5 YEARS AGO | SEPT. 8, 2012
K-STATE 52, MIAMI 13
MANHATTAN — Quarterback Collin Klein accounted for four touchdowns while passing for 210 yards and rushing for an additional 71 yards as the Wildcats stomped Miami 52-13 at Snyder Family Stadium.
The game was the second in a two-year series that began the year before when K-State used a goal-line stand late in the game to preserve a 28-24 victory.
While the Wildcats were productive offensively, their defense was even more imposing.
On four trips into the red zone, Miami settled for two first-half field goals and one touchdown, which it scored with fewer than 4 minutes remaining.
Running back Duke Johnson, who scored on runs of 54 and 56 yards in the Hurricanes’ opener against Boston College, was limited to 19 yards on six carries. His 77-yard kickoff return set up Miami’s only touchdown.
“Defensively, I was pleased,’’ K-State coach Bill Snyder said. “We held them to (40) yards rushing. The passing, we gave up a little bit of yardage (222), but … overall I thought we improved defensively. I was pleased with the progress we made.’’
The Wildcats were balanced offensively, rushing for 288 yards and passing for 210.
John Hubert, who stated in the preseason his goal to rush for 1,000 yards, gained 106 on 16 carries for his second 100-yard effort after totaling 152 in the opener against Missouri State.
“He just doesn’t stop,’’ Klein said. “Sometimes he’s like a bowling ball in there, bouncing around and all of a sudden he bounces out of the pile when you didn’t even see him. He’s very physical, very relentless.’’
The home-and-home sweep of Miami was the first over a Power Five nonconference opponent for the Wildcats since they swept Southern Cal in 2001 and 2002.