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NCAA Game Summary - Iowa State vs. Kansas State



(Saturday, September 18th)

Final Score: Kansas State 27, Iowa State 20

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Daniel Thomas racked up 181 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries to lead the Kansas State Wildcats to a 27-20 win over the Iowa State Cyclones in a Big 12 Conference showdown at Arrowhead Stadium.

Carson Coffman guided the KSU (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) offensive attack, completing 6-of-12 pass attempts for 104 yards, while carrying the ball 10 times for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Quarterback Austen Arnaud led the Cyclones (1-2, 0-1), completing 15-of-27 pass attempts for 122 yards and touchdown.

KSU got on the board in the first quarter with a 37-yard field goal by Josh Cherry.

ISU answered in the opening minute of the second quarter, when Arnaud hooked up with Jake Williams from 13 yards out, to give the Cyclones a 7-3 lead.

The Wildcats responded on their ensuing drive with a 10-yard touchdown run by Coffman.

The Cyclones regained the lead early in the third quarter, when A.J. Klein picked off an errant Coffman pass and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown.

KSU answered on its next possession when Thomas capped off a 54-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge to make it a 17-14 lead for the Wildcats.

ISU tied the game on its next drive with a 43-yard field goal by Grant Mahoney.

Mahoney gave his team a 20-17 lead early in the fourth quarter with a 34- yard field goal.

The Wildcats regained the lead on their ensuing drive with a two-yard touchdown run by Thomas to make it a 24-20 game.

KSU put the finishing touches on the win in the closing minutes of the game with a 42-yard field goal from Cherry to give the Wildcats the 27-20 victory.

The Wildcats won the battle in the trenches, out gaining the Cyclones 262-171 on the ground.

09/18 17:08:29 ET