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Kansas State loses chess match with Texas


Kansas State and Texas staged a chess game in the final moments of their game Saturday in Austin. Tied at 24, the Longhorns got the ball with 6:45 left in the game and drove deep into KSU territory.

Eventually, K-State wanted the ‘Horns to score. The ‘Horns didn’t want to, at least not until Cameron Dicker’s 26-yard field goal on the final play of the game.

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger scored a touchdown with 39 seconds left in the game, but it was wiped out by an illegal formation penalty. KSU coach Chris Klieman said Monday on the Big 12 teleconference that he believed it was a dead-ball penalty, else he would have declined the penalty and given Texas the touchdown, to get the ball back.

Then Klieman ordered his defense to let Texas score, but Ehlinger took a knee instead, and UT waited for the clock to tick down before sending out Dicker.

“We were telling the guys, strip it (the football), and if they score, they score,” Klieman said. “With hindsight, we’d decline it and let ‘em score. We were trying to yell at ‘em (the officials), but it was so far away, they marked it and moved on. If we take (the touchdown), we hadn’t moved the ball football since the first quarter, so you kind of pick your poison.”

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