NCAAF Game Recap - Indiana State at Kansas
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Kansas 24, Indiana State 17

Aug 31, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

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0

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0

14

17

Kansas (1-0)

7

3

6

8

24

Kansas rallies to beat Indiana State 24-17 in Miles' debut
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:05 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Les Miles promised to bring excitement to the perpetually rebuilding football program at Kansas.

The Jayhawks made his debut a little more exciting than he hoped.

After a late fumble in the end zone resulted in a go-ahead touchdown for Indiana State, Carter Stanley calmly led the Jayhawks right back downfield. His 22-yard touchdown throw to Daylon Charlot with 2:20 left in the game allowed Kansas to escape with a 24-17 season-opening victory Saturday.

"I think we'll learn to win games like this without this much drama," said Miles, who built Oklahoma State into a winner before leading LSU to a national championship. "I think we can throw the football to a number of guys and rush the football better and more efficiently than we did today and that would make - might distance ourselves from the opponent."

There was hardly a speck of daylight between Kansas and Indiana State most of the day.

The Sycamores had clawed back from a 16-3 deficit, taking the lead when Stanley fumbled in the end zone and Inoke Moala recovered it for a touchdown with 4:24 left in the game.

But the Jayhawks' senior quarterback calmly responded to adversity, hitting Andrew Parchment with a couple of passes, finding Charlot for a 26-yard gain then hitting him again for the go-ahead score.

The Jayhawks used an end-around pass to convert the 2-point conversion, then stopped the Sycamores in the closing minutes to avoid losing to their third FCS school in the last five seasons.

""At the end of the day it's 1-0 and we accomplished our goal this week. Won our game," said Stanley, who beat out Thomas MacVittie for the starting job. "It's going to be the same this week."

Hasan Defense returned an interception 57 yards for a touchdown for Kansas. Khalil Herbert added 88 yards rushing, and Parchment had eight catches for 121 yards, as the Jayhawks tried to build on some of the excitement that Miles has brought to the program.

It wasn't always pretty for the "Mad Hatter."

His kicker, Liam Jones, missed a field goal and extra point. Stanley fumbled a snap on fourth down to spoil another drive. And there were far too many blown assignments on both sides of the ball to think Kansas is much different than its woeful years under Turner Gill, Charlie Weis and David Beaty.

The Sycamores' Ryan Boyle threw for 219 yards with a touchdown, but he also tossed a pair of costly interceptions. Titus McCoy had 88 yards rushing before leaving with a left knee injury.

Still, the Missouri Valley school was in the game in the fourth quarter. Boyle threw a touchdown pass to Dante Jones to get the Sycamores within 16-10 with 10:52 left, and their score on defense gave them hope of their first win over an FBS school in 33 tries.

"We had our chances. Our defense played great," Indiana State coach Curt Mallory said.

But it was the Kansas defense, so maligned over the years, that came up with a big stop. It forced Boyle into throwing a fourth-down incompletion with 1:35 left to essentially end the game.

The Sycamores will no doubt rue a couple of missed chances.

They looked as if they might have scored a touchdown just before halftime, but Dante Hendrix had a sliver of his toe out of bounds when he hauled in the catch in the back of the end zone. Boyle also had an interception at the goal line as the Sycamores were about to score.

Throw in Jerry Nunez's two missed field goals and Indiana State made too many mistakes to overcome.

"With a new offense and a new coaching staff on offense, things weren't going to be easy," Defense said. "We're in college so we don't get preseason games to help our offense, and with us being such an older secondary or more mature secondary we already knew how the game was going to go. We just had to play our role and do our part and the offense was going to do their job at the end of the day."

THE TAKEAWAY

Indiana State: After ripping off five straight wins to end last season, Mallory's bunch carried that momentum into this season. The Sycamores stood toe-to-toe with Kansas all afternoon, and at several points looked to be the better team.

Kansas: The Jayhawks played without running back Pooka Williams, their best playmaker, as he served a one-game suspension for a series of off-the-field incidents. His return next week should give Kansas a big boost of speed and a much-needed offensive lift.

UP NEXT

Indiana State plays its home opener against Dayton next Saturday.

Kansas hosts Coastal Carolina next Saturday in the first meeting between schools.

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Passing

InSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Boyle 34 22 64.7 1 219 42 2 68.1
Kans Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Stanley 29 20 69.0 2 241 32 0 117.2

Rushing

InSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. McCoy 14 88 6.3 19 0
P. Kerlegrand 9 31 3.4 12 0
Kans Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Herbert 17 88 5.2 33 0
D. Williams 9 34 3.8 27 0

Receiving

InSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Jones II 4 79 19.8 42 1
D. Hendrix 8 57 7.1 12 0
Kans Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Parchment 8 121 15.1 32 0
D. Charlot 6 79 13.2 26 1

Fumbles

Kans F FL
C. Stanley 2 2

Returning

InSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Caton 1 17.0 0 17 1 4.0 0 4
D. Hendrix 0 - 0 0 2 5.5 0 7
Kans KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Lassiter II 0 - 0 0 1 11.0 0 11
J. Dineen 1 8.0 0 8 0 - 0 0

Punting

InSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Reiner 4 158 39.5 45
Kans Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Thompson 3 147 49.0 56

Takeaways

Kans Int Yds InTD
J. McCullough 1 13 0
H. Defense 1 57 1

Team Stats Comparison

InSt Kans
Points For 17 24
Total Yards 365 344
Rushing Yards 146 103
Passing Yards 219 241
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/34 20/29
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 4/3
First Downs 20 20
Penalties - Yards 4/35 7/49
Time Of Possession 25:25 35:35
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/14 4/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/3 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 4/40 3/49

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter InSt Kans
Kans 6:17 TD Hasan Defense 57 yd interception return (Liam Jones kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter InSt Kans
Kans 8:43 FG Liam Jones 36 yd FG 0 10
InSt 14:59 FG Jerry Nunez 20 yd FG 3 10
3rd Quarter InSt Kans
Kans 6:20 TD James Sosinski 10 yd pass from Carter Stanley (missed kick) 3 16
4th Quarter InSt Kans
InSt 4:08 TD Dante Jones II 26 yd pass from Ryan Boyle (Jerry Nunez kick) 10 16
InSt 10:36 TD Inoke Moala 0 yd fumble return (Jerry Nunez kick) 17 16
Kans 12:40 TD Daylon Charlot 22 yd pass from Carter Stanley (Jack Luavasa 2pt pass from Andrew Parchment) 17 24

Game Information

Stadium: Kivisto Field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas
Attendance: 32,611
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