Texas 21, Kansas 17

Date - Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 40097

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Texas 7 0 0 14 21
Kansas 0 14 0 3 17

Recap


No. 24 Texas 21, Kansas 17:
Case McCoy came off the bench and threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to D.J. Grant with 12 seconds left to help the visiting Longhorns avoid an embarrassing loss to the lowly Jayhawks.

Johnathan Gray rushed for a career-high 111 yards on 18 carries, while Joe Bergeron and Marquise Goodwin each ran for a score for Texas. The Longhorns (6-2, 3-2 Big 12) overcame another horrendous effort from a run defense that entered 107th in the nation.

James Sims ran for 176 yards on 28 carries for Kansas (1-7, 0-5), which was seeking to beat the Longhorns for the first time since 1938. The Jayhawks, who entered as 18-point underdogs, have lost 18 straight to BCS automatic qualifying opponents.

For a while it looked like that streak would end. Kansas, which rushed for 234 yards, led 14-7 at the half and took a 17-14 lead on Nick Prolago's 29-yard field goal with 2:28 to play.

But McCoy came to the rescue in place of a struggling David Ash. His 39-yard pass to Mike Davis set Texas up at the Kansas 3-yard line. McCoy then capped the 70-yard drive two plays later with the touchdown pass to Grant. McCoy finished 5-of-7 for 68 yards, while Ash, who split time with McCoy last season before earning the job this fall, was 8-of-16 for 63 yards with a pair of interceptions in Kansas territory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After falling behind early, the Jayhawks tied the game early in the second quarter with a five-play, 98-yard drive. All the damage was done on the ground - Sims' 64-yard run was the highlight of the drive, which ended with Christian Matthews' 15-yard touchdown run. ... Texas was driving for the tying touchdown late in the first half when Ash was intercepted by Greg Brown at the Kansas 9-yard line. ... Sims ran for 139 yards on 14 carries in the first half.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:53
Texas   TD  Kansas 0 - Texas 7
2nd Quarter - 12:06
Kansas   TD  Kansas 7 - Texas 7
2nd Quarter - 7:16
Kansas   TD  Kansas 14 - Texas 7
4th Quarter - 9:41
Texas   TD  Kansas 14 - Texas 14
4th Quarter - 2:28
Kansas   FG  Kansas 17 - Texas 14
4th Quarter - 0:12
Texas   TD  Kansas 17 - Texas 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  Texas Kansas
W/L 6 - 2 - 0 1 - 7 - 0
Conference 3 - 2 - 0 0 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Texas Kansas
Score 21 17
First Downs 16 18
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-12
33%
7-for-15
47%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 303 273
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-172 56-234
Average/Rush 5.2 4.2
Passing
Comp-Att 14-24 3-9
Passing Yards 131 39
Average/Pass Play 5.2 3.5
Penalties-Yards 5-65 1-5
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 27:12 32:48

PLAYER STATS

Texas (6 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. McCoy 6/8 109 1 0
D. Ash 8/16 63 0 2
Kansas (1 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Cummings 3/9 39 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Gray 18 111 6.2 0
J. Bergeron 7 32 4.6 1
M. Goodwin 1 11 11.0 1
J. Hills 2 11 5.5 0
D. Monroe 1 11 11.0 0
D. Johnson 1 2 2.0 0
D. Ash 3 -6 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Sims 28 176 6.3 0
T. Pierson 12 51 4.2 1
T. Cox 6 28 4.7 0
C. Matthews 3 14 4.7 1
M. Cummings 5 -19 -3.8 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Shipley 6 66 11.0 0
M. Davis 4 59 14.8 0
M. Goodwin 1 41 41.0 0
D. Johnson 1 4 4.0 0
D. Grant 1 1 1.0 1
J. Hills 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Pick 1 19 19.0 0
J. Mundine 1 18 18.0 0
J. Sims 1 2 2.0 0