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NCAA Game Summary - Florida International at Kansas State

(Saturday, September 3rd)

Final Score: Kansas State 35, Florida International 21

Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) - Thomas Clayton rushed for 177 yards and two scores on 17 carries to lead the Kansas State Wildcats to a 35-21 victory over the Florida International Golden Panthers in non-conference action.

Parrish Fisher added 74 yards on 14 carries for Kansas State (1-0), while Allen Webb finished the day 19-of-31 with two touchdowns and one interception.

Josh Padrick completed just 17-of-34 passes for 154 yards and one score for FIU (0-1), while Julius Eppinger caught seven passes for 53 yards and one score.

Jeff Snodgrass connected on field goals of 39 and 33 yards to give the Wildcats a 6-0 advantage going into the second quarter.

Late in the second frame, Webb found Victor Mann for a four-yard touchdown pass which extended the Wildcats' lead to 13-0.

With under a minute remaining in the first half, the Golden Panthers finally got on the board when Padrick hit Eppinger with a 12-yard touchdown strike.

Right out of the gate in the third quarter, Clayton went 80 yards to paydirt to give Kansas State a 20-7 lead. Following an FIU turnover, Clayton found the end zone again, this time on a two-yard run. After a successful two-point conversion run by Webb, the Wildcats held a 21-point lead over FIU.

The Panthers responded quickly, cutting their deficit to 28-14 when Adam Gorman rumbled into the end zone from three yards out.

Later in the third quarter, the FIU special teams contributed to the scoring by blocking a punt which was returned 17 yards by Nick Turnbull to bring the Panthers within a touchdown.

Early in the final frame, Webb found Jordy Nelson for an eight-yard scoring strike to give the Wildcats a 35-21 lead and eventual 14-point victory.

09/03 20:52:22 ET

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