Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 37

(1-3, 0-3 away)

Kansas State 45

(3-1, 3-0 home)

3:35 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Bill Snyder Stadium, MANHATTAN, KS

1 2 3 4 T
ULL 3 7 20 737
KSU 7 21 14 345

Top Performers

Passing: J. Freeman (KSU) - 272 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Fenroy (ULL) - 20 CAR, 183 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: B. Banks (KSU) - 6 REC, 127 YDS, 1 TD

Freeman sets K-State yardage record in victory over La.-Lafayette

Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Josh Freeman broke Kansas State's career yardage record and threw three touchdowns to help the Wildcats beat Louisana-Lafayette 45-37 on Saturday.

Freeman was 21-of-28 for 272 yards and has 6,238 career yards to eclipse Lynn Dickey for No. 1 all-time on the Kansas State list. With 35 touchdowns passes, he's two short of Ell Roberson's school record.

Freeman, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior who has started every game since his freshman year, also ran for two TDs. He threw TDs of 12 and 3 yards to Deon Murphy in the first half and connected with Brandon Banks on a 53-yard scoring play that made it 42-23 with 1:49 left in the third.

But the Cajuns (1-3) and Tyrell Fenroy, who had three touchdowns and 183 yards rushing, were not done. The Wildcats (3-1) needed a trick play on fourth down and a key third-down pass by Freeman to hold the ball for more than 7 minutes and kick a field goal with 1:37 left to preserve the win.

Right after Banks' TD, Fenroy broke loose on a 69-yard touchdown gallop. Then halfway through the fourth quarter Fenroy's 1-yard scoring run sliced the margin to 42-37.

Fenroy also had 12 yards receiving, pushing his career total in rushing and receiving to 4,182 yards. It was the 19th 100-yard rushing game for Fenroy, who became the first Cajun with more than 4,000 combined yards rushing and receiving.

Michael Desormeaux, the nation's leading rusher among quarterbacks, had 134 yards on 20 carries and passed for 136 yards for the Cajuns.

The Cajuns looked like they would get the ball back with plenty of time to try for the winning TD. But for the second week in a row, Kansas State snapped the ball directly to Tysyn Hartman on a fake punt and he ran 4 yards on fourth-and-two. On third-and-six with 3:15 left, Freeman hit Banks with a 17-yard pass, and Brooks Rossman kicked a 26-yard field goal for the final margin.

Lamark Brown, a wide receiver, started at running back for Kansas State and had 137 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown that put Kansas State on top 35-17 in the third quarter.

Freeman scored on runs of 7 and 15 yards in the 21-point second quarter.

Murphy's touchdown reception made it 28-3 before the Cajuns closed out the half with Fenroy's 15-yard touchdown run.

Louisiana-Lafayette scored just 18 seconds into the second half after recovering Freeman's fumble. Wide receiver Richie Falgout, on an apparent end-around, pulled up and flipped a 28-yard scoring pass to Jason Chery.

Brown's 3-yard run made it 35-17 in the second half before Desormeaux's 1-yard run cut the lead to 35-23.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULL
KSU
1st Downs2730
Total Yards509470
Passing174272
Rushing335198
Penalties10-865-29
3rd Down Conversions9-166-11
4th Down Conversions1-22-2
Turnovers01
Possession31:3628:24

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Desormeaux14/271365.000
Kansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Freeman21/282729.730

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fenroy201839.2369
Desormeaux20984.9130
Kansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown291374.7128
Freeman9374.1215

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chery78011.4127
Green24522.5035
Kansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Banks612721.2153
Quarles66210.3020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULLKSU
FG10:17Drew Edmiston 22 Yd 30
TD03:55Deon Murphy 12 Yd Pass From Josh Freeman (Brooks Rossman Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERULLKSU
TD13:43Josh Freeman 7 Yd Run (Brooks Rossman Kick) 314
TD10:32Josh Freeman 15 Yd Run (Brooks Rossman Kick) 321
TD03:43Deon Murphy 3 Yd Pass From Josh Freeman (Brooks Rossman Kick) 328
TD00:43Tyrell Fenroy 15 Yd Run (Drew Edmiston Kick) 1028
THIRD QUARTERULLKSU
TD14:42Jason Chery 27 Yd Pass From Richie Falgout (Drew Edmiston Kick) 1728
TD09:48Lamark Brown 3 Yd Run (Brooks Rossman Kick) 1735
TD03:21Michael Desormeaux 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2335
TD01:49Brandon Banks 53 Yd Pass From Josh Freeman (Brooks Rossman Kick) 2342
TD00:34Tyrell Fenroy 69 Yd Run (Drew Edmiston Kick) 3042
FOURTH QUARTERULLKSU
TD08:49Tyrell Fenroy 1 Yd Run (Drew Edmiston Kick) 3742
FG01:37Brooks Rossman 26 Yd 3745