Big momentum shift in less than 8 minutes

January, 6, 2012
1/06/12
9:53
PM CT
DALLAS -- The last seven minutes, 32 seconds of the AT&T Cotton Bowl have caused a major shift in this game.

Down 19-0 with 4:10 left in the first half as Arkansas lined up for a PAT, Kansas State began to alter the momentum with a blocked extra point and return for a two-point conversion. That made the score 19-2. Since then:

* Kansas State forced a fumble by Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson and Ryan Mueller recovered it at the Arkansas 13-yard line.
* The Wildcats then scored with 26 seconds left in the half on a nice play with QB Collin Klein rolling to his right as if to run and then stopping and throwing back to the left side of the end zone to a wide-open Andre McDonald to make it 19-9.
* Arkansas' second half kickoff went out of bounds, giving the Wildcats the ball at their own 40-yard line. K-State took advantage, driving the ball down the field for a touchdown in less than four minutes to make it a 19-16 game.

We'll see what happens from this point forward, but a lot has changed at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half. And the K-State crowd sure is fired up about it.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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