The Kansas football team showed off its revamped rushing game on Saturday, posting 55 carries for 301 yards (5.5 yards per carry) in a 42-24 victory over McNeese State at Memorial Stadium.
It was the first time KU surpassed 300 yards rushing since the 2008 season.
James Sims led KU, carrying it 19 times for 104 yards and a touchdown.
In their first collegiate games, Tony Pierson added five carries for 73 yards and a score, while Darrian Miller had 13 rushes for 63 yards.
Jordan Webb was efficient at quarterback, completing 7 of 10 passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns.
Two of those scores went to true freshman JaCorey Shepherd, who had three catches for 107 yards.
Defensively, Steven Johnson had 15 tackles, while Toben Opurum had 11.
After the game, KU coach Turner Gill said that receiver Daymond Patterson had a groin injury and, at this point, was doubtful for next week's game.
KU (1-0) will play host to Northern Illinois at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10.
The Jayhawks start the season 1-0.
KU must have seen some tendency from the booth there.
Shepherd runs wide, wide open, and Webb lobs it to him down the sideline for a 48-yard score — Shepherd's second tonight.