Title hopes slip away in Manhattan
Dan Alexander rushed for 130 yards and two scores, but it was not enough as Kansas State upset Nebraska, 29-28, putting the Wildcats in the driver’s seat for the Big Ten North title.
In a game played in freezing rain, sleet and snow, Alexander scored on runs of 19 and 45 yards in the fourth quarter to give the Huskers a 28-23 lead with 9:53 remaining. But the Wildcats regained the lead at 29-28 with 2:52 left as Jonathan Beasley connected with Quincy Morgan with a 12-yard TD pass to cap a 62-yard drive.
Nebraska subsequently converted one first down but gave up the ball on downs with 0:51 left.
Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch was held to 82 yards of total offense.
KSU’s Morgan finished with seven catches for 199 yards.