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Northern Illinois defeats Kansas, 30-23

  • 2:30 p.m., Sept. 22, 2012
  • DeKalb, Illinois,

FINAL: KU gives away 10-point lead in 30-23 loss to Northern Illinois

Kansas blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead, giving up 17 unanswered points as Northern Illinois rallied for a 30-23 victory on Saturday at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, Ill.

KU's Tyler Patmon intercepted a Jordan Lynch pass an returned it for a touchdown with 14:33 left, but almost nothing went right for KU after that.

The Jayhawks had a holding penalty on the extra point, then Ron Doherty missed the 30-yard attempt wide right.

On NIU's next play from scrimmage, Lynch jump-passed to Martel Moore for a 65-yard TD pass.

Following a Mathew Sims 44-yard field goal that tied it with 7:58 left, Leighton Settle finished a 53-yard drive with a two-yard TD run to give NIU the lead.

KU went backwards five yards combined on its final two drives.

In his first game back from a three-game suspension, KU's James Sims rushed 18 times for 91 yards and two TDs.

Lynch was 23-for-35 for 235 yards passing with TDs and one interception. He added 22 rushes for 134 yards.

Dayne Crist finished 10-for-26 passing for 147 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.

KU (1-3) will have a bye week before playing at Kansas State on Oct. 6.

Join the post game discussion

Live coverage (Ended September 22, 2012 at 5:41 p.m.)

Njjayhawk

Weis is a dud; a fraud.

Mike Nicco

It's not a lack of talent. It's the big man's ego.

Njjayhawk

Zenger is starting to sweat.

Danno1313

I didnt think that we could get worse than a 2 win season. I was wrong.

Mike Nicco

Same day thing for the third week in a row for Weis.

Njjayhawk

1-11

Fourbagger

Kind of makes Todd Reesing look like a god. If the O line can not hold them out, you have to have a mobile quarterback who can ad lib.

Brian Powell

We can make all the coaching changes we want, but if the play calling is the same as the last staff..... not much will change except maybe the spread.

With almost 5 minutes left and three TOs in our pocket, I don't see why you don't run the ball at least once if it's been working better than the passing game.

Being predictable is what got us in trouble the last few years.

Mike Nicco in reply to Hawkfromhays

How hard is it to throw a 5 yard pass to you TE? He threw behind them all day.

Afmoore06

I do miss the mangino days, but I look forward to a solid future. Its time to simplify the playbook, try out another QB.

Dallashawk05

Jake Heaps, counting on you bud. You got to save the program and maybe the university.

Lurkerhawk in reply to Dallashawk05

yeah, the WILDCAT..

Njjayhawk

We will get killed in the Big 12.

Brian Haase

wow, and to think that was our last chance at a W this season... huge improvement from the Gill era right???? i'm not blaming CW yet because it's his first year but jesus, you have to win these ones

Bpskelly in reply to Lurkerhawk

its starting to look that way.

Dallashawk05

Trying to run too much stuff on offense. Pair it down.

Jamesmoore

That was pathetic, I hate this in fairness to Crist junk, he missed wide open guys, sure the play calling wasn't great, but he missed a lot of open guys. He also is about as athletic as a 4 year old girl. We win that game with a mediocre QB, and he isn't even that.

Mangino_maniac in reply to Lurkerhawk

Thank you!!

Njjayhawk

Wies was a failure at ND with rich talent; he will be a dud at KU, too. Crist is a joke!

Lurkerhawk

I'm tired of the denial. I'll admit that Mangino was a perfect fit for KU.

Jayhawk2144

yes crist has to go. we are not worthly big 12 team right now

Afmoore06

I think our Oline wasn't great. our recievers weren't great. our entire offense just doesn't make second half plays. its time to try our another QB

Brian Haase

FIRE CRIST

Oklahawk58

Good time for a bye week.

D_bradley27

EVERY quarterback gets pressured. Crist just can't handle it. He reacts like a freshman. He needs to be benched. The experiment is over. Can't lose the whole season over one player!

Kackley

Crist has to go, PERIOD

Mulder07

It's official. It's time to fire the lard bucket.

Mike Nicco in reply to Micky Baker

So that's why he was behind the TE all day and missed a wide-open receiver in the end zone.

Brian Haase

please weis swallow your pride and bench your worthless QB. He sucks. please see that

FINAL
Kansas 23
No. Illinois 30

Jesse Newell

NIU kneels it to end the game.

Armen Kurdian

NIU just wanted it more. That was obvious in the 4th quarter.

Hawkfromhays

In fairness to Crist, he was pressured all day because our O-line is inept. But he missed at least 3 big throws.

Jayhawk2144

We need a new quarterback one who can run and throw a football.

Canuckhawk

Well. We beat the spread. No solace.

Brian Powell

just tuned in... but seriously --- 4:47 to go with 3 timeouts left, and we don't run a SINGLE TIME in the last two series?

Why, because our throwing game is going so well?

Lurkerhawk

Embarrassing. Can't say #$%& against Mizzou with the eggs we're laying.

Mangino_maniac

So, what corner did we turn today???

