MANHATTAN, Ks. – – Will Howard pushed into the end zone on a one-yard touchdown run to cap a 21-point fourth quarter, which sealed a 38-17 victory for State of Kansas vs. Nevada on Saturday.
Deuce Vaughn led the Wildcats’ rushing offense with 127 yards and a touchdown en route to victory.
Howard rushed for 56 yards and two touchdowns. The second-year quarterback hit 7 of 10 in the air for 123 yards and threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Imatorbhebhe in game two of the game.
Carson Strong had 27 of 40 passes for 262 yards with one touchdown and one interception for Nevada.
Devonte Lee led the Wolf Pack on the ground with 24 yards and one touchdown. The Wolf Pack finished with 331 yards offensive but only 25 yards on the ground.
The Wildcats finished with 390 yards, 269 yards rushing. Joe Ervin found the end zone for the Wildcats with a 22-yard touchdown rush.
Take it away
Nevada: Strong saw the pressure most of the afternoon, but when he had some time in his pocket, he managed to make some tight passes, including a 14-yard touchdown to Elijah Cooks. Wolf Pack’s defense struggled to stop the Wildcats’ persistent ground attack.
Kansas State: The ground game was the basis of the Wildcat offense. Led by Vaughn, it was the primary source of offensive production. Kansas State has run in football 48 times, choosing to pitch 13 attempts. The Kansas State defense forced Strong to force stray shots.
Nevada will face Boise State on the road on October 2.
Kansas State travels to the State of Oklahoma on Saturday.
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