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Coffman, Thomas lead Kansas State to 48-24 victory

Sep 12, 2010 - 3:53 AM MANHATTAN, Kan.(AP) -- Carson Coffman threw three touchdown passes and Daniel Thomas rushed for 137 yards as Kansas State rolled to a 48-24 victory over Missouri State on Saturday night.

The Wildcats (2-0) led 27-7 at halftime, showcasing a productive passing attack to augment the running of Thomas, who rushed for 234 yards last week against UCLA and has been touted as a Doak Walker Award candidate.

Coffman, who threw for only 66 yards a week ago, was 18 of 26 for 280 yards before sitting out the fourth quarter. With the undersized Bears (1-1) geared to stop the run, Coffman connected on scoring throws of 42 and 7 yards to Brodrick Smith, and 23 yards to Aubrey Quarles.

Missouri State is 1-24 all-time against FBS opponents.

Kansas State had 108 yards rushing in the opening half, with 45 of those coming on a touchdown run by Thomas with 11:50 left in the first quarter.

The Wildcats went to their bag of tricks to take a 13-0 lead with 9:45 left in the second quarter. Kicker Anthony Cantele, who earlier missed a 26-yard field goal, lined up for a 20-yarder. But holder Ryan Doerr took the ball on an option to the right side and pitched to a trailing Cantele for a 3-yard touchdown.

Cantele missed the extra point to take away some of the luster, but the Wildcats quickly made it 20-0 a couple of minutes later when Coffman found Smith for the 42-yard touchdown pass.

Missouri State finally got its offense in gear with a 66-yard touchdown pass from Cody Kirby to Jermaine Safford with 1:22 left in the first half. But Kansas State answered with the 23-yard score from Coffman to Quarles for a 27-7 halftime lead.

The Wildcats had 493 yards of total offense in tuning up for their Big 12 opener against Iowa State next Saturday.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MISSOURI ST 0 7 3 14 24
    KANSAS ST 7 20 14 7 48 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KANSAS ST - TD, DANIEL THOMAS 45 YD RUN
    (ANTHONY CANTELE KICK), 3:10.
    KANSAS ST 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: KANSAS ST - TD, ANTHONY CANTELE 3 YD RUN (PAT
    FAILED), 4:38. KANSAS ST 13-0
    KANSAS ST - T

    Sep 11 10:33 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 24
    KANSAS ST 48 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Sep 11 10:33 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 24
    KANSAS ST 48 2:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Missouri State 24, Kansas State 48  4th - 2:35Sep 11 10:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 24
    KANSAS ST 41 3:17 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Missouri State 24, Kansas State 41  4th - 3:17Sep 11 10:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 17
    KANSAS ST 41 14:26 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Missouri State 17, Kansas State 41  4th - 14:26Sep 11 9:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 10
    KANSAS ST 41 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Sep 11 9:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 10
    KANSAS ST 41 0:51 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Missouri State 10, Kansas State 41  3rd - 0:51Sep 11 9:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 10
    KANSAS ST 34 4:14 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Missouri State 10, Kansas State 34  3rd - 4:14Sep 11 9:39 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 7
    KANSAS ST 34 8:25 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Missouri State 7, Kansas State 34  3rd - 8:25Sep 11 9:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 7
    KANSAS ST 27 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Sep 11 8:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 7
    KANSAS ST 27 0:28 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Missouri State 7, Kansas State 27  2nd - 0:28Sep 11 8:36 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 7
    KANSAS ST 20 1:22 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Missouri State 7, Kansas State 20  2nd - 1:22Sep 11 8:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 0
    KANSAS ST 20 7:13 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Missouri State 0, Kansas State 20  2nd - 7:13Sep 11 8:14 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 0
    KANSAS ST 13 9:45 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Missouri State 0, Kansas State 13  2nd - 9:45Sep 11 8:03 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 0
    KANSAS ST 7 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Sep 11 7:46 PM


  • NCAAF
    MISSOURI ST 0
    KANSAS ST 7 11:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Missouri State 0, Kansas State 7  1st - 11:50Sep 11 7:20 PM