Jayhawks Trail Sooners at Halftime, 27-17

Oct. 15, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Behind 168 yards on the ground for the Jayhawks, Kansas trails the No.1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners at halftime, 27-17, in a Big 12 Conference matchup at Memorial Stadium.

On a fourth-and-one, the very first play after an injury to Kansas offensive lineman Jeremiah Hatch, sophomore quarterback Jordan Webb pitched the ball on a broken play to running back James Sims and from there Sims would do the rest. Sims broke one Sooner tackle and dashed down the left sideline 56 yards to the end zone, cutting OU’s lead to 10-7 with 2:59 left in the first quarter.

The Jayhawks and Sooners went back-and-forth throughout the first half trading offensive scores.

Sims led the way with seven carries for 72 yards and a touchdown, while freshman Darrian Miller racked up 65 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.

Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones finished the first half 15-for-28 for 223 yards and two touchdown passes. Jones’ primary target, wide receiver Ryan Broyles, finished with eight receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown.