Kansas St. 34, New Mexico St. 10
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ Fullback Rod Schiller rushed for a career-best 102 yards and one touchdown and Andre Coleman returned a punt 74 yards for a score as Kansas State beat New Mexico State 34-10 on Saturday.
Tate Wright’s second field goal of the game, a 45-yarder, a 25-yard touchdown run by Schiller and Coleman’s punt return sparked the Wildcats’ seventh straight victory at home, the longest such streak since 1917.
Coleman, whose 115 punt return yards was a school record, was the first Kansas State player since 1978 to return a punt for a touchdown.
Kansas State led 7-0 on J.J. Smith’s 1-yard run with eight minutes to go in the first quarter. Wright’s 24-yard field goal gave the Wildcats a 10-0 lead early in the second.
New Mexico State scored its only touchdown on the last play of the half. Unable to find an open receiver, Aggies quarterback Cody Ledbetter scrambled out of the pocket and ran up the middle for a 39-yard touchdown.
The other Aggies points came on Bubba Culin’s 34-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
The game marked the debut of Kansas State quarterback Chad May, a junior transfer from Cal State-Fullerton. May threw for 228 yards and completed 17 of 30 passes. He also scored on a 2-yard run in the third quarter.
New Mexico State’s Troy Dublin ran for 94 yards on 20 carries.