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.