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Texas Tech defeats Kansas, 54-16

  • 11 a.m., Oct. 5, 2013
  • David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

FINAL: Texas Tech rolls KU football, 54-16

After an encouraging start, the Kansas football team could not stop negative momentum in a 54-16 loss to No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The meltdown started after KU took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, as Tech scored the game's next 54 points.

The play that seemed to turn the tide completely was a failed fake punt by KU on fourth and 13 from its own 16 with six minutes left in the second quarter, as Trevor Pardula was tackled for no gain. Tech needed just two plays to score on the short field to make it 17-10, taking the lead for good.

Jake Heaps, operating out of a five-wide set most of the first half, completed 16 of 32 passes for 189 yards with a touchdown and interception.

Tony Pierson finished with six catches for 118 yards, but he left the game and did not return after suffering a head injury in the third quarter. KU coach Charlie Weis said after the game Pierson could miss significant time because of a concussion.

Linebacker Ben Heeney led the defense with 12 tackles — including two for loss — with an interception. Eleven of those tackles came in the first half.

KU (2-2) will play at TCU at 11 a.m. on Oct. 12.

Box score


First Quarter

12:13 — Matthew Wyman 36 field goal. The Kansas defense stuffed Texas Tech on the game's first drive, with junior linebacker Ben Heeney coming up with an interception on third down to set the KU offense up in Texas Tech territory for its first drive. Five plays later, Wyman gave KU its first first-quarter points of the season. Jake Heaps hit Tony Pierson for 28 yards on the first play of the drive. (KU 3, TTU 0).

7:18 — Jimmay Mundine 25 pass from Jake Heaps. Wyman kick. After another stand by KU's defense, the Jayhawks drove 79 yards in nine plays and 4:03 on a mixture of passes and runs. Brandon Bourbon caught two passes, back-up quarterback Michael Cummings came in for a few plays to lead a KU running package and Heaps hit Pierson for 25 yards on third and 12 after back-to-back false start penalties. On the next play, Heaps found Mundine down the seam for the walk-on touchdown. (KU 10, TTU 10).

Second Quarter

11:20 — Ryan Bustin 23 field goal. Texas Tech picked up its first points of the day thanks in large part to the ground game. With KU's defensive backs and D-Line making life tough on QB Baker Mayfield, the Red Raiders ripped off eight straight runs to move deep into the red zone. The drive stalled when KU's corners, Dexter McDonald and JaCorey Shepherd stood tall inside the 10 and Tech settled for the three pointer. (KU 10, TTU 3).

7:46 — Kenny Williams 2 run. Bustin kick. After watching its offense get on the board, Texas Tech's defense forced the Jayhawks into a three-and-out and a long punt return gave the Red Raiders the ball inside KU territory. Nine plays and 42 yards later, Williams walked in to tie the game. Tech's drive spanned 2:22 and featured a roughing-the-passer penalty on KU's Kevin Young and pass interference in the end zone against KU's Dexter McDonald. (KU 10, TTU 10).

5:13 — Baker Mayfield 19 run. Bustin kick. Tech's defense forced KU into a three-and-out and then benefited from an odd punt attempt in which KU's Trevor Pardula ran the ball for no gain instead of punting it. Two plays later, Mayfield ran up the middle on a called QB run and fell into the end zone to give the Red Raiders their first lead of the day. (TTU 17, KU 10).

0:00 — Ryan Bustin 25 field goal. The Red Raiders' defense continued to frustrate KU's offense and, after another three-and-out by the Jayhawks, the Red Raiders drove 68 yards in nine plays and 3:08 to add a field goal to its score as the first half expired. Mayfield hit Eric Ward for a 37-yard gain to set up the score, but the KU defense dug in at the 2 yard line and forced the field goal. (TTU 20, KU 10).

Third Quarter

14:46 — DeAndre Washington 4 run. Bustin kick. Texas Tech safety J.J. Gaines intercepted Heaps on the first pass of the second half after Tony Pierson tipped a pass into the air, allowing Gaines to settle under it and return it to the KU 8. After a penalty moved possession to the Kansas 4, Washington walked into the end zone and put the Red Raiders firmly in front. (TTU 27, KU 10).

