Live Blog: K-State 59, KU 7

Kansas State easily defeated Kansas 59-7.

End Third Quarter
Another Carson Cofmman touchdown gives K-State a 52-0 lead.

7:14 Third Quarter
Stephen Harrison picked up a fumble and ran it in for an 85-yard touchdown. The Wildcats’ already obscene lead is now 45-0.

11:42 Third Quarter
Carson Coffman continues to add on to the Wildcats’ lead. He just hit Andrew McDonald for a 28-yard touchdown pass to put K-State ahead 38-0.

1:51 Second Quarter
K-State’s offense is making Kansas defenders look silly. Carson Coffman just hit Travis Tannahill for a wide-open 13-yard touchdown pass to put K-State ahead 31-0.

Not that they need it, but the Wildcats will get the first kickoff of the second half.

8:10 Second Quarter
Things are starting to get ugly here in Lawrence.

K-State just scored another touchdown to go ahead 24-0. This time Daniel Thomas ran the ball in from nine yards away. He dove into the end zone in emphatic fashion, as if to say his troubles of the last two weeks are now behind him.

12:25 Second Quarter
Carson Coffman is playing the game of his life so far. And the Wildcats are leading 17-0 because of it.

So far the much-criticized senior quarterback has completed eight of nine passes for 80 yards and rushed for 31 yards on seven carries. He has also scored two touchdowns.

14:56 Second Quarter
Carson Coffman ran untouched to his right on an option keeper to give K-State a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter.

The way Kansas’ offense looks so far, that may be all the points the Wildcats need today.

End First Quarter
K-State is spreading the ball around with quick passes, and found suddenly found an effective way to move the ball.

Carson Coffman hit Tramaine Thompson for a 36-yard gain on the perimeter, and Daniel Thomas then found some room to run in the middle.

The Wildcats face a fourth-and-one when play resumes.

5:06, First Quarter
After three quick punts, a team has gotten on the scoreboard. Kansas State used a short field to get into field-goal range, and Josh Cherry successfully booted the ball through the up rights.

K-State leads 3-0.

Both teams have touched the ball and both teams have punted.

Kansas is about to start its second drive in poor field position from its own 10-yard line.


Travis Tannahill and Tramaine Thompson were just listed as starters on the KU video board. If that lineup holds true, Chris Harper will go back to coming off the bench for this game.

Not much other news to report at this point. The stadium is still filling up and the band is marching out onto the field. Kickoff is in about 20 minutes.


In 45 minutes the Sunflower Showdown will be underway.

A decent amount of tailgaters are out in Lawrence, and officials say a crowd of about 45,000 is expected. The student section is more than half full, and both teams are warming up as we speak.

All four quarterbacks are warming up on the field, and the wide receivers are dancing to the stadium music.

For a big game, the Wildcats appear loose.