TEXAS 7 0 0 14 21
KANSAS 0 14 0 3 17
Date of game: 10/27/2012

Recap: Kansas vs. Texas

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Case McCoy threw a one-yard touchdown to D.J. Grant with 12 seconds remaining, as the Texas Longhorns rallied for a 21-17 win over the Kansas Jayhawks in Big 12 action from Memorial Stadium.

McCoy replaced struggling starter David Ash in the fourth quarter and guided the Longhorns (6-2, 3-2 Big 12) on a decisive 70-yard drive in the final two minutes. Jonathan Gray led the way on the ground with 111 yards on 18 carries in the victory.

It was a gut-wrenching blow for the Jayhawks (1-7, 0-5), who have not beaten a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent since topping Northern Illinois last September, a span of 18 games. James Sims ran for a game-high 176 yards on 28 carries, but quarterback Michael Cummings finished with a mere 39 yards on 3- of-9 passing and was sacked twice.

Texas opened the scoring with a three-yard touchdown run by Joe Bergeron four minutes into the game. The TD was set up by Gray's 31-yard run three plays earlier. However, the Longhorns' subsequent drives would result in five punts, two interceptions and a turnover on downs.

KU made its move in the second quarter. Sims broke loose for a 64-yard run, and three plays later the Jayhawks made it a 7-7 game on Christian Matthews' 15-yard touchdown run at the 12:06 mark. KU took the lead on an 11-yard TD scamper by Tony Pierson midway through the frame.

After a scoreless third quarter, UT's Marquise Goodwin scored from 11 yards out on a reverse to make it a 14-14 game with 9:41 to play in regulation.

Later, the Jayhawks took a 17-14 lead on Nick Prolango's 29-yard field goal, although they left the Longhorns with nearly two and a half minutes on the clock.

Texas took advantage of that opportunity thanks to a couple of key plays. McCoy completed an 18-yard pass to Jaxon Shipley on fourth down to keep UT's hopes alive, and he later found Mike Davis for a 39-yard gain down to the Kansas 3, setting up the game-winner to Grant in the end zone.

When he exited, Ash had completed only 8-of-16 passes for 63 yards and two interceptions. Still, the Jayhawks were unable to put the game away as they finished with just 273 yards of total offense.

Game Notes

Marshall - The class of Conference USA

Conference USA has added two new teams this season (Old Dominion and Western Ky) and lost three (Tulsa, East Carolina and Tulane) but it is really a one team league. And that team is Marshall.

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