11:46 — Ryan Bustin 28 field goal. After another three-and-out by the KU offense, the Red Raiders marched 61 yards in just under two minutes to add to its lead. Mayfield hit Ward and tight end Jace Amaro to set up the easy kick for Bustin, who missed his first kick of the day in the first quarter. (TTU 30, KU 10).

7:51 — Washington 5 run. Bustin kick. More of the same on this drive from the Red Raiders, who drove 80 yards in 12 plays and 2:32 to open this one up to true rout status. Mayfield was 7-of-8 passing on the drive that started at the TTU 20 after another stalled KU drive. (TTU 37, KU 10).

Fourth Quarter

14:49 — Eric Ward 25 pass from Davis Webb. Bustin kick. Despite starting quarterback Baker Mayfield heading to the bench for a pat on the back and an ice-cold Gatorade, the Red Raiders' offense kept rolling. Webb tossed a touchdown pass on his second throw of the day to cap a drive that spanned 50 yards in five plays and 1:15. (TTU 44, KU 10).

12:16 — Ryan Bustin 31 field goal. The comedy of errors continued early in the fourth quarter, as a snap from center that sailed over Heaps' head was recovered by Texas Tech deep in KU territory. The Red Raiders then tacked on three more easy points after moving just seven yards in four plays and 40 seconds. (TTU 47, KU 10).

10:30 — Dylan Cantrell 4 pass from Davis Webb. Bustin kick. With Michael Cummings in at quarterback for KU, the Red Raiders did not let up. Tech's defense stripped an attempted pass by Cummings and returned the fumble to the KU 6 yard line. Three plays later, Webb tossed his second TD pass of the day to a reserve tight end up made a nice grab near the back line of the north end zone. (TTU 54, KU 10).

7:43 — Andrew Turzilli 28 pass from Michael Cummings. Kick failed. Give the credit to KU's reserves for this drive, as Darrian Miller ran hard, Michael Cummings kept fighting and Turzilli, who has played very little this season, made a heck of a catch in the end zone and along the sideline. The drive spanned 77 yards in six plays and 2:40. (TTU 54, KU 16).

Join the post game discussion

Marshan3q in reply to Jesse Newell

I'd ignore 'em jesse....they're all depressed and whiny right now. I'm pretty upset too.. but what people have to remember is that Tech is a GOOD team.

Baldjedi in reply to Jesse Newell

Jesse it's ok if like me you spike your Kool-aid on occasion

Pepper_bar in reply to 741hawk

741, Newell's quote pre game was "I expect Tech to win pretty easily."

Duane Rice

So is it every staff members job at KU SPORTS and J-world to be way overly optimistic and have all the same outlook. Surely somebody there thinks this is going in the wrong direction


A Wide Receiver touchdown, you say?? Get the f*** out of here....

RXDOC in reply to Lajayhawk

I totally agree! But the defense can't be on the field 100 plays and expect anything resembling a W.

Joe Ross

There is a NOTABLE difference between Heaps and Crist. Crist had a line to protect him.

Jesse Newell in reply to 741hawk

pore-game? You mean pregame? I said Tech would win big.

Chayse Patrick

joe ross why the hell not?

Lajayhawk in reply to RXDOC

Our offense has been pathetic all season, but our defense has had some solid moments. Even today. Unfortunately, a lot has been stacked against them in every game.

Jesse Newell in reply to RXDOC

Ha. I don't think saying KU won't go 0-8 to end season is sipping Kool-Aid.

Alex Berger in reply to Chayse Patrick

You obviously don't know what it takes to make a team better.


The La Tech win - a lucky win over a terrible team - gave expectations for this season's Jayhawks an unrealistic boost.

RXDOC in reply to Baldjedi

Why waste the red shirt on this crap. He'll probably end up getting hurt with this line.

741hawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Your unfounded optimism for the rest of the season mirrors your pore-game optimism for this game.

Micky Baker

Turzilli? HMMM, move him up on the depth chart Weis!


The guy that should have been starting all along.

David Leathers

WTF where has he been?

Joe Ross

Cant fire Weis...

Cora Smith

Jake Heaps reminds me of Dayne Crist. WOW! Next year could be just as bad.


Guess who

David Leathers

Who was that?1

Jesse Newell

Nice catch by Andrew Turzilli there.


