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Kansas snaps Big 12 losing streak, beats WVU

CBSSports.com wire reports
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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- James Sims rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns and Kansas snapped a 27-game Big 12 losing streak Saturday with a 31-19 victory over West Virginia.

Thousands of fans stormed onto the field embracing players and coaches and eventually tearing down the south goalpost.

Sims, who recorded a career-high on 22 carries, broke runs of 62 and 68 yards while Kansas (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) ended a Big 12 drought that had lasted more than three years since a come-from-behind win over Colorado on Nov. 6, 2010.

West Virginia (4-7, 2-6), which wasn't even a Big 12 member when Kansas notched its previous conference win, took a 7-0 lead on its first possession, a long drive against the wind. But the Mountaineers were unable to generate anything more until two meaningless touchdowns with less than 5 minutes to play.

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Kansas coach Charlie Weis gets a Gatorade bath as the Jayhawks win their first Big 12 conference game since 2010. (USATSI)
Kansas coach Charlie Weis gets a Gatorade bath as the Jayhawks win their first Big 12 conference game since 2010. (USATSI)

 

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Scoring Summary
WVUCharles Sims 12 yd pass from Paul Millard (Josh Lambert kick)
KANSASRon Doherty 25 yd FG
KANSASJames Sims 3 yd run (Ron Doherty kick)
KANSASJames Sims 68 yd run (Ron Doherty kick)
KANSASJames Sims 2 yd run (Ron Doherty kick)
KANSASBrandon Bourbon 1 yd run (Ron Doherty kick)
WVUKevin White 3 yd pass from Paul Millard (failed 2pt pass)
WVUCharles Sims 6 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
 
Team Stats
 WVUKANSAS
First Downs2014
Third Down Efficiency6-155-15
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-1
Plays-Net Yards74-38666-376
Rushes-Yds32-14454-315
Passing Yds24261
Kick Return Yds3819
Punt Return Yds-1539
Passes23-42-25-12-0
Punts8-3577-237
Fumbles-Lost1-01-1
Penalties-Yds6-479-90
Time of Poss.28:5731:3
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
WVU: Charles Sims 16-99, Wendell Smallwood 7-33, Dreamius Smith 4-12, Jordan Thompson 1-6, Vernon Davis 1-2, Paul Millard 3--8
KANSAS: James Sims 22-211, Montell Cozart 13-60, Brandon Bourbon 12-48, Team 1-0, Tony Pierson 6--4
PASSING
WVU: Paul Millard 23-42-242-2
KANSAS: Montell Cozart 5-12-61-0
RECEIVING
WVU: Daikiel Shorts 6-40, Mario Alford 3-76, Vernon Davis 3-20, Jordan Thompson 3-14, Kevin White 3-9, Wendell Smallwood 2-42, Charles Sims 2-29, Devonte Mathis 1-12
KANSAS: Christian Matthews 2-13, Andrew Turzilli 1-19, Justin McCay 1-17, Tony Pierson 1-12
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
West Virginia1st Big 12 0-00-0
Kansas1st Big 12 0-00-0