John Hubert ran for 220 yards and a touchdown, Jake Waters threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and Kansas had six turnovers as Kansas State did what it does best, beating the Jayhawks 31-10 Saturday in Lawrence.
K-State quickly built a 21-0 lead on touchdown passes to Mike Trujillo and Glenn Gronkowski and a run by Hubert, all three scoring plays of at least 21 yards. The only part of the game the Wildcats did not dominate was a brief stretch near the end of the second quarter when the Jayhawks got all ten of their points. Hubert’s 220 yard rushing day was a career high. Waters threw for 160 yards while Jake Heaps of Kansas threw for 138 yards but had three interceptions. James Sims ran for 81 yards for KU and finished his career with back-to-back 1000 yard seasons. The Jayhawks finished 3-9 in Charlie Weis’ second season as head coach. The Cats are 7-5, fifth in the Big 12, and are likely headed for the Holiday Bowl and could get a rematch against Oregon, the team which beat them last year in the Fiesta Bowl.
K-State RB John Hubert 30 carries was a career high surpassing his previous best of 26 carries versus Missouri in 2011. His 220 yards rushing was also a career high surpassing his previous best of 166 yards versus Miami (Fla) in 2011. His 22o yards rushing also moved him up into 2nd place in school history for rushing yards (2,913) surpassing QB Ell Roberson (2,818) (2000-2003)
K-State DE Ryan Mueller also recorded a sack bringing his season total to 11.5 sacks. It ties a school record set by Ian Campbell (2006) and Nyle Wiren (1996).
KU RB James Sims finished with 22 carriers and 82 yards. He finished his KU career with 3,592 rushing yards, 3rd on KU’s all time rushing list behind #2 Tony Sands (3,788 yds) and #1 June Henley (3,841 yds). Sims 34 career rushing TD’s are 2nd all time behind June Henley’s 41. He’s the 1st KU RB to finish with back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons. He finished the 2013 season with 1,110 yards rushing.
Listen to the post game press conference of KU Head Coach Charlie Weis:
Listen to the post game comments of KU Senior Safety Dexter Linton:
Listen to the post game comments of KU Senior Offensive Linemen Gavin Howard: