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Kansas State defeats Kansas, 56-16

  • 11 a.m., Oct. 6, 2012
  • Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS

Wildcats: Lopsided win not enough

Even a 40-point victory over his team’s biggest rival wasn’t enough to make Kansas State receiver Chris Harper happy.

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KU coach Charlie Weis talks after 56-16 loss to Kansas State

Kansas coach Charlie Weis talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 56-16 loss to Kansas State on Oct. 6, 2012.

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Notebook: Backup QB Michael Cummings gets first action; RB Tony Pierson injured

The fourth quarter of Saturday's 56-16 loss to Kansas State proved to be the answer to the question that many Kansas University football fans had been asking: When would KU coach Charlie Weis replace quarterback Dayne Crist?

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Column: For first time since 1800s, KU football no longer has all-time winning record

Discussing the present state of Kansas University’s football team is too depressing, so before looking into the future for potential relief, a look into the distant past is in order.

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FINAL: Kansas State pours it on in second half of 56-16 blowout victory over KU

Kansas State dominated the third quarter, turning a close game into a laugher in a 56-16 victory over Kansas on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan.

KU trailed just 21-14 at halftime and received the second-half kickoff before everything fell apart. The Jayhawks had two interceptions, two fumbles and two three-and-outs in the third quarter that resulted in the Wildcats outscoring the Jayhawks, 28-2, to build a 49-16 lead.

KSU checked starting quarterback Collin Klein out of the game with less than a minute to go in the third quarter. He finished 7-for-14 passing for 129 yards and two TDs and also added 10 rushes for 116 yards with two additional scores on the ground.

KU was led by James Sims, who carried it 28 times for 115 yards and a TD. KU sophomore Tony Pierson left the game in the first half with an injury and did not return.

Dayne Crist completed 16 of 27 passes for 189 yards with a TD and three interceptions before being subbed out in the fourth quarter.

The Jayhawks finished with five turnovers, while Wildcats had none.

KU (1-4) will play host to Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 13.

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