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Kansas defeats Louisiana Tech, 13-10

  • 11 a.m., Sept. 21, 2013
  • Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

FINAL: Matthew Wyman's game-winning, 52-yard field goal sends KU to 13-10 win over LA Tech

Kansas kicker Matthew Wyman drilled a 52-yard field goal with no time remaining, giving KU a dramatic, 13-10 victory over LA Tech on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

KU received two gifts from Louisiana Tech.

With the Bulldogs on the verge of icing the game up 10-3 with 12:59 left in the fourth quarter, quarterback Ryan Higgins fumbled the ball after a 27-yard gain to the KU 2. Though it was originally ruled he stepped out of bounds, replay overturned the call, and because it was fumbled into the end zone, KU received possession at its own 20.

The Jayhawks responded with an eight-play, 80-yard drive, with tight end Jimmay Mundine finishing it off with a 22-yard touchdown reception.

Tech had a chance at a potential game-winning field-goal attempt inside KU's 5 with less than two minutes to go, but running back Tevin King fumbled at the 5, with KU's Keon Stowers recovering.

The Jayhawks followed with an eight-play, 60-yard drive, capped by Wyman's heroics.

KU quarterback Jake Heaps finished 28-for-46 passing for 279 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Tony Pierson added 113 combined rushing and receiving yards.

The Jayhawks (2-1) will have a bye next week before playing host to Texas Tech on Oct. 5.

Box score

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter

0:06 — Hunter Lee 8 pass from Ryan Higgins. Kyle Fisher kick. Louisiana Tech picked off Jake Heaps and began its third drive at its own 43 yard line. Ten plays and 57 yards later, Higgins hung in the pocket, took a monster hit from KU linebacker Ben Heeney but put the pass on the money for Lee, who beat safety Isaiah Johnson and made a diving grab. (LTU 7, KU 0).

Second Quarter

2:20 — Matthew Wyman 39 field goal. The Jayhawks got on the board with an 11-play, 58-yard drive that started at the Jayhawks' 20 after a missed field goal by Louisiana Tech kicker Kyle Fisher. KU quarterback Jake Heaps was 4-of-6 passing on the drive, with back-to-back first down tosses to Brandon Bourbon and Tony Pierson. He also scrambled for five yards to help set up the field goal. (LTU 7, KU 3).

Third Quarter

12:55 — Kyle Fisher 39 field goal. Tech opened up the second half with an eight-play, 53-yard drive that stalled at the edge of the red zone when KU's coverage stiffened. The big blow came when Higgins hit Richie Casey for a 10-yard gain and a first down and received 15 more yards on when Ben Goodman was called for roughing the passer. Fisher's make snapped a streak of four consecutive missed field goals for the LTU sophomore. (LTU 10, KU 3).

Fourth Quarter

9:54 — Jimmay Mundine 22 pass from Jake Heaps. Wyman kick. A huge play by the KU defense at the other goal line that resulted in a touchback for Kansas instead of a first-and-goal for Louisiana Tech set up this eight-play, 80-yard drive that featured two huge plays by wide receiver Christian Matthews, the first a 20-yard grab for a first down and the second a huge block to get Mundine into the end zone. (KU 10, LTU 10).

0:00 — Matthew Wyman 52 field goal. After Michael Reynolds forced a fumble from Louisiana Tech's Tevin King at the KU 5-yard line when Tech was driving for the game-winning score, KU marched 60 yards in eight plays and 1:33 to set up the game-winner, which Wyman drilled as time expired. Heaps hit Pierson for a 29-yard gain over the middle with less than 30 seconds to play to set up the kick. (KU 13, KU 10).

Join the post game discussion

Live coverage (Ended September 21, 2013 at 3:17 p.m.)

Brian Skelly

We'll, we're not the worst FBS program out there. Thats what I got out of today. LaTech might be though. Good to see some good fortune for these kids though. Hopefully they can pull a few more out this season. Rock Chalk!!!

John Randall in reply to Randy Bombardier

I can doubledog guarantee KU football doesn't loose again this month.

Bryce Landon in reply to Danr

PREACH IT, BROTHER!!! :D RCJH!!!

Chijayhawk

well I got on the treadmill in my basement for the second half. It took about 2 miles before we started playing better. After 5 miles we get a win. May start the next game on it and see if we start the game better.

Danr in reply to Bryce Landon

It's only weird if it doesn't work

Rcjayhawk

Yeah. You kind of lobbed that one right over the plate. You may want to keep a tape recorder handy and say these things out before typing. Just a thought....

Canuckhawk

I take from this win and last week's loss that if we were in Conference USA we would be close to the bottom of the league?

Pamela Shanks in reply to Lcjayhawk

Thanks!

Lcjayhawk in reply to Pamela Shanks

7:00 on ABC

Lcjayhawk

Now for tonight's game. Go Texas! (Ugh, it pains me to say that.)

Bryce Landon in reply to Danr

Don't be a perv. I have a helmet just like the one in my avatar, and I rubbed it.

Pamela Shanks

What time is KSU vs TX?

Lcjayhawk in reply to Bryce Landon

I rubbed a different helmet before that... You knew it was coming!

Pamela Shanks

Now as HCCW says, he can be hard on them in practice. There will certainly be a lot to talk about.

