Kansas State quarterback Will Howard has a day to remember in the 48-0 win

MANHATTAN — Through all the ups and downs of his football career at Kansas State, Will Howard never got carried away.

That wasn’t possible Saturday as his Wildcats teammates hoisted Howard onto their shoulders and carried him to the locker room surrounded by adoring fans who had stormed the field.

And for good reason.

Howard, who learned minutes before kickoff that he would step in for the injured Adrian Martinez at quarterback, put on a performance worthy of a hero’s parade. So did the rest of the No. 22 Wildcats, who dominated No. 9 Oklahoma State from start to finish in an improbable 48-0 shutout at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

“It’s pretty cool,” said Howard, who completed 21-of-37 passes for a career-high 296 yards and four touchdowns in the rush that lifted the Wildcats into sole possession of second place in the Big 12. “I’ll cherish that for the rest of my life.

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