Kansas State bounces back against Louisiana

Louisiana-Lafayette running back Effrem Reed (26) is tackled by Kansas State defensive back Cre Moore and defensive back Randall Evans (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Louisiana-Lafayette running back Effrem Reed (26) is tackled by Kansas State defensive back Cre Moore and defensive back Randall Evans (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Tramaine Thompson returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, Ty Zimmerman took an interception 32 yards for another score and Kansas State rebounded from a season-opening loss to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 48-27 Saturday night.

Thompson also returned a punt 61 yards to the 1-yard line in the third quarter to set up a touchdown by Jake Waters. Zimmerman’s interception moments later gave Kansas State touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in a span of minutes.

Waters threw for 278 yards while splitting time with backup Daniel Sams, who ran for 63 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Lockett had eight catches for 111 yards, and John Hubert ran for two touchdowns as the Wildcats avoided their first 0-2 start since 1989.

Terrance Broadway ran for a touchdown and threw for a touchdown for the Ragin’ Cajuns (0-2), and Darryl Surgent returned a kickoff a school-record 100 yards for another score.

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