Kansas State Wildcats Vs Iowa State Cyclones: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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The Kansas State Wildcats (4-4, 2-3) looked as good as they have all season Saturday afternoon against the Iowa State Cyclones (1-7, 0-5). The Wildcats thrashed the Cyclones, 41-7, in Manhattan.

Let this be clear – Iowa State is not a very good football team. In fact, it should be a battle when they play Kansas to see just which team is more awful. It should be close.

The Wildcats did just about everything right in nailing down their second consecutive win. Here is…


JOHN HUBERT: The ground attack had a good afternoon, mainly because John Hubert looked so good. He racked up 105 yards on 15 carries, two of which went for touchdowns. Hubert has struggled at times to get on track but he has been much better over the past three games. In those contests, he has 281 yards on 49 rushes, good for a 5.7 average. Kansas State is a much more effective offensive unit when Hubert is on his game.

THE RECEIVING CORPS: What a difference it is to have Tyler Lockett and Tramaine Thompson in the line up. This dynamic due was good for a combined 8 catches and 143 yards, nearly 19 yards a grab. They are the play makers on this team, and the quarterbacks have done a great job getting the ball in the hands of Lockett and Thompson. The rest of the receiving unit is starting to develop as well.

THE QUARTERBACKS: It looks like Kansas State’s two signal callers have figured out what is expected from them each game now. The changing back and forth is seamless at this point. Jake Waters and Daniel Sams combined to go 13-20 for 221 yards and a touchdown. They averaged 11.1 yards per attempt. The two quarterbacks also totaled 89 yards on the ground in 20 carries. The offense has been on a roll against a couple of poor defenses in Iowa State and West Virginia. Let’s see how things look Texas Tech, TCU, and Oklahoma over the next three weeks.

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