University of Kansas

Kansas-Iowa State football report

Updated: 2013-11-24T15:40:10Z

First quarter

Key play: Iowa State quarterback Grant Rohach took advantage of a KU defensive breakdown, hitting Aaron Wimberly on a 58-yard touchdown pass with 6:43 left in the quarter.

Key stat: Wimberly had 92 yards of total offense in the first quarter.

Second quarter

Key play: KU running back James Sims was stopped on fourth and 1 at the Iowa State 13-yard line.

Key stat: Sims rushed for 96 yards in the first half.

Third quarter

Key play: Iowa State QB Grant Rohach hit Quenton Bundrage for a 15-yard touchdown, pushing the lead to 20-0 with 6:00 minutes left in the quarter.

Key stat: KU was outscored 17-0 in the third quarter.

Fourth quarter

Key play: Iowa State’s Shontrelle Johnson capped the blowout with a 23-yard touchdown run.

Key stat: It was Iowa State’s first conference victory.

Player of the game: Iowa State quarterback Grant Rohach

Reason to hope: If KU can beat K-State next week, it just might turn Kansas’ shaky season into a success.

Reason to mope: Bill Snyder still coaches K-State.

Looking ahead: The Jayhawks will return home to face in-state rival Kansas State in their season finale at Memorial Stadium.

| Rustin Dodd, rdodd@kcstar.com

Report card

F OffenseThe Jayhawks were shut out for the first time since playing at Texas in 2011. No matter the conditions, that’s something you want to avoid.
D DefenseMaybe it was the field, but the Jayhawks allowed Iowa State quarterback Grant Rohach, in his first year starting, to look like a savvy veteran.
C Special teamsIt was a pretty non-descript effort on special teams; punter Trevor Pardula averaged 39.4 yards on five punts.
D CoachingWell, this isn’t how Charlie Weis wanted to follow up the Jayhawks’ first Big 12 win in 28 games. KU has now lost 24 straight games on the road — a streak they will carry into next season.

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