Wildcats Whip Baylor
Saturday, October 27th 2007, 9:22 pm
By: News On 6
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Jordy Nelson came to Kansas State hoping to snag passes from other teams quarterbacks. Now, two-thirds of the way through his senior season, the former defensive back continues to rewrite the Wildcats' receiving records.
Nelson had eight catches for 105 yards and a touchdown in Kansas State's 51-13 victory over Baylor on Saturday, breaking the school mark for receptions in a season. He also ran back a punt 92 yards for the Wildcats last touchdown in the games closing seconds.
"I'll reflect on that later," Nelson said. "Right now, its all about winning the game, and we were able to do that."
Nelson's 8-yard catch from backup Carson Coffman was his 76th this year, breaking Darnell McDonald's mark of 75 in 1988. Earlier this year, he set single-game records with 15 catches for 109 yards in a 61-10 win over Missouri State.
"It's something I never really thought I'd do, coming here as a safety," he said. "Even throughout the season, I didnt know I was that close, to have the opportunity to do it today. It just happened."
Baylor committed seven turnovers and managed just 13 yards rushing against Kansas State's defense, which gave up 329 yards on the ground in last week's 41-39 loss at Oklahoma State. By the time quarterback Blake Szymanski came in, it was too late to save the Bears' passing game after fill-in Michael Machen struggled.