Saturday, November 19, 2016

KU football upsets Texas in overtime, wins first Big 12 game

Kansas fans and players go crazy on the field following the Jayhawks' 24-21 overtime upset of Texas on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas fans and players go crazy on the field following the Jayhawks' 24-21 overtime upset of Texas on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.


Kansas true freshman Mike Lee grabbed an interception in overtime and Matthew Wyman drilled a 25-yard field goal to lift the Kansas Jayhawks to a 24-21 victory over Texas on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The victory on Senior Day ended KU’s 19-game losing streak in the Big 12 and it was the first win against Texas since 1938.

Wyman drilled a game-tying 36-yard field goal at the end of regulation after the Jayhawks marched down the field on a six-play, 52-yard drive that included a 26-yard pass to running back Ke’aun Kinner and a costly roughing-the-passer penalty on Texas.

The Jayhawks (2-9, 1-7 in Big 12) trailed by 11 points with less than eight minutes left until KU freshman quarterback Carter Stanley led a 10-play, 80-yard drive that was completed with a one-yard touchdown run by Khalil Herbert.

With the Longhorns (5-6, 3-5) running out the clock in the final minutes, junior running back D’Onta Foreman was stopped on a 4th-and-5 run at the 29-yard line.

Texas turned the ball over six times, including a pick-six touchdown by KU senior cornerback Brandon Stewart in the first half.

Kansas couldn’t plan a worse start. On the first play of the game, Texas quarterback Shane Buechele tossed a short pass to receiver Jacorey Warrick, who juked a defender and ran 75 yards for an easy touchdown.

But eventually KU’s defense settled down. The Longhorns didn’t score another point for the rest of the first half as the Jayhawks wrecked havoc in the backfield. KU sophomore defensive end Dorance Armstrong was a one-man wrecking crew, registering five tackles, three tackles for loss (two sacks), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the first half.

It was the first conference win for KU coach David Beaty.

Here’s a quick look back at some of the action:

The game turned when: KU freshman defensive back Mike Lee grabbed an interception on the second play of overtime. It allowed KU’s offense to go on the field without much pressure, setting up an eventual game-winning, 25-yard field goal for Wyman.

Offensive highlight: Trailing by 11 points in the fourth quarter, Stanley led a 10-play, 80-yard drive down the field, ending with a one-yard touchdown run by freshman Khalil Herbert. There were plenty of big plays on the drive — after being shutout on offense all game — including a 20-yard run by Stanley and three catches by Steven Sims for 31 yards.

Defensive highlight: Midway through the second quarter, Brandon Stewart jumped a slant route and returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown. It was one of the four first-half turnovers by Texas.

Key stat: Turnovers. Texas had six turnovers, including a costly interception in overtime, that led to 10 points for the Jayhawks.

Up next: The Jayhawks will travel to Kansas State for the Sunflower Showdown and final game of the season at 11 a.m. Saturday.



14:49 — Shane Buechele 75-yard pass to Jacorey Warrick. Trent Domingue kick. One-play drive for 75 yards, in 0:11. (UT 7, KU 0.)


5:04 — Brandon Stewart 55-yard interception return. Matt Wyman kick. (UT 7, KU 7.)

2:27 — Wyman 36-yard field goal. Five-play drive for 25 yards, in 1:43. (KU 10, UT 7.)


11:27 — D’Onta Foreman two-yard run. Domingue kick. Eight-play drive for 38 yards, in 2:42. (UT 14, KU 10.)


13:34 — Foreman one-yard run. Domingue kick. Nine-play drive for 46 yards, in 2:32. (UT 21, KU 10.)

7:48 — Khalil Herbert one-yard run. Wyman kick. Ten-play drive for 80 yards, in 2:48. (UT 21, KU 18.)

0:07 — Wyman 36-yard field goal. Six-play drive for 52 yards, in 0:51. (UT 21, KU 21.)


0:00 — Wyman 25-yard field goal. Six-play drive for 17 yards. (KU 24, UT 21.)


Tom Miller 5 years, 5 months ago

So, did they show a different look so it confused Texas? Or was this a Texas dropped the ball to often?

Micky Baker 5 years, 5 months ago

The boys made legit defensive plays. They forced the 3 fumbles with hard hits and mitts on the ball. The INT's, the guys covered well and stuck with their assignments. The TO's were not Texas just dropping the ball.

Gerry Butler 5 years, 5 months ago

Texas just turned the ball over and over defense play well today. HUGE WIN

Michael Maris 5 years, 5 months ago

So happy for Coach Beaty, Bowen and the staff. The team has worked rheir tailends off for the coaching staff. And, Coach Bowen has proved that if he has the talent, his defense works. Defense continues to get better and better with every game.

K-State will be a real dogfight for Kansas Jayhawks. Coach Snyder always prepares his teams.

