Kansas loses slip and stuns Texas 57-56 VOT

Kansas loses slip and stuns Texas 57-56 VOT

Austin, Texas – Everything was going against KS late. momentum. crowd. The result.

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Then the Jayhawks’ first-year coach Lance Leipold decided to go for the win and got it.

Yalon Daniels hit Jared Casey in a quick pass to convert two points in overtime and stunned the Kansas Texans 57-56 Saturday night to smash the Jayhawks’ eight-game losing streak this season and a 56-game losing streak in the Big 12 road contests. Extended to 2008.

“It really says a lot about the guys in the locker room,” Leibold said. “They were starving. It’s one win. We have to build on it.”

Leopold knew he had nothing to lose in trying to convert. Lose the game? so what? Leipold is trying to rebuild the worst program in Big 12.

But make it beat the Texans — even the struggling Longhorns are now mired in their worst losing streak in more than 60 years — and Kansas (2-8, 1-6 Big 12) could get the attention of college football spectacularly.

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It worked out perfectly after the Jayhawks almost let it slip.

The Texans rose from 21 down in the second half to force overtime on a Casey Thompson pass to Cady Brewer with 22 seconds left.

Texans got the ball first in overtime and scored as Marcus Washington tried to catch the ball. But an unsportsmanlike penalty set KS by a short field and the Jayhawks answered with Devin Neal’s 2-yard run.

Leopold never wavered in the decision to win. The Kansas players stormed the field when a trailing quarterback Daniels Casey found the defensive linebacker across the middle of the field and the lineback quietly made the pitch to score.

“I didn’t actually see the catch…but I saw everyone running towards them, so I made my way towards them too and jumped at the dog,” said Neal. “It was really cool.”

Casey, walking, hadn’t gotten a pass this season until that play.

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“He’s got one of the best hands on the team,” Daniels said. “I have seen him work some miracles with just one hand. Whether he continues or not, he will be a ball player when necessary.”

As the Kansas players ran across the field, a Texan player sat close to the goal line and hit the grass with his helmet in frustration.

Texans (4-6, 2-5) started 4-1 under first-year coach Steve Sarkissian, but have now lost five straight for the first time since 1956. The Texans must win their last two games to qualify to play.

The Texans have not missed a pot or lost a season since 2016. Sarkissian’s predecessor Tom Hermann had never lost a losing season in four years and won all of his four games, but was fired anyway after not winning the Big 12 title.

“Until we figure it out, it takes discipline, commitment, toughness, and accountability all the time,” Sarkissian said, “we’ll be swimming upstream. That’s the message to men. At some point, they got to get to know it.”

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Daniels passed for 202 yards and three touchdowns and ran to score. Neal rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns for a Jayhawk. Kansas had not scored more than 33 points this season and was at halftime 35. The defense forced four turns.

Thompson finished the 358-yard pass with six touchdowns for the Longhorns.

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KS: Kansas edged out offensively 420 yards for 574, but scored 21 points from the first-half game count. Sacks forced Thompson and Hudson Card flounder. Jacobee Bryant returned a late landing interception just before the break making it 35-14.

Texas: It’s a huge loss for a program that started the season in the rankings but has had a complete breakdown. Rather than ceding his lead in the second half this week, the Longhorns never led this one. To make matters worse: a prominent Bijan Robinson who had his back left the match in the third quarter with an apparent injury to his arm or shoulder.

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Sarkissian was asked if his players scored their exits in the season.

“I don’t know,” Sarkissian said. “You have to ask them.”

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Texas receiver Xavier Worthy has emerged as the Longhorns’ main playmaker. The three touches give him a school record this season, breaking the old eight set by Roy Williams in 2000.

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Kansas plays in TCU next Saturday

Texas plays in West Virginia next Saturday

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