well against the pass, but the Wildcats produced more big plays as they were able to take down the Horned Frogs 21-14. The win gave Kansas State their third consecutive win putting them at 3-1 overall and 3-0 in Big 12 play. TCU’s loss leaves the team with a 1-2 record overall and in conference play as well.

One of the top storylines going into kickoff was Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson not being able to play due to the shoulder injury he suffered against Texas Tech. Will Howard got the start as the signal-caller for the Wildcats. His passing results weren’t stellar completing only eight passes and threw an interception. It was his 80-yard run and his four-yard touchdown run that showcased his skills.

Kansas State’s defense deserved much of the credit in the win for their dominant performance. Their interception returned for a touchdown in the third quarter made the difference in the game.

TCU had their struggles with passing the football with quarterback Max Duggan being pulled at one point in the game. His replacement, Matthew Downing, threw an interception for a touchdown that brought Duggan back in the game.

The win now has Kansas State at the front of the pack in the Big 12 competing with Oklahoma State and Iowa State. TCU might be on the outside, but their young talent could keep them in the running for a conference title in the future.

What did fans learn about Kansas State’s win over TCU?