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Barnes has 2 TD runs as K-State holds off Kansas 30-20

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Bill Snyder learned to appreciate special teams about six decades ago, when the 78-year-old Kansas State coach was a small-college wingback who wasn't good enough to play anywhere else.

The emphasis that he places on them showed Saturday.

The Wildcats got a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from D.J. Reed, and made several other crucial plays in the punt and kick return game, setting them up for a 30-20 victory over upset-minded Kansas that great improves their chances of playing in a bowl game.

''It was the difference in the ballgame,'' Snyder said.

Alex Barnes added 128 yards and two touchdowns rushing for the Wildcats (4-4, 2-3 Big 12), who snapped a two-game skid with their ninth consecutive win over their biggest rival.

The Jayhawks (1-7, 0-5) got within a touchdown when Carter Stanley hit Steven Sims with a 60-yard touchdown pass with 6:51 to go. But after the teams swapped possessions, the Wildcats' Matt McCrane hit his third field goal from 41 yards out with 1:21 remaining to put the game away.

Alex Delton, starting for the injured Jesse Ertz, threw for 98 yards and ran for 36 yards before leaving late in the first half with an injury of his own. Third-string quarterback Skylar Thompson played the rest of the way, going 4 of 6 for 40 yards and running 10 times for 39 yards.

''It's the next-man-up mentality. I've approached every game this year like I was the starter,'' the redshirt freshman said. ''I was comfortable. I was confident. But we didn't play our best game.''

Especially on defense.

Stanley finished with 418 yards passing, the third time in four games an opposing quarterback has thrown for at least 380. Sims hauled in nine catches for 233 yards.

The Jayhawks only managed 21 yards total offense their last time out against TCU, and hadn't scored in nine quarters heading into the game. But they had 137 yards the first 15 minutes - more than in their last two games combined - and led 3-0 after Gabriel Rui's early field goal.

But the Jayhawks' momentum only lasted as long as it took Reed to run the ensuing kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. The return highlighted the potent ability of the Wildcats' special teams and a glaring weakness of the Jayhawks, who have surrendered three return TDs this season.

''If you saw that football game, I think you would have a hard time not realizing where our breakdown was,'' Kansas coach David Beaty said. ''We had several of them on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball too. It never lands in one area.''

McCrane added the first of his field goals to make it 10-6 at halftime, and the Wildcats needed just over a minute to turn a fumble by Stanley on the first play of the second half into another TD.

The Jayhawks tried to make it a game by marching 97 yards early in the fourth quarter. And when Taylor Martin scored from five yards out, they not only had their first touchdown in 12-plus quarters but also cut the Wildcats' lead to 20-13 with 13:26 left in the game.

Kansas State's defense forced a punt in the shadows of the Jayhawks' own goal post, though, giving the Wildcats excellent field position. Barnes carried three straight times, and his nine-yard scamper on first-and-goal with 7:36 remaining gave them a cushion that would come in handy.

''Obviously wish we would've came out on top,'' Stanley said, ''but it was nice to see some offensive production. I'm proud of these guys for how hard they worked all week.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Kansas State: The Wildcats continue to own the Sunflower State, winning five straight in Lawrence and 22 of 27 against Kansas overall. But the chasm separating the programs has narrowed to a crack, and that appears to have as much to do with Kansas State backpedalling as the Jayhawks progressing.

Kansas: The Jayhawks at least made the game competitive, but another loss for Beaty will only turn up the heat on him. It should also turn up pressure on athletic director Sheahon Zenger - a banner flying overhead before the game called for his ouster. ''That's asinine,'' Beaty said. ''That's crazy. I don't have any other words for it. He's our leader and we believe in him. We always have.''

STATS AND STREAKS

Snyder has 22 wins over Kansas, the most by any active coach over any opponent. ... Kansas State has returned a kickoff for a TD in a nation-leading 13 straight seasons. ... Sims' 233 yards were the third-most in school history. ... Stanley's 418 yards was fifth-most in school history.

UP NEXT

Kansas State wraps up back-to-back road games Saturday at Texas Tech.

