Kansas State vs. Nebraska

Kansas State 46

Truman State 36

Friday October 9, 2010

Manhattan, KS - Memorial Stadium

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Highlights at the bottom

K-State: 46
Nebraska: 36

K-State hosted Nebraska in a Friday night game at Memorial Stadium in front of a good crowd.  K-State struck early with a try by Kenny Scott.  Joe D'Agostino missed the conversion from the sidelines so K-State led 5-0.  Nebraska returned the favor shortly after, scoring a try near the middle following a missed tackle.  They made the conversion and took the lead 7-5.  K-State's next try was scored by wing Mike Polzin in the left corner.  D'Agostino made this conversion and K-State went up 12-7.  D'Agostino's kicking was perfect for the rest of the game, making all of his conversions and hitting 2 penalty goals.  Nebraska was not going away however, and scored another try on a chip and chase by their captain.  The conversion was missed, and the game was tied at ten.  K-State's next try was scored with about 10 minutes left in the half.  D'Agostino set up Jake Dull who hit a hole at pace to break through the Nebraska defense.  He made the fullback miss, and dotted down in the center.  K-State took a 19-12 lead into halftime.  In the second half, Nebraska struck first, scoring to make the score 19-17.  Scott added his second try after a great run to about 1 meter out by Cool Mike Polzin.  Nebraska was able to score the next try when flanker Evan Talbott was yellow carded for failure to wrap up in a tackle.  Referee Pete Winklebauer awarded Nebraska a penalty try on the play which was made 5 meters out.  KSU looked like they might pull away when Scott scored his third try of the match, and D'Agostino hit a penalty goal to make the score 36-24.  Nebraska didn't quit and they scored again to pull within a try at 36-31.  With 10 minutes left, following a scuffle, KSU scrumhalf John Knutsen was red carded, and Nebraska's outside center was given a yellow. Talbott came out of the sin bin at this point and both teams played with 14 men for the remainder of the match. D'Agostino hit another penalty goal to give K-State an 8 point cushion.  No. 8 Tyler Hodges followed up with a try after a great team effort for a 46-31 lead with only a few minutes to play.  Nebraska scored one more time near the end, and the game finished with the score 46-36.

KSU also won the B / Clubside match by two tries.

Starting XV

  1. Faddy Khamis
  2. Dan Knapp
  3. Quentin Hoover
  4. Clay Reinecke
  5. Parker Staats
  6. Evan Talbott
  7. Adam Clement
  8. Tyler Hodges
  9. John Knutsen
  10. Joe D'Agostino
  11. Michael Chen
  12. Chris Stafford
  13. Jake Dull
  14. Michael Polzin
  15. Kenny Scott
  16. Reserves

  17. Taran Carl (#7 @ 60)
  18. Eric Looft
  19. Ryan Jordan
  20. Rhys Davies
  21. Wyatt Iams