The 28-point fourth quarter comeback was the largest in Kansas University football history, surpassing a 26-point comeback against Iowa State in 1992. In that one, the Jayhawks trailed the Cyclones, 47-21, in the final quarter before coming back to win, 50-47.
In 121 years, the University of Colorado never had blown a 28-point lead in a football game.
Purchasers of a ticket to watch Kansas University battle Colorado on a sunny Saturday afternoon for the right to avoid last place in the Big 12 North could be grouped into three categories:
With 26 different buzz words at his disposal, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill flipped through his notebook at the beginning of the week and decided the key term for Week 9 would be “relentless.”
Kansas coach Turner Gill talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 52-45 victory over Colorado on Nov. 6, 2010.
Chris Harris grinned sheepishly before sharing his secret following Kansas’ 52-45 victory over Colorado on Saturday.
James Sims' 28-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter completed a furious comeback, as KU came from 28 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat Colorado, 52-45, on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
KU's 35 points scored in the fourth quarter were the most ever scored in school history in one quarter. It was the second-most points scored in the fourth quarter in a comeback in NCAA history.
It also was KU's biggest comeback in school history.
The Jayhawks' defense held in the final minute; CU had two passes fall incomplete from the KU 7-yard line in the final eight seconds as KU held on for the win.
Sims rushed 20 times for 123 yards and four touchdowns. Quinn Mecham was 23-for-28 for 252 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.
Tyler Patmon added an interception and fumble recovery for touchdown.
KU improves to 3-6 and will play at Nebraska on Nov. 13.