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NCAA Game Summary - Colorado at Kansas State

(Saturday, October 13th)

Final Score: Kansas State 47, Colorado 20

Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) - James Johnson ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Kansas State Wildcats to a 47-20 dismantling of the Colorado Buffaloes in a Big 12 tilt.

Deon Murphy had one receiving touchdown and one rushing touchdown for the Wildcats (4-2, 2-1 Big 12), while Brooks Rossman kicked four field goals.

Hugh Charles ran for a career-high 171 yards and a touchdown for Colorado (4-3, 2-1), his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing effort. Quarterback Cody Hawkins had a rough outing, throwing three interceptions in the loss.

Johnson got the Wildcats on the board first with a five-yard touchdown run midway through the opening quarter.

Three minutes later, Rossman kicked a 20-yard field goal to give the Wildcats a 10-0 lead.

Colorado responded with three points on a 50-yarder by Kevin Eberhart.

But Kansas State struck right back, as Murphy scored on a 20-yard end around on the third play of the Wildcats' ensuing possession.

Hawkins led the Buffs on a 78-yard drive in the opening minutes of the second quarter, as he found Jake Behrens in the end zone for a one-yard touchdown to pull to within 17-10.

Rossman came back with a 36-yarder for Kansas State to again make it a two- possession game.

The Buffs answered with another 70-yard drive, although this time it ended in a 24-yard Eberhart field goal.

Rossman's 52-yarder as time expired in the first half gave the Wildcats a 23-13 halftime lead.

Josh Freeman hooked up with Murphy for a 28-yard touchdown pass at the 6:19 mark of the third quarter, opening up a 30-13 lead for Kansas State.

But the Buffs would not go quietly, as Charles answered with a one-yard touchdown of his own to narrow the deficit to 30-20.

But from there it was all Wildcats, as Rossman connected on a 39-yard field goal and Kansas State scored on a blocked punt return to close out the third quarter.

Johnson sealed the win with a 68-yard scoring burst.

Both teams were able to move the ball consistently, but the Buffs were done in by their four turnovers for the game.

10/14 02:38:32 ET

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