Score: K-State 41, Iowa State 7
It was over when: John Hubert ran in his second touchdown of the game four minutes into the fourth quarter, extending the lead to four possessions and effectively ending the game.
Player of the Game: John Hubert rushed for 105 yards on only 15 carries and scored two touchdowns.
1. John Hubert
Hubert had his best game of the season, averaging seven yards per carry and scoring two touchdowns. His 54 yard carry in the first quarter was his longest of the season. His previous long this season was 24 yards.
2. Balance and Limited Mistakes
K-State had 227 yards rushing and 221 yards passing, committed only one turnover (late in the fourth by backup running back Robert Rose), and were flagged for just one penalty. These are the kinds of things that win K-State a lot of football games.
3. Third Down
Iowa State was only 4-of-15 on third down and failed on both of their fourth down attempts. K-State was 7-of-15.
— Cameron Traxson (@KSUfanCam) November 3, 2013
1. Second Quarter Woes
Jake Waters‘ last three possessions of the first half were not very fruitful. Two of the three were three-and-outs and the other was only five plays long and resulted in a missed field goal. His inconsistency has been maddening at times.
2. Daniel Sams Passing Attempts
Sams has completed 34 of 45 passes this season yet he has not yet been able to gain the trust of the coaching staff to throw the ball more frequently. Sams at some point has to be unleashed in order to take advantage of his speed. It is way too predictable about what K-State is going to do on offense when he is inserted into the game.
3. Jack Cantele
Cantele missed a 51-yarder in the first quarter that denied K-State of three points. While this isn’t a big deal, Cantele’s long for the season is only 44 yards, and he’s only attempted four field goals of over 40 yards or more. His lack of leg (we assume) is a little concerning.