Saturday, December 3, 2011
Farmageddon played tight? No way
By ESPN.com staff
Two physical teams that love to run and weather conducive to making it happen?
Kansas State and Iowa State are letting it fly early on. Iowa State scored on a 30-yard pass from Jared Barnett to Darius Darks after Jeff Woody flipped it back to Barnett on a flea flicker.
K-State's Collin Klein answered on the first play of the next drive, hitting Tramaine Thompson over the top of the defense for a perfect 68-yard score, coincidentally his first completion of the day.
Iowa State only needed five plays to score again before K-State blocked the extra point to keep the lead at 13-7 with seconds to play in the first quarter.
Raphael Guidry, who blocked two kicks against Texas Tech earlier this season, broke through to get another after the score.
For the majority of the first quarter, this game was exactly what we expected: Two physical teams running the ball and not offering up opportunities to make mistakes.
In two plays, that's all changed. It's been pretty fun to watch. That 68-yard score was the longest play of K-State's season, too.
Here's hoping both teams keep the playbooks open for the rest of this one, even as the rain continues to fall.