Nov. 1, 1997
Raiders Fall to Kansas State, 13-2
LUBBOCK, Texas - Michael Bishop fired a 23-yard touchdown pass to Darnell McDonald late in the first half and Jonathan Beasley tacked on a 33-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter, powering No. 12 Kansas State to a 13-2 Big 12 victory over Texas Tech.
Kansas State (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) won its fourth straight since suffering its only loss of the season to Nebraska, 56-26, on October 4th.
The Wildcats' defense has been dominant during the streak, allowing only 37 points, including just nine in the last two weeks. Kansas State, which defeated Oklahoma 26-7 last week, has not allowed a passing touchdown in 30 quarters.
Texas Tech (4-4, 3-2) got its only points when safety Duane Price tackled Beasley in the end zone for a safety with 6:08 remaining in the first quarter.
But Bishop's eighth TD pass of the season capped a 10-play, 44-yard drive that gave the Wildcats a 6-2 lead with 2:14 remaining in the first half.
Jeremy Hernandez had a short punt out of his own end zone and Kansas State needed only one play to put the game away, as Beasley's first TD of the season increased the Wildcats' lead to 13-2 with 3:05 remaining.
The Red Raiders were trying to beat a top 25 opponent for the second straight week. Last week, Texas Tech handed Texas A&M its first Big 12 loss, 16-13. Since 1987, the Red Raiders are 9-32 against ranked teams.