Iowa State vs. K-State: By the Quarters

Here is a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of Iowa State's 45-0 loss to unranked Kansas State in a Big 12 contest Saturday afternoon.

First Quarter:

Both sides traded three-and-outs to start play, before Iowa State's offense took over and mounted somewhat of a drive. On back-to-back plays, the Cyclones netted 51 yards to charge into Kansas State territory. Starter Waye Terry hit Lane Danielsen for 20 yards, as the ISU receiver broke the school's all-time catches record. Then Stevie Hicks broke loose for 31 yards after making a nice cutback at the line of scrimmage. However, the Cyclones' drive ended with a missed 47-yard field goal by Tony Yelk.

The Wildcats answered with a 70-yard scoring drive and took a 7-0 lead midway through the quarter. Ell Roberson keyed the drive with a 27-yard quarterback keeper, then handed off to Darren Sproles three plays later for a touchdown. K-State's tailback took it in from 23 yards out.

Advantage: Kansas State:

Second Quarter:

After an ISU three-and-out, K-State put together another scoring drive. Sproles did much of the work, rushing four times and catching a ball to put his team into ISU territory as time expired in the first quarter.

Roberson then capped it off on the second quarter's first play, connecting with Thomas Hill in the end for a nine-yard score. That made it 14-0 with 14:55 left in the half.

Both sides traded turnovers and three-and-outs in the midst of an offensive struggle to put a wrap on the first half.

Advantage: Kansas State.

Third Quarter:

Sproles opened the half for the Wildcats with a 70-yard touchdown run to the left sideline, giving them a 21-0 lead within the first minute. After an ISU three-and-out, K-State opened the floodgates with another long scoring drive that spanned 86 yards and six plays. Roberson hit James Terry for a 21-yard touchdown pass to make it 28-0 with 10:25 left in the half.

Like the season has for the Cyclones, their fortunes spiraled downward in a hurry to start the second half. After a Terry interception by Randy Jordan and ensuing personal foul on Danielsen, K-State scored again on its first play from scrimmage when Sproles rushed 32 yards for a touchdown. The score was the Wildcats' third in less than six minutes and made it 35-0.

With Roberson and Sproles done for the day, K-State still managed to add a field goal by Joe Rheem to make it 38-0.

Advantage: Kansas State.

Fourth Quarter:

The Wildcats added another dagger in ISU's heart late in the fourth quarter when reserve freshman quarterback Dylan Meier ran through numerous missed tackles on the way to the end zone for a 45-0 K-State lead with 3:40 to play.

Advantage: Kansas State.

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