On Saturday afternoon in Lawrence, the Kansas Jayhawks got off to a quick start only to finish the game on a glum note as they fall, 54-16.
With the loss, Kansas is now 2-2 overall on the season and 0-1 in Big 12 conference play. Texas Tech improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
The Jayhawks held an early 10-0 lead after the first quarter, thanks to a 25-yard touchdown pass from Jake Heaps to Jimmay Mundine, and a 36-yard field goal from Matthew Wyman. This was short-lived however as Texas Tech quickly rallied as the new period began.
The Red Raiders went into the locker-room at halftime with a 20-10 edge. This lead only grew with a quick touchdown 18 seconds into the new half from the Red Raiders on a run from DeAndre Washington which was set up by an interception thrown by Jake Heaps. The pick was nearly taken back for a touchdown by J.J. Gaines, only to be tackled at the eight-yard line.
The lead continued to grow until it reached its peak in the fourth quarter at 54-10. Backup quarterback Michael Cummings threw a late touchdown to Andrew Turzilli, putting some points on the board for Kansas in the final stanza.
For the game, Red Raiders quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 33-51 passes for 368 yards and one interception before he left the game in the second half with an injury. Heaps completed 16-32 passes for 189 yards also with an interception. James Sims rushed the ball only nine times for 28 yards, while Darrian Miller added 67 yards on 12 carries for the Jayhawks in the loss.
Next up for Kansas is a game at Fort Worth, Texas as they face TCU. The game will be televised on FSN. It is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. central time. TCU is currently 2-2 overall as they face Oklahoma later tonight in Norman.
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