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Ertz shines as No. 20 K-State routs Central Arkansas 55-19

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Bill Snyder was so miffed at Kansas State's inability to stop Central Arkansas's option Saturday night that he jokingly promised his defense would be back on the field at midnight for practice.

At least Jesse Ertz and the Wildcats' offense earned the rest of the night off.

Ertz threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns in only three quarters of work and seven Wildcats reached the end zone as No. 20 Kansas State overcame a shaky outing by its defense to pound the overmatched Bears 55-19 in the season opener for both teams.

''Jesse really played well,'' Snyder said. ''There were two visible throws, maybe three that were truly off the mark. Outside of that I thought he threw it awfully well, and managed it well.''

He managed it so well that his quarterback rating of 319.8 broke the school record.

''Jesse was great all camp, all summer,'' said Byron Pringle, who had three catches for 121 yards and a score. ''Hopefully we'll see more Jesse like that.''

Isaiah Harris added three catches for 118 yards and a touchdown, and Isaiah Zuber and Dalton Schoen also scored through the air for the Wildcats. Alex Barnes and Dalvin Warmack had touchdown runs while D.J. Reed returned a punt 62 yards for another score.

Things weren't quite so rosy for the Wildcats on defense.

Hayden Hildebrand threw for 198 yards and a touchdown for Central Arkansas, one of the top teams in the Football Championship Subdivision. Carlos Blackman added 114 yards on the ground, often getting loose when the Wildcats were unable to defend the Bears' option attack.

''Yeah, we'll practice tonight at midnight on playing the option,'' Snyder said with a wry grin. ''I mean, for somebody to be able to continually run the same play over and over and get positive yardage out of it tells a bad story. We have to get better.''

Snyder, who underwent treatment for throat cancer in the offseason, looked as energetic as ever on the sideline in his familiar purple wind breaker, barking at players and officials alike all night.

The 77-year-old coach had plenty to bark about, too.

The Bears played the Wildcats to a 10-10 draw through the first quarter, but Zuber's TD reception and Reed's punt return score blew the game open. The backups were in by the fourth quarter, and backup quarterback Skylar Thompson punctuated the night by leading Kansas State to one more touchdown.

''It was a very disappointing loss,'' Bears coach Steve Campbell said. ''We knew before we came in here that if you had flaws and weaknesses, Kansas State is the type of team that will shine a fluorescent light on it completely,''

THE TAKEAWAY

Central Arkansas: The Bears returned 18 starters from a 10-win team, so it wasn't a surprise they made things tough on Kansas State early. But they didn't have enough speed, size or depth to hang with a team that many think could contend for a Big 12 championship.

Kansas State: There were plenty of teaching points after this one, regardless of the score. The defense blew too many coverages and gave up too many yards, and the defensive line was often manhandled by the Bears up front. Central Arkansas finished with 223 yards rushing.

GROUNDED GROUND GAME

The Wildcats expect to have one of the Big 12's best running games, but they were bottled up most of the night. Their two quarterbacks were their top two rushers, while Barnes managed just 29 yards on nine carries. ''I don't think we played poorly, they just did a really good job against our running game,'' he said. ''That's what opened up the passing game.''

SILMON MISSING

Kansas State running back Justin Silmon, who is listed as the co-starter with Barnes, did not dress for the game. When asked about his status, Snyder replied: ''We're hiding him.'' Then, he admitted that Silmon ''will be out for probably two ballgames,'' but did not elaborate on why.

D.J. DOES IT ALL

Reed's punt return TD atoned for a kickoff return to start the game, which he brought back 96 yards only to get caught short of the end zone. ''I'd like for his conditioning to be better,'' Snyder said, ''but that's my fault, not his. We'll make up for that this week.''

UP NEXT

Central Arkansas visits fellow FCS school Murray State next Saturday night.

