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Kansas State batters Jayhawks, 59-7
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Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas (8) gets away from Kansas safety Olaitan Oguntodu (44) during the second half of an NCAA football game in Lawrence on Thursday. - photo by AP Photo

Kansas St.    3    28    21    7—59
Kansas    0    0    0    7— 7

First Quarter
KSt — FG Cherry 38, 5:06.
Second Quarter
KSt — Coffman 8 run (Cherry kick), 14:56.
KSt — Coffman 1 run (Cherry kick), 12:25.
KSt — Dan.Thomas 9 run (Cherry kick), 8:10.
KSt — Tannahill 13 pass from Coffman (Cherry kick), 1:51.
Third Quarter
KSt — McDonald 29 pass from Coffman (Cherry kick), 11:42.
KSt — S.Harrison 85 fumble return (Cherry kick), 7:32.
KSt — Coffman 2 run (Cherry kick), 1:23.
Fourth Quarter
Kan — Quigley 5 run (Branstetter kick), 2:28.
KSt — Klein 51 run (Cherry kick), 1:13.
A — 47,561.

    KSt    Kan
First downs    20    20
Rushes-yards    40-276    36-103
Passing    184    228
Comp-Att-Int    15-17-0    26-46-1
Return Yards    16    0
Punts-Avg.    2-46.5    6-38.5
Fumbles-Lost    1-1    2-2
Penalties-Yards    4-47    7-76
Time of Possession    29:47    30:13

RUSHING — Kansas St., Dan.Thomas 18-91, W.Powell 5-70, Klein 2-60, Coffman 10-42, Hubert 4-9, Quarles 1-4. Kansas, Quigley 16-70, Sims 10-23, Sands 2-12, Webb 7-0, Beshears 1-(minus 2).
PASSING — Kansas St., Coffman 15-16-0-184, Klein 0-1-0-0. Kansas, Webb 26-46-1-228.
RECEIVING — Kansas St., T.Thompson 5-58, Quarles 3-23, Hilburn 2-13, Harper 1-35, cDonald 1-29, Tannahill 1-13, Dan.Thomas 1-9, Wilson 1-4. Kansas, J.Wilson 8-62, Patterson 5-40, McDougald 4-65, McGriff 3-37, Quigley 3-13, Biere 2-11, Sims 1-0.

LAWRENCE — The 100th consecutive meeting between Kansas State and Kansas on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium turned out to be an embarrassment for the Jayhawks.
As for the Wildcats, it was sheer redemption, exactly one week after they were humbled by No. 5 Nebraska, 48-13, in Manhattan.
Kansas State controlled KU in every way, shape and form before a national television audience on FSN, battering the Jayhawks 59-7 — the second-largest margin of victory ever for KSU against its longtime intrastate rival.
Quarterback Carson Coffman completed 15 of 16 passes for 184 yards, added 42 rushing yards and ran for three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats (5-1 overall, 2-1 Big 12), whose 64-0 win over KU in 2002 was the largest gap ever between the two schools.
K-State running back Daniel Thomas quietly rushed for 92 yards in 18 carries. He had a 9-yard scoring run with 8:10 remaining in the second quarter, extending the Wildcats’ lead to 24-0.
KSU tight end Travis Tannahill added a 13-yard scoring reception from Coffman with 1:51 left in the half, making it 31-0 at halftime, although the Wildcats were in control long before that.
Coffman, whose security as starting quarterback was in question after a lackluster performance against Nebraska, became the catalyst for the ’Cats. Using deception in faking handoffs to Thomas, Coffman was able to make key gains on keepers in early situations to help give Kansas State some early momentum.
Prior to Thomas’ TD, Coffman had 8- and 1-yard scoring runs only two minutes, 51 seconds apart in the second quarter. Coffman’s first score came on the opening play of the period, the first of five touchdowns by the Wildcats in the period.
After Coffman threw a 29-yard TD pass to Andre McDonald at the 11:42 mark in the third quarter, KU (2-4, 0-2) drove into K-State territory.
But Jayhawks running back James Sims fumbled and Kansas State defensive back Stephen Harrison, who wears a duplicate No. 8, also worn by Thomas, picked up the loose ball and rumbled 85 yards for a touchdown and a 45-0 lead with 7:32 left in the third quarter.
At that juncture, KU’s fans began heading for the exits. The stadium was less than half-full at the end of the game.
Incidentally, KU’s biggest margin of victory over K-State was 55-0 in 1947, meaning Thursday’s game was the third-biggest margin of victory ever between the two teams.
KU and K-State have met every year, beginning in 1911. The schools played each other eight straight years from 1902-1909 before not playing in 1910.
KU leads the overall series, 38-65-5.