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Jayhawks lay jarring loss on ranked Yellow Jackets

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.

Kansas might have had added motivation, what with former athletic director Lew Perkins officially resigning and North Dakota State’s head coach Craig Bohl dismantling the Jayhawk program.

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.

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  1. blitz4848 says: Sep 11, 2010 4:40 PM

    Where are all those Big 10 JOKESTERS????
    Looks like Minnesota is the new Mississippi
    as the Big 10s Minnechoka gets hosed by
    South Dakota 41- 38 in Minnechoka

  2. burntorangehorn says: Sep 11, 2010 4:46 PM

    North Dakota State was at least a very good FCS program. KU turns around and beats GT, and now Oklahoma is turning around and laying the wood to FSU.
    As long as Andre Ware’s ballsy prediction of Wyoming over Texas doesn’t come true, it’s a fairly solid day for the Big 12, although Iowa State certainly isn’t impressing anyone yet.

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