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Thompson and K-State open with 24-7 win over Stanford

K-State is 3-0 in neutral-site games to open season
Ethan Bonner, Deuce Vaughn, Malik Knowles
Posted at 7:04 PM, Sep 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-04 20:04:12-04

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kansas State sixth-year quarterback Skylar Thompson ran for two touchdowns and the Wildcats opened the season with a 24-7 win over Stanford.

Deuce Vaughn sprinted 59 yards for a touchdown and finished with 124 yards rushing on 13 carries for the Wildcats, who finished last season with a five-game losing streak.

Stanford's only score came on its final offensive snap, when Tanner McKee threw a 14-yard touchdowns pass to Brycen Treymayne.

The Cardinal had won their last four games in 2020. K-State had lost its last five games. Thompson missed the last seven games a year ago with a shoulder injury.