K-State moves to 2-1 with 37-7 win over UMass

Emily DeShazer | The Collegian K-State running back Robert Rose rushes for a touchdown late in the first half to put the Wildcats up 20-7 over the University of Massachusetts at Bill Snyder Family Stadium Saturday. K-State ran for 329 yards in 46 carries, an average of over 7 yards per carry.

The K-State Wildcats ended its non-conference season with a 37-7 win over the UMass Minutemen Saturday night, setting the stage for a showdown with the Texas Longhorns next week.

Once again, Bill Snyder utilized both Jake Waters and Daniel Sams at quarterback and both had impressive games. Waters completed 5-of-10 passing attempts for 115 yards and two touchdowns, while Sams ran for 77 yards and one score.

K-State running back John Hubert appeared to return to top form on Saturday after struggling in the first two games of the season, racking up 118 yards on the ground as well as 50 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Defensively, although the Wildcats gave up only seven points, K-State looked shaky. The Minutemen put up 309 yards of total offense one week after losing to the Maine Black Bears, a mediocre FCS team.

The Wildcats open up Big 12 play next week with a trip to Austin, Texas, where they will play the Texas Longhorns. K-State has won the last five meetings against Texas, dating back to 2003.