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Kansas defeats Iowa State, 34-14

  • 2:30 p.m., Nov. 8, 2014
  • David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

Jayhawks earn first win under Clint Bowen

Sometimes the best things are worth waiting for. Kansas University's football team routed Iowa State, 34-14, on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, the first win under interim head coach Clint Bowen.

The Jayhawks (3-6, 1-5 in Big 12) started fast with two touchdowns on their first two drives, and eventually took a 24-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

The Cyclones (2-7, 0-6) fought back with a touchdown a minute before halftime, and another score to open the third quarter, but a missed field goal sparked the Jayhawks, as they drove 80 yards and ended the drive with a one-yard touchdown run from junior quarterback Michael Cummings.

KU recorded 514 yards on offense, including 278 through the air from Cummings, and more than 100 yards on the ground apiece from Tony Pierson and Corey Avery.

After the game, students rushed the field and even took down one of the goal posts in celebration, as the Jayhawks gave Bowen a celebratory gatorade bath.


First Quarter

9:21 — Corey Avery 14 run. Matthew Wyman kick. In what was probably their most impressive game-opening drive of the season, the Jayhawks marched 81 yards in 12 plays and 5:39 to take the early lead. Quarterback Michael Cummings was 4-for-4 passing for 38 yards on the drive and Jimmay Mundine caught two balls for 19 yards and Nigel King snagged one for 21 and a key first down. (KU 7, ISU 0).

4:24 — Jimmay Mundine 20 pass from Michael Cummings. Wyman kick. The KU defense matched the offense's hot start with a three-and-out on ISU's first possession and that gave the ball back to the Kansas offense at its own 42 yard line. Eight plays and 58 yards later, Cummings hit Mundine on a corner route to put KU up two scores. Cummings was 4-for-4 on the drive for 31 yards and Tony Pierson added a 16-yard run during the drive that took 3:24. (KU 14, ISU 0).

0:41 — Matthew Wyman 35 field goal. After another stop from the Kansas defense, the KU offense scored points for the third time in three possessions, this time with second-string QB Montell Cozart leading the drive while Cummings was being attended to in the locker room. Cozart connected on two of three pass attempts and Pierson added a 29-yard run to set up the kick. (KU 17, ISU 0).

Second Quarter

5:25 — Tony Pierson 6 run. Wyman kick. KU's fourth scoring drive of the game also was one of its most impressive. It spanned 13 plays and 91 yards in 5:11 and featured another strong effort from Cummings, who completed six of eight passes for 62 yards to set up Pierson's plunge. (KU 24, ISU 0).

1:13 — E.J. Bibbs 3 pass from Grant Rohach. Cole Netten kick. After a failed fourth-and-five try by KU at the Iowa State 38, the Cyclones seized the momentum and turned it into points. Rohach hit Allen Lazard for a 32-yard gain on the first play and four plays and two Kansas penalties later, the Cyclones were in the end zone. The drive spanned 62 yards in five plays and 1:38. (KU 24, ISU 7).

Third Quarter

13:53 — D'Vario Montgomery 35 pass from Grant Rohach. Netten kick. Iowa State opened up the second half with a quick-strike scoring drive that featured three plays of 13 yards or longer and three big runs from Aaron Wimberly. ISU's second touchdown drive covered 75 yards in four plays and 1:07 and put the Cyclones right back into the game. (KU 24, ISU 14).

2:49 — Michael Cummings 1 run. Wyman kick. After ISU's Cole Netten missed a 37-yard field goal try, the Jayhawks drove 80 yards in nine plays and 3:46 to jump back in front by three scores. Cummings hit Nick Harwell with a 31-yard pass to get things going and later found Nigel King for a 42-yard gain on third-and-19 that set up the TD run. (KU 31, ISU 14).

Fourth Quarter

13:13 — Matthew Wyman 37 field goal. After a strip, sack and fumble recovery by Victor Simmons, the Jayhawks added to their lead with a nine-play, 27-yard drive that took 3:37 and featured a huge catch-and-conversion from Jimmay Mundine on third down and four runs from Pierson. (KU 34, ISU 14).

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Stephen Johnson 7 years ago

Seriously - give Bowen the job. He has shown that he can motivate a team and put them in a position to win. This job will never be easy, but Bowen is a quality coach who bleeds crimson and blue.

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