Kansas Tied with Northern Illinois at Halftime, 21-21

Sept. 10, 2011


Sophomore quarterback Jordan Webb completed 15 of 21 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns, including a 36-yard connection to junior wide receiver Kale Pick with 17 seconds left in the half to tie the game at 21 halfway through.

Kansas scored on its last two possessions of the first half to erase a 21-7 deficit with scoring drives of 74 and 70 yards, highlighted by an 18-yard run by Darrian Miller for his first career touchdown and Pick’s longest career reception for the tying score.

Kansas took an early 7-0 lead on its second possession of the game as Webb drove the Jayhawks down the field, completing six of seven passes for 63 yards. The drive covered 68 yards and ended with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Webb to Beshears. It marked Webb’s fourth touchdown pass of the season and the second career receiving touchdown for Beshears. During the scoring drive, Webb completed passes to four different receivers.

Northern Illinois came back quickly with an 11-play, 74-yard drive to tie the game on the very next possession, 7-7. NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish accounted for 67 of the 74 yards – 29 passing and 38 rushing – and capped off the drive with a seven-yard run into the end zone. Harnish registered two more touchdowns in the half – a 12-yard rush and an eight-yard pass to Martel Moore. For the half, Harnish was 14-for-17 passing for 177 yards while also adding a team-high 45 rushing yards.