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Harwell, Reynolds, Smiley provide a few KU bright spots in Manhattan

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1 - Nick Harwell: Made the most meaningful play Kansas had all day, hauling in a 27-yard touchdown pass that made it a 17-6 game in the second quarter. In a game without much offense for KU, caught three balls for 41 yards.

2 - Michael Reynolds: Made a lot of plays in the run game after rushing to the passer. Continued to run down field and finished with seven total tackles (six solo) and one for loss.

3 - Trent Smiley: Not in the game plan coming in, the senior tight end capped his KU career with a 19-yard TD reception in the third quarter, showing off nifty footwork in the back of the end zone to bring in a scoring pass from Michael Cummings.

4 - Cassius Sendish: Flew to the ball all day and cleaned up for the defense. Led both teams with nine solo tackles. Prevented Morgan Burns from taking a kickoff return to the house.

5 - Jimmay Mundine: Before getting injured looked, as always, to be a reliable target over the middle for quarterback Cummings. Had two catches and 20 yards.

6 - Corey Avery: Kansas didn’t run the ball much at Manhattan but when the Jayhawks did, they turned most often to the true freshman. He carried the ball six times, averaging 4.7 yards a touch.

7 - De’Andre Mann: Carried three straight times for 13 yards on KU’s first scoring drive. Momentarily changed the tone for the Kansas offense. The Jayhawks fell behind by too many points to stick with the power-runner. Averaged 4.8 yards a carry on his four attempts.

8 - Ben Heeney: Wasn’t his usual statistically impressive day, but K-State took a lot of shots down the field, out of the middle linebacker’s reach. Still made plays when he could, with six total tackles, five solo and one for loss.

9 - Dexter McDonald: Got burned for some big pass plays but also broke up a pair of passes and finished with four total tackles (three solo).

10 - Michael Cummings: Rough day for the junior, but he hung in there to make a few plays. Ran for a first down under pressure. Both of the interceptions he threw were tipped by KU receivers. He completed 16 of 27 throws for 139 yards and a pair of TD’s.

FINAL SEASON STANDINGS

Ben Heeney - 74

JaCorey Shepherd - 64

Corey Avery - 54

Michael Reynolds - 54

Nick Harwell - 54

Jimmay Mundine - 47

Nigel King - 39

Michael Cummings - 32

Dexter McDonald - 31

Cassius Sendish - 31

Tony Pierson - 30

Jake Love - 27

De’Andre Mann - 24

Justin McCay - 11

Victor Simmons - 11

Montell Cozart - 10

Trevor Pardula - 10

Isaiah Johnson - 10

Andrew Bolton - 9

Trent Smiley - 8

Tedarian Johnson - 8

Fish Smithson - 6

Tevin Shaw - 6

Courtney Arnick - 4

Joe Dineen - 3

T.J. Semke - 2

Pat Lewandowski - 1

Ben Goodman - 1

Tyler Holmes - 1

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