K-State bounces back to beat Louisiana 48-27

Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college against Louisiana-Lafayette football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college against Louisiana-Lafayette football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tramaine Thompson returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, Ty Zimmerman took an interception 32 yards for another score and Kansas State rebounded from a season-opening loss to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 48-27 Saturday night.

Thompson also returned a punt 61 yards to the 1-yard line in the third quarter to set up a touchdown by Jake Waters. Zimmerman’s interception moments later gave Kansas 
State touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in a span of minutes.

Waters threw for 278 yards while splitting time with backup Daniel Sams, who ran for 63 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Lockett had eight catches for 111 yards, and John Hubert ran for two touchdowns as the Wildcats avoided their first 0-2 start since 1989.

Terrance Broadway ran for a touchdown and threw for a touchdown for the Ragin’ Cajuns (0-2), and Darryl Surgent returned a kickoff a school-record 100 yards for another score.

 

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