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Wildcat Gameweek 2: Miami (FL)

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#21 K-State 52, Miami (FL) 13


Miami Hurricanes


1-1  (1-0 ACC)

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K-STATE ROLLS PAST MIAMI, 52-13

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Collin Klein threw for 210 yards and ran for 71 more Saturday, accounting for four touchdowns and leading No. 21 Kansas State to a 52-13 rout of Miami.

John Hubert added 106 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Daniel Sams added two scores on the ground as the Wildcats (2-0) rolled up 498 yards of total offense while holding Miami to 262.

The blowout stood in stark contrast to last season's meeting in Coral Gables, Fla., when Kansas State needed a dramatic goal-line stand in the closing minutes to secure a 28-24 victory.

Stephen Morris threw for 215 yards for Miami (1-1), but was sacked five times. The Canes lost three fumbles and managed just 40 yards rushing - an average of 1.4 per attempt.

Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown, who began his career with the Hurricanes, ground a bit of dirt in their wounds. The Butkus Award candidate recovered a fumble in the first quarter to set up a short TD drive, then helped cause a turnover-on-downs with a third-quarter sack.

The Wildcats improved to 6-0 at home against BCS non-conference opponents under Bill Snyder, who has the program he elevated to elite status humming again. Kansas State hosts North Texas next Saturday, which means it likely will be 3-0 heading to No. 5 Oklahoma on Sept. 22.

The Hurricanes' performance was summed up by a 5-second span in the fourth quarter: Morris fumbled the ball away while getting sacked, and Sams sprinted 15 yards on the next play to give Kansas State a 45-6 lead with 10:51 remaining in the game.

Miami (1-1) scored its only touchdown in the closing minutes, when backup quarterback Ryan Williams completed a short scoring pass following a long kickoff return.

The Canes, opening with consecutive road games for the first time since 2005, looked like an inexperienced bunch against the senior-laden Wildcats. They had 14 players appear in their first game a week ago, including 12 freshmen from a roster that has 42 first-year guys.

Talented freshman Duke Johnson managed only 19 yards on the ground after gaining 135 in last Saturday's win at Boston College, when Miami rallied from an early 14-0 deficit.

The Canes' defense never gave them a chance to come back this time.

Kansas State scored on its first four possessions, the streak ending when Anthony Cantele missed a short field goal. Klein had touchdown runs of 1 and 6 yards, and hit Curry Sexton down the seam for a 27-yard scoring strike before the Hurricanes knew what hit them.

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