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Ertz runs for career-high 170 yards as K-State tops TCU 30-6

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Jesse Ertz and Kansas State rushed to the end of coach Bill Snyder's 25th regular season, and to another bowl game.

Ertz ran for a career-high 170 yards with a touchdown and Justin Silmon had 133 yards rushing with two touchdowns as the Wildcats won 30-6 at TCU on a drizzly Saturday.

''We just did what we do. I don't think there was any secret or anything new we threw at them,'' said Ertz, the junior quarterback who also had an 83-yard scoring pass. ''I'm just looking to go 9-4 and finish out strong.''

Coach Bill Snyder got his 201st victory in 25 seasons with the Wildcats (8-4, 6-3 Big 12), who next will play in their 20th bowl game - the 19th under Snyder. Kansas State appears headed to the Houston Bowl to play an SEC team after winning five of its last six games.

''To finish it out strong ... get that eighth win, it was very important for us,'' Silmon said.

Kansas State ran for 336 yards, its sixth consecutive 200-yard game on the ground. The Wildcats have 17 rushing TDs their past four games.

TCU (6-6, 4-5) will play in its 14th bowl with Gary Patterson, even after finishing the regular season without a winning record for only the third time in the coach's 16 full seasons and being held without a touchdown in a game for the first time since 2006.

''Really across the board we got thrown around by everybody,'' Patterson said. ''We've got to grow up on offense. Until they do that, we won't win many games against good people.''

The Wildcats went ahead for good when Ertz broke free for a 32-yard TD run in the second quarter to make it 10-3.

Right after halftime, Ertz threw a quick slant to Byron Pringle, who caught the ball near Kansas State's 30 and took off sprinting down the middle of the field on the 83-yard catch-and-run score. He escaped a defender diving at his ankles before going the final 20 yards.

Simlon had both of his TDs after halftime, including a 5-yard score when he avoided two tacklers in the backfield and then bulled through another defender.

''I think maybe the second half might have as been as good a half as we have played,'' Snyder said. ''Defensively, we played well across the board throughout the ball game.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Kansas St.: With Ertz effectively leading the way, the Wildcats continue to pound teams with their running game. Ertz has three 100-yard games and 99 in another in the last six games. Snyder said the Wildcats have gotten better overall each game.

TCU: Where has that fast-paced, high-scoring offense gone? TCU hadn't been held without a touchdown in a decade, since a 12-3 home win over Texas Tech in 2006. The Horned Frogs also had only six points in their previous home game - They had an extra point blocked after a touchdown in a 31-6 loss to Oklahoma State two weeks ago.

HE SAID IT

''We're going to have to grow up or go recruit. That's what I told them I'm doing tomorrow, I'm going recruiting. Got to grow up. Can't be shaking your head and putting your head down when you get beat. You got to grow up. That's what 4-year-olds do. That's not what men do. You got to grow up.'' - Patterson.

BETTER THAN PREDICTED

Kansas State was the preseason pick to finish eighth in the Big 12. The Wildcats instead finished fourth. ''Every year it seems like we come out and prove people wrong,'' linebacker Trent Tanking said.

TAKEN AWAY

Both teams thought they had defensive touchdowns. TCU defensive end Josh Carraway scooped up what initially was ruled a fumble by Ertz and returned it 6 yards. Replay overturned the call to an incomplete pass. In the fourth quarter, officials ruled that TCU running back Kyle Hicks' forward progress had been stopped before he fumbled and K-State took the ball to the end zone.

