The Drive ep. 32, September 16, 2018

Published: Sep. 16, 2018 at 7:20 PM CDT
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Kansas State is finding their rhythm with Skylar Thompson who stayed in most of the game on Saturday. Thompson threw for two touchdowns and ran for one, helping lead the Wildcats to a 41-17 win of UTSA.

Thompson threw 213 yards on 13-of-18 passing and connected on long aerial bombs to Dalton Schoen and Isaiah Zuber. Thompson also was lethal on the ground with 66 yards rushing highlighted by a 27-yard scamper for a touchdown midway through the third quarter.

The team looked better in all aspects, as they go into conference play against West Virginia next week. The student section has been pretty empty the last two weeks so hopefully the Wildcats will get their fan base back.

While Kansas is slowly gaining more of a crowd and more momentum winning two games in a row for the first time since 2011.

The defense was able to cause six turnovers; three interceptions and three fumbles, two which were returned for touchdowns leading them to a 55-14 win over Rutgers.

Kansas rushed for a total of 400 yards, with 158 coming from freshman Pooka Williams. Williams has 283 yards and three touchdowns in just two games and is at the top of the Big 12 rankings.

Both Miles Kendrick and Peyton Bender saw time at quarterback for Kansas, but Kendrick carved out a much larger role then in weeks prior thanks to some strong play. He was responsible for the Jayhawks' lone score through the air. The Jayhawks go into conference play with a positive record, and face Baylor first.

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