NCAAF Game Recap - Texas at Kansas
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:00 PM EST

Aub
21
Ala
52
F
SCar
35
Clem
56
F
ND
24
USC
17
F
Mich
39
OHSt
62
F
GATec
21
UGA
45
F
Okla
59
WVU
56
F
Wash
28
WaSt
15
F
UCF
38
SoFL
10
F
LSU
72
TxAM
74
F(6OT)
Tex
24
Kans
17
F
Fla
41
FlaSt
14
F
UtSt
24
Boise
33
F
MD
3
PSU
38
F
KY
56
Lou
10
F
BYU
27
Utah
35
F
Syr
42
BC
21
F
Ill
16
NW
24
F
MisSt
35
Miss
3
F
Pitt
3
MiaFL
24
F
K St
38
IASt
42
F
NIU
21
WestMI
28
F
Ball
21
MiaOH
42
F
ColSt
19
AF
27
F
Hou
31
Mem
52
F
Neb
28
Iowa
31
F
C Mi
13
Toled
51
F
Akr
28
Ohio
49
F
E Mi
28
Kent
20
F
Buff
44
BGSU
14
F
Ark
0
Mizzu
38
F
CoCar
28
SoAl
31
F
UVA
31
VaTec
34
F OT
ECU
6
Cin
56
F
Oreg
55
OreSt
15
F
Navy
28
Tul
29
F
Bayl
35
TxTch
24
F
W Ky
30
LaTec
15
F
Purd
28
Ind
21
F
Marsh
28
FLInt
25
F
NCSt
34
UNC
28
F OT
Wake
59
Duke
7
F
OD
13
Rice
27
F
GaSo
35
GASt
14
F
NMSt
21
Lib
28
F
Wyo
31
NM
3
F
Troy
10
App
21
F
ULLaf
31
ULMon
28
F
Stan
49
UCLA
42
F
SMiss
39
UTEP
7
F
UAB
3
MidTN
27
F
AzSt
41
Ariz
40
F
Minn
37
Wisc
15
F
SMU
24
Tuls
27
F
Temp
57
UConn
7
F
ArkSt
33
TxSt
7
F
Tenn
13
Vand
38
F
Rut
10
MSU
14
F
Char
27
FlAtl
24
F
SJSU
13
Fres
31
F
Colo
21
Cal
33
F
NorTx
24
UTSA
21
F
OkSt
24
TCU
31
F
Nev
29
UNLV
34
F
Hawaii
31
SDSU
30
F OT

Texas 24, Kansas 17

Nov 23, 2018, 12:00 PM EST

Final

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2

3

4

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(11) Texas (9-3)

7

0

14

3

24

Kansas (3-9)

0

0

0

17

17

No. 11 Texas beats Kansas 24-17, heads to Big 12 title game
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:10 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Sam Ehlinger and No. 11 Texas made enough plays to put away Kansas.

Next up is a much bigger challenge.

Ehlinger threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score, and the Longhorns beat the Jayhawks 24-17 on Friday to clinch a spot in the Big 12 title game.

Texas (9-3, 7-2, No. 15 CFP) opened a 24-7 lead on Cameron Dicker's 34-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, but Kansas responded with Peyton Bender's 31-yard touchdown pass to Daylon Charlot and recovered the ensuing onside kick.

After Gabriel Rui made it a one-score game with a 45-yard field goal with 1:37 remaining, the Jayhawks (3-9, 1-8) were unable to recover another onside kick and the Longhorns closed it out from there.

"We treated this game like a semifinal, if you will, win and advance," coach Tom Herman said. "And our guys found a way to win and advance."

Tre Watson finished with 79 yards on 14 carries as Texas earned its third consecutive victory. The Longhorns will face No. 6 Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship next Saturday.

"We put a little cushion out for us there towards the end, but we knew they weren't going away," Herman said.

"They made some really good plays down the stretch, but we made just enough to seal the deal."

Kansas dropped its last four games in David Beaty's final season as Jayhawks coach. Les Miles takes over the downtrodden program after he was hired on Sunday.

Beaty leaves Kansas with a 6-42 record. But the final of his four seasons in charge included three wins, a conference victory over TCU and the end of the Jayhawks' 46-game road losing streak.

