Top 25: No. 7 Kansas State 56, Kansas 16
Top 25 football • Kansas State pulled away in the third quarter.
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MANHATTAN, Kan. • John Hubert ran for 101 yards and four touchdowns on just 10 carries, Collin Klein had two touchdowns running and throwing and No. 7 Kansas State routed Kansas 56-16 on Saturday.

Klein finished with 129 yards passing and 116 yards rushing to help the Wildcats (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) pile up more than 50 points for the third straight year against their biggest rival. They've won four straight against the Jayhawks (1-4, 0-2) since Bill Snyder returned to the sideline.

The longtime Kansas State coach probably had some choice words for his team at halftime, when a slew of mistakes resulted in a modest 21-14 lead. But the Wildcats scored four touchdowns in the third quarter, three in a span of about five minutes, to put away the game.

Kansas' Dayne Crist threw for 189 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw three interceptions and lost a fumble. The Notre Dame transfer was replaced by Michael Cummings in the fourth quarter.

James Sims had 115 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Jayhawks.

Just about everything that could go right did for Kansas in the first half.

It started with a time-gobbling 86-yard drive that kept Klein and Co. on the sideline for a good chunk of the first quarter. It ended with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Tony Pierson.

Crist was 7 of 8 passing for 77 yards on the series.

Kansas State answered with a 74-yard drive of its own. Hubert did almost all the work, and his 20-yard touchdown run over a gaping right side knotted the game late in the quarter.

That's when Kansas got sneaky — or downright audacious.

Held to three-and-presumably-out, Kansas coach Charlie Weis told Ron Doherty to execute what amounted to a punter draw that went for a first down. The Jayhawks marched to the Kansas State 23 before they were held again, but this time they faked a field goal, and holder Blake Jablonski threw a pass to defensive end Toben Opurum — a former running back — to set up Sims' short TD run.

Kansas State needed only four plays and just more than a minute to answer again. Klein scooted for 27 yards and hit Tyler Lockett in stride for a 34-yard touchdown reception two plays later. —