Former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps after an year of sitting out due to transfer rules is ready to take over for Kansas at the quarterback position. Heaps threw for 257 yards on 20-28 passing, earning co-offensive MVP honors at the Kansas Spring Football game held on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. The Blue team topped the White squad, 34-7.
Heaps who will be a junior this season, had one main target on the day: Justin McCay. The wide receiver transfer made eight catches for 99 yards and one touchdown. Several key offensive players from last season made a huge impact on Saturday including James Sims. The running back who eclipsed 1000 yards last season on the ground, rushed 16 times for 74 yards. Tony Pierson made five catches out of the backfield, scoring a touchdown on one of these catches.
Tight end Jimmay Mundine made two catches for the Blue team, scoring a touchdown both times. Linebacker Ben Heeny earned defensive player of the game honors, totaling five tackles, including one for a loss. A surprise player for the White team on the defensive side, backup quarterback Nasir Moore picked up nine tackles.
Sophomore quarterback Michael Cummings passed for 94 yards on 8-13 passing for the White squad, including a touchdown pass to Josh Ford.
The Jayhawks kick off the season on Sept. 7th as South Dakota enters Memorial Field with the time yet to be announced.
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