Kansas plays host to Baylor on Saturday in a battle for the Big 12 cellar.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:26
16-M.McCrane 41 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
21
yds
02:47
pos
30
20
Point After TD 6:51
39-G.Rui extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
20
Touchdown 6:51
9-C.Stanley complete to 11-S.Sims. 11-S.Sims runs 60 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
65
yds
00:37
pos
27
19
Point After TD 7:36
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
13
Touchdown 7:36
34-A.Barnes runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
26
yds
01:25
pos
26
13
Point After TD 13:26
39-G.Rui extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
13
Touchdown 13:26
24-T.Martin runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
107
yds
01:31
pos
20
12
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:26
16-M.McCrane 36 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
35
yds
03:41
pos
20
6
Point After TD 13:25
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
6
Touchdown 13:25
34-A.Barnes runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
18
yds
01:24
pos
16
6
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:27
16-M.McCrane 31 yards Field Goal is Good.
5
plays
25
yds
02:37
pos
10
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:24
39-G.Rui 42 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
48
yds
04:01
pos
7
6
Point After TD 9:43
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 9:43
46-L.Jones kicks 64 yards from KAN 35. 2-D.Reed runs 99 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
63
yds
00:00
pos
6
3
Field Goal 9:48
39-G.Rui 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
73
yds
02:43
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 15 20
Rushing 11 6
Passing 4 14
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 3-11 6-16
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-2
Total Net Yards 323 449
Total Plays 56 77
Avg Gain 5.8 5.8
Net Yards Rushing 202 64
Rush Attempts 43 28
Avg Rush Yards 4.7 2.3
Net Yards Passing 121 385
Comp. - Att. 8-13 23-48
Yards Per Pass 9.3 8.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-17 5-33
Penalties - Yards 6-35 4-42
Touchdowns 3 2
Rushing TDs 2 1
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 1 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 4-44.0 6-32.3
Return Yards 244 78
Punts - Returns 3-61 1-13
Kickoffs - Returns 5-183 4-65
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 6/6 4/4
Extra Points 3/3 2/2
Field Goals 3/3 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Kansas State 4-4 73101030
Kansas 1-7 6001420
121 PASS YDS 385
202 RUSH YDS 64
323 TOTAL YDS 449
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Delton 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 98 0 0 174.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.7% 418 1 1 118.9
A. Delton 4/7 98 0 0
S. Thompson 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 40 0 0 122.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 51 0 0 116.1
S. Thompson 4/6 40 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Barnes 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 128 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
92 542 5
A. Barnes 23 128 2 22
S. Thompson 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 39 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 97 0
S. Thompson 10 39 0 14
A. Delton 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
70 319 5
A. Delton 9 36 0 17
J. Silmon 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 86 0
J. Silmon 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 92 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 416 1
B. Pringle 3 92 0 38
I. Zuber 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
34 322 3
I. Zuber 3 30 0 15
D. Schoen 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 337 3
D. Schoen 1 12 0 12
Z. Reuter 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 11 0
Z. Reuter 1 4 0 4
A. Barnes 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 14 0
A. Barnes 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Shelley 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
D. Shelley 8-0 0.0 0
D. Goolsby 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
D. Goolsby 7-0 0.0 0
T. Tanking 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
T. Tanking 5-0 0.0 0
R. Walker 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
R. Walker 5-0 1.0 0
J. Kirby 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
J. Kirby 4-0 1.0 0
T. Wood 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Wood 3-1 0.0 0
K. Adams 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
K. Adams 3-0 0.0 0
A. Parker 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Parker 2-0 0.0 0
Cr. Moore 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
Cr. Moore 2-0 0.0 0
K. Ball 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
K. Ball 2-0 1.0 0
T. Dishon 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Dishon 2-0 0.0 0
W. Geary 60 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
W. Geary 1-0 0.0 0
E. Sullivan 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
E. Sullivan 1-0 1.0 0
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 3 0.0
D. Reed 1-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. McCrane 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
15/19 29/29
M. McCrane 3/3 41 3/3 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Walsh 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 44.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
