MANHATTAN, Kan. • Collin Klein threw for 210 yards and ran for 71 more Saturday, accounting for four touchdowns and leading No. 21 Kansas State to a 52-13 rout of Miami.
John Hubert added 106 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Daniel Sams added two scores on the ground as the Wildcats (2-0) rolled up 498 yards of offense while holding Miami to 262.
The blowout stood in stark contrast to last season's meeting in Coral Gables, Fla., when Kansas State needed a dramatic goal-line stand in the closing minutes to secure a 28-24 victory.
Stephen Morris threw for 215 yards for Miami (1-1), but he was sacked five times. The Canes lost three fumbles and managed just 40 yards rushing an average of 1.4 per attempt.
Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown, who began his career with the Hurricanes, ground a bit of dirt in their wounds. The Butkus Award candidate recovered a fumble in the first quarter to set up a short TD drive, then helped cause a turnover on downs with a third-quarter sack.
The Wildcats improved to 6-0 at home against BCS nonconference opponents under Bill Snyder, who has the program he elevated to elite status humming again. Kansas State hosts North Texas next Saturday, which means it likely will be 3-0 heading to No. 5 Oklahoma on Sept. 22.
The Hurricanes' performance was summed up by a 5-second span in the fourth quarter: Morris fumbled away the ball while getting sacked, and Sams sprinted 15 yards on the next play to give Kansas State a 45-6 lead with 10 minutes, 51 seconds remaining in the game.
Miami (1-1) scored its only touchdown in the closing minutes, when backup quarterback Ryan Williams completed a short scoring pass following a long kickoff return.