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Wildcats grab breakthrough victory
After 29 years of losing to Nebraska, Kansas State finally got a break for the biggest win in school history.
Kansas State linebacker Travis Ochs sacked Eric Crouch on fourth down by grabbing his face mask with 2:32 left, but the officials missed the call and Kansas State pulled away for a 40-30 victory over nemesis Nebraska.
The win clinched the Big 12 Conference North Division title for the Wildcats (10-0, 7-0 Big 12 North), who defeated Nebraska for the first time since a 12-0 triumph in 1968. It was their first home win over the Cornhuskers (8-3, 4-3) since a 29-14 triumph in 1959.
Crouch finished the afternoon completing 10 of 21 passes for a career-best 139 yards, while tying his career high with 108 yards rushing. Nebraska forced five KSU turnovers, converting them into 17 Husker points.