Kansas State plays Charlotte next Saturday before hitting the road to Vanderbilt.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 12:35
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
19
55
Touchdown 12:35
3-D.Warmack runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
-10
yds
02:25
pos
19
54
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:45
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
19
48
Touchdown 2:45
16-J.Ertz complete to 2-I.Harris. 2-I.Harris runs 69 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
11
yds
00:12
pos
19
47
Field Goal 3:08
39-M.Cummins 39 yards Field Goal is Good.
16
plays
23
yds
07:09
pos
19
41
Field Goal 10:26
16-M.McCrane 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
10
yds
03:07
pos
16
41
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:17
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
16
38
Touchdown 0:17
16-J.Ertz complete to 83-D.Schoen. 83-D.Schoen runs 70 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
22
yds
00:53
pos
16
37
Point After TD 3:39
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
16
31
Touchdown 3:57
39-M.Cummins punts 36 yards from UCA 26. 2-D.Reed runs 62 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
73
yds
01:41
pos
16
30
Point After TD 5:38
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
16
24
Touchdown 5:38
16-J.Ertz complete to 9-B.Pringle. 9-B.Pringle runs 55 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
29
yds
03:08
pos
16
23
Missed Point After Touchdown 8:53
39-M.Cummins extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
16
17
Touchdown 8:53
12-H.Hildebrand complete to 4-R.Gordon. 4-R.Gordon runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
30
yds
04:41
pos
16
17
Point After TD 13:34
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
17
Touchdown 13:34
16-J.Ertz complete to 7-I.Zuber. 7-I.Zuber runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
-10
yds
01:26
pos
10
16
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:27
39-M.Cummins extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
10
Touchdown 1:27
3-B.Cox runs 37 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
17
yds
03:14
pos
9
10
Field Goal 4:46
16-M.McCrane 53 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
-24
yds
00:57
pos
3
10
Field Goal 10:44
39-M.Cummins 47 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
10
yds
03:14
pos
3
7
Point After TD 13:58
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 13:58
34-A.Barnes runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
3
plays
-54
yds
00:48
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 28 16
Rushing 15 8
Passing 12 8
Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Conv 10-19 5-9
4th Down Conv 2-3 0-1
Total Net Yards 400 518
Total Plays 90 47
Avg Gain 4.4 11.0
Net Yards Rushing 227 186
Rush Attempts 55 31
Avg Rush Yards 4.1 6.0
Net Yards Passing 173 332
Comp. - Att. 27-35 10-16
Yards Per Pass 4.9 20.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-25 1-1
Penalties - Yards 6-46 4-30
Touchdowns 2 7
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 1 4
Other 0 1
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 3-34.3 0-0.0
Return Yards 35 225
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-62
Kickoffs - Returns 2-35 5-156
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-7
Kicking 3/4 9/10
Extra Points 1/2 7/7
Field Goals 2/2 2/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Cent. Arkansas 0-1 1063019
20 Kansas St. 1-0 102810755
173 PASS YDS 332
227 RUSH YDS 186
400 TOTAL YDS 518
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
H. Hildebrand 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.1% 198 1 1 128.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.1% 198 1 1 128.4
H. Hildebrand 27/35 198 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Blackman 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 114 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 114 0
C. Blackman 24 114 0 13
B. Cox 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 41 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 41 1
B. Cox 3 41 1 37
K. Crossley 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 31 0
K. Crossley 12 31 0 12
K. Ledet 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 21 0
K. Ledet 4 21 0 10
L. Wells 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 16 0
L. Wells 2 16 0 8
H. Hildebrand 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 3 0
H. Hildebrand 9 3 0 14
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
L. Wells 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 41 0
L. Wells 6 41 0 27
J. Moore 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 34 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 34 0
J. Moore 2 34 0 18
J. Dillard 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 32 0
J. Dillard 3 32 0 16
R. Gordon 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 21 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 21 1
R. Gordon 3 21 1 8
J. Nix 41 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 19 0
J. Nix 3 19 0 8
B. Cox 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 18 0
B. Cox 2 18 0 10
K. Crossley 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 16 0
K. Crossley 1 16 0 16
B. Myers 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 12 0
B. Myers 4 12 0 5
C. Blackman 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
C. Blackman 1 -1 0 -1
Dw. Smith 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
Dw. Smith 1 -2 0 -2
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Smith 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
T. Smith 6-0 0.0 0
C. Terrell 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
C. Terrell 5-0 1.0 0
R. Garner 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
R. Garner 4-0 0.0 0
J. Jackson 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
J. Jackson 4-1 0.0 0
