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Horns cruise past Jayhawks, 35-13

Posted November 2nd, 2013

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IT’S OVER.

Texas has beaten Kansas, 35-13.

The Longhorns didn’t dominate, but did win easily.

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Case McCoy was 20 of 29 for 196 yards and two interceptions, both to Isaiah Johnson. Kansas’ Jake Heaps was 11 of 21 for 160 yards.

Malcolm Brown was the star of the day, at least offensively. He led Texas with 20 carries for 119 yards and four touchdowns, a career high for him. He averaged 6 yards a carry. Johnathan Gray had 68 yards on 18 carries.

KU’s James Sims, who rushed for 176 yards against Texas last year, finished with only 48 today, on 15 carries.

Daje Johnson led the team with seven catches (46 yards), but Jaxon Shipley led the team in receiving yards, with 77 (on six catches). It was a quiet day for everyone else — Marcus Johnson had three catches for 44 yards, Kendall Sanders had two for 13 and Mike Davis had only one, for 5.

Texas improves to 6-2 overall and 5-0 in the Big 12. The Longhorns play West Virginia next week, in Morgantown.

Kansas drops to 2-6 and 0-5. The Jayhawks have now lost 26 straight Big 12 games.

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FOURTH QUARTER.

There’s 3:39 left.

It’s Texas 35, Kansas 13.

The Jayhawks have scored their first touchdown, a 20-yard run by quarterback Montell Cozart.

Tyrone Swoopes is in the game.

Case McCoy finished his day 20 of 29 for 196 yards and two interceptions.

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FOURTH QUARTER.

There’s 9:07 left.

It’s Texas 35, Kansas 6.

Malcolm Brown has scored his fourth touchdown of the game, a 30-yard run on a fourth-and-1 play.

The play was challenged by Kansas; Case McCoy stumbled during the handoff exchange, and his knee nearly touched the turf before the handoff.

Officials ruled Brown already had the ball before McCoy’s knee touched.

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THIRD QUARTER.

There’s 45 seconds left.

It’s Texas 28, Kansas 6.

The Longhorns — 28-point favorites today — have padded their lead to 22 points on Malcolm Brown’s 2-yard touchdown run.

It’s Brown’s third score of the day — his first three-touchdown game as a Longhorn.

Texas’ drive took nine plays, went 57 yards, and took 3:37 off the clock.

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THIRD QUARTER.

There’s 6:25 left.

It’s Texas 21, Kansas 6.

Chris Whaley has produced his second highlight moment of the season. With Kansas starting its drive in good field position — at Texas’ 46-yard line, thanks to a 15-yard interference penalty on John Harris during a punt coverage play — defensive end Cedric Reed sacked quarterback Jake Heaps. Heaps lost the handle on the ball, and Whaley — who returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown against Oklahoma — picked it up and rambled 40 yards for a touchdown.

It wasn’t all good for Texas, however. Steve Edmond, playing well at weakside linebacker for Jordan Hicks, who’s been lost for the season, appeared to injure a knee during the Longhorns’ celebratory dogpile.

Kendall Thompson has been inserted into the game, for Edmond.

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THIRD QUARTER.

There’s 12:48 left.

It’s Texas 14, Kansas 6.

The Jayhawks, getting the ball to start the second half, made quick work — 65 yards in only 2:12 — to get back into this game.

Kansas began its drive at its own 25. Here’s how it happened:

On first down, James Sims ran for 8 yards.

On second down, Jake Heaps threw a perfect pass over the middle to Rodriguez Coleman, who split defenders for a 42-yard gain.

On first down from Texas’ 25, Carrington Byndom was flagged for pass interference in the endzone.

After a first-down gain for no yards, a second-down incompletion and a third-down pass breakup in the endzone by Adrian Phillips, Ron Doherty’s 38-yard field goal bounced off the right upright, but was good.

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IT’S HALFTIME.

Texas leads Kansas, 14-3.

The Jayhawks, helped by a pass interference call on Duke Thomas inside the 5-yard line, finally got on the scoreboard with a 21-yard field goal by Ron Doherty on the final play of the half.

The Longhorns are a 28-point favorite today.

Kansas will get the ball to start the second half, in about 10 minutes.

Some first-half stats:

PASSING: Case McCoy is 13 of 17 for 120 yards, with one interception. KU’s Jake Heaps is 8 of 12 for 116 yards.

RUSHING: Malcolm Brown (10 carries for 43 yards, 2 TDs) and Johnathan Gray (11-47) are leading the way for Texas. KU’s James Sims, who put up 176 yards on the Longhorns last year in Lawrence, has only 16 yards on 5 carries so far.

RECEIVING: Daje Johnson has 7 catches for 46 yards, and Jaxon Shipley has 4 grabs for 62. Sims (4-49) is KU’s leading receiver.

TACKLES: Linebackers Dalton Santos and Steve Edmond have five apiece. Adrian Phillips has four.

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SECOND QUARTER.

There’s 2:31 left.

It’s Texas 14, Kansas 0.

Malcolm Brown has scored his second touchdown of the day, this one from 3 yards out, and the Longhorns are up by two touchdowns.

Brown was a key to the drive, his 21-yard run setting Texas up inside the 5.

Texas converted two third downs along the way, including a third-and-6 at Kansas’ 39, when Case McCoy found Jaxon Shipley for a 15-yard gain.

Texas’ scoring drive was 7 plays, 56 yards and took 3:21 off the clock.

On Texas’ previous drive, the Longhorns stalled inside the red zone, deciding to go for a fourth-and-1 at KU’s 19-yard line rather than kick a field goal for a 10-0 lead.

Johnathan Gray was popped at the line, tried to twist forward as he went down, but came up a few inches short.

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SECOND QUARTER.

There’s 14:19 left.

It’s Texas 7, Kansas 0.

After a scoreless first quarter, Texas has take a touchdown lead early in the second.

Malcolm Brown has scored from 2 yards out.

This was Texas’ third drive of the game. Johnathan Gray handled rushing duties on the first two.

The Longhorns’ drive was 15 plays long, went 92 yards and took 6:02 off the clock. Texas caught a break early in the drive when Kansas was called for running into the kicker on a punt deep in Longhorns territory.

The big play on the drive was a 31-yard pass from Case McCoy to Jaxon Shipley, who rambled down to the 7-yard line.

Shipley, however, stumbled awkwardly as he tried to maneuver the sideline, and headed for the sideline to be looked at.

Before that drive, both the Longhorns and Jayhawks had hiccups on their opening series.

Texas took the opening drive and marched to midfield, but McCoy threw an interception on his third pass attempt of the game.

Kansas then put together a drive of its own, highlighted by a pair of screen passes from Jake Heaps to James Sims. But Matthew Wyman — who was only 5 of 10 on field goal attempts this season heading into the game — missed wide left on a 31-yard attempt.

First quarter stats:

PASSING: McCoy is 9 of 13 for 96 yards and one interception. KU’s Jake Heaps is 5 of 7 for 64 yards.

RUSHING: Brown has 5 carries for 13 yards. Gray has 3 for 5, and is averaging 1.7 yards a carry. KU’s James Sims has 17 yards on three carries, and also has 36 receiving yards on a pair of screens.

RECEIVING: Daje Johnson has 4 catches for 37 yards. Shipley has three grabs for 47, the big one that 31-yarder. Sims is KU’s leading receiver.

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