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K-State drops third straight, 33-20 to Iowa State

Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn (22) gets past Iowa State defensive back Anthony Johnson...
Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn (22) gets past Iowa State defensive back Anthony Johnson Jr. (26) for a first down during the first quarter of an NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)(Colin E. Braley | AP)
Published: Oct. 16, 2021 at 9:35 PM CDT
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas State and Iowa State were tied for just 12 seconds Saturday night before Breece Hall ran 75 yards to the house on the first play of the game.

Iowa State never trailed from that point forward.

The 33-20 loss marks the third-straight for the Wildcats. After winning all three non-conference games, Chris Klieman’s squad is 0-3 in Big 12 play.

”It’s frustrating because we’re close, but we have to be able to make plays. Both sides of the ball: offense, defense, a little bit of special teams as well,” head coach Chris Klieman said. “We have to be able to make some of those critical plays. Obviously we’re capable. We’ve seen it early on in the season. The last three weeks, even though we’ve played really, really good football teams, we haven’t made the plays.”

Hall finished the night with 197 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries. Deuce Vaughn led the Wildcats in rushing yards with 87 on 18 carries.

In Skylar Thompson’s second game back from injury, the sixth-year quarterback threw 15-23 for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

Saturday marked Iowa State’s first win in Manhattan since 2004.

K-State returns to action next Saturday at Texas Tech.

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