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Kansas Falls in Sunflower Showdown

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This one didn't live up to the anticipation

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in years, there was buzz going into a Kansas football game, as KU hoped to extend a recent stretch of good play against in-state rivals Kansas State. Unfortunately, the game itself didn't match the excitement. After a KU 3 and out, K-State took their first drive the length of the field to score, though KU answered with a field goal to make it 7-3. Once again, there was little resistance from the Jayhawks as K-State made it 14-3 early in the second.

KU's defense managed to bend and not break for much of the second quarter, but they badly lost the field position battle and Brent Dearmon's squad struggled to get anything at all going offensively. It looked like it would be 14-3 going into halftime, but senior QB Carter Stanley threw an inexcusable interception in his own territory, his second of the half, and set the Wildcats up in position to capitalize and go up 17-3 at the break.

At halftime, Kansas had been thoroughly dominated, gaining 74 yards to KSU's 244, and picking up four first downs to KSU's 13.

K-State picked up where they left off in the second half, scoring a touchdown to make it 24-7. Things never got any better for Kansas, who would go on to lose 38-10 after a garbage time touchdown.

I'm not writing any more words on this one. KU has a week off to spend thinking about what they've done before taking on Oklahoma State on the 16th.