For one half the game was close on Saturday. Then the host Kansas State Wildcats woke up. The seventh-ranked Kansas State Wildcats defeated Kansas, 56-16 in the 2012 installment of the Sunflower Showdown.
Kansas kicked off the scoring with a Tony Pierson run from 19-yards out with 7:24 left in the first quarter. The Wildcats quickly answered as John Hubert broke free scoring the first of four touchdowns on the game.The Jayhawks again moved the ball, the next time they had it, ending in a one-yard touchdown run from James Sims. Kansas State quickly changed the game around with two quick touchdowns giving them a touchdown advantage heading into the locker room.
The scoring barrage continued as the Wildcats scored four touchdowns in the third quarter. Kansas managed a safety as Hubert got brought down in the endzone by Tunde Bakare. Hubert scored two of the four touchdowns in the third quarter including a 32-yard touchdown. Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein finished the quarter off with a 28-yard run for another touchdown. The scoring concluded in the fourth with another Hubert touchdown.
For the game, Kansas committed five turnovers including three interceptions by quarterback Dayne Crist. The Wildcats committed zero turnovers as they amassed 475 total yards to 378 for Kansas. The last three Sunflower Showdowns have gone Kansas State way with a combined score of 174-43.
Kansas looks to rebound next week vs Oklahoma State, while the Wildcats travel to Iowa State who knocked off 15th-ranked TCU this afternoon.
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