Oct. 14, 2010
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Carson Coffman ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more, completing 15 of 16 passes and leading Kansas State past Kansas 59-7 on Thursday night in one of the most lopsided routs in an emotional rivalry that dates to 1902.
Coffman, criticized last week in the wake of a 48-13 thrashing at the hands of then-No. 7 Nebraska, hit eight different receivers with passes. He also rushed for 91 yards and three TDs on 18 carries
After a dull first quarter ended 3-0, Kansas State (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) scored on seven straight possessions - six of its own and one by the Jayhawks, on Stephen Harrison's 85-yard fumble return.
Kansas (2-4, 0-2 Big 12) did not stop the Wildcats until coach Bill Snyder started putting in his reserves with a 52-0 lead early in the fourth quarter. By then, Kansas' worst loss since a 66-14 shellacking by No. 2 Texas in 2005 was assured.
Snyder, who had not won a road game since ending a three-year retirement in 2009, raised his personal record against the Wildcats' archrival to 15-4. He has won 14 of his last 15 against the Jayhawks.
Daniel Thomas, who had been held under 80 yards each of the last two games, gained 91 yards on 18 carries, including a 9-yard touchdown run.
It was the ninth straight Big 12 loss by the Jayhawks, outscored in their last two games against Baylor and K-State by a total of 114-14.
The Wildcats dominated this one as they've rarely done in 107 previous meetings.
Until the final minutes, the Jayhawks had only one scoring threat, driving to a first-and-goal from the 10 in the third. But Harrison leaped in front of a receiver and intercepted Jordan Webb's pass in the end zone.
On the very next play, William Powell broke through a huge hole and sped 56 yards to the 24. Coffman capped the six-play drive with a 2-yard run for a 52-0 lead.
Taking advantage of every Kansas mistake, the Wildcats put the game away with a 28-point second quarter and led 31-0 at halftime.
Tramaine Thompson caught Coffman's pass in the right flat, juked a would-be tackler and raced 35 yards to the 28. A few minutes later on fourth-and-1, Coffman went over the right side for an 8-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter.
On Kansas' next play from scrimmage, Prizell Brown knocked the ball out of DeShaun Sands' hands and Ty Zimmerman recovered for Kansas State and ran 24 yards to the Jayhawks 25. Coffman ripped off gains of 10 yards on consecutive carries and dived over the top for a 1-yard TD run with 12:25 left in the half.
David Garrett sacked Webb on fourth-and-2 on Kansas' next possession and the Wildcats went 58 yards in four plays, keyed by Coffman's 35-yard pass to Chris Harper. Thomas scored on a 9-yard run.
Travis Tannahill got wide open for Coffman's 13-yard touchdown pass with 1:51 left in the half.
Helped by a personal foul penalty on Kansas, the Wildcats motored 74 yards in seven plays with their first possession of the third quarter. Tight end Andre McDonald, wide open, hauled in Coffman's 29-yard scoring pass.
Harrison picked up James Sims' fumble a few minutes later and dashed 85 yards untouched. Coffman's 2-yard run made it 52-0 with 1:23 left in the third.
Backup quarterback Collin Klein's 51-yard run made it 59-7 after Kansas finally got on the board on Angus Quigley's 5-yard run.