The Kansas Jayhawks nearly got that first win in conference on Saturday, only to fall in the second overtime, 41-34. The 22nd-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders opened the second overtime with an easy touchdown, setting the tables for Kansas. The offense failed to move the ball as a pass from Michael Cummings to the end zone was broken up, ending the game.
Red Raiders quarterback Seth Doege connected with Leon Mackey for nine yards, scoring the first touchdown of the game. Kansas immediately answered with a James Sims rush for nine yards. Two more touchdown passes for the nation’s leader in the statistic ensued after the Jayhawks got on board. Doege and Texas Tech grabbed a 21-7 lead with the touchdowns. Kansas answered right away before halftime on a 10-yard completion to Brandon Bourbon from Cummings.
Two field goals from Texas Tech pushed the lead to 27-17 before Sims scored his second touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter. Sims ran in the ball from three yards out to cut the lead to 27-24. A big defensive stop set up the Jayhawks next scoring drive. Cummings on a fourth and three play ran the ball for 44 yards getting Kansas in scoring position. Placekicker Nick Prolongo connected on a 32-yard field goal to tie the game up and put it in overtime.
Sims made a five yard reception to push Kansas in the lead at 34-27 in the first overtime. Tech answered with a Eric Stephens one-yard run to tie the game yet again.
Doege for the game completed 45-59 passes for 476 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. Cummings had the big rush for 44 yards, and two touchdown passes. Sims and Tony Pierson combined for 329 rushing yards. Pierson had a game-best 202 yards in the loss.
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