"I want to thank our team and I want to thank all the Jayhawks out there for having a chance to represent you," Beaty said. "It's been fun."

Ehlinger threw two interceptions, one in the second quarter to Najee Stevens-McKenzie and one late to Shak Taylor. He had gone 10 straight games without an interception after throwing two in the season opener against Maryland.

Ehlinger played through a shoulder injury he aggravated last week after originally coming down with the issue back in October. But he downplayed the significance.

"It wasn't something that was limiting at all," he said.

The Longhorns had a 98-yard drive on their first possession that ended with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Ehlinger to Collin Johnson.

Texas' offense struggled for much of the first half, and then got back on track in the third quarter. Watson's 31-yard run helped set up Andrew Beck's 5-yard touchdown reception, and Ehlinger's 3-yard TD run made it 21-0 with 1:02 left.

Pooka Williams Jr. had 18 carries for 103 yards for Kansas, including a 57-yard touchdown run in the fourth. Bender was 18 for 35 for 159 yards.

INJURY REPORT

Texas safety and punt returner Brandon Jones left with a head injury after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Emmanuel Moore while fielding a punt in the second quarter.

"We'll take 24 hours to diagnose it as a concussion, and get him in that protocol if it is truly that," Herman said.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Eons," Herman joked when asked how long ago the season-opening loss to Maryland on Sept. 1 felt. "I don't know, what's the longest period of time? This team has grown up quite a bit."

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas: It was a sweet day for the Longhorns after its 2016 loss at Memorial Stadium ended a string of 13 consecutive wins over the Jayhawks, likely sealed the fate of embattled coach Charlie Strong and ultimately led to Herman's hiring away from Houston.

Kansas: Fails to send Beaty off with a win, capping another losing season.

UP NEXT

Texas: Beat Oklahoma 48-45 on Oct. 6.

Kansas: The Miles era begins in earnest.

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Passing

Tex Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Ehlinger 28 16 57.1 2 154 26 2 66.7
Kans Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
P. Bender 35 18 51.4 1 159 31 1 61.5

Rushing

Tex Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Watson 14 79 5.6 31 0
K. Ingram 13 51 3.9 10 0
Kans Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
P. Williams Jr. 16 103 6.4 57 1
D. Williams 10 37 3.7 6 0

Receiving

Tex Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Duvernay 3 47 15.7 22 0
C. Johnson 4 38 9.5 26 1
Kans Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Charlot 3 53 17.7 31 1
S. Robinson Jr. 3 32 10.7 13 0

Fumbles

Tex F FL
S. Ehlinger 1 0
Kans F FL
P. Bender 1 0

Returning

Tex KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Jones 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Kans KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Lassiter II 0 - 0 0 3 4.3 0 13

Punting

Tex Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Bujcevski 5 203 40.6 46
Kans Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Thompson 7 318 45.4 76

Takeaways

Tex Int Yds InTD
J. McCulloch 1 65 0
Kans Int Yds InTD
S. Taylor 1 3 0
N. Stevens-McKenzie 1 4 0

Team Stats Comparison

Tex Kans
Points For 24 17
Total Yards 297 296
Rushing Yards 143 137
Passing Yards 154 159
Passing Completions / Attempts 16/28 18/35
Turnovers 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 1/0
First Downs 19 14
Penalties - Yards 4/35 9/98
Time Of Possession 49:49 11:11
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/15 9/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 5/41 7/45

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Tex Kans
Tex 6:25 TD Collin Johnson 26 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter Tex Kans
No scores this quarter
3rd Quarter Tex Kans
Tex 6:20 TD Andrew Beck 5 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 14 0
Tex 13:58 TD Sam Ehlinger 3 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 21 0
4th Quarter Tex Kans
Kans 0:16 TD Pooka Williams Jr. 57 yd run (Gabriel Rui kick) 21 7
Tex 4:03 FG Cameron Dicker 34 yd FG 24 7
Kans 11:33 TD Daylon Charlot 31 yd pass from Peyton Bender (Gabriel Rui kick) 24 14
Kans 13:23 FG Gabriel Rui 45 yd FG 24 17

Game Information

Stadium: Kivisto Field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas
Attendance: 15,219
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