OFFENSIVE MVP: Deuce Vaughn
Deuce Vaughn did not shock anybody along with his efficiency in opposition to Stanford, however it was spectacular nonetheless.
His most spectacular scamper and the place he amassed most of his yards was on a draw on third and lengthy within the second quarter to present Kansas State an insurance coverage rating and the 14-0 lead.
He dealt with a big potion of his success on the bottom, taking zone-read handoffs many of the recreation and discovering house to maintain the chains shifting once they wanted it.
Vaughn’s pace and elusiveness in house continues to be a risk for defenses. The Wildcats know who their greatest participant on that facet of the ball is, and so they made certain to feed him when the time was proper.
One most likely may make the case he may have touched the ball much more, however they gained the sport and Deuce went for over 100 scrimmage yards. There’s not rather a lot to complain about, and fewer touches may assist his longevity.
DEFENSIVE MVP: Daniel Inexperienced
Two interceptions occurred and one was a powerful play by Russ Yeast. He sat on an intermediate route when Ok-State guessed proper that the Cardinal have been making an attempt to safe a bit of yards to present themselves a extra manageable third down.
One other one dropped proper into TJ Smith’s palms the place he was on the proper spot on the proper time to obtain an overthrow. Each have been outcomes of poor quarterback play for Stanford, and that endured all through the day.
The protection can go to the subsequent stage if Daniel Inexperienced shines, and he did on Saturday. He was everywhere in the area. He held down the second stage and saved his eyes on the quarterback, whereas monitoring his man effectively in protection.
Inexperienced made well timed tackles once they wanted it essentially the most, flew to the ball and was bodily even when Stanford tried to load up on the road of scrimmage.
It ought to be mentioned that he had some assist from Cody Fletcher. They each led the crew in tackles, and Fletcher contributed a sack on a perfectly-timed blitz name by defensive coordinator Joe Klanderman.
Sadly, Inexperienced was flagged for a focusing on penalty within the fourth quarter, and it means he’ll miss the primary half subsequent week versus Southern Illinois.
SPECIAL TEAMS MVP: Taiten Winkel
Not rather a lot went effectively on particular groups, however it did not go dangerous, both. In his first begin, kicker Taiten Winkel drilled all 4 of his kicks that included three additional factors and a 40-yard area aim.
Phillip Brooks had one lengthy return that was referred to as again as a consequence of a holding penalty.