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HALFTIME: Kansas State 27, UTSA 7 - Thompson on fire

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The Wildcats are winning... through the air?

Zach Reuter’s finally showing the stuff.
Zach Reuter’s finally showing the stuff.
Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

As everyone clearly expected two hours ago, Kansas State Wildcats have relied on a devastating aerial assault today and hold a 27-7 lead over the UTSA Roadrunners at halftime.

The half effectively ended on a nice 23-yard Skylar Thompson toss to a wide-open Isaiah Zuber. That score was set up after Kendall Adams recovered an unforced fumble by UTSA backup quarterback D.J. Gillins; it was the eighth career turnover credited to Adams.

Thompson has slung two touchdown passes, the first being a beautiful 43-yard drop right into the waiting arms of Dalton Schoen. With some help from Zach Reuter, who’s also starting to make an impact, Thompson has already thrown for 213 yards while K-State has only managed 231 feet on the ground on 24 attempts, a miserly 3.2 yards-per-carry rate.

The defense has played pretty well overall, although there are some issues which we’ll get to in post-game. Wyatt Hubert, in particular, has been playing like his hair is on fire after getting the start at defensive end ahead of Kyle Ball. The defense has held UTSA to 135 yards of offense, and only 5.8 yards per pass attempt.

We’ll take it.

See you in about two hours!