Iowa State and Kansas State tied at 10 at halftime

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder had a few tricks up his sleeve and it's helped the Wildcats start quickly.

The Wildcats started backup quarterback Grant Gregory in place of Carson Coffman.

Gregory quickly sparked the Wildcats to an early lead as they marched 89 yards.

He didn't do much early as the Wildcats ran the ball on 13 of the 14 plays. But Gregory's 2-yard TD run gave them the lead.

A couple of other notable trends:

  • Iowa State's top offensive weapon, Andrew Robinson, is hobbled with an injury. He sustained a groin pull in last week's game. He produced 47 yards on his first four carries but has been in and out of the lineup.

  • Much-maligned KSU kicker Josh Cherry tacked on a 39-yard field goal. Cherry had really struggled earlier this season, but his kick pulled the Wildcats into a halftime deadlock.

  • After early struggles, Iowa State's offense finally started kicking in. After producing two first downs on their first two drives, the Cyclones marched on two straight long scoring drives to tie the score.