The Kansas Jayhawks held their own through the first quarter, only giving up 7 points to the high-powered Kansas State Wildcats. Everything after was like a completely different game. After the last three quarters the score stood visiting Kansans: 52, host Kansans: 13.
On the other side of the ball, Kansas Jayhawk quarterback Dylen Smith went down under a heap of purple on the game's third play. It took him until the second quarter to get up.
Smith was flattened on a third-and-long by Kansas State's Chris Johnson, forcing a fumble on the Jayhawk 19 yard line. Mario Fatafehi recovered for the Wildcats. K-State took advantage of the opportunity to punch the ball into the endzone for the first quarter's only score.
Backup QB Zach Dyer took over for two series. Smith eventually returned in the second quarter
An early highlight for KU came in the first quarter when the Jayhawks held the 'Cats on a fouth-and-four on the Kansas 12 yard line.