South Dakota at Kansas

Sims, Heaps lead Kansas past South Dakota 31-14

Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) James Sims scored twice and Jake Heaps passed for 110 yards and one TD in his much-anticipated debut, leading Kansas past South Dakota 31-14 Saturday night and matching the Jayhawks' entire victory total of 2012.

His yardage may not look impressive. But Heaps displayed a strong arm and a quick release in his first action since transferring from BYU, where he smashed most freshman passing records, and sitting out last season while the Jayhawks sank to 1-11 in Charlie Weis' first year as coach.

He was 10 for 20 and several of his misses probably could have been caught. The Jayhawks (1-0) rushed for 280 yards against the lower-division Coyotes (1-1) with Sims going 94 yards on 16 carries.

Josh Vander Maten was 8 for 18 for 67 yards and one touchdown for South Dakota. He also had 78 of the South Dakota's 219 yards rushing.

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Scoring Summary
SDDrew Potter 2 yd pass from Josh Vander Maten (Miles Bergner kick)
KANSASJames Sims 1 yd run (Matthew Wyman kick)
KANSASJustin McCay 5 yd pass from Jake Heaps (Matthew Wyman kick)
KANSASJames Sims 6 yd run (Matthew Wyman kick)
KANSASMatthew Wyman 45 yd FG
SDJosh Vander Maten 9 yd run (Miles Bergner kick)
KANSASBrandon Bourbon 8 yd run (Matthew Wyman kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1520
Third Down Efficiency3-134-11
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-2
Plays-Net Yards61-28670-390
Passing Yds67110
Kick Return Yds6934
Punt Return Yds192
Time of Poss.32:4927:11
Individual Stats
SD: Josh Vander Maten 19-78, Jordan Roberts 13-73, Trevor Bouma 10-52, Terrance Terry 1-16
KANSAS: James Sims 16-94, Darrian Miller 14-72, Tony Pierson 5-47, Taylor Cox 6-44, Brandon Bourbon 2-32, Christian Matthews 4-6, Jake Heaps 3--15
SD: Josh Vander Maten 8-18-67-1
KANSAS: Jake Heaps 10-20-110-0
SD: Trevor Bouma 3-16, Terrance Terry 2-10, Tyson Graham 1-37, Austin Koch 1-2, Drew Potter 1-2
KANSAS: Tony Pierson 2-32, Jimmay Mundine 2-26, Justin McCay 2-12, Josh Ford 1-22, Tre' Parmalee 1-7, James Sims 1-6, Brandon Bourbon 1-5

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