I will say Cummings is not a good backup. I'd like to see Cozart

RXDOC in reply to Jesse Newell

Yep and then we gave up 54 straight points. My kool-aid jug is empty. I think I'll focus on next season. Maybe we'll get some linemen that can block and a QB that isn't quite so over-hyped.

Chayse Patrick

OK have you all seen enough? Hawk 90 have you? I've been a KU alum and supporter for 53 years and I've never seen anything so pathectic in all my years. FIRE WEIS NOW!!!!!! Come on Zenger show some balls and fire that sorry excuse of a coach and take all his assts. with him. No discipline, no talent, no heart no coaching and no self respect. FIRE WEIS NOW

Alex Berger

I blame the refs.

Mangino_maniac in reply to Jesse Newell

Doesn't matter what the score was in the first quarter. It matters what it is at the end of the fourth. Keep sippin'.

Lajayhawk in reply to RXDOC

We haven't stunk. We definitely haven't been good, but today we stink. We haven't played this poorly in the other games. You have to be fair. Yes, they were poor competition, but we still played much better, with significantly less mistakes.

Jjjjjhok in reply to Jesse Newell

Are you freaking serious Jesse?

David Leathers

I have an idea for OC - Charlie Weis ... Jr.


In the last 27 minutes, TT has outscored KU 51-0.

Chuck Wagstaff

Grunhard better improve or we'll lose out.


one more TTech touchdown, and KU has the most points allowed since CW became HC.

Cshjhawk in reply to Joe Ross

Calls are like a pile of crap!

Jesse Newell in reply to Mangino_maniac

KU has eight games left. That's a lot of chances at wins. KU was even up 10-0 today.

RXDOC in reply to Lajayhawk

We've stunk every game this year. I mean playing poor competition was the only reason we won the 2 we won. We are terrible. We are better defensively than last year but somehow we're worse offensively. Sims has zero chance to break the record and I doubt he gets anywhere near a 1000 yards.

Alex Berger

Hey maybe we will get this game within 40 after all.

Lajayhawk in reply to Micky Baker

Penalties also have been deadly.


I would move Sterling back to right tackle to solidify at least one spot.

Joe Ross

To be fair to Charlie, he's been here only a year and a half. To be fair to the fans, it's hard to root for a team that stinks it up. If you want fans to cheer, you have to give them something to cheer about.

Micky Baker

We were up 10-0. We're down 54-10 now. Texas Tech has started inside our 20 yard line, or just outside the 20 four times today. One time in the 2nd quarter. One time after only one offensive play for us in the 3rd quarter. Then, two fumbles later in the 2nd half.

They are going to have to clean up a lot of sloppiness. This not just a little tiny mess they have to clean up.

Eric TheCapn

Ah, so Mid-evening in the Phog. ;-)


Still racking up penalties in the 4th quarter. Like it's our job.


Nice run.

Mangino_maniac in reply to Pepper_bar

He still is sippin' it some... sorry Jesse.

Lajayhawk in reply to RXDOC

Anything can happen. We stink today, but we won't stink this bad every other game. And someone will play poorly. Most of the Big 12 isn't that good. KState, ISU, Texas, WVU, hell even OSU is pretty overrated.

Jesse Newell in reply to Eric TheCapn

Nah, it ended around 10 or so.


Third false start on Sterling who cant block either!

Pepper_bar in reply to Eric TheCapn

Yeah, it was over in time to get to Applebee's for dinner.

Marshan3q in reply to Jesse Newell

I'd say we have the potential to be better.. but we aren't playing to our full potential.

Eric TheCapn

Wasn't Late Night more like Late Afternoon?


if we cant run the ball then no this not a better team even with more talent.

Pepper_bar in reply to RXDOC

RXDOC, Newell is the only KU Sports mainstay who isn't drinking the Kool Aid. Far more realistic than Tait and Keegan.


I think we've only crossed the 50 yard line once this half. Maybe twice. Unreal.

Jesse Newell in reply to Micky Baker

That's obvious, but each game starts at 0-0.

David Leathers

Cozart coming in?


AND Pierson may be seriously hurt.... [sigh]... not the best way to start a weekend...

