Hall, Purdy Lift Cyclones Over K-State 33-20


Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Breece Hall rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns to lead Iowa State to a 33-20 win over Kansas State on Saturday evening. The Cyclones improved to 4-2 (2-1 Big 12). K-State dropped its third straight to fall to 3-3 (0-3 Big 12).

Hall averaged over six yards per carry on the night, including a 75-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage. He added a 43-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Brock Purdy completed 22 of his 25 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown, and Andrew Mevis connected on four field goals for the Cyclones.

Skylar Thompson threw for 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns while adding a rushing score for K-State. Phillip Brooks and Malik Knowles each caught a touchdown pass for the Wildcats, while Deuce Vaughn rushed for 87 yards.

Iowa State finished with a 418-342 advantage in total yardage.

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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