STARKVILLE, Miss. — Kansas State scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter en route to a 31-24 win at No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday in Davis Wade Stadium.
Kansas State improved its record to 3-0 during the first season for head coach Chris Klieman, the former head coach at North Dakota State.
Freshman receiver Malik Knowles tied the game at 24 with a 100-yard kickoff return early in the fourth quarter. From there, the Wildcat defense kept it tied long enough for junior quarterback Skylar Thompson to find the end zone on a 15-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Dalton Schoen with 5 minutes, 37 seconds remaining.
Kansas State turned Mississippi State over on downs on the ensuing drive to seal the victory, the program’s first road win against a Power Five opponent since topping Miami 28-24 in 2011.