GAMEDAY College Football

Kansas State 38, Nevada 17

By CODY FRIESEN
Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Ks. - Will Howard pushed into the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run to cap a 21-point fourth quarter, which sealed a 38-17 victory for Kansas State over Nevada on Saturday.

Deuce Vaughn led the rushing attack for the Wildcats with 127 yards and a touchdown en route to the win. Vaughn has eclipsed 1,000 career yards rushing in only 13 games as a Wildcat. The sophomore running back reached the 1,000 milestone a game faster than Kansas State legend Darren Sproles.

"It's a humbling stat," Vaughn said. "It's crazy to think that a year after coming to Kansas State and already over 1,000 yards. I am so thankful for this program."

Howard rushed for 56 yards and two touchdowns. The sophomore quarterback went 7 of 10 in the air for 123 yards and threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Imatorbhebhe on the second play of the game.

The opening drive was crucial in creating some early momentum. "That is a look that I was hoping to get," Howard said. "... That was a huge play because it really got our fans going and gave us some momentum early."

Carson Strong was 27-of-40 passing for 262 yards with a touchdown and interception for Nevada.

"I think Carson did some good things," Nevada coach Jay Norvell said. "He had the one turnover and we just didn't take advantage of our opportunities. We have to run the ball more effectively and play some complementary football."

Devonte Lee led the Wolf Pack in rushing with 24 yards and a touchdown. The Wolf Pack finished with 331 yards of offense but only 25 yards on the ground.

The Wildcats finished with 390 yards, 269 yards on the ground.

"For us to be able to rush the football like we did is a credit to our offensive line and tight ends," Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said.

Joe Ervin found the end zone for the Wildcats with a 22-yard touchdown run.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NevadaKanSt
KanSt TD 14:16 Daniel Imatorbhebhe 68 yd pass from Will Howard (Taiten Winkel kick) 0 7
Nevada TD 0:08 Devonte Lee 1 yd run (Brandon Talton kick) 7 7
Second Quarter NevadaKanSt
KanSt TD 11:42 Joe Ervin 22 yd run (Taiten Winkel kick) 7 14
KanSt FG 2:08 Taiten Winkel 37 yd FG 7 17
Third Quarter NevadaKanSt
Nevada FG 10:35 Brandon Talton 46 yd FG 10 17
Nevada TD 4:08 Elijah Cooks 14 yd pass from Carson Strong (Brandon Talton kick) 17 17
Fourth Quarter NevadaKanSt
KanSt TD 14:54 Deuce Vaughn 11 yd run (Taiten Winkel kick) 17 24
KanSt TD 6:12 Will Howard 2 yd run (Taiten Winkel kick) 17 31
KanSt TD 1:12 Will Howard 1 yd run (Taiten Winkel kick) 17 38
Team Stats
  Nevada Kansas State
First downs 14 22
  Rushing 5 15
  Passing 9 6
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 8-17, 47% 5-9, 56%
4th down efficiency 2-4, 50% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 23-25 48-269
Passing Yards 306 129
Return Yards 74 26
Completions-Attempts-Int 28-41-1 9-13-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--22 0-0
Punts 3 3
Punts-Average 37.7 35.3
Fumbles Lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 8-62 6-45
Time of Possession 29:00 31:00
Nevada Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Strong 27 40 262 1 1
T. Horton 1 1 44 0 0
Kansas State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
W. Howard 7 10 123 1 0
J. Lewis 2 3 6 0 0
Nevada Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Lee 10 24 2.4 1
T. Taua 6 15 2.5 0
A. Morrow 1 2 2.0 0
C. Strong 5 -14 -2.8 0
Kansas State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Vaughn 23 127 5.5 1
J. Ervin 11 82 7.5 1
W. Howard 12 56 4.7 2
M. Knowles 1 6 6.0 0
Nevada Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Doubs 7 121 17.3 0
M. Stovall 7 76 10.9 0
E. Cooks 4 45 11.3 1
T. Horton 3 23 7.7 0
D. Lee 1 15 15.0 0
C. Turner 2 12 6.0 0
H. Ballard 1 5 5.0 0
R. Roberson 1 5 5.0 0
A. Morrow 1 4 4.0 0
T. Taua 1 0 0.0
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Kansas State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Imatorbhebhe 1 68 68.0 1
P. Brooks 5 28 5.6 0
D. Vaughn 1 16 16.0 0
B. Sinnott 1 11 11.0 0
S. Wheeler 1 6 6.0 0
Nevada Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Kansas State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Denson 1 26
Nevada Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Diaz 3 113 37.7
Kansas State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Zentner 3 106 35.3
Nevada Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Doubs 1 13 13.0
Kansas State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Nevada Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Sanders 2 31 15.5
J. Bell 1 30 30.0
Kansas State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Nevada Missed FG
Player Length
Kansas State Missed FG
Player Length




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