Kansas State 21, Kansas 17
What Happened: Kansas State was awful, but it didn’t matter, It took a 21-yard Alex Delton touchdown run in the final few minutes to finally put Kansas away after the two traded scores all game long.
Kansas got two Peyton Bender touchdown passes – including a 65-yarder to Steven Sims – but Alex Barnes kept it close with two third quarter scoring runs. Kansas had one final shot but Bender lost the ball on the final drive.
What Mattered: Barnes ran for 117 yards and two scores on 22 carries, and Delton completed 11-of-17 passes for 126 yards and ran for 55 yards and a score.
– Bender completed 21-of-34 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns, but the running game didn’t help the cause with just 115 yards. The D didn’t force any takeaways, and couldn’t take advantage of all of the Wildcat bad plays. KSU converted just 3-of-11 third down plays and were awful on special teams.
What It All Means: David Beaty has just two games left in his Kansas coaching career, and now it’s time to go out with a wild bang. If he could somehow shock Oklahoma or Texas, it wouldn’t take the sting away, but it would be an amazing finish to a rough, rough run.
– It wasn’t pretty, but at least Kansas State stopped the two-game losing slide, and it beat its rival. With Texas Tech and at Iowa State to close, it’s going to take a minor miracle to get bowl eligible, but if the team tightness up … nah, but at least the team is still alive.
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