NCAAF Game Recap - Bowling Green at Kansas State
Sat Sep 7, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Bowling Green (1-1)

0

0

0

0

0

Kansas State (2-0)

17

21

7

7

52

Kansas State blanks Bowling Green 52-0
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:51 PM

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State totaled more than 500 offensive yards in consecutive games for the first time in school history on Saturday after dismantling Bowling Green 52-0.

The Wildcats have dominated to start the season, outscoring Nicholls and Bowling Green 111-14 combined.

"I challenged the guys this week to improve upon week one and in particular this morning to get the fight started quickly and jump on them from the start," head coach Chris Klieman said. "I was so pleased."

The Wildcats did just that, holding their opponent scoreless in the first half for the second straight week.

It was an offensive mismatch as Malik Knowles had 99 receiving yards and two touchdown catches and Skylar Thompson threw for 151 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Knowles missed a few catches last week, but made up for those against the Falcons

"It was relieving, that was my main focus throughout the week to make sure that didn't happen again," Knowles said.

James Gilbert led the Wildcats' ground game for the second straight game with 103 rushing yards and found the end zone twice. Jordan Brown, Harry Trotter and Joe Ervin also provided rushing touchdowns. Kansas State has scored 10 rushing touchdowns in two games.

The Wildcats played many freshmen, including Ervin and Jacardia Wright, who combined for 22 carries, 87 yards and a touchdown.

"Our plan all along was to play a bunch of freshman no matter what the score was just to see how they would react under live fire," Klieman said. "We'll look at the film, but I was glad to see some guys playing and we'll see how much they play moving forward."

The Falcons never got their offense going, totaling 140 yards with just five first downs.

Darius Wade threw for 79 yards on eight completions for Bowling Green and Davon Jones had 47 rushing yards. The Kansas State defense stifled the Falcons, whose offense was on the field for just 44 plays and a little over 17 minutes.

"He (Darius) did not play as well as we hoped," head coach Scot Loeffler said. "The way that he was at times his rhythm and tempo were there. We need other people around him to play better."

The Wildcats marched down the field to start the game, but only got a field goal, then scored TDs on their next five possessions.

"They did not do anything we did not prepare for," Loeffler said. "They just did it better and more efficient."

Kansas State was able to rest its starters for most of the second half, which could give the Wildcats fresher legs for their first road game next week at Mississippi State.

The Wildcats will look to get revenge on the Bulldogs after a 31-10 loss last season.

"This is just the beginning, game two, playing good, but we're not where we want to be," KSU defensive end Reggie Walker said. "It just all makes us hungry."

THE TAKEAWAY

Bowling Green: The Falcons were overmatched and couldn't stop the Kansas State offense in the first half.

Kansas State: For the second straight week, the Wildcats looked about as good as they could. Kleiman has found his quarterback in Thompson, but they'll face their first true test against an SEC foe next week.

JUST KEEPS WINNING

Klieman has won 23 consecutive games, dating to when he was head coach at North Dakota State. His last loss came to South Dakota State in 2017.

RENOVATIONS COMING

Kansas State Athletics announced a $105 million renovation project, in which part will be for Bill Snyder Family Stadium's south end zone. Construction will begin in May 2020 and be completed by the start of the 2021 football season.

UP NEXT

Bowling Green hosts Louisiana Tech next Saturday.

Kansas State has its first road game of the season at Mississippi State on Saturday.

Passing

BGSU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Wade 19 8 42.1 0 79 34 0 54.5
G. Loy 5 3 60.0 0 0 2 0 64.6
K St Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Thompson 13 10 76.9 2 151 34 0 154.2
N. Ast 3 3 100.0 0 28 12 0 105.6

Rushing

BGSU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Jones 8 47 5.9 19 0
N. Sealey 4 10 2.5 8 0
K St Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Burns 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Gilbert 8 103 12.9 51 2

Receiving

BGSU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Rahmaan 1 34 34.0 34 0
B. Denley 3 23 7.7 10 0
K St Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Knowles 5 99 19.8 34 2
W. Gill 1 22 22.0 22 0

Fumbles

K St F FL
P. Brooks 1 1

Returning

BGSU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Denley 4 16.0 0 26 0 - 0 0
K St KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
P. Brooks 1 44.0 0 44 2 0.0 0 0
S. Porter 0 - 0 0 1 8.0 0 8

Punting

BGSU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Naranjo 9 396 44.0 72
K St Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Anctil 3 112 37.3 51

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

BGSU K St
Points For 0 52
Total Yards 140 521
Rushing Yards 61 333
Passing Yards 79 188
Passing Completions / Attempts 11/24 14/19
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 2/1
First Downs 5 25
Penalties - Yards 6/50 4/35
Time Of Possession 8:08 52:52
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 0/11 9/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 2/2
Punts - Average Yards 9/44 3/37

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter BGSU K St
K St 3:14 FG Blake Lynch 24 yd FG 0 3
K St 9:03 TD Jordon Brown 50 yd run (Blake Lynch kick) 0 10
K St 14:20 TD James Gilbert 17 yd run (Blake Lynch kick) 0 17
2nd Quarter BGSU K St
K St 2:34 TD Harry Trotter 1 yd run (Blake Lynch kick) 0 24
K St 7:18 TD James Gilbert 5 yd run (Blake Lynch kick) 0 31
K St 10:58 TD Malik Knowles 34 yd pass from Skylar Thompson (Blake Lynch kick) 0 38
3rd Quarter BGSU K St
K St 3:23 TD Malik Knowles 20 yd pass from Skylar Thompson (Blake Lynch kick) 0 45
4th Quarter BGSU K St
K St 5:15 TD Joe Ervin 6 yd run (Blake Lynch kick) 0 52

Game Information

Stadium: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas
Attendance: 46,075
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