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Kansas defeats Northern Illinois, 45-42

  • 6 p.m., Sept. 10, 2011
  • David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

FINAL: D.J. Beshears' 6-yard touchdown reception gives KU thrilling 45-42 victory over Northern Illinois

Jordan Webb completed a six-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Beshears on fourth-and-goal with 9 seconds left, giving Kansas a dramatic 45-42 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

NIU (1-1) took a 42-38 lead with 5:03 left in the game before KU's final 11-play, 47-yard touchdown drive.

Webb led KU, completing 21 of 30 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns. Beshears added seven catches for 70 yards and two scores.

James Sims rushed 26 times for 110 yards and two scores, as KU finished with 253 total rushing yards.

The Jayhawks (2-0) will travel to face Georgia Tech next Saturday.

Join the post game discussion

Jayhawkintx73

The officiating crew certainly tried to help NIU win the game.

RXDOC

Mr. Newell,

Let me cut the first piece of crow pie! We WON!!!!!! ROCK CHALK!

Kureignman

Great offensive showing. Congrats to the Hawks for winning a game that they should have won. Now lets take it up a notch on the road and win one we are not supposed to.

Phaedrus Cj

I guess we wont get an invite to join the MAC

Sawman3333

Way to go Coach Fam! Beware all who enter. Beware of the FAM!

Clevelandjayhawker

these young guys dont know we are suppose to lose

Ryan Mullen

I think we can beat Mizzou, K-State, Tech, and Iowa State that gets us to 6 wins right there.

Mangino_maniac

Fantastic game!!

Mike Kendall

Nice win, Jayhawks! Thanks, Jesse for your work. Next time, pick us to win---LOL.

Nh_jhawk

Enjoy this tonight, fellow Jayhawks. We deserved this for all the B.S we've been through lately. Rock Chalk Jayhawk FOREVER!

Sawman3333

We have more wins than Mizery!

Michelle Barnard-Deakins

I LOVE YOU KU JAYHAWKS!!! Great Game!!!

Lonnie Ross Dillon

Always a chance...we didn't last year. Difference is that this year they won't be surprised.

Sawman3333

You're awesome Jesse!

Ryan Mullen in reply to Phaedrus Cj

Ha yea right.

Jayhawk_fan_25

This is why being a Hawk fan is awesome.

Kenneth Terry

Great win for the Jayhawks. Never gave up

Sawman3333 in reply to Ryan Mullen

Not a chance, but let's relish this win for a while.

Jaydocmd

May be our last win of the year... but lets enjoy 2-0. Rock Chalk.

Colreader

Surprised the officials didn't call interference against KU on the final play!

Runningbeakers84

Rock Chalk KU Nation!

Phaedrus Cj

I'm going drinkin with the Mormon guy

Mike Kendall

Nice win, Jayhawks! Jesse, sorry you were wrong on your prediction. Close, but no cigar--LOL. Thanks for your work tonight!

Saguaro_jayhawk

Thanks for the updates, Jesse!

Caco3_baby

FU#@ Sports Illustrated

Rtjayhawk

Too easy...Next

Fljhk

Rock freakin Chalk!

Jaminrawk

Well, it was heart-wrenching to follow this game, but awesome that Sports Illustrated and everyone who bet against KU tonight was wrong. The offense is going to be really fun to watch this year.

Courtney Osborn

wowwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-0 baby!

Clevelandjayhawker

thank u jesse and everyone here accept the trolls

Sawman3333

Rock Chalk!

Joey Berland

me plain d like this

Ryan Mullen

Anyone think we have a chance against georgia tech.

Bill Shaw

Now, that's the kind of NIU injury I like.

Joey Berland

I'm doin fm cartwheels

Ben Kliewer

We just doubled Sports Illustrated's prediction for how many wins we'd get this year.

FINAL
No. Illinois 42
Kansas 45

Jesse Newell

Harnish pass incomplete. KU wins.

Darin Bradley

Rock Chalk !!

Vhgawith

nice win...hawks there til the end

Rockchalkatthetop05 in reply to Sportjunky

same here browsky lol

Jayhawk_fan_25

What a game. That's all I can say. Good night you guys.

