Jayhawks fall in 117th Dillons Sunflower Showdown

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The running game of the No. 22-ranked Wildcats proved too much to handle as the Kansas football team fell to in-state rival Kansas State, 38-10, in the 117th meeting of the Dillons Sunflower Showdown inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

The Jayhawks (3-6, 1-5 Big 12) and Wildcats (6-2, 3-2 Big 12) battled in front of the first sellout in Lawrence in a decade – with a max capacity crowd of 47,233. The last time Kansas sold out Memorial Stadium came on Nov. 14, 2009 against Nebraska.

On Saturday, the Wildcats scored on their first drive and Kansas was unable to answer, as Kansas State jumped out to a 17-3 lead at halftime. Kansas scored a fourth quarter touchdown on a Manny Miles 1-yard touchdown run, as the Jayhawks fell to the Wildcats, 38-10.

Kansas senior quarterback Carter Stanley completed 13-of-23 for 115 yards, as the Kansas offense totaled 241 yards. Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson completed 9-of-16 passes for 129 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 17 attempts.

The Jayhawks will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 16, when Kansas travels to Stillwater, Oklahoma to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Kickoff time and broadcast information will be released at a later date.

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS
The defending Big 12 Champion Kansas women’s tennis team received applause during a media timeout.

JAYHAWKS ON THE BOARD
Junior kicker Liam Jones drains a 34-yard field goal.

KANSAS NATIVE
2019 U.S. Open Champion and Topeka, Kansas native Gary Woodland received a standing ovation during a first quarter media timeout.

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CALL IT A SELLOUT
The 2019 Dillons Sunflower Showdown officially sold out. The sellout marks the first for Kansas in David Booth Memorial Stadium since it hosted Nebraska on Nov. 14, 2009.