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
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-
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
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
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