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Jones has 3 TD runs, Lockett returns punt for score as No. 25 K-State cruises past UTEP, 58-28

  • Kansas State running back Charles Jones (24) celebrates with teammates Boston Stiverson, left, and Deante Burton, center, after Jones scored a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UTEP Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Kansas State running back Charles Jones (24) celebrates with teammates Boston Stiverson, left, and Deante Burton, center, after Jones scored a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UTEP Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett, left, gets past UTEP place kicker Mike Ruggles (96) to return a punt for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UTEP, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett, left, gets past UTEP place kicker Mike Ruggles (96) to return a punt for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UTEP, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • UTEP head coach Sean Kugler watches during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    UTEP head coach Sean Kugler watches during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

Charles Jones ran for three touchdowns, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for another score and No. 25 Kansas State romped to a 58-28 victory over UTEP on Saturday.

DeMarcus Robinson and Jake Waters also had touchdown runs, and Waters threw for 209 yards and another score as the Wildcats (3-1) finished non-conference play by taking out their frustrations from a close loss to fifth-ranked Auburn on the hapless Miners.

UTEP (2-2) managed one first down and 23 yards of offense in the first half, when Kansas State raced to a 31-0 lead. Running back Aaron Jones, the nation's second-leading rusher, was held to 47 yards — all but nine of them after halftime.

Jameil Showers threw four TD passes for the Miners, all with the game well out of reach.