Kansas St. Wildcats RB Daniel Thomas ran in from 10 yards out, his second touchdown of the Pinstripe Bowl, tying up the game at 14 each late in the second quarter. The drive took seven plays to cover 73 yards, as K-State is running twice for each called pass play. Thomas has 78 yards on 12 carries, four more than QB Carson Coffman has through the air.
The Syracuse Orange have operated with nearly the same pass/run ratio, until their two-minute drive to end the half at least. Delone Carter and Antwon Bailey have combined for 87 yards while QB Ryan Nassib has thrown for 127.
The slick field continues to be a problem. Players had been sliding all over the place throughout the first half, with Nassib falling on a dropback during this two-minute drive, thus sacking himself. Thomas even slipped a little while kneeling to celebrate his second touchdown.