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Waters to Lockett means bad news for Michigan, which trails K-State at the half

Tyler Lockett Kansas State AP

Michigan’s defensive travails continued in the first half of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Kansas State on Saturday night.

Jake Waters threw three touchdown passes to Tyler Lockett and the Wildcats jumped out to a 21-6 halftime lead over the Wolverines.

Michigan had no answers for K-State’s multiple attack. Waters completed 9 of 11 passes for 128 yards while also rushing for 26 yards as the Wildcats accumulated 205 yards of offense on three crisp, well-executed drives. Lockett caught five passes for 63 yards and also had 74 yards on two kickoff returns, setting up K-State in excellent field position each time.

Wolverines freshman quarterback Shane Morris made his first career start and acquitted himself well, leading his team on two field goal drives while completing 15 of 19 passes for 121 yards. But the playbook looked limited for the talented signal caller and, with Michigan’s ground game stagnant (10 yards), Brady Hoke will have no choice but to open it up in the second half.

Right now, the Wildcats look like the more well-prepared team. If they keep this up, they’ll have their first bowl win since 2002.

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3 Responses to “Waters to Lockett means bad news for Michigan, which trails K-State at the half”
  1. beelza says: Dec 29, 2013 12:00 AM

    Playbook isn’t limited, the Michigan OC is brain dead. Hoke is in way over his head at Michigan. He has and continues to be, out-coached by the opposition. Hoke has even managed to bring down the great DC Mattison. Hoke gotsa go.

  2. lsuzilla says: Dec 29, 2013 12:53 AM

    Lookin good Michigan!

  3. dhardy8207 says: Dec 29, 2013 11:38 AM

    This game looked like a two man show between Waters and Lockett. That catch he made on his back in the end zone was really a momentum killer for Michigan…

    Congrats to K-State and better luck next year to Michigan…

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