Wildcats beat Jayhawks in Sunflower Showdown

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:15:46 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 30 2013 04:41:27 PM CST
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It's been four years since the Governor's Cup last resided in Lawrence, and it will be a fifth as well after Kansas State knocked off Kansas 31-10 for a fifth straight win in the Sunflower Showdown.

Jake Waters finished the day 10 for 21 passing with 160 yards, two touchdowns and 1 interception.

John Hubert ran for a career high 220 yards, and no sits in second-place on the all-time KSU rushing list.

For the Jayhawks, Jake Heaps took the majority of the snaps, but only three one touchdown and three interceptions. Montell Cozart added another interception, and the Jayhawks finished with 6 turnovers.

The Jayhawks finish the season at 3-9, 1-8 in the Big 12.  The Wildcats finish their regular season at 7-5, 5-4 in the Big 12, but have a bowl game to prepare for.

Most likely the 'Cats will be in either the Texas Bowl in Houston, or the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.


Kansas State turned an interception into points, and the Wildcats lead 28-10 after three quarters.

Jake Waters ran a keeper 15 yards and dove for the pylon to get the points for the 'Cats.


Kansas State hit first, but Kansas hit back, and it's 21-10 at the half of the Sunflower Showdown.

Kansas State held a 21-0 lead before the Jayhawks fought back and scored a touchdown, then got a fumble recovery and turned that into 3 points to get the game to 11 points just before halftime.

The Wildcat scored in the first quarter on a pass from Jake Waters to Zach Trujillo, and a John Hubert run from 21 yards out to take a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

The Cats struck again at the start of the second quarter on a pass from Waters to fullback Glenn Gronkowski on a 29-yard pass.

The Hawks got on the scoreboard when Jake Heaps found Jimmay Mundine for an 11-yard touchdown pass.

The Jayhawks had a high, short kick on the ensuing kickoff, and a Wildcat fumble gave Kansas prime field position, and the Jayhawks converted that into threee more points for the 21-10 halftime score.