Jocelyn Kennedy 5 years, 5 months ago

So happy for those kids, Beaty and Clint!! RCJH!!

Michael Maris 5 years, 5 months ago

By the way, good call Suzy (on the Jayhawks beating Texas).

Suzi Marshall 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks! Went even made the trip to Lawrence to watch the game...and the basketball games. Great win.

David Robinett 5 years, 5 months ago

Should not that title be first big 12 win under Beaty?

Richard Duran 5 years, 5 months ago

Happy for Matthew Wyman. That poor kid, missing all those kicks vs. TCU. I am so happy he got this one. There are some studs on that D. Bowen has done the best coaching job of his career this season. Bring in the 2nd coming of Reesing, or even Hileary, and we got something going. What a game!!! That D should be Player of the week!

Randy Bombardier 5 years, 5 months ago

1938? My goodness. Nice win. The Defense once again carried the day. Now that we have a pretty sharp signal caller we better recruit hard for a number 2 just in case. Looking forward to improvement on offense next year.

David Kemp 5 years, 5 months ago

Coming back being down 21-10 shows the character of the players. Nice for the seniors they deserve something good.

Brett McCabe 5 years, 5 months ago

This is the most important takeaway (no pun intended) from the game. So many fans left and didn't get to watch a great comeback, but the team never quit. Says quite a lot about them.

On the offensive side of the ball, the game turned with Stanley's scramble - it ignited the offense. It would be good to see him run more, it certainly opens up the field.

Went down on the field with the players - many, many of them stayed to bask in the glow. Lots of huge smiles. Really happy for those kids.

Suzi Marshall 5 years, 5 months ago

We left after UT scored to take the 11 point lead. Because it was so cold, we intended to watch the rest of the game in the Union. However, when we got up to the big TV on the main floor, 4th floor, they had the UM-IU game on instead of the KU game. We talked with some girl there who said that game had been on the entire time. Not finding anyone, we went back down to field to catch the rest of the game, arriving back when that great 80 yard drive began. Same thing happened last year with some other game on the Union TV.

Jeff Soisson 5 years, 5 months ago

It's pretty quiet in Austin, Texas tonight...EXCEPT AT MY HOUSE IN AUSTIN, TX!!! RCJH, WOW!! Let's give KSU some trouble!

David Kemp 5 years, 5 months ago

This should be a huge recruiting bonus for us in the state of texas

Micky Baker 5 years, 5 months ago

We lose 25 guys to graduation this year, we need to get all of the class of 2017 scholarships filled with quality players, including available Juco transfers that fill specific needs. There are guys available that will make the team better. Just don't fill it with whatever is left.

Brett McCabe 5 years, 5 months ago

I will definitely give Beaty lots of credit for being smart with roster management. Getting Mike Lee on campus this season was a truly genius move. The kid will be an All American before he graduates, and he he's still four months away from his high school prom. The two kids from Alabama will both be eligible next year, and many key parts of the team will return. With a transfer or two, our available scholarships to offer will also increase.

Micky Baker 5 years, 5 months ago

After Lee puts on some weight, another 25 to 30 lbs., he's going to be a wrecking machine.

Buck Bukaty 5 years, 5 months ago

Somewhere, over the rainbow, Mangino smiles tonight!

Robert Brock 5 years, 5 months ago

Charlie Strong has an important choice to make: whether to hire United Van Lines or Beacon Van lines.

Brett McCabe 5 years, 5 months ago


With a $10 million buyout, he could probably use Rolls Royce Van Lines.

Suzi Marshall 5 years, 5 months ago

Heavy talk is that UH's Herman has already been contacted by top UT Alums about coming to Austin.

Mallory Briggans 5 years, 5 months ago

In 2008 tears of joy flowed down my cheeks when KU won the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Today I was overcome with emotion with the victory over Texas .....They could have laid down ,but they didn't they showed heart and continued to play...I am proud of what they did today...... It wasn't a National Championship but it felt almost as good

Brett McCabe 5 years, 5 months ago

Just a quick note on our Jayhawk week....

  1. Down goes Duke.

  2. Down goes Siena.

  3. Women's Soccer - advances to UNC for 2nd round in the NCAA's.

  4. Women's VB - Big 12 Champs!

  5. Sharon Lokedi - 5th at the NCAA championships.

  6. Down goes Texas.


David Kemp 5 years, 5 months ago

I like the new Brett and all it took was a long awaited Kansas win. I for one am with you and have reason to hope for big things next year

Sean Kelly 5 years, 5 months ago

Just think about the recruiting boost Beaty would have to work with if they hadn't let TCU and ISU off the hook...

Ashwin Rao 5 years, 5 months ago

I wish we had given Stanley some more games to play this year, instead of sticking with Cozart... in any case, glad that the switch was made.

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