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Dawg Recap: Kansas State Wildcats Blow Out Houston Cougars 41-0


Bill Snyder Family Stadium after K-State beat Houston 41-0
Photo Credit- Nick Friesen CFD

Recap: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Houston Cougars


The first Kansas State drive of the game was capped off with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Will Howard to Garrett Oakley. Oakley's first career touchdown would set the tone for the day. Howard started the game 12-12 passing with 140 yards and 2 touchdowns. A nearly flawless first half for the Kansas State offense where the only time they were stopped was on a fumble turnover (K-State's first lost fumble of the season.) A 28-0 halftime lead would allow the K-State team to coast the second half to a 41-0 win.


Will Howard finished the game 15-17 passing with 164 yards passing, 33 yards rushing, and 2 touchdowns through the air. DJ Giddens added 96 yards on the ground and 2 touchdowns. The Kansas State defense forced two turnovers to help pitch the shutout. Seth Porter a sixth-year player who has primarily played on special teams was able to tack on the last touchdown in the game which happened to be his first career touchdown.



Donovan Smith came into this game averaging 282 yards a game but against the evolving Kansas State defense he had 88 yards going 13-28 on his pass attempts. Parker Jenkins added 56 yards on the ground in an attempt to get something going for the strong Houston offense.


Game MVP:


The whole Kansas State defense gets the nod here. Since falling behind 21-17 at Texas Tech this defense has only given up three points and forced six turnovers. A relatively young unit, that sent three guys to the NFL last year, has just grown into a strong unit.


What is next?


Houston Cougars travel to Baylor with a game time to be determined.


Kansas State Wildcats travel to Texas for a pivotal game in the Big 12 title race, game time to be determined.

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