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Kansas State survives upset bid behind QB Jake Waters

  • Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15) gets high fives from fans after their 32-28 win over Iowa State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15) gets high fives from fans after their 32-28 win over Iowa State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa State quarterback Sam B. Richardson (12) runs from diving Kansas State defensive lineman Travis Britz (95) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. Kansas State won 32-28. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    Iowa State quarterback Sam B. Richardson (12) runs from diving Kansas State defensive lineman Travis Britz (95) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. Kansas State won 32-28. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)  (The Associated Press)

Kansas State has its issues following a 32-28 win over Iowa State on Saturday.

It also has mental toughness and Jake Waters — two things that could go a long way in the Big 12 this season.

The 19th-ranked Wildcats (2-0, 1-0 Big 12) allowed 28 straight points to an offense that scored half that many against an FCS team a week earlier. But they also held Iowa State scoreless in the second half, and Waters led Kansas State on an 80-yard, game-winning drive in just 91 seconds.