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MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Missouri State Bears matched 22nd-ranked Kansas State blow for blow for nearly three quarters Saturday before the Wildcats reeled off 42 unanswered points to run away with a 51-9 victory before a sellout crowd of 50,007 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Kansas State rushed for 324 yards–including 222 in the second half--on 40 total carries, and Collin Klein passed for 169 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns to lead the Wildcat attack.
The Wildcat defense and special teams fueled the second-half rally as well. KSU got a lift from a pair of big punt returns that led to touchdowns, while its defensive unit held MSU scoreless after a game-tying field goal at the end of the Bears’ opening drive of the second half.
The Bears’ offense did enjoy success moving the football, as Ashton Glaser paced the Missouri State offense, throwing for 257 yards on 22-of-44 passing.
Dorian Buford turned in a career game of 114 yards on seven catches to lead the receiving corps, and Cadarrius Dotson grabbed six receptions for 82 yards to top the 1,000 career receiving yardage mark, moving to 15th on the Bears’ all-time list.
Kansas State outgained the Bears by the slimmest of margins in the first half (212 to 211 in total yardage). Klein led the way with 46 yards rushing on 11 attempts, while going 11-of-18 for 102 yards through the air.
The final yardage tally saw KSU hold a 493 to 418 advantage, thanks largely to 323 yards passing for MSU. Scott led the Bears’ rushing game with 64 yards on 11 carries, while Hubert racked up a game-high 152 yards on 12 totes for the Wildcats.
Up next, the Bears (0-1) will take on No. 25 Louisville Saturday (Sept. 8) at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in a 2:30 p.m. (Central) game.
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