NCAAF Game Recap - Texas Tech at Kansas
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Texas Tech (3-5)

7

10

10

7

34

Kansas (3-5)

0

14

6

17

37

Late field goal propels Kansas to victory over Texas Tech
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:22 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Game on the line and two seconds on the clock, Kansas kicker Liam Jones prepared for a gifted second-chance opportunity.

"From a mental standpoint, that last kick had to be my first kick of the game," Jones said.

Moments before, Douglas Coleman fumbled on a blocked field goal return, and Jones capitalized with a 32-yard field goal to give Kansas a 37-34 win over Texas Tech on Saturday night.

Nick McCann blocked Jones' 40-yard attempt and the ball landed in the hands of Coleman, who ran to his left before attempting a lateral that did not touch another Tech player. Kansas regained possession and Jones sealed their first Big 12 win of the season.

"We played our hearts out," Kansas coach Les Miles said. "Early til late. Down to the wire. Final drive. They won a game."

Kansas (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) overcome an early three-possession deficit - and the ejection of team captain Bryce Tornedon for targeting.

Trailing 17-0 midway through the second quarter, the Jayhawks rallied heading into halftime, cutting the deficit to 17-14 as Carter Stanley rushed into the end zone to get Kansas on the board and then connected with Stephon Robinson for a 48-yard touchdown the following drive.

The Red Raiders leading 34-27 with 12:11 remaining in the fourth quarter, a 34-yard rush by Velton Gardner tied the game for Kansas. A crucial late stop by the Jayhawk defense set up the winning 52-yard drive.

Stanley fueled the Jayhawk victory with 415 yards passing and four total touchdowns. Stephon Robinson Jr. caught six passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns.

"We really targeted players, guys that we felt could make big plays," Miles said. "We targeted underneath coverage and over the top coverage. Steph Robinson had a grand, just a great game."

Jett Duffey and Sarododrick Thompson were the main contributors in the Red Raiders' 483 yards of total offense. Duffey connected on 23-of-34 attempts for 271 yards while Thompson rushed for 80 yards for Texas Tech (3-5, 1-4).

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders' hopes for bowl eligibility dwindle. In search of at least three wins through its final four matchups, Texas Tech finds West Virginia, TCU, Kansas State and Texas on the docket.

Kansas: The Jayhawk offense produced 527 yards in Brent Dearmon's second matchup as offensive coordinator after 48 points and 569 yards of offense against then-No. 15 Texas. The switch at offensive coordinator appears to be paying off for previously-struggling offense.

A CAREER NIGHT

Averaging 212.1 yards per game entering Saturday night's matchup against the Red Raiders, Stanley's back-to-back 300-plus yard performances mark his most successful outings of the season.

Nearing the end of his senior campaign, Stanley's 415 yards against Texas Tech set a new career high for the veteran quarterback.

EYES CLOSED

Victory reliant on a second-chance field goal, Miles approached Jones prior to the attempt, looking to calm his kicker's nerves.

"I went over to him and I said `I'm not going to let you kick unless you smile,' and he said `I'm going to make this one.' He was right, but I didn't see it go through because I had my eyes closed," Miles said with a laugh.

Entering the matchup with the Red Raiders, Jones had hit 6 of 10 field-goal attempts on the season. The junior had two attempts blocked on the night before nailing the game-winner.

UP NEXT

Texas Tech: Following a bye week, the Red Raiders will travel to Morgantown, West Virginia, to take on the Mountaineers on Nov 9.

Kansas: The Jayhawks will return to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium to host Kansas State in the 117th Sunflower Showdown next Saturday.

Passing

TxTch Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Duffey 34 23 67.6 3 271 48 0 121.1
Kans Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Stanley 37 26 70.3 3 415 70 1 123.1

Rushing

TxTch Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Thompson 20 80 4.0 23 1
A. Shyne 12 53 4.4 10 0
Kans Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
P. Williams Jr. 21 69 3.3 22 0
V. Gardner 3 36 12.0 32 1

Receiving

TxTch Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Rigdon 7 76 10.9 48 1
D. Thompson 2 51 25.5 28 0
Kans Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Robinson Jr. 6 186 31.0 65 2
A. Parchment 7 109 15.6 70 1

Fumbles

TxTch F FL
S. Thompson 1 0
Kans F FL
C. Stanley 1 0

Returning

TxTch KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Nwabuko III 0 - 0 0 2 2.5 0 5
T. Henry 2 16.0 0 19 0 - 0 0
Kans KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Robinson Jr. 4 25.8 0 30 0 - 0 0

Punting

TxTch Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. McNamara 5 211 42.2 48
Kans Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Thompson 5 214 42.8 56

Takeaways

TxTch Int Yds InTD
D. Coleman III 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

TxTch Kans
Points For 34 37
Total Yards 483 527
Rushing Yards 212 112
Passing Yards 271 415
Passing Completions / Attempts 23/34 26/37
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 3/1 1/0
First Downs 28 22
Penalties - Yards 8/69 8/88
Time Of Possession 28:28 32:32
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/15 9/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 5/42 5/43

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter TxTch Kans
TxTch 9:59 TD SaRodorick Thompson 1 yd run (Trey Wolff kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter TxTch Kans
TxTch 0:04 FG Trey Wolff 24 yd FG 10 0
TxTch 6:41 TD McLane Mannix 9 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Trey Wolff kick) 17 0
Kans 10:19 TD Carter Stanley 1 yd run (Liam Jones kick) 17 7
Kans 14:01 TD Stephon Robinson Jr. 48 yd pass from Carter Stanley (Liam Jones kick) 17 14
3rd Quarter TxTch Kans
TxTch 1:00 TD T.J. Vasher 19 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Trey Wolff kick) 24 14
TxTch 9:21 FG Trey Wolff 27 yd FG 27 14
Kans 11:04 TD Stephon Robinson Jr. 65 yd pass from Carter Stanley (missed kick) 27 20
4th Quarter TxTch Kans
Kans 1:18 TD Andrew Parchment 70 yd pass from Carter Stanley (Liam Jones kick) 27 27
TxTch 2:42 TD Dalton Rigdon 48 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Trey Wolff kick) 34 27
Kans 9:48 TD Velton Gardner 32 yd run (Liam Jones kick) 34 34
Kans 15:00 FG Liam Jones 32 yd FG 34 37

Game Information

Stadium: Kivisto Field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas
Attendance: 31,036
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