MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Joe Hubener threw three touchdown passes, including a 31-yard strike to Kody Cook on third and 16 in triple overtime, and Kansas State survived a scare against Louisiana Tech, 39-33, on Saturday.
Hubener completed 15 of 26 passes for 195 yards. Justin Silmon gained 114 yards on 24 carries, becoming the first Kansas State running back since 2013 to break the century mark.
Kansas State (3-0) and Louisiana Tech (1-2) traded scores in overtime, including a 44-yard field goal by Jack Cantele to force the third overtime. The Bulldogs forced overtime with a 45-yard field as time expired.
Jeff Driskel led Louisiana Tech, throwing for 314 yards and a touchdown and rushing for two more scores. Taylor Trent had 12 receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown in the near-upset.