Kansas State Football: 3 takeaways from Governor’s Cup win over Kansas

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It’s the battle for the state of Kansas as Kansas State football took on the Kansas Jayhawks. Here are three takeaways from the Wildcats’ win.

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It was a record-tying 11th straight win for the Kansas State Wildcats in the rivalry as they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 38-10 and it wasn’t even that close.

Wildcats quarterback Skylar Thompson was the star of the show in this edition of the Governor’s Cup with 256 total yards and three rushing touchdowns. Kansas State’s defense came up with four sacks and two interceptions with their pressure defense.

The Jayhawks could get absolutely nothing going against the Wildcats offensively. Their offensive line couldn’t block. Starting quarterback Carter Stanley couldn’t throw, and when the Jayhawks got down, they couldn’t run Pooka Williams.

Here are three more takeaways from the game.

3. It could’ve been worse for the Jayhawks

To say that the Wildcats had their way with the Jayhawks on Saturday would be an understatement. The Kansas State Wildcats took the Governor’s Cup in a one-sided affair in Lawrence.

The Jayhawks got nothing going offensively all afternoon. In fact, Kansas had just 175 total yards. Star running back Pooka Williams Jr. could muster only 61 yards rushing. Quarterback Carter Stanley, who had been throwing at will the last two weeks, had 115 yards and no touchdowns.

It should have been worse for the Jayhawks, however. Kansas State shot themselves in the foot most of the game with penalties. The Wildcats had 10 penalties for 113 yards in this game. Many of those penalties moved the Kansas State behind the sticks. Although they got whatever they wanted offensively against Kansas, had it not been for the penalties the Wildcats score 50 points easily.

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