Jesse Newell in reply to RXDOC

KU was in games last year it wasn't supposed to be in. Would you agree this team is better?

Micky Baker in reply to Jesse Newell

They could win a third, but if they play like this they won't even be in games.


Basically everyone gave up at halftime. All that confidence from the first quarter just evaporated. Just sad to witness.

Duane Rice in reply to Jesse Newell

i hope your right but i have a mortgage i would like to bet against it.

Cshjhawk in reply to David Leathers

Still prefer behind the stacks!


How many KU fans are actually still at the game? I can't tell on TV.

Jesse Newell in reply to Marshan3q

That's looking more likely as each week passes.

RXDOC in reply to Jesse Newell

Really????????????? Do we have an alternate schedule that I have yet to see??? If not you're still drinking the wrong kool-aid.

Marshan3q in reply to Jesse Newell

I think we've got a chance against Texas, West Virginia, Iowa State.... and I probably sound too optimisitc, but maybe even K-STATE.

Micky Baker in reply to Marshan3q

Weis needs to get back to the basics, stay there until they 1. Catch the ball. 2. SNAP THE BALL and 3. Don't run a fake punt from your own 20 when you're up 10-0 or 10-3 in the 2nd quarter.

David Leathers

HA! Keegan just tweeted that Memorial is a great place to get some studying done right now.


If this continues, Weis should do the honorable thing and fall on his sword. He has money!

Lajayhawk in reply to Marshan3q

Yeah, there's no way around it, this was 3rd quarters of about the worst football you can play.

Jesse Newell in reply to Micky Baker

Better than two years ago, even if it doesn't look like it today. Still think this team wins at least three and probably four.

Marshan3q in reply to Pepper_bar

was about to say the same thing

RXDOC in reply to Lajayhawk

Yeah man we're looking tough! LMAO!


I honestly feel like we have the talent to compete. We're right there. But for whatever reason, we just can't put it together.


54....... straight.... points......

Duane Rice

we would of won if we would have just gone for it on 4th and 1.

Micky Baker in reply to Jesse Newell

I won't blame the fans any more if we only have 30,000 or less at the remaining games this year. This is like pre-Glen Mason.

Marshan3q in reply to Lajayhawk

Oh no no.. I don't want him fired at all.. I see potential with CW as HC. Thing is, right now, we're down 54-10... that hurts. But nah, firing CW is stupid.


This is undeniably Gill-esque.


The TT kicker has some ugly looking kicks.

10:30 left in Fourth Quarter
TT 54
Kansas 10

Jesse Newell

Extra point good from 30 after the penalty.


54 unanswered points.


We don't have the players, they do, simple as that. Lets see what Cozart can do Charlie


shame the defense is going to take the blame for this

Alex Berger

We are going to need to run more in order to keep scores lower this year. We obviously cannot get in shootouts with teams.

Baldjedi in reply to 741hawk

Has anyone asked Weis about an OC? Seems like everyone is thinking it, but no one wants to discuss it

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Ha. That sentence works on multiple levels. :-)

Mangino_maniac in reply to Jesse Newell

It's homecoming!!! Good grief.

Jesse Newell in reply to Pepper_bar

It was bigger earlier, but still the smallest crowd of the year. Definitely a Late Night hangover.


TT hjas receivers!!! There's one difference.


Actually, I do love these players, I just feel like we have the worst luck.

Lajayhawk in reply to Marshan3q

I definitely agree with that. But you also can't fire a coach based on 3 quarters of really, really bad football. We haven't been great pretty much at any point this year (except, oddly enough, the first quarter of this game), but we also haven't been terrible most of the rest of the time. Just not very good. We gave up at halftime of this game, though.

Christopher Hauser

Our offensive line is softer than liberace at the playboy mansion

Eric TheCapn

we are the Generals to their Globetrotters. what a joke. thanks for the laughs, jayhawks.

Duane Rice in reply to Lajayhawk

Your're probably right. Either way i cant take 4 years of this.


Thanks Jesse... hope it was at least a lively group at the start of Homecoming day.

David Leathers

If he is giving up, Cozart needs to get in this game.

Mangino_maniac in reply to Lcjayhawk

Like that fumble just now... I just had to laugh. Unreal.


It's like we have the Keystone Cops for our football team.

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