Second Half Eruption Next on Countdown

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State scored 30 second-half points in a 1994 contest against Oklahoma for its first win in Norman in 24 years, which was voted as the third-best road win in the last 25 years by the k-statesports.com staff in Powercat Passport’s countdown of the program’s top wins away from home.

K-State held an intermission lead of 7-3 against Oklahoma, on the strength of a first quarter blocked punt by Chuck Marlowe and the 16-yard scoop and score by Gordon Brown. The Wildcat defense was stout as they forced the Sooners into three turnovers, despite Oklahoma starting five drives in K-State territory.

The Wildcats quickly jumped on the Sooners to start the second half, as Chad May found Ron Brown for a 19-yard touchdown pass with 13:09 to play and a 14-3 advantage. Five minutes later, May was on the mark again as he connected with Tyson Schweiger from 25 yards out for a 21-3 lead.

Oklahoma trimmed the deficit to 21-6 on a Scott Blanton 43-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, but K-State marched back down the field and JJ Smith capped the drive with a 7-yard touchdown run.

On the next possession for Oklahoma, Garrick McGee connected with Michael McDaniel for a 65-yard touchdown pass. On the point after attempt, the Sooners botched the snap and Blanton ended up with the ball. His heave towards the end zone was intercepted by Chris Canty and returned 98 yards in the opposite direction for two points and a 30-12 K-State lead. The Wildcats put an exclamation point on the victory, as Gordon Brown raced to a 69-yard touchdown on a perfectly executed reverse for a 37-12 lead.

The weekly countdown of k-statesports.com’s top-10 road games will continue each week through August 31, when the No. 1 road game of the past 25 seasons as selected by the staff at k-statesports.com is announced. The countdown is leading up to the Wildcats’ season opener at Auburn on Sept. 1.

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Countdown to Kickoff: Top 10 Greatest Road Wins of the Last 25 Years
As voted by k-statesports.com staff

  • #10: October 23, 1999 (Stillwater, Okla.) - #7 Kansas State 44, Oklahoma State 21
  • #9: November 2, 2002 (Lawrence, Kan.) #14 Kansas State 64, Kansas 0
  • #8: September 8, 2001 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - #12 Kansas State 10, Southern California 6
  • #7: September 25, 1999 (Ames, Iowa) - #15 Kansas State 35, Iowa State 28
  • #6: October 10, 1998 (Boulder, Colo.) - #4 Kansas State 16, #14 Colorado 9
  • #5: September 9, 1995 (Cincinnati, Ohio) #21 Kansas State 23, Cincinnati 21
  • #4: October 19, 1996 (College Station, Texas) - #19 Kansas State 23, Texas A&M 20
  • #3: October 29, 1994 (Norman, Okla.) #23 Kansas State 37, #25 Oklahoma 20
  • #2: Released August 23
  • #1: Released August 30