Clint Bowen said after Saturday's 51-13 loss at Kansas State that senior tight end Jimmay Mundine suffered an injury during the loss and was unable to continue.
Senior tight end Trent Smiley, playing in the final game of his career, picked up his first touchdown as a Jayhawk, a third-quarter snag in the back of the end zone that pulled Kansas to within 38-13. The grab was just the fifth reception of Smiley's career.
Asked, after Saturday's 51-13 loss to Sunflower State rival Kansas State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, what came next, Kansas University interim football coach Clint Bowen sounded a lot like a man who planned to have a role in the program moving forward. By Matt Tait
After toiling four years in Kansas University’s football program as a tight end known for his blocking, senior Trent Smiley left the visiting locker room at Bill Snyder Family Stadium Saturday night, with the ball from the first touchdown reception of his career tucked tightly to his ribs.By Benton Smith
From 1993-96, Kevin Lockett tortured Big Eight secondaries to the tune of a school-record 217 receptions for the Kansas State Wildcats. On Saturday, during K-State's 51-13 drubbing of visiting Kansas University, Lockett's son, Tyler, bumped his father into second place on K-State's all-time receptions list. By Matt Tait
KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger discusses Clint Bowen's 9 weeks as interim head coach of KU football.
Clint Bowen breaks down KU's season-ending loss to K-State and the future of Kansas football
Manhattan — Playing in the eighth and final game of Clint Bowen’s interim head-coaching run, Kansas University’s football team got a taste of Kansas State football early and never recovered in a 51-13 rivalry loss at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The No. 11 Wildcats (9-2 overall, 7-1 Big 12) reached the end zone on a one-yard carry by quarterback Jake Waters on their first possession of the afternoon, and within a minute KU’s rival would make another trip to the purple-painted turf on the other side of the goal line.
Kansas junior quarterback Michael Cummings looked for Jimmay Mundine over the middle on KU’s second drive, but the tight end only got one hand on it and K-State’s Dante Barnett swiped it out of the air for an interception.
One 44-yard Waters pass to Tyler Lockett later, K-State had a 14-0 lead with 10:18 left in the first quarter.
The Jayhawks (3-9, 1-8) wouldn’t reach the end zone until the second quarter, and even after an easy touchdown toss from Cummings to Nick Harwell, Matthew Wyman’s extra-point attempt was blocked.
K-State, which outgained its rival 505-197 in yardage, did as it pleased most of the game on offense. Waters completed 21 of his 27 throws for 294 yards and four touchdowns even though coach Bill Snyder and his staff pulled him late in the third quarter, up 45-13.
Senior Wildcats receiver Tyler Lockett caught nine passes for 141 yards and a TD on the day he became K-State’s all-time leading receiver, with 222 receptions — passing the previous record of 217, held by his father, Kevin.
Cummings hit on 16 of his 27 passes for 139 yards and a pair of TD’s for Kansas, with two interceptions.
The loss, KU’s third in a row, marked the end of the season and the beginning of rampant speculation regarding who Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger will hire as the program’s next head coach.