MANHATTAN, Kan. — In a rematch of last year’s thriller in Miami, the 21st-ranked Kansas State Wildcats thrashed the Miami Hurricanes 52-13 on Saturday afternoon at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
K-State (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) put up a total of 499 total yards on offense.
The Hurricanes (1-1, 1-0 ACC) finished with 264 total yards.
Touchdowns came early and often for the Wildcats. Senior quarterback Collin Klein rushed for two TD’s in the first quarter. K-State took a 24-3 lead on a 27-yard TD pass from Klein to sophomore wide receiver Curry Sexton in the second quarter.
The Cats led 24-6 at halftime, and refused to take their foot off the gas in the second half. In the third quarter, Klein rushed for his third TD.
In the fourth, junior running back John Hubert gave the Wildcats a 38-6 lead with a 4-yard TD run to cap a 97-yard scoring drive. Freshman Daniel Sams added a pair of TD runs to give the Cats a 52-6 lead.
K-State got it done on defense all day, forcing three fumbles and holding the Canes to just 47 total yards rushing. The stout Wildcat defense, led by former Hurricane linebacker Arthur Brown, also recorded five sacks.
K-State will host the North Texas Mean Green next Saturday night at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.