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Bender leads Jayhawks over Southeast Missouri State, 38-16

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Peyton Bender didn't know he was Kansas' starting quarterback until earlier that morning, but his performance in the Jayhawks' season-opener on Saturday wouldn't tell you that.

Bender completed 23 of 37 passes for 364 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in Kansas' 38-16 victory over Southeast Missouri State, a strong performance in what was his debut for the Jayhawks.

The junior college transfer got things rolling early, connecting with wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. for a 77-yard touchdown pass on the Jayhawks' third play on offense.

In addition to providing an immense momentum boost, Bender says scoring so quickly helped him settle in.

''It felt good,'' Bender said. ''You know, got my confidence going. I think it was just nice to see us clicking as an offensive unit early out of the gate.''

On Kansas' second drive, Bender found wide receiver Chase Harrell for a nine-yard pass to convert on fourth down deep in Redhawk territory. Three plays later, Bender and Harrell linked up again, this time for an eight-yard touchdown that Harrell reeled in with one hand.

Barely six minutes into the game, the Jayhawks already held a 14-0 lead.

''You know, we said we needed to get off to a quick start,'' Kansas coach David Beaty said. ''That's something that everybody wants to do, right? But you don't always do it. But, (Bender) did. He got off to a quick start.''

Sims caught a second touchdown pass from Bender late in the second quarter, a 16-yard strike with 13 seconds remaining in the half. He finished with 142 yards, a game-high.

Bender and Sims had yet to play in an official game together before today, but seem to have already developed a strong rapport. Sims attributes much of this to Bender's mental fortitude.

''He's just calm, he's always calm back there,'' Sims said. ''And he's not in a rush with anything. He doesn't rush.''

The Redhawks' two touchdowns both came off the hand of quarterback Jesse Hosket. He hit wide receiver Trevon Billington for a 9-yard score midway through the second quarter, and found wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson for 22 yards in the fourth.

The running game wasn't as successful. Excluding a 41-yard run by running back Marquis Terry in the fourth quarter, Southeast Missouri State picked up just 53 yards on the ground on 32 attempts, good for a meager 1.66 yards per carry.

The Redhawks struggled to find consistent footing offensively throughout. Hosket finished with 170 yards, completing just 25 of 44 passes, constantly disrupted by the stout Kansas front seven.

THE TAKEAWAY

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE: The Redhawks were facing an uphill battle entering this game, and were expectedly outmatched. They began to pick things up towards the end of the game, but it was far too little, far too late. Once they return to FCS competition next week, we should see what type of team they really are.

KANSAS: The Jayhawks are entering their third season under Beaty, and appear to be finally finding their rhythm as a team. Both the offense and defense were moving in stride all game with few major errors. There were a handful of notable lapses, however, something that Sims says the team needs to eliminate.

''As an offense, we left a lot out there,'' Sims said. ''We kind of stalled a little bit too much today, I feel like. But we just got to go back to work on Monday and get right.''

While Beaty and his staff still have some things to iron out before the real heat of the season begins, it was overall a strong opener.

ORANGE BOWL REUNION

Kansas welcomed back former coach Mark Mangino and his 2007-08 Orange Bowl Champions team at halftime as they were inducted into the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame. Among the former players in attendance was current Denver Broncos' cornerback Aqib Talib, who joined Mangino and offensive lineman Anthony Collins as individual inductees into the hall of fame.

UP NEXT

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE: The Redhawks are on the road again next week, as they will face Dayton in their return to FCS competition.

