Sep 22, 2012; DeKalb, IL, USA; Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver Christian Matthews (12) runs past Northern Illinois Huskies cornerback Sean Evans (2) during the second half at Huskie Stadium. Northern Illinois defeats Kansas 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Shows Trick Plays on Saturday

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Kansas head coach Charlie Weis attempted to throw some trickery Northern Illinois way on Saturday with the wildcat formation. Explosive wide receiver Christian Matthews was the main cog in the trickery.

Matthews rushed five times for 43 yards and completed a pass for three yards in the game. The wide receiver gained his first carry of the game early in the second quarter. He rushed for six yards to the Northern Illinois Huskies 26-yard line. The next play, running back James Sims finished the drive with a 26-yard touchdown.

Next as the third quarter started, Weis again went to the trick play and Matthews. The wide receiver rushed two straight plays in getting the Jayhawks the first down to midfield. Kansas running back Tony Pierson then rushed for 17-yards before the trick play struck again. Matthews rushed for five yards to the Huskies 28-yard line. Later on in the drive, Matthews completed the pass to Sims for another near first down. The drive finished in a Jayhawks touchdown, giving them a 17-13 lead.

So the trickery did work for Weis and Kansas on Saturday. The big question is will the team use this now that conference play begins? We will have to wait a week to see.

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