MANHATTAN, Kan. — John Hubert rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and Kansas State defeated Iowa State, 41-7, Saturday to hand the Cyclones their fifth consecutive Big 12 Conference defeat.
Daniel Sams accounted for 111 total yards and scored two touchdowns while Jake Waters went 9 of 15 passing for 157 yards for Kansas State (4-4, 2-3 Big 12). Tramaine Thompson caught a touchdown pass and the Wildcats’ defense forced three turnovers en route to their second straight victory.
Quarterback Sam Richardson, coming off an injury last week against Oklahoma State, struggled mightily for Iowa State (1-7, 0-5), throwing for 38 yards and one interception before being replaced by Grant Rohach in the second quarter.
Rohach competed 11 of 24 passes with two interceptions. DeVondrick Nealy finished with 53 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Iowa State’s opening drive started well with first-down pickups on the first three plays from scrimmage, but then a false start penalty helped stall the drive. Kansas State took the control of the game at that point.
Kansas State opened the scoring when Hubert plunged into the end zone from 9 yards out. Jack Cantele kicked a 44-yard field goal before Sams’ 1-yard run gave the Wildcats a 17-0 lead with 41 seconds left in the second quarter.
Cantele added to Kansas State’s advantage when he split the uprights from 42 yards out early in the third. Kansas State then scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to go up 41-0 before Nealy rushed for Iowa State’s lone score.
Nealy’s 10-yard scoring run game him touchdowns in the last three games.
Linebacker Jeremiah George had another double-digit tackle effort for the Cyclones, finishing with 12 stops. The Big 12 leader in tackles has recorded double-figure tackles in seven games straight game. George had two tackles for a loss to give him 7 1/2 this season — all of them in Big 12 games.