UP NEXT

Kansas State and TCU both wait to find out for sure Sunday where they will be going for their bowl games. While the Wildcats will likely return to Texas for their bowl game, the Horned Frogs could also be playing an SEC team in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:38
40-I.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
30
6
Touchdown 2:38
32-J.Silmon runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
55
yds
06:07
pos
29
6
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 8:22
40-I.Patterson extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
23
6
Touchdown 8:22
32-J.Silmon runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
77
yds
02:48
pos
23
6
Point After TD 13:01
40-I.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
6
Touchdown 13:01
16-J.Ertz complete to 9-B.Pringle. 9-B.Pringle runs 83 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
83
yds
00:58
pos
16
6
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:14
27-B.Hatfield 40 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
-2
yds
02:57
pos
10
6
Point After TD 9:17
40-I.Patterson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
3
Touchdown 9:17
16-J.Ertz runs 32 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
81
yds
01:18
pos
9
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:17
27-B.Hatfield 31 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
-21
yds
01:38
pos
3
3
Field Goal 10:00
40-I.Patterson 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
13
yds
04:54
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 21 15
Rushing 15 8
Passing 6 5
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 10-17 7-20
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 495 291
Total Plays 72 73
Avg Gain 6.9 4.0
Net Yards Rushing 336 142
Rush Attempts 51 37
Avg Rush Yards 6.6 3.8
Net Yards Passing 159 149
Comp. - Att. 9-21 17-36
Yards Per Pass 7.6 4.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 2-11
Penalties - Yards 6-61 4-45
Touchdowns 4 0
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 6-42.5 10-37.3
Return Yards 84 99
Punts - Returns 3-3 4-18
Kickoffs - Returns 3-70 4-81
Int. - Returns 1-11 0-0
Kicking 4/5 2/2
Extra Points 3/4 0/0
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Kansas State 8-4 3713730
TCU 6-6 33006
159 PASS YDS 149
336 RUSH YDS 142
495 TOTAL YDS 291
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Ertz 16 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
42.9% 159 1 0 122.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.6% 1560 8 4 117.8
J. Ertz 9/21 159 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Ertz 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 170 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
159 945 10
J. Ertz 19 170 1 32
J. Silmon 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 133 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
76 387 3
J. Silmon 22 133 2 35
W. Dimel 38 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 92 12
W. Dimel 2 16 0 11
C. Jones 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
110 577 2
C. Jones 4 15 0 7
D. Warmack 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 208 0
D. Warmack 3 3 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 126 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 524 3
B. Pringle 6 126 1 83
I. Harris 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 78 0
I. Harris 3 33 0 19
D. Burton 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 379 1
D. Burton 0 0 0 0
D. Heath 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 413 3
D. Heath 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
E. Lee 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 2 0.0
E. Lee 6-2 0.0 0
W. Geary 60 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
W. Geary 5-2 0.0 0
Ch. Moore 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
Ch. Moore 5-0 0.0 0
T. Wood 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
T. Wood 5-0 0.0 0
T. Tanking 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
T. Tanking 5-0 0.0 1
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 3 0.0
D. Reed 5-1 0.0 0
K. Adams 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
K. Adams 5-0 0.0 0
Cr. Moore 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
Cr. Moore 4-1 0.0 0
D. Barnett 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
D. Barnett 3-0 0.0 0
J. Willis 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
J. Willis 3-0 1.0 0
D. Starks 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 3 0.0
D. Starks 2-0 0.0 0
R. Walker 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 2.0
R. Walker 2-2 2.0 0
T. Dishon 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Dishon 1-0 0.0 0
C. Settles Jr. 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Settles Jr. 1-0 0.0 0
S. Sizelove 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Sizelove 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
I. Patterson 40 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/4
SEASON FG XP
2/3 18/21
I. Patterson 1/1 27 3/4 6
M. McCrane 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 0/1
SEASON FG XP
11/14 29/30
M. McCrane 0/0 0 0/1 0
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Walsh 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 42.5 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
45 42.8 3
N. Walsh 6 42.5 3 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 23.3 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 29.2 30 0
D. Reed 3 23.3 30 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Heath 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 5.5 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 12.9 8 1
