K-State’s Big 12 championship trophy a promise kept

A thrilling goal-line stand in overtime led to K-State's dramatic 31-28 win over TCU Saturday, giving the Wildcats the Big 12 championship.

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December 5, 2022 - 2:26 PM

Ty Zentner (8) of the Kansas State Wildcats is carried away by teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal in overtime against the TCU Horned Frogs in the Big 12 Football Championship at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 3, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. Kansas State won 31-28 in overtime. Photo by (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images/TNS)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Deuce Vaughn remembers what Chris Klieman told him when recruiting the running back to Kansas State.

Consider that a promise kept.

“Coach Klieman said we’re going to build a culture that’s going to win championships. It’s going to be built on team, player-first, a player-led team,” said Vaughn, the 5-foot-6 dynamo who was the Big 12 championship game MVP. “And we built that.”

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