KANSAS: The Jayhawks will host Central Michigan next Saturday, their final non-conference home game of the season.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 12:17
19-N.Litang extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
16
38
Touchdown 12:17
4-J.Hosket complete to 6-K.Wilkerson. 6-K.Wilkerson runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
17
yds
01:57
pos
16
38
Field Goal 14:18
39-G.Rui 25 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
-54
yds
00:42
pos
10
38
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:26
39-G.Rui extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
35
Touchdown 8:26
7-P.Bender complete to 84-B.Johnson. 84-B.Johnson runs 57 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
-1
yds
00:10
pos
10
34
Point After TD 10:17
39-G.Rui extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
28
Touchdown 10:17
25-D.Williams runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
21
yds
01:02
pos
10
27
Field Goal 11:31
19-N.Litang 45 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
-31
yds
02:00
pos
10
21
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:13
39-G.Rui extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 0:17
7-P.Bender complete to 11-S.Sims. 11-S.Sims runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
52
yds
0:43
pos
7
20
Point After TD 8:52
19-N.Litang extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 8:52
4-J.Hosket complete to 14-T.Billington. 14-T.Billington runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
-34
yds
03:57
pos
6
14
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:57
39-G.Rui extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 9:03
7-P.Bender complete to 3-C.Harrell. 3-C.Harrell runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
34
yds
2:37
pos
0
13
Point After TD 12:41
39-G.Rui extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 12:54
7-P Bender complete to 11-S.Sims. 11-S.Sims runs 77 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
81
yds
0:39
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 14 18
Rushing 6 4
Passing 8 13
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 6-20 6-15
4th Down Conv 1-4 1-1
Total Net Yards 264 428
Total Plays 77 62
Avg Gain 3.4 6.9
Net Yards Rushing 94 73
Rush Attempts 33 25
Avg Rush Yards 2.8 2.9
Net Yards Passing 170 355
Comp. - Att. 25-44 23-37
Yards Per Pass 3.9 9.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-9
Penalties - Yards 8-74 8-88
Touchdowns 2 5
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 2 4
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 8-39.4 6-41.7
Return Yards 138 92
Punts - Returns 3-79 4-28
Kickoffs - Returns 3-37 4-64
Int. - Returns 2-22 0-0
Kicking 2/3 6/6
Extra Points 1/2 5/5
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
SE Missouri St. 0-1 073616
Kansas 1-0 14714338
170 PASS YDS 355
94 RUSH YDS 73
264 TOTAL YDS 428
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Hosket 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.8% 170 2 0 104.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.8% 170 2 0 104.3
J. Hosket 25/44 170 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Terry 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 87 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 87 0
M. Terry 23 87 0 41
J. Hosket 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
J. Hosket 4 14 0 6
L. Larson 47 TE
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
L. Larson 1 5 0 5
C. Sanders 15 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 4 0
C. Sanders 3 4 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Wilkerson 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 68 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 68 1
K. Wilkerson 9 68 1 22
T. Billington 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 44 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 44 1
T. Billington 4 44 1 17
M. Terry 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 22 0
M. Terry 4 22 0 10
T. McLemore 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 13 0
T. McLemore 3 13 0 7
B. Wheeler 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 11 0
B. Wheeler 1 11 0 11
R. Eisenhart 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 9 0
R. Eisenhart 1 9 0 9
C. Sanders 15 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
C. Sanders 1 4 0 4
J. Pierre 78 OL
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 0 0
J. Pierre 1 0 0 0
L. Larson 47 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
L. Larson 0 0 0 0
C. Cornett 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
C. Cornett 1 -1 0 -1
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Meredith 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
C. Meredith 5-0 0.0 0
O. Pierre-Louis 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
O. Pierre-Louis 4-1 0.0 0
B. Knighten 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
B. Knighten 3-1 0.0 0
D. Alexander 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Alexander 3-0 0.0 0
S. Davis 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
S. Davis 3-0 0.0 1
C. Thornton 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Thornton 3-0 0.0 0
R. Miles 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Miles 2-0 0.0 0
D. Rogers 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Rogers 2-1 0.0 0
R. Ochoa 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Ochoa 2-0 0.0 0
R. Garrett 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Garrett 2-0 0.0 0
K. Donnerson 81 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
K. Donnerson 2-1 0.0 0
A. Young 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
A. Young 1-0 0.0 1
J. Wilson 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Wilson 1-0 0.0 0
J. Swift 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Swift 1-0 0.0 0
D. Richardson 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Richardson 1-0 0.0 0
Z. Hall 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
Z. Hall 1-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
E. Scales 11 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 39.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
8 39.4 2
