Anudike-Uzomah Ties NCAA Record, Cats Earn 31-12 Win Over TCU


Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Felix Anudike-Uzomah tied an NCAA record with six sacks as K-State defeated TCU 31-12 on Saturday afternoon at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Cats improved to 5-3 (2-3 Big 12) with their second straight win.

Anudike-Uzomah had three sacks in each half. He posted sacks on three straight plays at one point and finished with eight total tackles on the day. Anudike-Uzomah also forced a pair of fumbles, as K-State controlled much of the game. The Cats allowed just one touchdown, a late TCU rushing score with just 15 seconds remaining. The 12 points are a season-low for TCU, who came to Manhattan averaging over 34 points per game.

Offensively, the Cats had three rushing scores in the opening half and led 21-5 at the break. Deuce Vaughn had a pair of touchdowns (1 yard and 42 yards), and Skylar Thompson added a first half rushing score for K-State.

K-State put things away with 10 points in the fourth. Daniel Imatorbhebhe had a 73-yard touchdown reception, and Chris Tennant added a 42-yard field goal to complete the K-State scoring.

Thompson finished with 242 passing yards with a touchdown in the win. Vaughn rushed for 109 yards and the two touchdowns, and he also added 49 receiving yards.

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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