Sep 21, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks running back Tony Pierson (3) is pushed out of bounds by Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defensive back Adairius Barnes (21) in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Instant Reaction: Last Second Field Goal Pushes Jayhawks to Win

A 52-yard last second field goal from Matthew Wyman propelled the Kansas Jayhawks to a 13-10 win over Louisiana Tech.

With the win, Kansas is now 2-1 on the year, while Louisiana Tech fell to 1-3.

The last drive which gave Kansas the win, began at their own five-yard line with 1:33 remaining on the clock. Two rushes from James Sims got the Jayhawks out of trouble and at their own 22-yard line, then quarterback Jake Heaps got going. Heaps completed three straight passes, the final moving the ball to the Bulldogs 35-yard line thanks to a 29-yard reception from Tony Pierson. Wyman calmly then connected on the field goal.

The Bulldogs were driving to win the game in the final minutes only to be stopped thanks to a Kenneth Dixon fumble at the Jayhawks five-yard line, setting up the home team’s winning drive

. The team had moved the ball 80 yards in 4:29 only to be stopped.

Louisiana Tech got the scoring off with a first quarter touchdown on an eight-yard pass from Ryan Higgins to Hunter Lee. Wyman connected on a 39-yard field goal in the second quarter, drawing the Jayhawks closer. Then early on in the fourth quarter, tied the score on a 29-yard touchdown from Heaps to Jimmay Mundine.

Sims on the game rushed for 78 yards on 20 carries, while Pierson added 27 yards and nine receptions for 82 yards. Dixon rushed for 129 yards in comparison for Louisiana Tech. Heaps passed for 279 yards to go with one touchdown and two interceptions for the Jayhawks. He completed 28-46 passes. Higgins passed for 289 yards with one touchdown and an interception, on 35-55 passes. His top target, D.J. Banks made 13 catches for 82 yards.

Next up for the Jayhawks is the start of Big 12 conference play as they host Texas Tech next Saturday, with the time yet to be determined.

 

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