Kansas State postgame notes

Oct. 30, 2010

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• K-State is now 463-607-41 in its 115 years of college football... Saturday's contest between K-State and Oklahoma State was the 57th meeting in the series, with the Cowboys holding a 35-22 edge... The Wildcats lead the series in the Big 12 era, 4-3... K-State is 14-17 against Oklahoma State in games played in Manhattan and had a six-game winning streak over the Cowboys in Bill Snyder Family Stadium halted... Saturday's contest was the university's homecoming game... The Wildcats are 30-60-5 in homecoming games... The Wildcats are now 68-49 (.581) in Big 12 action... Saturday's crowd of 50,831 was the 25th time in school history and the fourth time this season that 50,000+ fans have witnessed a home football game in Manhattan... The Wildcats are now 17-8 (.680) when playing in front of 50,000+ fans at home.

• Saturday's game was the 127th television appearance by K-State, with the Wildcats accruing a 65-62 (.512) record in those contests, including a 4-2 record this season... Under head coach Bill Snyder, K-State is 28-23 (.549) in the month of October since 1996.

• K-State held Oklahoma State off the scoreboard on its opening drive of the game... This is the sixth time this season that the K-State defense has held the opponent scoreless on their opening drive of the contest... Neither team registered a point in the first quarter, marking the first game this season that both teams were held scoreless in the opening quarter... The last time K-State and its opponent played a scoreless first quarter was Nov. 7, 2009 against Kansas.

• Kansas State extended its scoring streak to 172 consecutive games on William Powell's 8-yard touchdown run in the second quarter... The streak is the 10th-longest in the nation and the second-longest in the Big 12 behind Nebraska's 182-game streak... The Wildcats scored its first points of the game on a touchdown for the first time since Sept. 11, 2010 against Missouri State... Since 1990, K-State is 127-24 (.841) when scoring the first points of the game.

• Senior quarterback Carson Coffman collected his 12th career start on Saturday, finishing the contest 23-of-35 for 170 yards and two interceptions... The two picks were the most by Coffman this season and his highest total since throwing a pair at UCLA on Sept. 19, 2009... Coffman found six different receivers on Saturday, including three wide receivers and three running backs.

• Senior running back Daniel Thomas rushed 29 times for 101 yards and a touchdown in his 20th career start, which is every game of his K-State career... He carded five catches for 32 yards for an all-purpose yardage total of 133 on the afternoon... For the day, Thomas was involved in 49.3 percent of K-State's offensive snaps (29 rushes, five receptions and three passes)... For the season, Thomas has 2,663 all-purpose yards Thomas also completed two passes for eight yards and threw his first career interception... Thomas has now attempted five passes this season, including the three on Saturday... Thomas is now 6-for-8 for 125 yards and two touchdowns passing in his career... He now has 21 rushing touchdowns in his career, which is ninth in school history... It was his 10th career 100-yard rushing game, which is tied for second in school history... Thomas now has 996 yards on the ground this season and 2,160 in his career... During the contest, Thomas moved into fifth in school history for career rushing yards with 2,261; he passed Isaac Jackson (2,182; 1971-73) and J.J. Smith (2,210; 1991-94)... It was also Thomas' 14th career game with 20+ carries and the seventh this season... For his career, Thomas has 443 rushes in his career, which is ninth in school history.

• Kick returner William Powell returned two kickoffs for 51 yards on Saturday... He now has 664 kickoff return yards this season, which ranks second in school history... Powell passed Henry Hawthorne (632, 1970) for second on the season kick return yardage list... Powell also talllied one carry for eight yards and one reception for five yards for an all-purpose yardage total of 64 yards.

• Senior wide receiver Adrian Hilburn registered career-highs with six catches for 49 yards... Entering Saturday's game, Hilburn had eight catches for 49 yards on his career ledger, all this season.

• The Wildcats forced two fumbles on Saturday and have now forced seven turnovers (two interceptions, five fumbles) in the past three games... In the previous four games, K-State only forced five turnovers... K-State registered seven points off the two fumble recoveries on Saturday.

• Freshman defensive back Ty Zimmerman and junior defensive back Tysyn Hartman led the Wildcats in tackles with career-highs of 12 stops... Part of Zimmerman's tackle ledger included two for loss... Entering the game, Zimmerman was averaging 4.4 stops... Hartman tallied a fumble recovery, which was his first of the season and the second of his career.

Oklahoma State at Kansas State by the numbers...
252,163 - Combined attendance for the five games played at Bill Snyder Family Stadium this season. K-State has played four of its five home games in front of 50,000 or more fans this season, which is the most since the 1999 season. This is an average of 50,432 for the five contests played in Manhattan, which ranks as the second-highest attendance average in school history (1999; 51,136).

50,831 - Attendance for Saturday afternoon's game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. This marks the 19th largest crowd in K-State history and the third-largest this season (51,059 - vs. UCLA). This was the 25th time in school history that K-State has surpassed the 50,000+ barrier for attendance in a home football game. This is the first time since the 2000 season that three K-State home games have been at full capacity.

2,663 - Career all-purpose yards for Daniel Thomas. He bolstered his total with 133 all-purpose yards on Saturday. To move into the top-10 in school history for career all-purpose yards, Thomas will need 362 yards in the final four games.

2,261 - Rushing yards for Daniel Thomas in his career... His total ranks fifth in school history. To move into fourth, Thomas needs five yards and to move into third he will need 277 yards.

996 - Rushing yards for Daniel Thomas this season.

664 - Kickoff return yardage by William Powell this season. His total ranks second in school history, as he passed Henry Hawthorne (632, 1970) on Saturday. The record is 1,127 by Brandon Banks during the 2009 season.

443 - Number of career carries for Daniel Thomas, which is ninth in school history.

172 - Number of consecutive games Kansas State has scored, which extends K-State's school record streak and improves the 10th-longest streak in the nation.

101 - Yards by Daniel Thomas... It was his 10th career 100-yard rushing game, which is tied for second in school history.

54 - Temperature at kickoff at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The average temperature this season at Bill Snyder Family Stadium after five games is 72 degrees.

21 - Career rushing touchdowns for Daniel Thomas... He is now ninth in school history in that department.

12 - Career-high tackles for freshman defensive back Ty Zimmerman and junior defensive back Tysyn Hartman on Saturday.

10 - Career 100-yard rushing games in Daniel Thomas' career, which is tied for second in school history.

2 - Fumbles forced by the K-State defense on Saturday. The Wildcats have forced seven turnovers in the last three games.