Texas 7, Kansas 0: The Jayhawks won the coin flip and opted to give Texas the ball to start the game. Bad idea. It took 11 seconds for the Longhorns to strike when Jacorey Warrick turned a missed tackle into the longest scoring play of his career and the second longest play of Texas’ season. The offense sputtered after that, however, while the defense held Kansas to only 43 yards of offense. The result? A back-and-forth display of punts.
Texas: Jacorey Warrick 75-yard pass from Shane Buechele (Trent Domingue kick), 14:49
The drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 11 seconds
The key play: Warrick, after a quick 5-yard completion, made his defender miss and sprinted downfield for the final 70 yards of the touchdown play.
Halftime: Kansas 10, Texas 7. Kansas managed only 119 yards of offense and a field goal in the first half, but led at the break thanks to its defense. The Jayhawks forced turnovers on four straight Texas possessions, one of them a pick-six from Shane Buechele. It was a rough quarter for UT quarterbacks; Buechele threw two picks and missed one series with a strained neck injury. On that one drive, Tyrone Swoopes lost a fumble.
Kansas: Brandon Stewart 55-yard interception return (Matthew Wyman kick), 5:04
Kansas: Wyman 36-yard field goal, 2:27
The drive: 5-25-1:43
The key play: Carter Stanley’s 33-yard completion to Steven Sims Jr. gave Kansas a first-and-goal.
Texas 14, Kansas 10: Whatever was said, or screamed, during halftime must have worked. The Longhorns forced two turnovers in the third quarter, including an Edwin Freeman interception that set up a Foreman touchdown to retake the lead. But a 10-play drive later was spoiled by a 31-yard missed field goal attempt by Trent Domingue.
Texas: D’Onta Foreman 2-yard run (Trent Domingue kick), 11:27
The drive: 8-38-2:42
The key play: Buechele hit Devin Duvernay for 10 yards on the first play, down to KU’s 28.
End of regulation: Texas 21, Kansas 21. It looked like the Longhorns were going to play defense and leave Lawrence with the win, as scary and sobering as it would have been. But the Jayhawks had other plans, stopping Foreman short on a fourth-and-5 play at KU’s 32 with 1:03 to play, then driving for the game-tying, overtime-forcing field goal with 7 seconds left.
Texas: Foreman 1-yard run (Domingue kick), 13:34
The drive: 9-46-2:32
The key play: On fourth-and-1 at the 26, Texas opted not for the 18-Wheeler, but for the hurry up — and Foreman burst free for a 10-yard gain to the 16.
Kansas: Khalil Herbert 1-yard run (Steven Sims run), 7:48
The drive: 10-80-2:48
The key play: Sims also made three catches on the drive, including a 14-yarder down to UT’s 1 that set up the touchdown.
Kansas: Wyman 36-yard field goal, :7
The drive: 6-52-:51
The key play: Jeffrey McCulloch was called for a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty, putting KU into field goal range at the 19-yard line.
Final: Kansas 24, Texas 21. It was a long day for Buechele. Each of his three interceptions became exponentially more damaging, none more so than Mike Lee’s pick on Texas’ first overtime drive when Buechele, rolling to his right, overthrew an open Dorian Leonard.
Kansas: Wyman 25-yard field goal
The drive: 6-17-0:00
The key play: Kinner had five straight runs, but it was his 12-yarder down to Texas’ 8 that was the big one.
First downs: Texas 22; Kansas 15
Rushes-yards: Texas 63-238; Kansas 39-112
Passing: Texas 165; Kansas 220
Comp-Att-Int.: Texas 17-27-3; Kansas 21-42-1
Return Yards: Texas 72; Kansas 46
Punts-Avg.: Texas 8-43.8; Kansas 10-39.4
Fumbles-Lost: Texas 3-3; Kansas 2-1
Penalties-Yards: Texas 7-65; Kansas 9-85
Time of Possession: Texas 33:02; Kansas 26:58
Passing: Texas, Buechele 17-26-3-165, Swoopes 0-1-0-0. Kansas, Stanley 21-42-1-220.
Rushing: Texas, D. Foreman 51-250, Swoopes 2-(minus 1), Porter 2-(minus 2), Buechele 7-(minus 4), Team 1-(minus 5). Kansas, Kinner 20-69, Stanley 6-26, Herbert 10-26, Martin 2-4, S. Sims 1-(minus 13).
Receiving: Texas, Heard 4-24, Warrick 3-82, Oliver 3-25, Bluiett 2-11, Leonard 2-8, De. Duvernay 1-10, A. Foreman 1-6, D. Foreman 1-(minus 1). Kansas, S. Sims 7-79, Kinner 7-68, L. Gonzales 3-41, Barbel 2-17, Brewer 1-9, Bates 1-6.