Strong Fourth Quarter Pushes Wildcats Past Iowa State on Senior Night, 27-17


Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Entering the fourth quarter tied at 17, Kansas State erupted with ten consecutive points on a Jordon Brown rushing touchdown followed by a Blake Lynch field goal to clinch a 27-17 win over Iowa State on senior night at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

K-State (8-4, 5-4 Big 12) led 14-0, but a pair of second quarter Iowa State scores sent the teams to the half tied at 14. The Wildcats used a powerful rushing attack and strong defense in the second half to to earn its fifth Big 12 victory in 2019.

Brown and freshman Jacardia Wright combined for 151 of the Wildcats 231 yards on the ground. Both players rushed for a score. Skylar Thompson completed 5-of-12 passes for 57 yards and added 38 rushing yards on the night.

Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy passed for one touchdown with sophomore wideout Tarique Milton nabbing three of Purdy’s throws for 73 yards. Freshman running back Breece Hall rushed for 59 yards on 18 carries with one score for the Cyclones.


K-State 8-4 (5-4, Big 12)

Iowa State 7-5 (5-4, Big 12)


K-State finished the regular season and awaits its selection for a bowl game on December 8.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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