Up 24-21 with two minutes left, Howard discovered Vaughn throughout the center on third down for a 70-yard landing go to seal the win.
Henry Colombi threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, Xavier White added 113 yards dashing and a rating on 12 carries for Texas Tech, which misplaced its ninth recreation in 10 tries in opposition to the Wildcats.
Colombi had one huge mistake regardless of an environment friendly efficiency, throwing into double protection on a drive deep in Wildcat territory which was intercepted by Jahron McPherson late within the fourth quarter.
Each beginning quarterbacks spent extra time within the locker room than the sphere after struggling accidents within the first half.
Purple Raiders QB Alan Bowman left the sport after he took successful to his proper leg halfway by way of the primary quarter and didn’t return.
Midway by way of the second quarter, Kansas State’s Skylar Thompson was hit and injured his proper arm. He watched the second half from the sideline in a sling after going 5 of 10 for 33 yards and a passing landing.
Extremely-touted freshman Will Howard, who took over for Thompson, accomplished 7 of 12 passes and seemed poised in first recreation as a Wildcat.
Kansas State (2-1, 2-0 Huge 12) blocked a punt for the third straight recreation and took benefit two performs later with a 12-yard landing go from Thompson to Briley Moore which opened up the scoring.
It was Moore once more within the fourth quarter who eluded two defenders for a 66-yard catch and the Wildcats scored on the following play on a 4-yard TD run by Harry Trotter to regain the lead 24-21.
Texas Tech (1-2, 0-2) kicker Trey Wolff missed 33- and 35-yard field-goal makes an attempt within the first half.
Colombi seemed able to carrying the offense for Texas Tech, however they’ll welcome Bowman again as quickly as he’s prepared.
Kansas State suffered many accidents, however nonetheless battled for his or her first 2-0 begin in Huge 12 play since 2014.
The Purple Raiders journey to Iowa State subsequent Saturday. Kansas State heads to TCU.