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Rice defeats Kansas, 25-24

  • 2:30 p.m., Sept. 8, 2012
  • Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
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KU coach Charlie Weis talks after loss to Rice

KU coach Charlie Weis talks after his team's 25-24 loss to Rice on Sept. 8, 2012.

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Cornerback Greg Brown talks about what went wrong on Rice's crucial fourth-and-4 conversion

KU cornerback Greg Brown talks about what went wrong on Rice's crucial fourth-and-4 conversion in the fourth quarter of the Jayhawks' 25-24 loss on Sept. 8, 2012.

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Defensive end Toben Opurum says no one is jumping ship after Rice loss

KU defensive end Toben Opurum says no one is jumping ship after the Jayhawks' 25-24 loss to Rice on Sept. 8, 2012.

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Kicking game concerns KU

Two games into the 2012 season, Kansas University’s football team already has identified what could become a major problem: kicking.

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Owls relish big kick

A jubilant group of Rice University football players lifted placekicker Chris Boswell into the air after the Keller, Texas, junior’s game-winning, 45-yard field goal split the uprights as time expired in the Owls’ shocking 25-24 victory over Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Charlie Weis-Dayne Crist duo not so dynamic

The quarterback Midas touch of Charlie Weis, blended with his reunion with the five-star quarterback who spent four years at Notre Dame, made for such a natural marketing campaign to put Kansas University football back under bright lights.

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FINAL: Rice stuns Kansas with last-second field goal, 25-24

Chris Boswell put through a 45-yard field goal as time expired, giving Rice a 25-24 victory over Kansas on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The Jayhawks missed two key tackles on the final Rice possession that allowed the drive to continue, including a fourth-down play where Dexter Linton and Greg Brown failed to tackle tight end Vance McDonald short of the first down.

Tony Pierson led KU with 19 carries for 120 yards. Dayne Crist finished 16-for-28 for 144 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

KU's Ron Doherty also missed a pair of field goals that could have extended the Jayhawks' lead.

KU (1-1) will play host to TCU at 11 a.m. on Sept. 15.

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