Kansas State Wildcats Vs Kansas Jayhawks: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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Kansas State Wildcats running back John Hubert (33) Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports


The Kansas State Wildcats (7-5, 5-4) defeated the Kansas Jayhawks (3-9, 1-8) by the score of 31-10 in the 111th meeting between these two schools. The Wildcats did about what was expected of them in putting away the Jayhawks.

Kansas did their part by coughing up the ball 6 times and continuing their horrible habit of dropping passes all over the field.

As the Kansas State Wildcats prepare for their bowl game, and the Kansas Jayhawks begin the off season by retooling the coaching staff, check out…


JOHN HUBERT: The senior running back topped off his career with a career day against the Jayhawks. Hubert carried the ball 30 times for 220 yards and scored a touchdown. The game turned around a disappointing campaign for the running back. He produced 947 yards and 970 the past two seasons but entered the Sunflower Showdown with only 748 yards. He brought his season total back into the same range of 968 yards. His 220 yards was 23% of his season’s total.

KANSAS STATE RUSH DEFENSE: The Wildcats held the Jayhawks to just a 1.9 average per rush on Saturday as Kansas could only produce 72 rushing yards on 38 carries. James Sims was held in check for the most part, getting just 82 yards on 22 carries, and he fumbled twice. Without a ground attack, the Jayhawks were toothless on offense. Kansas State did the hard work here, shutting down the run, something they were not able to do last week against the Sooners.

LOCKING DOWN LOCKETT: The Jayhawks did a great job staying with Kansas State’s star wide receiver Tyler Lockett. The talented Wildcat, who produced over 400 yards in total offense a week ago, caught just 3 passes for 43 yards against Kansas. The Jayhawks also did not give him the opportunity to return any kicks either.

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