After today’s game, Colorado still leads the all-time series with KansasState, 41-17-1, including 16-13-1 in games played in Manhattan... However, the Wildcats have won five of the last eight since the formation of the Big 12... The victory also snapped a two-game losing to the Buffaloes and was the first since a 44-21 win on 9/30/2000... The 49-point effort was the largest in the series by KansasState, surpassing the 44 points scored in the 2000... The 29-point win was the largest margin of victory by the Wildcats in the series since a 38-6 triumph on 11/17/84
Senior QB Ell Roberson scored his 32nd and 33rd career rushing touchdown on a 2-yard run in the first quarter and a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter vs. Colorado... With the touchdowns, Roberson set two school records, as he became the school’s all-time leader in career touchdowns (33), surpassing Josh Scobey (31, 2000-01) and Mack Herron (31, 1968-69), while he surpassed Scobey (31) for career rushing touchdowns.
Roberson became the school’s all-time leader in total offense with a 40-yard pass to Davin Dennis in the second quarter vs. Colorado... He surpassed K-State Hall of Famer Lynn Dickey (1968-70) in the record books and has now amassed 6,010 career yards in total offense... He had three touchdown passes for the game (25), which ties former Wildcat Brian Cavanagh for fifth all-time.
The five touchdowns (three passing and two rushing) contributed by Roberson vs. Colorado was a new career-best... He has now been responsible for 20 of the Wildcats’ 35 offensive touchdowns this season (12 passing and eight rushing).
For the second consecutive year, Roberson has thrown for over 1,000 yards in a season after passing for 242 yards vs. Colorado... It marked the 27th time a passer has thrown for over 1,000 yards in a season, including the 12th under head coach Bill Snyder.
With Colorado’s game-opening score, the Buffs were the third-straight K-State opponent to score first... An opponent has scored first in five of the last eight games played this season.
Senior SS Rashad Washington recorded his third and fourth blocked punt of the year vs. Colorado... Washington is now tied for first all-time in most blocked kicks in career and single season... It was K-State’s fifth blocked punt of the season which resulted in the team’s second safety of the year... The Wildcat special teams have now accounted for 21 blocked punts since 1999, which ranks fifth in the nation.
Junior RB Darren Sproles scored his 27th career rushing touchdown on a 18-yard run in the fourth quarter vs. Colorado, which places him third all-time... With his 90 yards vs. Colorado, he now has 2,521 yards on 411 carries... He now needs just 17 yards to break Eric Hickson’s school mark for career rushing yards (2,537; 1994-95, 1997-98)... He ranks ninth all-time in points scored (164).
Senior WR James Terry tied his career-high with two touchdown receptions vs. Colorado, which he also tied last week at OklahomaState (10/11/03)... He is tied for eighth all-time for most touchdowns in a single season (6) by a wide receiver... He now has 11 career receiving touchdowns, which ties former Wildcat Michael Smith for sixth in the all-time record books.
Colorado’s blocked extra point in the second quarter snapped junior K Joe Rheem’s streak of 46 consecutive PATs made... Rheem, however, now ranks third in career PATs made (106 of 114 attempts)
Colorado’s 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the first vs. K-State since Nebraska’s Tyrone Hughes 99-yard kickoff return on 10/6/90.
Senior LB Josh Buhl registered double-digit tackles for the eighth straight week with 12 vs. Colorado... Junior NT Jermaine Berry made a career-high 13 stops... Buhl now ranks third all-time in solo tackles (201).
Senior FS James McGill had only his second career interception in the third quarter vs. Colorado... He collected his first vs. TroyState on 8/30/03.