HOW THEY SCORED: West Virginia 38, Kansas 17 – Dominion Post

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HOW THEY SCORED: West Virginia 38, Kansas 17

FIRST QUARTER

KANSAS FIELD GOAL: Jacob Borcila 41-yard kick (11:41), Kansas leads, 3-0.

The Jayhawks took advantage of a fumble by WVU receiver T.J. Simmons and took over at the WVU 41.

Kansas quarterback Miles Kendrick scrambled for nine yards and also completed a 12-yard pass to Stephon Robinson Jr. before the drive stalled to set up the kick.

KANSAS TOUCHDOWN: Andrew Parchment 43-yard pass from Kendrick (9:53), Kansas leads, 10-0.

The Jayhawks forced a three-and-out on WVU’s second possession and then found a little luck to take a two-score lead.

Parchment was one-on-one with WVU defensive back Nicktroy Fortune down the sideline and Fortune got his hands on the pass, but could only tip it, and Parchment hauled in the tip and raced into the end zone.

WVU TOUCHDOWN: Bryce Ford-Wheaton 33-yard pass from Jarret Doege (4:53), Kansas leads 10-7.

The Mountaineers forced Kansas into a three-and-out and took over at midfield after a short punt.

After a pass interference call on Karon Prunty moved it to the K.U. 33, Doege found Ford-Wheaton on a post pattern and dropped in a perfectly-placed pass for the score.

SECOND QUARTER

WVU TOUCHDOWN: Leddie Brown 6-yard pass from Doege (3:25), West Virginia leads, 14-10.

The Mountaineers were finally able to establish Brown and the running game.

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Brown carried six times for 42 yards and also caught two passes for 20 yards on the 10-play, 91-yard drive.

On the scoring toss, Brown snuck out of the backfield and was wide open, as Doege rolled slightly to his left and he simply lofted the ball safely toward Brown.

WVU FIELD GOAL: Evan Staley 33-yard kick (0:16), West Virginia leads, 17-10.

The Mountaineers closed out the first half with 17 unanswered points, but could have had more on this drive.

On second-and-10 from the K.U. 16, Doege lofted a pass to Sam James in one-on-one coverage in the end zone, but James had the ball go through his hands and the Mountaineers eventually had to settle for the field goal.

THIRD QUARTER

WVU TOUCHDOWN: Brown 87-yard run (3:37), West Virginia leads, 24-10.

Brown got into the end zone for a second time with a run right up the middle on third-and-one.

It was the longest rush for a WVU player since Noel Devine ran for 88 yards against Pitt in 2009.

FOURTH QUARTER

WVU TOUCHDOWN: James 8-yard pass from Doege (14:55), West Virginia leads, 31-10.

The Mountaineers took advantage of another short punt by the Jayhawks and took over at the Kansas 48.

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Doege connected with Ford-Wheaton for a gain of 26 yards and then to Winston Wright for 11 more to set the score up.

James, who was charged with three drops earlier, came in motion on the play, but then went back out to the flat on the snap.

Doege faked a handoff and found James wide open in the end zone.

WVU TOUCHDOWN: Alec Sinkfield 3-yard run (2:00), West Virginia leads, 38-10.

The Mountaineers closed the day with a 9-play, 65-yard drive that saw one fourth-down conversion and Sinkfield powering his way through the Jayhawks’ line for the score.

WVU’s defense should get much of the credit for the second-half performance by forcing Kansas to punt six times in the half and the Jayhawks had four three-and-outs in the second half.

KANSAS TOUCHDOWN: Pooka Williams 92-yard kickoff return (1:45), West Virginia leads, 38-17.

Williams hauled in the kick on the right side and cut back toward the middle of the field.

It looked for a moment that Williams was going to be brought down, but the Kansas running back broke through the tackle and raced down the left sideline for the final score of the game.

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