Kansas 13, Louisiana Tech 10

Date - Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 39823

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Louisiana Tech 7 0 3 0 10
Kansas 0 3 0 10 13

Recap


Kansas 13, Louisiana Tech 10: Matthew Wyman kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired as the host Jayhawks snapped a 22-game losing streak against FBS opponents.

Jake Heaps completed 28-of-46 passes for 279 yards for Kansas (2-1), which took over on its on 5-yard line with 1:33 remaining and drove for the winning score. James Sims added 78 yards on the ground on 20 carries.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Higgins, making his first college start, completed 35-of-55 passes for 289 yards and a touchdown for Louisiana Tech (1-3) but also had a key fumble at the goal-line early in the fourth quarter that went out of bounds for a touchback.

Louisiana Tech, despite a pair of missed field goals by Kyle Fischer, still went into halftime with a 7-3 lead thanks to a 8-yard touchdown pass from Higgins to Hunter Lee, who made a sprawling catch in the end zone. Kansas, which twice failed going for it on fourth down, managed just a 39-yard field goal by Wyman with 2:20 left in the half.

The Bulldogs extended their lead to 10-3 in the third quarter when Fischer finally connected from 39 yards but the Jayhawks rallied to tie it when Heaps connected with tight end Jimmay Mundine for a 22-yard touchdown with 9:54 remaining. Louisiana Tech looked to take the lead late in regulation but running back Kenneth Dixon (129 yards) fumbled at the Jayhawk 5, setting the stage for Kansas' game-winning drive.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas P Trevor Pardula averaged 57.6 yards on five punts, including a 78-yarder in the third quarter. ... Higgins started in place of Scotty Young, who is still nursing bruised ribs suffered a week earlier in a 24-15 loss to Tulane. ... Fischer broke a streak of four consecutive missed field goals with his 39-yarder in the third quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 0:06
Louisiana Tech   TD  Kansas 0 - Louisiana Tech 7
2nd Quarter - 2:20
Kansas   FG  Kansas 3 - Louisiana Tech 7
3rd Quarter - 12:55
Louisiana Tech   FG  Kansas 3 - Louisiana Tech 10
4th Quarter - 9:54
Kansas   TD  Kansas 10 - Louisiana Tech 10
4th Quarter - 0:00
Kansas   FG  Kansas 13 - Louisiana Tech 10
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisiana Tech Kansas
W/L 1 - 3 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisiana Tech Kansas
Score 10 13
First Downs 29 20
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-17
47%
7-for-17
41%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 443 396
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 32-154 33-117
Average/Rush 4.8 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 35-55 28-46
Passing Yards 289 279
Average/Pass Play 5.0 5.9
Penalties-Yards 3-35 8-68
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 31:08 28:52

PLAYER STATS

Louisiana Tech (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Higgins 35/55 289 1 1
Kansas (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Heaps 28/46 279 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Dixon 18 129 7.2 0
T. King 5 20 4.0 0
R. Higgins 9 5 0.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Sims 20 78 3.9 0
T. Pierson 5 27 5.4 0
J. Heaps 3 7 2.3 0
D. Miller 3 3 1.0 0
B. Bourbon 2 2 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Banks 13 82 6.3 0
T. Taylor 2 54 27.0 0
S. Griffin 6 49 8.2 0
R. Casey 4 40 10.0 0
H. Lee 4 30 7.5 1
A. Guillot 3 21 7.0 0
J. Greenwalt 2 10 5.0 0
T. King 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Pierson 9 82 9.1 0
B. Bourbon 7 47 6.7 0
J. Mundine 2 31 15.5 1
R. Coleman 2 30 15.0 0
C. Matthews 2 24 12.0 0
J. Sims 2 24 12.0 0
T. Smiley 2 21 10.5 0
J. Ford 2 20 10.0 0