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Sunday, November 2, 2008

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KU football defeats KSU

The 106th edition of the Sunflower State Showdown belongs to KU's kid from the Sunflower State. Salina native Jake Sharp rushed for four touchdowns, 181 yards and had 5 pass receptions.

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2008 KU-KSU football

Reader poll

Who was KU's defensive MVP against Kansas State?

  • Daymond Patterson 2% 35 votes
  • James Holt 54% 823 votes
  • Darrell Stuckey 8% 125 votes
  • Jake Laptad 11% 178 votes
  • Russell Brorsen 14% 216 votes
  • Clint Bowen 6% 103 votes
  • Other 1% 26 votes

1506 total votes.

Stat of the Game

Four. That was the number of times Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman turned the ball over Saturday: three interceptions and a fumble at the goal line. Freeman, who entered the game with just five interceptions on the year, has now turned the ball over 13 times in three career games against the Jayhawks.

The game was over when...

Kansas running back Jake Sharp scored his third touchdown of the first quarter. After struggling much of the season to get things going early, the Jayhawks scored on their first five possessions Saturday.

Unsung hero

Jeff Spikes. The red-shirt freshman right tackle has taken his lumps this season, but Saturday he helped propel the Jayhawks' biggest ground game since 2001. Many of Sharp's runs were to the right side, and Spikes ensured there were holes to hit throughout the afternoon.

Comments

eastcoasthawk 6 years, 1 month ago

We will know if it is the O-line coming together this season or the level of competition in the next couple of weeks. I believe they are really starting to hit their stride. Hard to tell the past two weeks when we kept going away from them against tough competition.

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