Kansas State scored first following a 3-yard touchdown run by running back Eric Hickson, putting the Wildcats up 7-0. Colorado State answered with a 2-yard touchdown run by Jamie Blake tying the game at 7.
In the second quarter, running back Mike Lawrence scored on a 5-yard touchdown run, giving Kansas State a 13-7 lead. Dederick Kelly scored on an 18-yard touchdown run, but the ensuing 2 point try missed, leaving the score 19-7, KSU. Quarterback Brian Kavanagh threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brian Lojka to increase the lead to 26-7 at halftime.
Brian Kavanagh added an 18-yard touchdown pass to Tyson Schwieger giving the Wildcats a 33-7 lead. Colorado State scored following a 3-yard touchdown run from E.J. Watson, pulling Kansas State to 33-14. Mike Lawrence answered with his second touchdown run of the game, a 6 yarder, to increase K State's lead to 40-14. Gordon Washington of Colorado State scored on a 12-yard touchdown run making it 40-21.
Brian Kavanagh added his third passing touchdown in the third quarter, a 4-yard strike to Kevin Lockett, increasing Kansas State's lead to 47-21. Kavanagh added his fourth touchdown pass of the game, when he threw a 33-yard pass to Mitch Running for a 54-21 win.