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K-State rolls over Oklahoma State

Nov 2, 2014 - 4:54 AM Manhattan, KS ( - Jake Waters threw for a pair of touchdowns and Charles Jones ran for two scores, as 11th-ranked Kansas State pounded Oklahoma State, 48-14, Saturday night.

Waters completed 19-of-28 passes for 223 yards, and Curry Sexton had nine receptions for 159 yards with a TD for the Wildcats (7-1, 5-0 Big 12), who have won five straight since a loss to Auburn on Sept. 18.

Kansas State plays at current No. 10 TCU next Saturday.

"The important thing is just trying to stay healthy this time of year, and that is not the easiest thing in the world to do," Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said. "Are we getting better? I think so, but that is a gradual process as well. I would say we are a better football team right now than we have been, but it has just been incremental. There will be dips in the road, but I think we are a pretty good football team."

Tyreek Hill carried the ball 18 times for 102 yards with a touchdown for the Cowboys (5-4, 3-3), who have lost three in a row. Daxx Garman went 12-of-23 for 148 yards with a pair of interceptions.

Hill's 2-yard TD run up the middle capped an 84-yard march to start the game, but Morgan Burns returned the ensuing kickoff 86 yards to the end zone to start a string of 45 straight K-State points.

"We do not have a lot of room for error right now," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "Being as honest as I can is that we are exposed. We have made mistakes in the past and over the years, and we were not as exposed as we are right now. We work our tails off and use five minutes on the clock and get a touchdown then in 10 seconds we lose all of our momentum and it is a tie game. We have to do a better job covering."

Garman was picked off by Dante Barnett on the next possession, and that led to Jones' 6-yard TD rush.

Sexton made an acrobatic catch falling to the ground in the left side of the end zone for a 17-yard score early in the second quarter.

Tyler Lockett caught a 20-yrard TD pass a short time later, and Matthew McCrane's 37-yard field goal made it 31-7 with 1:13 left in the third.

A fumble by Oklahoma State's Brandon Sheperd led to a Jones 3-yard TD run early in the fourth, and the lead ballooned to 45-7 on Joe Hubener's 1-yard scoring rush with 9:28 to play.

Ramon Richards picked off Hubener and rumbled 38 yards for Oklahoma State's second TD, before McCrane kicked a 53-yard field goal with under five minutes remaining.

Game Notes

Oklahoma State leading rusher Desmond Roland did not make the trip due to the death of his mother earlier in the week ... Lockett had six catches for 94 yards ... K-State held a 421-261 yardage advantage ... Waters has not committed a turnover in his last five games ... The Cowboys have lost three in a row in a single season for the first time since 2005.