Waywardjay in reply to Gabriel Engeland

butter... it's been 4 games... This team would be much better off with Webb and GIll than Weiss and Crist... that doesn't mean that Weiss won't be much better in the long rung but we'd be 3-1 with Gill and Webb.

Joe Satterwhite

Good sportsmanship by NIU....but man this football team is craaaappppppyyyyyy

Armen Kurdian

Another W thrown away.

Afmoore06

when we can't beat Rice or NIU, with a defense that is much better than last season... from what I can see, our freaking offense is just crap in the 4th quarter. we just meltdown

Jhawk2003

Mel Kiper Jr. Loves Crist's arm--he can make all the throws!

Micky Baker in reply to Afmoore06

He was pressured all day. You watched the game moron!

Pitthawk34 in reply to Bridson

Worst in the big 12 but have the best damn stadium track and BB team. I guess in 13 years that may lead us to the big east.

741hawk in reply to Micky Baker

Game planning was excellent . . . to use the Jayhawk formation . . . It's the in-game coaching . Charlie falls back on what he knows best -- passing-- even if it isn't working! This is NOT a good sign that the program is in good hands.

Brian Haase

i'd rather have Gill at QB

Micky Baker

This is terrible, but this is because our Oline didn't get it done today.

Benjamin Simon

inexcusable to be up 10 in the 4th quarter and lose... this loss is on crist and weis

Afmoore06

not all on dayne, he just hasn't made plays or good decisions and several of his throws were behind the receiver, overthrown or thrown late

Gabriel Engeland in reply to Waywardjay

Maybe a bit too early to tell. No?

Bridson

you're all fired

79ictjhawk

total meltdown

Waywardjay

.... So this is better than Gill ball....

Lawkan

yeah its all Beshears fault.

Micky Baker

It is not fair to lay this on Dayne Crist. You keep being idiots, you get what you ask for later.

Afmoore06

well. I wish I could say that Crist is our quarterback, but it just is not working out

Darius80

Thanks for another wasted yesterday...Dayne and this horrid passing offense. I'm done watching this season.

Atljaybird

I'm disgusted. Can't wait to hear Charlie's excuses for this one.

Dallashawk05

Charlie wants so bad to be a screen pass heavy offense. Better figure out how to execute one.

Swishymcjayhawk

embarrassing

Jayjocker

O line lost this one.

Micky Baker in reply to Afmoore06

The OLine didn't give him a chance at all today.

Hawkfromhays

I wonder if our football program will ever be anything better than an embarrassment.

Boulderhawk

The streak continues.

Brian Haase

dear dayne crist... go back to ND

Atljaybird

That was fitting way to end the game.

Mike Nicco

Clearly off the Crist bandwagon. Dude, you can't throw a 5 yard outlet pass to the tight end

Todd Simpson

hopefully they show class and just down it

Jesse Newell

Crist's pass falls incomplete. NIU to take over.

Mulder07

We are winning by 10 - lose by 7; 17 straight points for NIU. Damn we suck...

Brian Haase

here we go crist... shootin' for another 2 yd pass

Afmoore06

crist is just not good

Hawkfromhays

Wow, we're terrible.

Micky Baker

I'm sure Weis doesn't have the entire play book installed yet, but c'mon, this is bad game planning.

Gabriel Engeland in reply to Jesse Newell

At least they drop Christ's passes too

Shredks

kusports you need to start asking some tough questions about choking, offensive play calling and ease off on the charlie weis kool aid

Mangino_maniac

Glad to see that amazing off season conditioning has helped our O-line so much... not.

Randy Bombardier

Not sure what's going on here. Maybe Weiss needs an OC.

Nuleafjhawk

Crist is so bad he couldn't start for ..........................................well...............us.

Waywardjay

Bye week next week.... New offense...

Oklahawk58

Time for a hail mary?

Brian Haase

BRING BACK WEBB

Joe Satterwhite

wobbly ass throw....and horrible O-line

Atljaybird in reply to Nuleafjhawk

I have to agree. I've seen enough of Crist. This is horrible.

Dallashawk05

stop the screen passes, my god

Jayhawk1116

Michael Cummings. Michael Cummings. Michael Cummings. Michael Cummings. Michael Cummings. Michael Cummings. Michael Cummings. Michael Cummings. Michael Cummings.

Waywardjay

This is excellent game coaching..

Lajayhawk

No, Dayne, you DON'T throw it to the other team.

Jesse Newell

Crist throws it right to an NIU defender, who drops it. Fourth and 17 upcoming from KU's own six.

Brian Haase

bench crist... forever. so bad

Todd Simpson

ok now Crist needs to stop playing

Brian Haase

my god crist... leave and don't come back

Nuleafjhawk

Charlie - swallow your pride !!! Put someone else in there at QB- ANYONE else

Eric Williams in reply to Jayhawk1116

congratulations, you can spell his name right.

Jesse Newell

Crist sacked. NIU declines holding penalty.

Benjamin Piehler

Crist looks awkward as a moose in the pocket

8567

Crist sure looks good getting off the bus but kinda ends there

Jayjocker

Army put 40 on these guys with the wishbone. Jayhawk worked. Then we pass. Sigh....

Jayhawk1116

Michael Cummings.

Jhawkln

it happens so quick you can't believe it. 3-1 minus crist on this team.

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