Kansas State football was hoping to start the 2020 season off on the right note, but Arkansas State had other ideas, upsetting the Wildcats.
The first season under Chris Klieman was considered by many to be a success. With young talent from the 2019 team returning and fresh off of a birth bowl, it was expected for Kansas State to have their expectations set at a relatively high level.
For Arkansas State, they are one of a few teams to already play a game. Head coach Blake Anderson will go back to Arkansas, harping on shooting yourself in the foot, when given a chance to score. Two times early in the second half, costly turnovers have been the Achilles heal.
It was expected that Arkansas State would roll out a two-quarterback system with junior Logan Bonner and sophomore Lane Hatcher. It ended up being Bonner getting the start and he went to his favorite target, Johnathon Adams early and often. Adams led the team in receptions and made some fantastic plays.
Each player that threw a pass for the Red Wolves, recorded a passing touchdown. They were not in shortage of skill players as nine different players caught a pass. Arkansas State pulled the upset off with disciplined football and dynamic plays from their receivers.
Arkansas State did not have a penalty forced against them until early in the fourth quarter.