Kansas State Wildcats Football Skylar Thompson Daniel Green Malik Knowles Russ Yeast Deuce Vaughn

OFFENSIVE MVP: Skylar Thompson

Skylar Thompson went out with a bang in his last game as Kansas State quarterback.

He was 21 of 28 passing for 259 yards and three touchdowns. He had a few throws that really stood out as well.

One was his second touchdown throw to Malik Knowles in the back corner of the end zone and the other was a 34-yard throw to Phillip Brooks in between three defenders along the sideline.

Thompson was perfect on third down, too, which was pivotal in extending drives.

Deuce Vaughn also had a monster game game with 146 rushing yards and four total touchdowns, with three on the ground and one as a receiver. The four touchdowns are the most ever by a K-State player in a bowl game in school history.


The top defender in the bowl game was Ross Elder. He was Kansas State’s leading tackler by far with 11 and collected an interception that sparked a score and put the Wildcats up 35-7.

Daniel Green was solid once again and provided the only two tackles for a loss for K-State.

Russ Yeast also had an interception that was key to a big first half for the Kansas State defense and the offense capitalized with at touchdown to make it 21-0.

Malik Knowles (AP)


To be honest, it was just an okay game for the special teams unit.

Malik Knowles had a 36-yard kickoff return, but he probably could have scored on the return as well if he would have ran outside instead of cutting it back inside. Brooks had a good punt return for 19 yards that showed tremendous body control.

Ty Zentner missed a field goal, but he made all of his extra points and had a poor punt.


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