October 24, 2007

Anatomy of a drive

For what seemed like the millionth time that night, Kansas State's Jordy Nelson caught a pass and crossed the end zone.

Only this time, it was worth two points, not six.

While the Wildcat receiver had 176 receiving yards and three touchdowns on the night, it was perhaps his two-point conversion reception that was the most damaging for Oklahoma State. Suddenly down 39-38 with only 1:10 left in the game, the Cowboys needed to get down the field one more time in order to secure an important victory in Big 12 play.

Moments like this are exactly why Larry Fedora's offense practices the two-minute drill. On Wednesdays toward the end of practice, the offense runs through situational drills on what to do if the Pokes need a quick score at the end of the game.

"We know the two-minute situation," quarterback Zac Robinson said. "We go through it every week in practice. And really, that's what I feel most comfortable in."

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