K-State Falls To Arkansas State 35-31 To Open 2020 Season


Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kansas – A 17-yard touchdown catch by Jonathan Adams with 38 seconds remaining lifted Arkansas State to a 35-31 win over K-State in the season opener for the Cats on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

K-State scored 10 straight points in the fourth and led 31-28 with 2:30 to play following a 35-yard field goal by Blake Lynch. The visiting Red Wolves (1-1) responded with a 65-yard drive in less than two minutes for the deciding score. The game-winning touchdown finished off a big day for Adams, who had 98 receiving yards and three touchdown grabs for the Red Wolves in the win.

Skylar Thompson threw for 259 yards with touchdown passes to Phillip Brooks and Briley Moore. Deuce Vaughn and Harry Trotter had a rushing score each while combining for 90 yards on the ground.

Will Jones II had a blocked punt and an interception for the Cats, while Wayne Jones and Justin Hughes led the way defensively with six tackles a piece.

K-State travels to Oklahoma on September 26th with an 11:00 a.m. kickoff. Catch the game on Classic Hits 1530 AM/106.7 FM in Norton and Classic Country 1570 AM/94.1 FM in Marysville.

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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