Oct 27, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks halfback Tony Pierson (3) rushes for a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Instant Reaction: Texas Rallies to Defeat Kansas, 21-17

The Texas Longhorns woke up just in time to defeat Kansas, 21-17 on Saturday afternoon. Backup quarterback Case McCoy connected with D.J. Grant with 12 seconds left on the clock for the deciding points. McCoy replaced starting quarterback David Ash, who was struggling.  The win improves Texas to 6-2 on the year, and drops Kansas to 1-7. This was the Jayhawks seventh straight loss on the year.

Before the final drive, Kansas had just taken a three-point lead on a 29-yard field goal from placekicker Nick Prolago.

Texas got on the board first with a touchdown from Joe Bergeron. This was the running back’s 15th touchdown on the season. Wide receiver Christian Matthews tied the game up, early in the second quarter on a 15-yard touchdown run. Kansas took the lead a few minutes later on a 11-yard run from Tony Pierson. Texas knotted up the score early in the third quarter on a Marquise Goodwin  11-yard run.

The Jayhawks started Michael Cummings again. Cummings completed 3-9 passing for 39 yards. Running back James Sims rushed 28 times for 176 yards, including a 64-yard run. Pierson added 51-yards on 12 carries. McCoy completed 5-8 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown. Ash completed 8-16 passes for 63 yards. Running back Jonathan Gray totaled 112 rushing yards.

Next week, Kansas travels to face Baylor, while Texas faces Texas Tech.


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