The Kansas Jayhawks almost won their first Big 12 Conference game of the season this past weekend against the Texas Longhorns.
It was a game where the rushing attack ruled for Kansas. They ran to ball so much that they did not throw a single pass in the second and third quarters of the game. Michael Cummings finished the game with nine total passes compared to James Sims 28 total carries.
The Jayhawks took a 17-14 led with 2:28 left in the fourth quarter. It was then that Texas pulled starting quarterback David Ash for Case McCoy.
McCoy drove the Longhorns down the field and scored a game-winning touchdown with just mere seconds left.
Did the Texas Longhorns win the game on Saturday or did the Jayhawks lose the game?
George: Kansas played really well most of the game, keeping the Longhorns offense off the field and out of rhythm, but in the end, they gave the offense too much time to work with. I wouldn’t say it was that McCoy was too good, more of Kansas being too relaxed with their defense in the waning moments.
Ricky: Texas won the game. The Kansas defense did a very good job of shutting down David Ash and Joe Bergeron (after Bergeron scored five touchdowns last week). However, Texas made the move at the quarterback position at just the right time. Ash wasn’t doing anything and had thrown two interceptions during the game.
Got to give credit where credit is do though. Case McCoy came in and did exactly what he needed to do. Texas hung around and the offense clicked at just the right time.
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