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Kansas State beats UCLA 35-17 in Cactus Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) Bill Snyder stood on a makeshift stage in the middle of a baseball stadium with a roof, a sparkling trophy at his side depicting a football sailing through cactus uprights.

If this was the end of his storied coaching career at Kansas State, it sure was a great way to go out.

Alex Delton ran for 158 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, leading the Wildcats to a 35-17 Cactus Bowl victory over UCLA on Tuesday night in what could be Snyder's final game.

''We've got so many people to be proud of at Kansas State University and it starts with our players, quite obviously,'' Snyder said.

Delton replaced Skylar Thompson late in the first quarter and scored on runs of 68 yards, 3 yards and 1 yard. Alex Barnes added 117 yards and a touchdown for the Wildcats, who rushed for 345 yards.

Kansas State (8-5) struggled in the first half against UCLA's potent offense, but shut down the Bruins in the second to give Snyder his 210th - and possibly last - win with the Wildcats.

UCLA (6-7) played without top NFL prospect Josh Rosen, who's recovering from a concussion, and built a 10-point halftime lead without its star quarterback.

The Bruins' offensive success didn't carry over into the second half and their defense had a hard time containing Delton, saddling interim coach Jedd Fisch with a loss in his last game before Chip Kelly takes over the program.

''We handled a ton of adversity this year and a ton of change,'' Fisch said. ''After the (USC) week, they continued to play as hard as possible.''

Snyder turned around one of the nation's worst programs after taking over in 1989, leading the Wildcats to eight straight bowl appearances after un-retiring in 2008.

He says he has not decided whether he will return for a 27th season or retire again to spend time with his family.

The 78-year-old coach made a quarterback change in the first quarter of the Cactus Bowl after Thompson threw an interception. Delton had an immediate impact, bursting up the middle for a 68-yard touchdown run.

Snyder opted to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 1 in the third quarter, and Delton came through again, bulling his way through a massive pile - with some help from his teammates.

Kansas State's Denzel Goolsby recovered Bolu Olorunfunmi's fumble at the Bruins 24-yard line on the next play from scrimmage, and Delton hit Dominique Heath for an 8-yard touchdown to give the Wildcats the lead.

''That was possibly the play of the ballgame,'' Snyder said.

UCLA turned it over on downs - after a successful fake punt - and Kansas State turned its fourth-down try into a touchdown, with Alex Barnes putting the Wildcats up 28-17 with a 41-yard run.

Kansas State ended UCLA's comeback hopes with an eight-minute drive capped by Delton's final TD run.

''They wore us down,'' Fisch said.

Rosen, expected to leave for the NFL after his junior year, was in uniform and warmed up before the game, but Devon Modster trotted out to the huddle.

The Bruins still had their big-play game going even without Rosen, building a 17-7 halftime lead on two long TD passes by Modster.

UCLA's offensive roll ended with halftime. The Bruins had 100 total yards and three first downs in the second half.

''I just threw too many incomplete passes,'' said Modster, who threw for 295 yards. ''That's pretty much it.''

THE TAKEAWAY

If this was the final game of Snyder's career, the Wildcats sent him out on a high note with a dominant second-half performance.

UCLA's defense, a sore spot all season, had no answer for Delton, and its offense could have used Rosen in the second half.

ROSEN'S DECISION

Reports surfaced this week that Rosen wouldn't play in the bowl game, possibly to protect himself from injury. Fisch shot that notion down quickly.

''I want to be clear on this: Josh wanted to play,'' he said. ''Josh was unable to play because of the fact that he had two concussions within a four-week span in November, and our physicians didn't feel comfortable putting him out there and putting him at risk for a possibility of a third concussion.''

UP NEXT

Kansas State: The Wildcats should be in good shape on offense next season whether Snyder returns or not. Kansas State has no seniors on its two-deep roster on offense, though there are five on defense.