E. Scales 8 39.4 2 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Sanders 15 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 10.0 10 0
C. Sanders 2 10.0 10 0
R. Eisenhart 12 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
R. Eisenhart 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Davis 24 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 26.3 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 26.3 30 0
S. Davis 3 26.3 30 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Bender 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.2% 364 4 2 169.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.2% 364 4 2 169.7
P. Bender 23/37 364 4 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Williams 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 41 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 41 1
D. Williams 10 41 1 11
T. Martin 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 17 0
T. Martin 5 17 0 6
D. Thompson 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 15 0
D. Thompson 2 15 0 11
R. Randall 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 10 0
R. Randall 3 10 0 5
K. Herbert 10 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
K. Herbert 1 4 0 4
S. Sims Jr. 11 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
S. Sims Jr. 1 -3 0 -3
P. Bender 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -11 0
P. Bender 3 -11 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Sims Jr. 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 142 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 142 2
S. Sims Jr. 4 142 2 77
B. Johnson 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 90 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 90 1
B. Johnson 3 90 1 57
J. Booker 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 66 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 66 0
J. Booker 5 66 0 32
K. Johnson Jr. 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
K. Johnson Jr. 2 19 0 16
C. Harrell 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 17 1
C. Harrell 2 17 1 9
R. Schadler 33 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 12 0
R. Schadler 2 12 0 14
Q. Hampton 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 8 0
Q. Hampton 3 8 0 10
E. Fairs 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
E. Fairs 1 7 0 7
D. Thompson 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 0
D. Thompson 1 3 0 3
D. Wise 96 DT
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Wise 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Dineen Jr. 29 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
15-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-0 0 0.0
J. Dineen Jr. 15-0 0.0 0
M. Lee 11 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
M. Lee 5-0 0.0 0
H. Defense 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
H. Defense 5-0 0.0 0
B. Torneden 1 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
B. Torneden 4-2 0.0 0
D. Neal 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Neal 3-0 0.0 0
D. Wise 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Wise 3-0 0.0 0
S. Taylor 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Taylor 2-0 0.0 0
J. Ehambe 17 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Ehambe 2-1 0.0 0
D. Armstrong Jr. 2 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Armstrong Jr. 2-1 0.0 0
K. Loneker Jr. 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Loneker Jr. 2-0 0.0 0
K. Johnson 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0
J. Holmes 88 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Holmes 2-0 0.0 0
K. Mayberry 16 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Mayberry 1-0 0.0 0
I. Holani 6 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
I. Holani 1-0 0.0 0
J. Dezir 54 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Dezir 1-0 0.0 0
D. Ford 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Ford 1-0 0.0 0
O. Ogbebor 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
O. Ogbebor 1-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Rui 39 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
1/1 5/5
G. Rui 1/1 25 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Moos 36 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 41.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 41.7 1
C. Moos 6 41.7 1 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Johnson 84 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
B. Johnson 2 0.0 0 0
S. Sims Jr. 11 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 44.0 44 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 44.0 44 0
S. Sims Jr. 1 44.0 44 0
Q. Hampton 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
Q. Hampton 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Sims Jr. 11 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 8.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 8.0 16 0
S. Sims Jr. 3 8.0 16 0
T. Patrick 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
T. Patrick 1 4.0 4 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SEMOST 25 1:23 3 8 Punt
12:41 SEMOST 25 0:38 5 1
8:57 SEMOST 25 5:33 10 33 Punt
2:05 SEMOST 25 1:51 4 18 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:49 SEMOST 40 3:57 9 60 TD
7:51 KANSAS 30 1:46 5 -5 Punt
1:50 SEMOST 16 0:39 3 1 Punt
0:09 SEMOST 30 0:00 1 -2 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:31 KANSAS 35 2:00 4 -31 FG
10:09 SEMOST 13 1:23 3 7 Punt
8:21 SEMOST 23 3:06 7 33 Punt
3:08 SEMOST 35 2:24 6 -2
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:14 SEMOST 25 1:57 6 17 TD
10:44 KANSAS 31 2:37 9 13
4:57 SEMOST 20 2:12 7 25
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:26 KANSAS 19 0:45 4 23 TD
11:27 SEMOST 34 2:30 8 -24 TD
3:16 KANSAS 20 1:04 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:09 SEMOST 50 1:06 3 -1 Punt
8:51 KANSAS 25 0:51 4 45 INT
5:56 KANSAS 24 3:58 8 27 Punt
1:03 KANSAS 48 0:50 5 52 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 SEMOST 35 1:10 4 -60 Punt
11:19 KANSAS 46 1:02 6 54 TD
8:36 KANSAS 43 0:10 2 -1 TD
5:06 KANSAS 1 1:45 4 36 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SEMOST 11 0:42 3 -54 FG
12:17 KANSAS 26 1:21 4 -13 Punt
8:02 KANSAS 18 2:58 8 2 INT
2:39 SEMOST 45 2:06 4 14 End of game