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Kansas State defeats Kansas, 31-10

  • 11 a.m., Nov. 30, 2013
  • David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

FINAL: Kansas State 31, Kansas 10

After falling behind 21-0 in the first quarter, the Kansas University football team did all it could to fight back, but six turnovers, several costly penalties and more drops by wide receivers proved to be too much for the Jayhawks to overcome during a 31-10 victory by Kansas State at Memorial Stadium.

The victory dropped KU to 3-9 overall and 1-8 in the Big 12 and improved K-State to 7-5 overall and 5-4 in Big 12 play.

The Wildcats now have won five straight in the series and are 17-4 in the past 21 meetings.

KSU will now await its postseason fate while the Jayhawks limp into another offseason.

Saturday's game was the final home game for 23 KU seniors.

Stay tuned to KUsports.com for more throughout the afternoon.

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter 7:50 — Zach Trujillo 35 pass from Jake Waters. Ian Patterson kick. A Montell Cozart interception on KU's second drive of the day set the Wildcats up with with great field position for the second time and this time they capitalized on a 54-yard, three-play scoring drive that took 1:19. On the touchdown, Waters faked a run through a huge hole in the middle and when the KU defense committed he simply flipped it over the top to his wide open tight end. (KSU 7, KU 0).

0:42 — John Hubert 21 run. Patterson kick. After a rough first possession, the K-State offense started executing and seemingly never stopped. This drive, which spanned 67 yards in four plays and 1:36 featured three runs from Hubert, who ran inside, outside and up the middle for the score. (KSU 14, KU 0).

Second Quarter 14:50 — Glenn Gronkowski 28 pass from Waters. Patterson kick. After forcing the KU offense to punt from deep in its own end yet again, the Wildcats took over at the KU 34 and then scored three plays and 14 seconds later on the same play that netted the Wildcats their first touchdown, albeit with a different receiver. (KSU 21, KU 0).

3:53 — Jimmay Mundine 11 pass from Jake Heaps. Ron Doherty kick. After getting another stand from its defense, KU finally got going on offense, when Jake Heaps hit four of five passes during the seven-play, 51-yard scoring drive that took 2:06 and featured a nice play-action pass on fourth-and-two from the 11. (KSU 21, KU 7).

1:06 — Ron Doherty 31 field goal. A big-time special teams play by Victor Simmons, who stripped KSU's Zach Nemechek on a short kickoff and Josh Ford recovered, giving KU hope and possession in KSU territory. Nine plays and 28 yards later, Doherty doinked a field goal off the right upright and through to pull the Jayhawks to within 10. (KSU 21, KU 10).

Third Quarter 3:10 — Jake Waters 15 run. Patterson kick. With Kansas driving and looking to cut K-State's lead to a one-score margin, KSU's Dante Barnett intercepted a bobbled ball by Jimmay Mundine and set up the score that proved to be the knockout blow. Instead of driving to cut the KSU lead to 21-13 or 21-17, KU watched Waters sprint in from 15 yards out to push the lead to 18 with just over a quarter to play. Waters dive at the pile-on to get the touchdown initially was called out at the 1 but was overturned by replay. (KSU 28, KU 10).

Fourth Quarter 7:21 — Ian Patterson 31 field goal. After Jake Heaps' third interception of the day, K-State tacked on three more points and pushed its lead back to the three-touchdown margin it established in the first quarter on the chip-shot kick from Patterson. The drive covered eight yards in six plays and took 2:01 off the clock. (KSU 31, KU 10).

Comments

Bryce Landon 6 years, 2 months ago

Consider this: Turner Gill won five games as Kansas coach in two years and was fired. Charlie Weis has won four games as Kansas coach and gets a third year. How much you people want to bet that the media will play the racism card against KU just like they did to Notre Dame when Weis got a fourth year after a 3-9 campaign while Ty Willingham got axed after a 6-5 record in his third year?

Robert Brown 6 years, 2 months ago

I thought people might draw that conclusion even though I don't think it is accurate at least at the administrative level. I do get tired of hearing how much better the program is with Weis and that Gill had run the program into the ground that you have give him four years to fix everything that Gill messed up.

To me the reality is that we made two bad coaching hires in a row.

Suzi Marshall 6 years, 2 months ago

Perhaps you might get tired of hearing how Gill ran the program into the ground but it is the truth. Weis has a difficult job to turn our program around. Last year's team, even with only 1 win was competitive. This year, we lost the entire OL, which takes some time and good coaching to rebuild. Although we lost some lobsided games this year, the guys gave it everything they had and Weis never lost the team. We are on the right track and close to having it turned around. Reagan will help alot.

Aaron Paisley 6 years, 2 months ago

Charlie Weis also improved his win total in year two and is actively doing stuff to try and improve the program unlike Gill who did next to nothing to attempt to improve the issues with the program.

Robert Brown 6 years, 2 months ago

Ok. So where are we as a program going I to next year? If we made any progress this year, it was a couple of baby steps. Winning a conference game was a nice accomplishment but the Big 12 was much weaker this year. There are only six bowl teams compared to nine last year. With the exception of the WVU game, in all other conference games, it was clear we were not going to win the game by the beginning of the 4th quarter.

The defense looks good at times and I think most of the key people return. The offense is problematic. Sims is gone. I fear that Pearson may not be the same because of multiple concussions. I trust this coaching staff to look out for the player's health. QB is the most important position and I doubt that any team in the conference would trade their QB for one of ours.

There is something to be said for continuity and we will have the same coaching staff for the third year which can only help.

Phil Leister 6 years, 2 months ago

Don't forget that Weis has helped these kids be some of the smartest in the Big 12. On-the-field results matter, of course. But the classroom stuff is just as important.

I'm just not looking forward to reading all the off-season articles about how excited everyone is for next year, predicting X number of wins. I've been duped too many times on that front.

Aaron Paisley 6 years, 2 months ago

KU is returning 15+ starters next year and is bringing in an OC who has worked at schools that have run a wide variety of offenses from the spread here at KU under Mangino and at Rice to the triple option at Air Force. With the high number of starters coming back and John Reagan coming in as OC, I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do with the pieces KU has next year.

Aaron Paisley 6 years, 2 months ago

Here's the biggest difference between Weis and Gill, Charlie is at least proactively doing stuff to try and improve the program unlike Gill who sat on his hands and did nothing to try and improve the team. What moves did Gill make during his two years to try and improve the team? How many has Weis made? I'll be the first to admit that not everything Weis has done has worked, but at least he's proactively doing stuff to try and improve KU football instead of sitting on his hands and collecting a paycheck like Gill did.

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