UCLA: Kelly will likely have to replace Rosen when he takes over, but will have plenty of firepower returning. He's also a top recruiter, so the Bruins should be well-stocked with talent.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:34
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
35
17
Touchdown 4:34
5-A.Delton runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
17
plays
78
yds
08:06
pos
34
17
Point After TD 14:01
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
17
Touchdown 14:01
34-A.Barnes runs 41 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
50
yds
00:24
pos
27
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:22
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
17
Touchdown 4:28
5-A.Delton complete to 4-D.Heath. 4-D.Heath runs 8 yards for a touchdown
4
plays
24
yds
1:29
pos
20
17
Point After TD 6:46
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
17
Touchdown 6:46
5-A.Delton runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
8
plays
74
yds
04:33
pos
13
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:34
17-J.Molson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 9:34
18-D.Modster complete to 14-T.Howard. 14-T.Howard runs 70 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
72
yds
00:37
pos
7
16
Point After TD 11:34
17-J.Molson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 11:34
18-D.Modster complete to 2-J.Lasley. 2-J.Lasley runs 52 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
92
yds
03:22
pos
7
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:00
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 0:00
5-A.Delton runs 68 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
76
yds
00:52
pos
6
3
Field Goal 1:03
17-J.Molson 44 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
49
yds
06:08
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 21 14
Rushing 14 5
Passing 4 9
Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Conv 6-13 3-13
4th Down Conv 2-2 3-5
Total Net Yards 425 364
Total Plays 67 59
Avg Gain 6.3 6.2
Net Yards Rushing 344 69
Rush Attempts 49 25
Avg Rush Yards 7.0 2.8
Net Yards Passing 81 295
Comp. - Att. 11-18 21-34
Yards Per Pass 4.5 8.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-6 0-0
Penalties - Yards 2-20 8-73
Touchdowns 6 2
Rushing TDs 4 0
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 3-3
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 3-43.0 4-44.8
Return Yards 96 95
Punts - Returns 2--4 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 4-100 5-95
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 5/5 3/3
Extra Points 5/5 2/2
Field Goals 0/0 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Kansas State 8-5 70141435
UCLA 6-7 3140017
81 PASS YDS 295
344 RUSH YDS 69
425 TOTAL YDS 364
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Delton 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.7% 60 2 0 178.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.4% 697 5 2 133.4
A. Delton 8/11 60 2 0
S. Thompson 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
42.9% 27 0 1 46.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 716 5 4 136.3
S. Thompson 3/7 27 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Delton 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 158 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
120 658 11
A. Delton 20 158 3 68
A. Barnes 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 117 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
158 936 8
A. Barnes 12 117 1 41
I. Zuber 7 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 37 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 72 0
I. Zuber 1 37 0 37
J. Silmon 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 238 0
J. Silmon 2 13 0 8
M. McCoy 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 63 1
M. McCoy 2 8 0 8
S. Thompson 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
74 271 3
S. Thompson 5 4 0 4
T. Burns 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 34 0
T. Burns 2 4 0 5
D. Warmack 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 255 3
D. Warmack 1 3 0 3
W. Dimel 38 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 63 4
W. Dimel 4 0 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Heath 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 57 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 253 3
D. Heath 6 57 2 18
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 743 6
B. Pringle 2 19 0 11
W. Dimel 38 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 100 1
W. Dimel 1 9 0 9
J. Silmon 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 10 0
J. Silmon 1 1 0 1
A. Barnes 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 30 0
A. Barnes 1 1 0 1
I. Zuber 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
51 510 4
I. Zuber 0 0 0 0
Z. Reuter 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 49 0
Z. Reuter 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Kirby 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
J. Kirby 6-0 0.0 0
D. Shelley 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 0.0
D. Shelley 5-0 0.0 0
E. Sullivan 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
E. Sullivan 5-0 0.0 0
D. Goolsby 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
D. Goolsby 4-0 0.0 0
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 4 0.0
D. Reed 3-0 0.0 0
R. Walker 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
R. Walker 3-0 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
T. Wood 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Wood 2-0 0.0 0
K. Ball 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Ball 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
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
T. Tanking 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Tanking 1-0 0.0 0