J. Lofton 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Lofton 4-0 0.0 0
G. Odum 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
G. Odum 2-0 0.0 0
C. Chambers 28 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Chambers 2-0 0.0 0
J. Harvell 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Harvell 1-0 0.0 0
N. Grant 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Grant 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Cummins 39 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/2
SEASON FG XP
2/2 1/2
M. Cummins 2/2 47 1/2 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Cummins 39 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 34.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 34.3 0
M. Cummins 3 34.3 0 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Ertz 16 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 333 4 0 319.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 333 4 0 319.8
J. Ertz 10/16 333 4 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Thompson 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 49 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 49 0
S. Thompson 3 49 0 30
J. Ertz 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 35 0
J. Ertz 7 35 0 13
D. Warmack 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 33 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 33 1
D. Warmack 4 33 1 18
A. Barnes 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 29 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 29 1
A. Barnes 9 29 1 11
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 15 0
B. Pringle 1 15 0 15
M. McCoy 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
M. McCoy 4 14 0 5
T. Burns 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 11 0
T. Burns 3 11 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 121 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 121 1
B. Pringle 3 121 1 55
I. Harris 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 118 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 118 1
I. Harris 3 118 1 69
D. Schoen 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 70 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 70 1
D. Schoen 1 70 1 70
I. Zuber 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 1
I. Zuber 2 19 1 11
W. Dimel 38 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
W. Dimel 1 5 0 5
D. Valentine 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Valentine 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Adams 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
K. Adams 10-0 0.0 0
D. Goolsby 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
D. Goolsby 6-0 1.0 0
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
D. Reed 6-0 0.0 1
T. Tanking 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
T. Tanking 6-1 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
J. Durham 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Durham 4-0 0.0 0
R. Walker 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
R. Walker 4-0 0.0 0
B. Barry 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
B. Barry 4-0 1.0 0
K. Ball 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Ball 4-0 0.0 0
D. Shelley 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
D. Shelley 4-1 1.0 0
J. Kirby 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
J. Kirby 3-0 1.0 0
E. Sullivan 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
E. Sullivan 3-0 0.0 0
D. Clark 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Clark 2-0 0.0 0
W. Geary 60 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
W. Geary 2-1 0.0 0
W. Neil Jr. 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
W. Neil Jr. 2-0 0.0 0
A. Parker 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Parker 1-0 0.0 0
Cr. Moore 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Cr. Moore 1-0 0.0 0
B. Massie 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Massie 1-0 0.0 0
T. Dishon 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Dishon 1-1 0.0 0
J. Hughes 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Hughes 1-0 0.0 0
J. Davies 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Davies 1-0 0.0 0
R. Price 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Price 1-0 0.0 0
A. Barnes 34 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Barnes 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. McCrane 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 7/7
SEASON FG XP
2/3 7/7
M. McCrane 2/3 53 7/7 13
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 23 0
B. Pringle 2 16.5 23 0
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 59.5 96 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 59.5 96 0
D. Reed 2 59.5 96 0
T. Wood 34 DE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
T. Wood 1 4.0 4 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 62.0 62 1
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 62.0 62 1
D. Reed 1 62.0 62 1
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:58 CAR 25 3:14 11 10 FG
7:24 CAR 33 1:34 4 -10 Punt
4:41 CAR 25 3:14 9 17 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 CAR 25 4:41 14 75 TD
5:38 CAR 25 1:41 4 73 TD
3:39 CAR 25 2:21 8 41 INT
0:17 CAR 25 0:15 3 40 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CAR 25 1:14 3 1 Punt
10:17 CAR 17 7:09 16 69 FG
2:38 CAR 25 2:27 8 27 FUMBLE
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:35 CAR 25 7:21 16 55 FUMBLE
0:27 CAR 20 0:26 3 21 End of game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:46 CAR 4 0:48 3 -54 TD
10:32 KSTATE 38 3:03 7 28 FG Miss
5:43 CAR 41 0:57 4 -24 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CAR 48 1:26 4 -10 TD
8:46 KSTATE 23 3:08 8 77 TD
3:39 CAR 7 0:00 1 -58
1:10 KSTATE 25 0:53 5 80 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:33 KSTATE 25 3:07 7 64 FG
2:57 KSTATE 31 0:12 2 11 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CAR 48 2:25 6 -10 TD
4:58 KSTATE 35 4:24 9 40