Students share their reactions after the first game of the football 2019 season

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The student section watches on as K-State works to defeat Nicholls State on Aug. 31, 2019. (Sabrina Cline | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State football team took care of business in game one of the 2019 season on Saturday as they defeated Nicholls State 49-14.

Two students at the game — Carson Avery, sophomore in industrial engineering, and Logan Schultz, sophomore in political science, gave their reactions to the blowout win.

Avery said he thought Klieman’s K-State coaching debut was exceptional.

“It was cool to see us win,” Avery said. “Klieman went above expectations in his first game. I don’t think we really knew what to expect in the first game, and I would say our performance was better than most people expected.”

Schultz said he was really impressed with redshirt junior quarterback Skylar Thompson’s performance. He completed 16 of 22 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown.

“The balls [Skylar Thompson] threw were real nice,” Schultz said. “He looks really confident, and that is a great thing. This year that is what we need of [Thompson] and it’s a great sign that we saw that out of him.”

Schultz also had words to say on what he thought of the team performance as a whole.

“We beat a team by a lot that we should have beat by a lot,” Schultz said. “It was known that Nicholls is a team that we should handily defeat and that is was we went out on the field and did.”

Up next on Saturday, the Wildcats play Bowling Green at 11 a.m. at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

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