D. Bowles 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Bowles 1-0 0.0 0
A. Payne 52 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Payne 1-0 0.0 0
M. McCoy 23 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. McCoy 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. McCrane 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 5/5
SEASON FG XP
21/26 53/53
M. McCrane 0/0 0 5/5 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Walsh 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 43.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
60 43.6 1
N. Walsh 3 43.0 1 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 25.8 24 1
B. Pringle 2 24.0 24 0
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 26.0 36 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 33.4 36 1
D. Reed 2 26.0 36 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 -2.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 13.1 0 1
D. Reed 2 -2.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Modster 18 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 295 2 0 154.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.7% 966 6 0 153.0
D. Modster 21/34 295 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
B. Olorunfunmi 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
129 588 5
B. Olorunfunmi 12 23 0 6
D. Felton 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 96 1
D. Felton 4 21 0 11
D. Modster 18 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 53 0
D. Modster 2 19 0 10
M. Juarez 32 LB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 22 0
M. Juarez 1 11 0 0
C. Pabico 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 25 0
C. Pabico 1 0 0 0
B. Stephens 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
48 181 1
B. Stephens 2 -1 0 0
S. Jamabo 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
92 445 6
S. Jamabo 2 -1 0 0
K. Miller 77 OL
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -6 0
K. Miller 1 -3 0 -3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Lasley 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 128 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
77 1392 10
J. Lasley 8 128 1 52
T. Howard 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 119 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
64 713 5
T. Howard 8 119 1 70
J. Wilson 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 173 2
J. Wilson 1 18 0 18
B. Olorunfunmi 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 131 0
B. Olorunfunmi 2 13 0 9
C. Pabico 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 291 1
C. Pabico 1 11 0 11
S. Jamabo 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 210 0
S. Jamabo 1 6 0 6
E. Massington 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 72 2
E. Massington 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Wadood 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 1 0.0
J. Wadood 8-0 0.0 0
K. Young 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
K. Young 7-0 0.0 0
J. Tuioti-Mariner 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 2.0
J. Tuioti-Mariner 4-0 2.0 0
M. Osling 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Osling 4-0 0.0 0
N. Meadors 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
N. Meadors 3-0 0.0 0
R. Wade 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
R. Wade 3-0 0.0 0
C. Nnoruka 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Nnoruka 3-0 0.0 0
A. Pickett 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
A. Pickett 2-0 0.0 0
M. Moore 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Moore 2-0 0.0 0
K. Lucier-South 11 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Lucier-South 2-0 0.0 0
B. Tagaloa 75 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
B. Tagaloa 2-0 1.0 0
Lo. Toailoa 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Lo. Toailoa 1-0 0.0 0
O. Odighizuwa 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
O. Odighizuwa 1-0 0.0 0
D. Holmes 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 4 0.0
D. Holmes 1-0 0.0 1
O. Spencer 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
O. Spencer 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Molson 17 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
18/22 51/52
J. Molson 1/1 44 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Flintoft 20 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 44.8 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
60 43.1 3
S. Flintoft 4 44.8 3 65
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Holmes 1 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 17.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
36 21.3 21 0
D. Holmes 3 17.0 21 0
M. Johnson 21 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 22.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 17.7 22 0
M. Johnson 2 22.0 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 KSTATE 30 1:26 4 -2 Punt
11:55 KSTATE 4 4:40 10 51 INT
0:52 KSTATE 24 0:52 3 76 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:23 KSTATE 29 1:05 3 -1 Punt
9:19 KSTATE 36 1:49 3 1 Punt
4:56 KSTATE 7 4:24 11 42 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:19 KSTATE 26 4:33 8 74 TD
6:23 UCLA 24 2:01 4 24 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:09 UCLA 50 0:24 4 50 TD
12:40 KSTATE 2 8:06 17 98 TD
2:24 UCLA 43 1:39 4 13
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:21 UCLA 36 1:17 5 15 Punt
7:11 UCLA 31 6:08 12 44 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 UCLA 14 3:22 9 86 TD
10:11 UCLA 28 0:37 2 72 TD
7:13 UCLA 14 2:09 6 36 Fumble
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UCLA 19 3:34 9 29 Punt
6:31 UCLA 22 0:00 1 2 Fumble
4:17 UCLA 27 3:03 8 23 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:55 UCLA 21 1:00 3 8 Punt
4:34 UCLA 25 2:10 8 -1 Downs