Scores

Final

Missouri State 24

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Kansas State 48

(2-0, 2-0 home)

7:10 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Bill Snyder Stadium, MANHATTAN, KS

1 2 3 4 T
MOSU 0 7 3 1424
KSU 7 20 14 748

Top Performers

Passing: C. Coffman (KSU) - 280 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Thomas (KSU) - 21 CAR, 137 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Smith (KSU) - 6 REC, 99 YDS, 2 TD

Carson Coffman, Daniel Thomas power K-State to blowout win

Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- 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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MOSU
KSU
1st Downs2523
Total Yards447493
Passing281290
Rushing166203
Penalties7-756-49
3rd Down Conversions9-203-10
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers10
Possession33:2826:32

Passing Leaders

Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kirby20/422816.720
Kansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Coffman18/2628010.830

Rushing Leaders

Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kirby10525.2013
Douglas12494.1116
Kansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas211376.5245
Powell44912.3139

Receiving Leaders

Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Saffold811314.1166
Burton36421.3039
Kansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith69916.5242
Quarles78211.7123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOSUKSU
TD11:50Daniel Thomas 45 Yd Run (Anthony Cantele Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERMOSUKSU
TD09:45Anthony Cantele 3 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 013
TD07:13Brodrick Smith 42 Yd Pass From Carson Coffman (Josh Cherry Kick) 020
TD01:22Jermaine Saffold 66 Yd Pass From Cody Kirby (Jordan Chiles Kick) 720
TD00:28Aubrey Quarles 23 Yd Pass From Carson Coffman (Josh Cherry Kick) 727
THIRD QUARTERMOSUKSU
TD08:25Brodrick Smith 7 Yd Pass From Carson Coffman (Josh Cherry Kick) 734
FG04:18Jordan Chiles 22 Yd 1034
TD00:51Daniel Thomas 21 Yd Run (Josh Cherry Kick) 1041
FOURTH QUARTERMOSUKSU
TD14:11Chris Douglas 1 Yd Run (Jordan Chiles Kick) 1741
TD03:17Trevor Wooden 11 Yd Pass From Cody Kirby (Jordan Chiles Kick) 2441
TD02:35William Powell 39 Yd Run (Anthony Cantele Kick) 2448