Danr in reply to Bryce Landon

TMI, dude

Kent Gaylor

A win is a win is win. Next game after Midnight madness!!

Baldjedi

This was huge for morale

Bryce Landon

Rubbed my Jayhawk mini helmet right before the fumble and again before the Wyman FG. I may have to start doing that more often.

Hawkfansa

Good medicine

Lcjayhawk in reply to MDL/kuae99

No you don't. See ya.

Pepper_bar

Did any KU players participate in the stupid #APU thing?

MDL/kuae99

Attendance should be better next game with this win and a conference opponent.

Ryan Mullen in reply to MDL/kuae99

haha

MDL/kuae99

Dang it. Now I have to watch at least 2 more games.

Lcjayhawk

Maybe, just maybe, this turn of events has the opposite impact that losing the game would've had. Maybe we find ourselves?

Micky Baker

2 weeks from today, Texas Tech.

Pamela Shanks

Kickers and defense saved the day.

Jmfitz85

Wow ... Just wow

Pepper_bar

Congrats to Weis, now 1-12 vs FBS... extend his contract

Pamela Shanks in reply to Kip Reiserer

Agreed!!!!

Lawkan

who we got next?

Kip Reiserer

I don't care how we win - I'll take it! Defense and Special Teams!!

Randy Bombardier in reply to Lefty54

Not a great win by any stretch. Just a win. Hopefully the momentum carries over to next week.

Lcjayhawk in reply to Lawkan

Haha

Lcjayhawk in reply to 79ictjhawk

I was thinking the same thing!

79ictjhawk

Way to go Hawks!

Lawkan

lol we have a Dangerfield on the team.

Cshjhawk

Incroyable!

Jayhawk2181 in reply to Lefty54

I second that... Dixon had a great game, but man we needed this win

MDL/kuae99

All right boys. Wake up for the rest of the year.

Pepper_bar

Plus, LA Tech covered the 10 1/2... everyone wins today!

Jayhawkinatl in reply to Will Bixenman

That's where my $$$ is.

Lefty54

I feel bad for the kid that fumbled but great win.

Randy Bombardier in reply to Lawkan

He is not on scholly yet

Tim Marshall

Weis should send a thank you card to the L.A. Tech RB

Pepper_bar

That was a character win... KU had that game lost, amazing comeback

Will Bixenman

still, maybe the last win of the year?

Lefty54

I feel bad for the kid that fumbled But great win.

79ictjhawk

Now's where that practice celebration comes in handy!

Lawkan

someone just got a scholarship.

Bwag

Guess sometimes better to be lucky than good, but always better to be good.

Njhawk

Niceeeeeeeee

MDL/kuae99

Had 54-55

FINAL
La. Tech 10
Kansas 13

Jesse Newell

Wyman's 52-yard field goal sneaks over the crossbar. KU's players rush the field following the dramatic victory.

Pepper_bar

Tear down the goal posts!

Duane Rice

You think we just won the Big 12

Aircapjay

Something to build on.

Crimsonphoenix

DAYUMN!!!!

Randy Bombardier

Wyman is man of the year.

Ryan Mullen

no ffffing way

Micky Baker

Matthew Wyman! YEEHAW!

Quinn

ROOOOOCK CHAAAAAALLLKKKK! Matthew Wyman!

RXDOC

We won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rock Chalk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jayhawk2181

KICKErS MVPS

Baldjedi

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will Bixenman

holyyyy shitttt

Oklahomajayhawk

Storm the field!!!!!

Randy Bombardier

sweet

RXDOC

HELL YESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jesse Newell

The kick is good.

Baldjedi in reply to Pamela Shanks

Gotta believe when he makes it

Lefty54

Gooood

Pamela Shanks

Wyman has such a great story. If he makes this....WOW

Lefty54

52 yards

Baldjedi in reply to Aircapjay

Maybe a draw

RXDOC

He's got the leg!

Randy Bombardier

Do we have the wind

Baldjedi

Get the hooters girl as OC next week

Quinn

What a horrendous play call. I've been pushing against some of the complaints but there was no defense for that.

Danr

Do it man

Aircapjay

Should have run it.

Will Bixenman

Wow. Great play call. Good lord.

Pepper_bar

Weis about to get his first win over a FBS team at Kansas????

Baldjedi

Seriously? That's the call?.....

00:02 left in Fourth Quarter
La. Tech 10
Kansas 10

Jesse Newell

Wyman to try a 52-yarder.

Cshjhawk

Weird Call!

Lefty54

Long field goal attempt.

Tim Marshall

Why? Why do you call that play?

Jayhawk2181

What was that

Baldjedi

Why didn't the clock stop on first down?

Lawkan

I thought the chains had to be set before the clock starts after first downs.

Danr

One more play then give the walkon a shot

Jesse Newell

KU with a timeout left. Important here with 15 seconds left.

Crimsonphoenix

Whooo!!!!

Quinn

Heaps looked great there!

RXDOC

OMG!!!!

Jesse Newell

Perfect throw by Heaps to Pierson over the middle for 29.

Baldjedi

Yes!!!

Jayhawk2181

BOOM

Oklahomajayhawk

Yes!!!!

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