Late Rally catapults K-State Past Iowa State, 38-35

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State Athletics reporting: K-State scored 10 points, including a game-winning Jack Cantele 42-yard field goal, in the final 42 seconds of the game to cap a 21-point comeback as the Wildcats defeated the Iowa State Cyclones, 38-35, in front of 53,297 fans at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday.

K-State’s 21-point comeback is tied for the biggest comeback in school history, the last coming at Missouri on Nov. 6, 2004 after trailing the Tigers 21-0 in the second quarter.

The win snapped a six-game losing streak by K-State (4-6, 1-6 Big 12), the school’s longest skid since 1989.

Junior quarterback Joe Hubener threw for 216 yards on 18-of-31 passing and one touchdown to go with 90 yards on 20 attempts. Fellow junior Charles Jones carried the ball 15 times for 65 yards, including two scores. Jones’ 65 yards moved him into 23rd place in school history with 1,082 career yards.

Reigning Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week Morgan Burns helped fuel K-State’s comeback, returning a kickoff 100 yards to cut Iowa State’s lead to 21-14.

The Wildcats return to action next Saturday as they head to Lawrence, Kansas, for the 112th Dillons Sunflower Showdown against the Kansas Jayhawks. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. CT.

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