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K-State Crushes Kansas

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Like so many other recent Sunflower Showdowns, this one didn't feature much for the eastern half of the rivalry to be happy about. From the beginning, Wildcat running back Deuce Vaughn ran rampant on the Jayhawks' defense, and the offense had very little to offer in response.

Kansas was lucky to enter halftime down just 21-3, with KSU averaging close to 11 yards per play, and still selecting to play fairly conservative football. Still, they would tack on another touchdown in the 3rd before the Jayhawks found their way into the endzone. The game would end in a 35-10 route.

Probably the biggest story from this game, aside from a bad late hit by Gavin Potter (not exactly KSU's favorite player anyway), was the KU quarterback room. And more specifically, how many healthy players are left in it. Jason Bean seemed to suffer an arm injury in the first half. Miles Kendrick replaced him, and was promptly knocked out of the game on his only pass attempt. Bean tried to come back in, but when he couldn't stay on the field, Jalon Daniels finished the game.

Daniels, who is supposed to redshirt this year (and still could, as this was just his 3rd game), took over and finished the game. His play was uninspiring, but finished a respectable 13-19 with 105 yards and a touchdown. No word yet on the long term prognosis for any of the KU signal callers.

Kansas does play again next week, if you're into that kind of thing. They'll be on the road in Austin facing the Longhorns. Fun fact: just five years ago, Kansas beat Texas in football.