Kansas Football Falls 35-7 to Missouri at Arrowhead
Nov. 27, 2010
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bragging rights for the annual Border Showdown at Arrowhead Stadium will stay in Missouri after the University of Kansas fell to the University of Missouri Tigers 35-7 in front of a crowd of 55,788 Saturday afternoon.
Kansas ended its season 3-9 overall and 1-7 in the Big 12. Missouri finished the regular season 10-2 overall, 6-2 in the league and tied with Nebraska as Big 12 North champions.
Missouri committed nine penalties for 117 yards compared to just two penalties for 15 yards for Kansas, but the Tigers won the turnover battle and outgained the Jayhawks 397-141 in total yards.
Kansas’ lone score came in the third quarter on a three-yard run by freshman RB James Sims. The rushing TD was Sims’ ninth of the season, which marked the most by a Jayhawk freshman on the ground since June Henley in 1993.
Missouri, which led 21-0 at halftime, got touchdowns from four different Tigers including De’Vion Moore (2), T.J. Moe, Kendial Lawrence and Blaine Gabbert, all on the ground.
KU quarterback Jordan Webb made his first start since the Texas A&M game and completed 7-of-20 passes for 45 yards with two interceptions. He was sacked five times. Webb completed one pass to each of seven receivers.
Sims finished with a game-high 82 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown.
Defensively, LB Steven Johnson collected 13 tackles to lead Kansas. DB Greg Brown and S Bradley McDougald each recorded interceptions.
Senior DE Jake Laptad collected his 21st career sack and ended his career second on the KU sack list behind Algie Atkinson (24).
For Missouri, Gabbert was 16-of-26 passing for 179 yards and two interceptions. He was sacked four times. Moe had 83 yards receiving on five catches. Four Tigers had 30 or more yards rushing paced by Lawrence with 75 yards on 10 rushes.