KANSAS 0 0 7 7 14
WVIRGINIA 16 10 7 0 33
Date of game: 10/4/2014

Recap: West Virginia vs. Kansas

Morgantown, WV (SportsNetwork.com) - Clint Trickett passed for 302 yards, a touchdown and an interception, and Rushel Shell ran for 113 yards and a score to help lift the West Virginia Mountaineers to a 33-14 win over the Kansas Jayhawks in Big 12 Conference play at Milan Puskar Stadium Saturday.

Trickett completed 20-of-35 passing and had a long connection of 63 yards for West Virginia (3-2, 1-1 Big 12). Kevin White caught a team-high six passes for 132 yards and a touchdown in the win, which was the third in four games for WVU.

Michael Cummings completed 8-of-17 passing for a team-best 65 yards for Kansas (2-3, 0-2), which has lost two games in a row, including this first one under interim head coach Clint Bowen. Corey Avery carried the ball 17 times for 58 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

West Virginia put three points up on the board early in the first quarter to get the scoring started. Josh Lambert's 42-yard boot gave the Mountaineers a 3-0 advantage with 13:10 to play in the frame. Lambert put up the next score for the Mountaineers as well, connecting on a 25-yard field goal attempt to give WVU a 6-0 lead with 7:50 to play in the period.

For the third time in the first quarter, Lambert struck again when he knocked through a 43-yard boot for the 9-0 West Virginia lead. The kick came with 5:17 left.

With 36 seconds to play in the first quarter, the Mountaineers finally got into the end zone. Trickett connected with White on a 63-yard scoring strike to give WVU the early 16-0 lead over Kansas.

Shell helped separate WVU from Kansas even further with 4:09 to play in the second quarter. Shell took a handoff one yard for a touchdown to give the Mountaineers a 23-0 advantage late in the half.

Lambert's fourth field goal of the first half was his longest in the game. He boomed a 53-yard kick through the uprights as time expired in the half. The Mountaineers went into the locker room at the half leading 26-0.

Kansas finally got on the board when Avery took a handoff four yards into the end zone with 4:18 to play in the third quarter. The run capped a five-play drive, and cut WVU's lead to 26-7.

But the Mountaineers weren't done. Mario Alford returned a Kansas kickoff 94 yards for a score following Kansas' touchdown. The Mountaineers inflated the lead to 33-7 with 4:04 left in the third.

Nick Harwell returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown for Kansas with 2:23 left in the game, but it was too late for the Jayhawks, who were downed by the 33-14 score.

West Virginia had the advantage in first downs in the contest, 25-9, and seriously outgained the Jayhawks in terms of total offensive yardage, 557-176. Despite the loss, Kansas did not turn the ball over once.

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