Kansas State Wildcats at Kansas Jayhawks

Saturday, Nov 1, 11:40am  Memorial Stadium
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Lamark Brown rushed for three scores but Jake Sharp had 257 total yards and tied a school record with four touchdowns, as Kansas defeated rival Kansas State 52-21 on Saturday.

Kansas (6-3, 3-2 Big 12) was reeling after giving up more than 1,200 yards in losses to Oklahoma and Texas Tech the previous two weeks. The Jayhawks bounced back quickly, defeating Kansas State (4-5, 1-4) in the 106th meeting between the instate rivals.

Kansas ran for six touchdownsone short of the school recordand harassed Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman into four turnovers, giving him 14 during Kansas’ first three-game winning streak in the Sunflower Showdown since 1988-90.

Brown was the only bright spot for Kansas State, scoring on runs of 4, 11 and 1 yards, though all three came after the game was out of reach.

Sharp had 118 yards on nine carries and scored on runs of 4, 20 and 47 yards in the first quarter to put Kansas up 21-0. Sharp added a 2-yard touchdown run in the third to put Kansas up 45-7 and finished with a career-best 181 yards rushing. He also caught five passes for 76 yards.

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