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Thompson, Pringle lead Kansas St. past Oklahoma St. 45-40

Looks like 78-year-old Kansas State coach Bill Snyder still knows how to reach young people.

Snyder made it a point to tell his team it was a heavy underdog heading into Saturday's matchup with No. 10 Oklahoma State, and it was the perfect button to push. Byron Pringle caught three touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for another score to help the Wildcats stun the Cowboys 45-40 on Saturday.

The Wildcats were a 19 1/2-point underdog Friday.

"We all knew it wasn't an accurate number, but I told them you're going to have to go out there and prove it, and we proved it tonight," Snyder said.

Oklahoma State nearly erased a 29-point deficit in the second...