K-State Breezes Past Missouri St., 48-24

(AP) Brodrick Smith (5) catches a pass under pressure from Missouri State corner back Howard Scarborough (2) before running it for a touchdown during the second quarter

Sept. 11, 2010

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Carson Coffman threw three touchdown passes and Daniel Thomas rushed for 137 yards as Kansas State rolled to a 48-24 victory over Missouri State on Saturday night.

The Wildcats (2-0) led 27-7 at halftime, showcasing a productive passing attack to augment the running of Thomas, who rushed for 234 yards last week against UCLA and has been touted as a Doak Walker Award candidate.

Coffman was 18 of 26 for 280 yards before sitting out the fourth quarter. With the undersized Bears (1-1) geared to stop the run, Coffman connected on scoring throws of 42 and 7 yards to Brodrick Smith, and 23 yards to Aubrey Quarles.

Missouri State is 1-24 all-time against FBS opponents.