KSU wastes favorable field position

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Kansas State spent most of the third quarter in Nebraska territory, but could not produce any points as the Cornhuskers claim a 17-3 lead after three quarters.

Keithen Valentine's fumble near the Nebraska goal line killed one drive that looked like the Wildcats were ready to score.

KSU came away with no points despite moving to the Nebraska 15 when Josh Cherry misfired on a 33-yard field goal attempt.

And on their final third-quarter possession, the Wildcats again were stymied. Phillip Dillard's third-down sack at the Nebraska 32 ended that possession.

KSU's division title hopes are being frittered away by its sputtering offense.