31 43.3 3
N. Walsh 4 44.0 3 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 76.0 99 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 36.4 99 0
D. Reed 2 76.0 99 0
D. Valentine 88 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.5 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 8.8 11 0
D. Valentine 2 6.5 11 0
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 19.4 18 0
B. Pringle 1 18.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Heath 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 12.5 14 0
D. Heath 1 14.0 14 0
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 12.0 10 0
B. Pringle 1 10.0 10 0
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 37.0 37 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 16.8 37 1
D. Reed 1 37.0 37 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Stanley 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.9% 418 1 1 123.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 562 1 2 111.2
C. Stanley 23/48 418 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Herbert 10 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
86 544 4
K. Herbert 12 33 0 13
C. Stanley 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 58 0
C. Stanley 14 23 0 16
T. Martin 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
56 171 3
T. Martin 2 8 1 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Sims Jr. 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 233 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 637 4
S. Sims Jr. 9 233 1 60
T. Patrick 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 72 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 94 0
T. Patrick 3 72 0 47
J. Booker 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 57 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 282 2
J. Booker 5 57 0 39
D. Thompson 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 27 0
D. Thompson 1 19 0 19
B. Johnson 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 302 1
B. Johnson 2 17 0 10
R. Schadler 33 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 116 0
R. Schadler 1 11 0 11
E. Fairs 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 118 0
E. Fairs 1 5 0 5
T. Martin 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 14 0
T. Martin 1 4 0 4
C. Harrell 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 141 2
C. Harrell 0 0 0 0
K. Herbert 10 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 29 0
K. Herbert 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Dineen Jr. 29 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
J. Dineen Jr. 9-0 0.0 0
M. Lee 11 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 2 0.0
M. Lee 7-0 0.0 0
K. Loneker Jr. 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Loneker Jr. 4-0 0.0 0
B. Torneden 1 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Torneden 4-0 0.0 0
J. Holmes 88 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Holmes 3-0 0.0 0
T. Miller Jr. 22 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Miller Jr. 3-0 0.0 0
O. Ogbebor 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
O. Ogbebor 3-0 0.0 0
K. Simmons 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
K. Simmons 2-0 1.0 0
D. Wise 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
D. Wise 2-1 1.0 0
J. Ehambe 17 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Ehambe 2-0 0.0 0
H. Defense 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
H. Defense 2-1 0.0 0
D. Armstrong Jr. 2 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Armstrong Jr. 1-0 0.0 0
S. Richmond 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Richmond 1-0 0.0 0
S. Taylor 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Taylor 1-0 0.0 0
J. Dineen 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Dineen 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Rui 39 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
10/11 18/18
G. Rui 2/2 42 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Moos 36 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 32.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
57 40.1 1
C. Moos 6 32.3 1 40
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Schadler 33 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 16.3 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 23.3 32 0
R. Schadler 4 16.3 32 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Sims Jr. 11 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 4.6 13 0
S. Sims Jr. 1 13.0 13 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 KSTATE 18 2:13 6 66 Fumble
9:43 KANSAS 35 0:00 1 63 TD
5:15 KSTATE 34 4:10 7 61 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:44 KSTATE 2 3:44 9 35 Punt
8:04 KANSAS 39 2:37 5 25 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 KANSAS 18 1:24 3 18 TD
10:07 KSTATE 46 3:41 6 35 FG
4:22 KSTATE 23 2:17 5 19 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:20 KSTATE 38 3:08 6 11 Punt
9:01 KANSAS 26 1:25 3 26 TD
6:35 KANSAS 44 1:50 4 -2 Punt
4:13 KANSAS 45 2:47 6 21 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:31 KANSAS 16 2:43 9 73 FG
9:25 KANSAS 22 4:01 9 53 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:59 KANSAS 5 0:33 8 60 Punt
8:54 KANSAS 19 0:39 3 -9 Punt
5:17 KANSAS 20 5:10 12 41 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 KANSAS 25 0:00 1 57 Fumble
13:25 KANSAS 25 3:05 8 34 Punt
6:14 KANSAS 22 1:40 5 29 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:51 KANSAS 3 1:31 10 97 TD
10:06 KANSAS 6 0:54 3 -5 Punt
7:28 KANSAS 35 0:37 2 65 TD
4:37 KANSAS 20 0:18 3 0 Punt
1:21 KANSAS 25 1:17 7 46 Game