How do you rebound from an embarrassing loss to a FootballChampionship Subdivision school? You upset a ranked team, of course.
Last Saturday, Kansas dropped a home game to Missouri Valley’s North Dakota State by thescore of 6-3. The pathetic play of first year starter sophomore quarterback Kale Pickreally set the Jayhawks back. Kansas was sacked four times and never found the end zone.
Today’s game against No. 15 Georgia Tech was a little different. The Yellow Jackets werefourteen-pointfavorites heading into Lawrence. They were riding a 41-10 shellacking of South CarolinaState before Kansas stepped on Georgia Tech’s throat.
After last week’s loss to the Bison, Kansas head coach Turner Gill decided he needed to make a quarterback change.
Gill has to be happy with the decision he made, as redshirt freshmanJordan Webb played out of his mind in his first start ever as a Jayhawk. Webb finished18 of 29 for 178 yards and three scores, with one interception.
Kansas relied on another freshman, running back James Sims, who scored onetouchdown on 17 carries for 102 yards.
Georgia Tech fumbled six times, fortunately only losing one. The Yellow Jackets converted oneJosh Nesbitt pass for a score, their first touchdown through the air on the year.
Georgia Tech headed into halftime with a 17-14 lead, but Kansas scored the next two scores,solidifying their win.
A 40-yard pass from Nesbitt to Stephen Hill finalized the scoring and left the numberfifteen school in the country with their first loss.
Thankfully for the Yellow Jackets, this game was not an ACC game.