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McCrane makes game-winning FG in overtime during NFL debut

Former Wildcat redeems earlier OT miss as Oakland gets its first win of the season.

Cleveland Browns v Oakland Raiders Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Matt McCrane, who finished his Kansas State Wildcats football career as the team’s all-time leader in field goals made (57), field goal percentage (86.4), and extra point percentage (99.3), made a splashy regular season debut in his NFL career on Sunday, Sept. 30, making a game-winning field goal in the Oakland Raiders’ (1-3) 45-42 overtime victory over the Cleveland Browns (1-2-1).

With less than two minutes remaining in overtime, McCrane booted a 29-yard field goal from slightly left of center, giving the Raiders their first victory of the year.

It was McCrane’s third made field goal of the game; he also made kicks of 29 and 44 yards, both in the fourth quarter. He missed kicks of 47 yards in the first quarter and 50 yards in overtime.

McCrane was a perfect 4-for-4 on extra points. He was interviewed after the game

McCrane signed with Oakland on Monday. The Arizona Cardinals cut him before the season, despite a strong preseason performance.

And while Kansas State fans — whether they are Kansas City Chiefs or Denver Broncos fans — may not like the Raiders too much, the Raiders clearly like K-State. Former Wildcats McCrane, wide receiver Jordy Nelson, and linebacker Emmanuel Lamur all appeared in the box score for Oakland.