Mcgirl

Great 4th down poise. Awesome boys!

Bill Shaw

BONGGG!

Waywardjay

2-0..... How about them experts.....

Saguaro_jayhawk in reply to Nick Nelson

SWEET photo, Richard and Nick!

Mrpilot

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Stupidmichael

Think we'll get votes next week? Lol.

Thesychophant

Jawhawks Win. yes yes yes. wow oh wow

Mike Kendall

Game over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ben Kliewer

Apparently if we make something just one word, it will keep going all the way out heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere

Clevelandjayhawker

is it REALLY over?

Bill Shaw

NIU injury

Ryan Mullen

TURNER FREAKING GILL FOR PRESIDENT

Mcgirl

Way to go Jayhawks! Wish I was at that game!

Runningbeakers84

Kick it deep

Brian Powell

whew can't wait to see the highlights..

Nick Nelson

Kansas wide receiver D.J Beshears holds on to a touchdown in the first half against Northern Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas wide receiver D.J Beshears holds on to a touchdown in the first half against Northern Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Memorial Stadium. by Richard Gwin

Lonnie Ross Dillon

One play...

Caco3_baby

YEA

Mangino_maniac

TD confirmed!!!!!

Darin Bradley

Growing up tonight boys !!

Thesychophant

Say what you want about Coach Turner Gill. His boys never gave up. Great win.

Nh_jhawk

YES! KU 2-0! "KANSAS IS GOING TO WIN THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Sportjunky

Gads I hate living out of radio range and having to rely only on ESPN and this page for updates and score-- what the heck is going on??? Did we score???

Jayhawk_fan_25

TOUCHDOWN!!! TOUCHDOWN!!! TOUCHDOWN!!!

Midwest013

Who has something negative to say about DJ now?

Rockchalkatthetop05

DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan Mullen

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love my hawks baby

Nebraskajayhawk

Just wow.

Ben Kliewer

NBVFRUESPNRBJUSVNBFJDS;LNBJRKDS;NB

00:09 left in Fourth Quarter
No. Illinois 42
Kansas 45

Jesse Newell

Extra point good.

Bill Shaw

BONGGG!

Angus0199

Holly $#it!!! Freakin Awsome!!! Nerves of steel. I'll eat some of my words, but we got to get better....Love it.

Clevelandjayhawker

reviewed???

Boise_jayhawk

DJ redemption!

Rockchalkatthetop05

now we need a huge stop from the kickoff and a huge stop on their pass play

Courtney Osborn

DJ!!!!!

Mangino_maniac

DJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan Mullen

what just happened?

Midwest013

Who has something negative to say about DJ now?

Jesse Newell

Play stands.

Brian Powell

yes??????

Nebraskajayhawk

Unreal play calling. We're knocking guys around on the line and we're going to run out of the shotgun? Get real...

Mike Kendall

Just think---we had to beat their frickin' officials, too!

Dana2k

TOUCHDOWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

Cshjhawk

Rock Chalk Baybeee!

00:09 left in Fourth Quarter
No. Illinois 42
Kansas 44

Jesse Newell

Beshears with the six-yard TD. Just fights enough to get in the end zone. Play being reviewed.

Waywardjay

NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stupidmichael

Don't challenge. Oh my god,

Vhgawith

woot...woot

Mrpilot

WOW!

Lonnie Ross Dillon

WOOOOOW!

Rtjayhawk

One word....WOW

Nick Nelson

Kansas running back Darrian Miller is congratulated by Tanner Hawkinson (72) after a touchdown run late in the second quarter Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas running back Darrian Miller is congratulated by Tanner Hawkinson (72) after a touchdown run late in the second quarter Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Memorial Stadium. by Richard Gwin

Bill Shaw

Bring it

Rockchalkatthetop05

Now isnt a good time but i have to go poop

Nebraskajayhawk

Why are we in shotgun. Give the dang ball up the middle.

Dana2k

4th and goal from the 6, :14 seconds left. One play, for the marbles.

Clevelandjayhawker

run or pass?

00:14 left in Fourth Quarter
No. Illinois 42
Kansas 38

Jesse Newell

Fourth and goal from the six for KU. Here's the game.

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