Any day is a beautiful day for college football. Kansas State fans got a little taste of Wildcat football with a fun spring game Saturday.
A number of Bill Snyder’s Kansas State Wildcat first team players were unable to play in Saturday’s spring game. Some were hurting, others were probably out so they wouldn’t get injured.
Jesse Ertz is still recovering from shoulder surgery. In addition to the starting quarterback, two top Wildcat receivers Dominic Heath and Byron Pringle didn’t participate Saturday.
Two of the top Kansas State offensive lineman including starting center Dalton Risner were also out.
Red shirt freshman quarterback Skylar Thompson impressed early. He completed 4 of 5 passes for 61 yards on the opening drive for the White team. Thompson came right back to lead the White on another scoring drive. Both drives only amounted to 6 points.
Nick Mclellan hit field goals from 43 and a pair of 32 yarders- including one for the Purple in the fourth quarter. He actually kicked four field goals. One was called back for a penalty.
Quarterback Alex Delton threw an interception on the opening drive for the purple team. He put the early mistake in his rear-view mirror and led the Purple to the first touchdown of the game – a 25-yard completion to Isaiah Zuber.
The score completed a 7 play 53-yard drive.
Delton came right back and led the ‘Cats on a 6 play 59-yards drive and a 1-yard Alex Barnes touchdown run. The score gave the Purple a 14-6 halftime advantage.
Defense dominated the third quarter.
Offense dominated the fourth. Alex Barnes, Justin Silmon and Alex Delton added fourth quarter scores on the ground for the 38-6 Purple team win.