Undefeated in the Big 12, the Texas Longhorns are running hard from the rap that they’re a team stocked full of big, fast, talented five-star recruits. By Tom Keegan
KU football coach Charlie Weis answers questions from the media following KU's 35-13 loss at Texas.
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers following Kansas' 35-13 loss to Texas on Saturday ...
Despite a rough first half in which the Kansas University offense once again struggled to put points on the board, the Jayhawks got a late lift from an unlikely place as time ran out on the second quarter.
The Kansas football team lost the game with ill-timed self-destructive plays from the offense and special teams, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.
Texas' Malcolm Brown scored four rushing touchdowns, leading the Longhorns to a 35-13 victory over Kansas on Saturday afternoon in Austin, Texas.
The game changed midway through the third quarter when KU trailed 14-6 and started a drive at the Texas 46 after a poor Longhorns punt.
KU quarterback Jake Heaps was sacked by Cedric Reed and lost the ball, and Texas' Chris Whaley scooped it up, running 40 yards for a TD. Suddenly, the Jayhawks were down 21-6.
Other than the fumble, Heaps had his best game in weeks. The junior completed 11 of 21 passes for 160 yards.
Rodriguez Coleman caught two passes for 85 yards before leaving in the second half with a right knee injury.
Brown rushed 20 times for 119 yards, while the Longhorns (6-2) finished with 221 total rushing yards.
Isaiah Johnson added a pair of interceptions for KU's defense.
KU (2-6) will play at Oklahoma Stata at 3 p.m. on Nov. 9.
14:19 — Malcolm Brown 2 run. Anthony Fera kick. After a strong start by the Kansas defense, this Texas drive was extended when Billy Owens ran into the punter deep in Texas territory on fourth-and-five. That kept the drive alive and paved the way for a 15-play, 92-yard scoring drive by the Longhorns, who picked up a couple of big pass plays from Case McCoy to Jaxon Shipley, including a 31-yard gain that set up first-and-goal. (UT 7, KU 0).
2:31 — Malcolm Brown 3 run. Fera kick. With the Kansas offense unable to get anything going, the Longhorns finally made their favorable field position pay off again with a seven-play, 56-yard drive capped by Brown's second TD run of the game. Brown carried three times for 25 yards on the drive, including a 21-yard scamper that set up the score. Wide receiver/weapon Daje Johnson also carried the ball three times on the drive and Texas' offensive line controlled KU's front seven. (UT 14, KU 0).
:00 — Ron Doherty 21 field goal. The KU defense got the stop it needed late in the half and a poor punt by Texas set the Jayhawks up in Longhorn territory with a chance to score. Despite going backwards on their first play, the Jayhawks cracked the scoreboard as time expired in the first half, thanks to a great grab by Rodriguez Coleman on a third-down throw from Jake Heaps. Coleman overcame pass interference to haul in the pass that set up the chip shot field goal from Doherty, who had been demoted to second team but came on to replace the ineffective Matthew Wyman, who missed a 31-yard try on KU's first possession. (UT 14, KU 3).
12:48 — Ron Doherty 27 field goal. Credit Jake Heaps and Rodriguez Coleman for this score, as well. On the second play of the second half, Heaps hit Coleman down the seam for a 42-yard gain. Pass interference in the end zone followed and that gave KU a first-and-goal from the UT 10 yard line. Three incomplete passes followed and the Jayhawks settled for three and pulled to within one score. The drive covered 65 yards in six plays and 2:12. (UT 14, KU 6).
6:25 — Chris Whaley 40 fumble return. Fera kick. After a big stop by the Kansas defense, the KU offense took over with excellent field position and had a chance to negotiate a short field to tie the game. Instead of adding to the momentum, though, the offensive line was blown up on the first play and Jake Heaps was sacked by Cedric Reed, who caused a fumble and then watched his buddy, Whaley, rumble untouched to the end zone to put UT ahead comfortably. (UT 21, KU 6).
0:45 — Malcolm Brown 2 run. Fera kick. During the past few weeks, Texas quarterback Case McCoy has developed some nice chemistry with wide receiver Marcus Johnson. That connection came through big time on this scoring drive, which covered 57 yards in nine plays and 3:37 and featured a 32-yard grab by Johnson on third and five to get the drive off and running. (UT 28, KU 6).
9:07 — Malcolm Brown 30 run. Fera kick. With the Kansas offense stuck in the mud, Texas' offense continued to get good field position and chances to run and the Longhorns took full advantage. This drive spanned 63 yards in five plays and 2:10 and was capped by Brown's fourth TD run of the day on a fourth-and-one play. (UT 35, KU 6).
3:39 — Montell Cozart 20 run. Doherty kick. With the game out of reach, KU kept things on the ground late and picked up some nice chunks of yardage from Darrian Miller, James Sims and Cozart. The drive spanned 75 yards in nine plays and 5:28 and featured back-to-back runs by Cozart, who took an option around the right side and then outraced a couple of UT defenders to the corner of the end zone. (UT 35, KU 13).