GAMEDAY College Football

Kansas 48, Houston 30

By JEREMY RAKES
Associated Press

HOUSTON - Jalon Daniels threw for 158 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 123 yards and two scores as Kansas improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2009 with a 48-30 win over Houston.

Daniels finished 14 of 23 and threw touchdown passes of 5, 60 and 8 yards and had touchdown runs of 12 and 9 yards. He found 11 different receivers and threw touchdown passes to Torry Locklin, Jared Casey and Luke Grimm.

Kansas finished with 438 yards, including 280 rushing yards. The Jayhawks won back-to-back road games for the first time since 2007.

After Houston opened up a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter, Kansas answered with 28 straight points on a 12-yard touchdown run by Daniels, an 8-yard touchdown run by Daniel Hishaw Jr. and touchdown passes of 5 yards and 60 yards by Daniels to open up a 14-point lead with a minute left in the first half.

Clayton Tune was 22 of 31 for 260 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown. Houston (1-2) finished with 446 total yards.

Brandon Campbell had 48 rushing yards and a score, and Ta'Zhawn Henry finished with 56 rushing yards and a touchdown and five catches for 107 yards and a score. Nathaniel Dell caught six passes for 76 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Kansas: The Jayhawks started slow but couldn't be stopped for the final 3 1/2 quarters. Kansas continued to excel on third downs finishing 7 of 12 after entering 17 of 23 on third downs, which leads the nation. The Jayhawks had just two penalties for 25 yards.

Houston: The Cougars entered the season with hopes of making a New Year's six bowl, but that accomplishment looks slim following consecutive losses to Texas Tech and Kansas. The loss snaps a streak of seven straight home openers the Cougars had won.

DELAY OF GAME

With 9:21 remaining in the second quarter, the game was delayed due to lightning. Play resumed after a 70-minute delay. Halftime was shortened to 15 minutes due to the delay.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter KansasHou
Hou TD 10:01 Ta'Zhawn Henry 34 yard TD pass from Clayton Tune (Bubba Baxa Extra Point) 0 7
Hou TD 7:18 Brandon Campbell 40 yard TD run (Bubba Baxa Extra Point) 0 14
Kansas TD 2:43 Jalon Daniels 12 yard TD run (Jacob Borcila Extra Point) 7 14
Kansas TD 1:06 Daniel Hishaw Jr. 8 yard TD run (Jacob Borcila Extra Point) 14 14
Second Quarter KansasHou
Kansas TD 9:01 Luke Grimm 5 yard TD pass from Jalon Daniels (Jacob Borcila Extra Point) 21 14
Kansas TD 1:16 Torry Locklin 60 yard TD pass from Jalon Daniels (Jacob Borcila Extra Point) 28 14
Third Quarter KansasHou
Hou TD 10:30 Brian Henry 1 yard TD run (Bubba Baxa Extra Point) 28 21
Kansas TD 4:24 Jalon Daniels 9 yard TD run (Jacob Borcila Extra Point) 35 21
Kansas TD 2:39 Jared Casey 8 yard TD pass from Jalon Daniels (Jacob Borcila Extra Point) 42 21
Hou TD 0:00 Clayton Tune 14 yard TD run (Bubba Baxa Kick Failed) 42 27
Fourth Quarter KansasHou
Kansas FG 10:27 Jacob Borcila 22 yard field goal 45 27
Hou FG 4:56 Bubba Baxa 20 yard field goal 45 30
Kansas FG 3:05 Jacob Borcila 33 yard field goal 48 30
Team Stats
  Kansas Houston
First downs 22 27
  Rushing 13 12
  Passing 6 12
  Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Efficiency 7-12, 58% 7-13, 54%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 43-272 38-165
Passing Yards 158 272
Return Yards 26 83
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-23-0 22-31-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 4-15
Punts 2 3
Fumbles Lost 2-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 3-25 11-76
Kansas Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Daniels 14 23 158 3 0
Houston Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Tune 22 31 272 1 1
Kansas Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Daniels 12 115 9.6 2
D. Neal 14 54 3.9 0
D. Hishaw Jr. 11 51 4.6 1
S. Morrison 1 30 30.0 0
Q. Skinner 1 18 18.0 0
K. Thomas 2 6 3.0 0
Houston Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Tune 16 63 3.9 1
B. Campbell 5 48 9.6 1
T. Henry 13 46 3.5 0
K. Walker 2 4 2.0 0
N. Dell 1 3 3.0 0
B. Henry 1 1 1.0 1
Kansas Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Locklin 1 60 60.0 1
L. Arnold 3 24 8.0 0
D. Hishaw Jr. 1 17 17.0 0
T. Kardell 1 17 17.0 0
S. Morrison 1 13 13.0 0
T. Scott 1 8 8.0 0
J. Casey 1 8 8.0 1
L. Grimm 2 6 3.0 1
M. Fairchild 1 4 4.0 0
K. Thomas 1 2 2.0 0
Q. Skinner 1 -1 -1.0 0
Houston Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Henry 5 107 21.4 1
N. Dell 6 76 12.7 0
M. Golden 3 26 8.7 0
K. Carter 2 26 13.0 0
J. Manjack IV 3 25 8.3 0
B. Campbell 3 12 4.0 0
Kansas Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Logan Jr. 1 26
Houston Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Kansas Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Vernon 2 86 43.0
Houston Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Wilkins 3 125 41.7
Kansas Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Houston Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Dell 1 0 0
Kansas Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Q. Skinner 1 0 0
Houston Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Golden 2 46 23.0
M. Byrnes 1 6 6.0
P. Sawyer 1 31 31.0
Kansas Missed FG
Player Length
Houston Missed FG
Player Length




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