K-State Comes From Behind to Defeat Iowa State Cyclones


Late in the second quarter, when all of the momentum was on Iowa State’s, quarterback Jake Waters found a way to lead the Wildcats back on track and managed a late 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to escape Jack Trice Stadium with a 32-28 win.

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K-State scored the first 13 points, but all of a sudden the Cyclones went on a roll, putting up 28 consecutive points. Out of the halftime break, the Wildcat defense rose up to the occasion and had big stops down the stretch. More notably, now Kansas State can focus eyes towards defending SEC champion Auburn.

Offensive Summary:  #20 K-State 32, Iowa State 28

K-State scored the first 13 points of the game, but when you look at the game closely the Wildcats could have put the knockout blow to the Cyclones early in the first quarter. But the Wildcats could not cash in.

Penalties stopped KSU through most of the game. The comeback started with K-State trailing 28-13 late in the second quarter when Jake Waters mastered a great drive including the most talked about catch of the game with Tyler Lockett, who once again got over 100 yards receiving.

Running back Charles Jones, for the second straight game, scored twice on the ground.

Waters made big plays with his feet in this one going for 138 yards on 2o carries. Waters showed is senior leadership making plays when needed and stepping up to the plate overall.

Defensive Summary: K-State was torched early, but managed to shut out the Cyclones in the 2nd half

The Wildcats, at least in the second quarter, looked like a team that looked lost. The Wildcats were torched by Iowa State’s Jarvis West by feet and even with arm that put the Wildcats down by 11 points.

Missed tackles was also apart of K-Stare struggles in the 1st half. Jonathan Truman missed a few along with the defensive line. Sam Richardson was making plays left and right.

K-State came out of the locker room and buckled down on Iowa State, making huge plays down the stretch. Marquel Bryant and Ryan Mueller had big sacks and once again Randall Evans came up big with huge interception and a pass break up when the receiver for the Cyclones seemed to be open late in the fourth quarter.

Overall, the Wildcats gave up over 300 total yards against Iowa State. The Cats will need to regroup now, and they need to do it quickly if there going to have any type of success against Auburn.

K-State Stat Leaders vs. Iowa State


QB Jake Waters: 16 of 29 239 yards


QB Jake Waters 20 carries 138 yards

RB Charles Jones 13 carries 74 yards


WR Tyler Lockett 6 catches 136 yards

WR Curry Sexton 3 catches 21 yards