Boxscore
Kansas 42, McNeese State 24
Saturday, September 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 41068

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
McNeese State 0 3 13 8 24
Kansas 7 14 7 14 42

Recap


James Sims rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown, and spearheaded Kansas'  301-yard rushing attack as the Jayhawks defeated McNeese State 42-24 on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas wasn’t about to be embarrassed again in its season opener, one year after it lost 6-3 to North Dakota State.

Jayhawks quarterback Jordan Webb threw for three touchdowns - he was 7-of-10 for 146 yards - and ran for another, while Tony Pierson also rushed for a touchdown.

Kansas ran on 25 of its first 30 plays and led 21-3 after a half in which it averaged seven yards per play.

McNeese State, a strong FCS program that is 39-16 over the past five seasons, has lost its last three games to FBS opponents by a combined 124-39.

The Cowboys got strong performances from quarterbacks Cody Stroud and Riley Dodge, who combined to go 31-of-41 passing for 315 yards and two touchdowns.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:30
Kansas   TD  Kansas 7 - McNeese State 0
2nd Quarter - 11:52
McNeese State   FG  Kansas 7 - McNeese State 3
2nd Quarter - 8:00
Kansas   TD  Kansas 14 - McNeese State 3
2nd Quarter - 1:51
Kansas   TD  Kansas 21 - McNeese State 3
3rd Quarter - 9:48
McNeese State   TD  Kansas 21 - McNeese State 10
3rd Quarter - 8:02
Kansas   TD  Kansas 28 - McNeese State 10
3rd Quarter - 4:24
McNeese State   TD  Kansas 28 - McNeese State 16
4th Quarter - 13:20
Kansas   TD  Kansas 35 - McNeese State 16
4th Quarter - 8:32
McNeese State   TD  Kansas 35 - McNeese State 24
4th Quarter - 6:30
Kansas   TD  Kansas 42 - McNeese State 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  McNeese State Kansas
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  McNeese State Kansas
Score 24 42
First Downs 22 23
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-17
53%
5-for-12
42%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 420 447
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-95 55-301
Average/Rush 2.8 5.5
Passing
Comp-Att 31-41 7-10
Passing Yards 325 146
Average/Pass Play 7.4 13.3
Penalties-Yards 9-60 4-35
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 34:47 25:13

PLAYER STATS

McNeese State (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Kansas (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Webb 7/10 146 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Sims 19 104 5.5 1
T. Pierson 5 73 14.6 1
D. Miller 13 63 4.8 0
J. Webb 8 27 3.4 1
B. Bourbon 3 19 6.3 0
D. Beshears 2 11 5.5 0
C. Matthews 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Shepherd 3 107 35.7 2
D. Patterson 3 34 11.3 1
T. Biere 1 5 5.0 0
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