Boxscore
Kansas 45, Northern Illinois 42
Saturday, September 10, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 48084

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northern Illinois 7 14 14 7 42
Kansas 7 14 14 10 45

Recap


Jordan Webb threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Beshears on 4th-and-goal with 9 seconds left to lift host Kansas to a 45-42 victory over Northern Illinois Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan.

Trailing 42-38 with 5:03 remaining, the Jayhawks took over possession at the Northern Illinois 44-yard line after Beshears returned the kickoff 41 yards. Kansas converted a fourth-and-2 from the 7-yard line, and four plays later, Webb found Beshears for the go-ahead score.

The decisive score capped off a wild game that saw the teams tied at the end of the first, second and third quarters.

Webb went 21-of-30 for 281 yards and three touchdowns for the Jayhawks, who won their 24th game in their last 26 tries against a non-conference opponent. Kansas (2-0), which finished 3-9 in 2010, also improved to 8-6 all-time against MAC opponents.

The loss spoiled a huge effort by Northern Illinois’ Chandler Harnish, whose dual-threat game proved difficult for the Jayhawks to stop all evening.

Harnish, Northern Illinois’ senior quarterback, ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more for the Huskies, who fell to 1-1 on the year after an opening-week victory over Army.

Harnish finished 27-of-33 for 315 yards passing and ran for a team-high 89 yards on 11 carries.

Kansas, who was led by James Sims’ 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns, outgained Northern Illinois 534-462. The Jayhawks trailed by as many as 14 points in the second quarter before tying the score at 21 at the half. 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:51
Kansas   TD  Kansas 7 - Northern Illinois 0
1st Quarter - 2:50
Northern Illinois   TD  Kansas 7 - Northern Illinois 7
2nd Quarter - 13:43
Northern Illinois   TD  Kansas 7 - Northern Illinois 14
2nd Quarter - 8:39
Northern Illinois   TD  Kansas 7 - Northern Illinois 21
2nd Quarter - 4:16
Kansas   TD  Kansas 14 - Northern Illinois 21
2nd Quarter - 0:17
Kansas   TD  Kansas 21 - Northern Illinois 21
3rd Quarter - 12:59
Northern Illinois   TD  Kansas 21 - Northern Illinois 28
3rd Quarter - 10:32
Kansas   TD  Kansas 28 - Northern Illinois 28
3rd Quarter - 2:55
Kansas   TD  Kansas 35 - Northern Illinois 28
3rd Quarter - 1:17
Northern Illinois   TD  Kansas 35 - Northern Illinois 35
4th Quarter - 8:50
Kansas   FG  Kansas 38 - Northern Illinois 35
4th Quarter - 5:03
Northern Illinois   TD  Kansas 38 - Northern Illinois 42
4th Quarter - 0:09
Kansas   TD  Kansas 45 - Northern Illinois 42
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northern Illinois Kansas
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Northern Illinois Kansas
Score 42 45
First Downs 27 32
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-8
50%
13-for-18
72%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 462 534
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 29-147 60-253
Average/Rush 5.1 4.2
Passing
Comp-Att 27-33 21-30
Passing Yards 315 281
Average/Pass Play 9.5 8.5
Penalties-Yards 3-35 9-75
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 23:11 36:49

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Harnish 27/33 315 2 0
Kansas (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Webb 21/30 281 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Harnish 11 89 8.1 3
J. Hopkins 13 47 3.6 1
J. Womble 4 11 2.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Sims 26 110 4.2 2
D. Miller 10 57 5.7 1
T. Pierson 4 37 9.2 0
B. Bourbon 7 37 5.3 0
D. Beshears 1 18 18.0 0
R. Lewis 1 6 6.0 0
J. Webb 11 -12 -1.1 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
N. Palmer 9 86 9.6 0
P. Ashford 5 67 13.4 0
M. Moore 4 45 11.2 1
A. Daniels 3 40 13.3 0
W. Clark 2 35 17.5 0
D. Brown 2 28 14.0 1
A. Johnson 1 12 12.0 0
J. Wells 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Beshears 7 70 10.0 2
K. Pick 3 55 18.3 1
T. Biere 4 49 12.2 0
J. Sims 2 49 24.5 0
J. Shepherd 2 29 14.5 0
R. Lewis 1 16 16.0 0
D. Miller 1 7 7.0 0
C. Omigie 1 6 6.0 0
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