The No. 21 Kansas State Wildcats dominated the visiting Miami Hurricanes Saturday afternoon behind a four-touchdown performance from quarterback Collin Klein. Klein threw a touchdown pass and ran for three more scores on 22 carries in the Wildcats' 52-13 victory over the Hurricanes.
Kansas State had nine players combine to rush the ball an astounding 60 times for 289 yards and six touchdowns in all. Running back John Hubert ran 19 times for 107 yards and a touchdown, while Daniel Sams carried three times for 47 yards and two scores of his own.
Kansas State's running attack was so dominant that Klein had to throw just 11 passes against a Hurricane pass defense that gave up 441 passing yards to Chase Rettig of Boston College just last week. Klein completed nine of those attempts for 210 yards, an average of 19.1 yards per attempt.
Miami's defense again struggled mightily, as they allowed 499 yards of offense to the Wildcats to go along with their 52 points. The Hurricanes carried 34 times for 208 yards against the Eagles last week, but could only muster 43 yards on 29 carries against Kansas State's defense. Standout freshman running back Duke Johnson was held to just 22 yards on seven carries after going 135 yards on seven carries against Boston College, including two touchdown runs of greater than 50 yards.
Miami quarterback Stephen Morris was eventually pulled in favor of freshman Ryan Williams, who threw a touchdown pass to Clive Walford for the Hurricanes' only touchdown of the afternoon.
Box Score Hero: Collin Klein, who threw for 210 yards and a touchdown and ran for three more scores.
Rankings Ramifications: Nobody ahead of Kansas State lost as of the time the game ended, but with many teams still to play, it's possible the Wildcats could move up in the rankings with a loss or a poor performance from one of the top-20 teams.
But Did They Cover?: The Wildcats easily covered the 7-point spread.
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Next Week's Schedule: Miami -- Sept. 15 Vs. Bethune-Cookman. Kansas Stats -- Sept. 15 Vs. North Texas