Scores

Final

Kansas State 20

(7-5, 4-4 Big 12)

Kansas 39

(6-5, 3-4 Big 12)

3:30 PM ET, November 18, 2006

Memorial Stadium, LAWRENCE, KS

1 2 3 4 T
KSU 3 7 3 720
KU 13 7 0 1939

Top Performers

Passing: J. Freeman (KSU) - 244 YDS, 3 INT

Rushing: J. Cornish (KU) - 25 CAR, 201 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Mastrud (KSU) - 5 REC, 103 YDS

KU frustrates Freeman, K-State in front of record crowd

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Jon Cornish rushed for 201 yards and Kansas took advantage of six turnovers by Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman for a 39-20 victory Saturday.

Freeman, the freshman sensation who accounted for four touchdowns in last week's upset of Texas, lost three fumbles and was intercepted three times by a Kansas pass defense ranked 117th in the country.

It was the first time since 1917 that both teams came into this state rivalry on winning streaks of at least two games. And a crowd of 51,821 -- the largest in the 85-year history of Memorial Stadium -- was on hand.

Kansas (6-5, 3-4 Big 12) became bowl-eligible for the second year in a row for the first time ever and beat the Wildcats (7-5, 4-4) for just the second time in 14 games.

Thousands of fans stormed the field and began bringing down the goal posts when the game ended.

Scott Webb kicked a career-best four field goals for the Jayhawks.

Anthony Webb ran 42 yards for a touchdown with Kansas' third interception, giving the Jayhawks a 33-20 lead with 7:57 left in the fourth quarter.

In the final seconds of the first half, James McClinton knocked the ball out of Freeman's grasp in the end zone and Russell Brorsen recovered for the TD.

Cornish, the Big 12's rushing leader, had touchdown runs of 13 yards following Aqib Talib's interception in the first quarter and 12 yards after Wayne Wilder's fumble recovery in the fourth.

Leon Patton rushed for 102 yards for Kansas State, which is bowl-eligible for the first time since 2003. It was the first time in 24 games Kansas had given up a 100-yard rushing performance.

Kerry Meier, Kansas' redshirt freshman quarterback, also had a rough night. He was intercepted twice in the first half, once in the end zone. And he was on the Wildcats 6 on Kansas' first possession of the second half when he fumbled the ball to Antwon Moore.

Webb kicked field goals of 38, 49, 41 and 35 yards.

Kansas State's James Johnson recovered a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, giving the Wildcats a school-record three kickoff returns this season.

Freeman, the Big 12's offensive player of the week the two previous weeks, came into the game after hitting 55 of his last 77 passes for 681 yards and six touchdowns. Against the Jayhawks, he was 23-for-44 for 244 yards. His longest pass came on the first play of the game, a 66-yard gainer to tight end Jeron Mastrud that set up a 21-yard field goal by Jeff Snodgrass.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KSU
KU
1st Downs2021
Total Yards362355
Passing244108
Rushing118247
Penalties6-756-38
3rd Down Conversions7-163-11
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers64
Possession31:3528:25

Passing Leaders

Kansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Freeman23/442445.503-
KansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Meier11/231084.702-

Rushing Leaders

Kansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Patton141027.3144
Johnson8283.5017
KansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cornish252018.0239
Meier8374.6018

Receiving Leaders

Kansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson8648.0020
Mastrud510320.6066
KansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fields77210.3018
Murph2105.007

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERKSUKU
FG11:54JEFF SNODGRASS 21 YD FG
Drive info: 6 plays, 82 yards.
30
FG6:27SCOTT WEBB 38 YD FG
Drive info: 11 plays, 50 yards.
33
TD3:31JON CORNISH 13 YD RUN (SCOTT WEBB KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 24 yards.
310
FG1:03SCOTT WEBB 49 YD FG
Drive info: 4 plays, 4 yards.
313
SECOND QUARTERKSUKU
TD11:27LEON PATTON 44 YD RUN (JEFF SNODGRASS KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yards.
1013
TD1:32RUSSELL BRORSEN 0 YD DEFENSIVE FUMBLE RETURN (SCOTT WEBB KICK)1020
THIRD QUARTERKSUKU
FG9:56JEFF SNODGRASS 47 YD FG
Drive info: 4 plays, -8 yards.
1320
FOURTH QUARTERKSUKU
FG14:14SCOTT WEBB 41 YD FG
Drive info: 10 plays, 36 yards.
1323
TD10:38ANTHONY WEBB 42 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (SCOTT WEBB KICK)1330
TD10:25JAMES JOHNSON 85 YD KICK RETURN (JEFF SNODGRASS KICK)2030
FG7:57SCOTT WEBB 35 YD FG
Drive info: 6 plays, 56 yards.
2033
TD4:08JON CORNISH 12 YD RUN (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 12 yards.
2039