D. Heath 2 5.5 8 0
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -8.0 -8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 7.8 0 0
B. Pringle 1 -8.0 -8 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
F. Sawyer 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
48% 86 0 1 68.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.3% 278 1 1 92.1
F. Sawyer 12/25 86 0 1
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
45.5% 52 0 0 85.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.8% 3062 15 13 128.7
K. Hill 5/11 52 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Hicks 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 60 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
188 954 12
K. Hicks 17 60 0 27
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
108 537 9
K. Hill 7 50 0 15
D. Anderson 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 217 1
D. Anderson 4 22 0 11
F. Sawyer 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 26 0
F. Sawyer 8 10 0 10
D. Gray 20 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 37 0
D. Gray 1 0 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Gray 20 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 59 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 119 0
D. Gray 2 59 0 39
J. Stewart 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 67 0
J. Stewart 2 18 0 14
D. White 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 255 1
D. White 3 16 0 13
D. Walsh 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 157 0
D. Walsh 1 13 0 13
J. Diarse 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 423 1
J. Diarse 2 13 0 7
T. Slanina 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 142 0
T. Slanina 1 7 0 7
T. Williams 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
39 702 5
T. Williams 1 4 0 4
T. Johnson 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
T. Johnson 1 4 0 4
I. Graham 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 31 0
I. Graham 1 3 0 3
K. Hicks 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
42 396 2
K. Hicks 2 2 0 5
J. Austin 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 332 5
J. Austin 0 0 0 0
D. Thomas 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 35 0
D. Thomas 0 0 0 0
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 295 1
K. Turpin 1 -1 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
N. Small 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 2 0.0
N. Small 9-0 0.0 0
N. Orr 18 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 4 0.0
N. Orr 9-3 0.0 0
T. Summers 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
T. Summers 7-1 0.0 0
R. Issahaku 31 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
R. Issahaku 7-2 0.0 0
S. Douglas 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
S. Douglas 6-1 0.0 0
R. Texada 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
R. Texada 4-0 0.0 0
J. Gladney 12 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Gladney 3-1 0.0 0
T. Howard 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 1 0.0
T. Howard 3-3 0.0 0
J. Carraway 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Carraway 2-1 0.0 0
A. Curry 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Curry 2-0 0.0 0
J. McFarland 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. McFarland 1-1 0.0 0
C. Bradley 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Bradley 1-0 0.0 0
L. Collier 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Collier 1-0 0.0 0
M. Boesen 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Boesen 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Hatfield 27 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
12/16 25/26
B. Hatfield 2/2 40 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Nunez 29 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
10 37.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
69 39.6 3
A. Nunez 10 37.3 3 46
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Gray 20 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.0 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 22.4 31 0
D. Gray 2 21.0 31 0
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 19.5 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 27.4 21 0
K. Turpin 2 19.5 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 4.5 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 12.5 13 1
K. Turpin 4 4.5 13 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 KSTATE 22 4:54 13 13 FG
6:46 KSTATE 3 2:38 5 18 Punt
2:06 KSTATE 26 1:52 5 15
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 KSTATE 41 0:06 1 0 Punt
12:27 KSTATE 29 0:49 4 -3 Punt
10:35 KSTATE 39 1:18 3 61 TD
6:02 KSTATE 14 2:42 6 49
0:01 KSTATE 40 0:00 1 -1
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:59 KSTATE 17 0:58 3 83 TD
11:10 KSTATE 28 2:48 7 77 TD
7:04 KSTATE 31 2:38 5 19 Punt
1:53 KSTATE 35 1:42 4 23
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TCU 42 0:06 1 0 Punt
13:53 KSTATE 30 3:23 7 1 Punt
8:45 KSTATE 45 6:07 11 55 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:49 TCU 23 2:55 9 38 Punt
3:55 KSTATE 44 1:38 8 30 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:43 TCU 19 1:43 6 16 Punt
11:27 TCU 25 0:27 3 4 Punt
9:15 TCU 25 3:05 10 26 Punt
3:11 TCU 37 2:57 12 40 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 TCU 36 0:45 3 5 Punt
12:55 TCU 28 1:37 3 9 Punt
8:22 TCU 25 1:10 3 9 Punt
4:16 TCU 1 2:11 7 25 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:46 TCU 20 0:44 3 4 Punt
9:55 TCU 15 0:59 3 6 Punt
2:27 TCU 26 2:19 8 69 INT