Kansas falls to West Virginia 29-24

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas Jayhawks fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers, 29-24, at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, in the team’s conference-opener on Saturday.

Senior quarterback Carter Stanley led the Kansas offense with 275 yards passing and three touchdowns, including a second-quarter strike to junior wide receiver Kwamie Lassiter II  and a third quarter 75-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Andrew Parchment.

The 75-yard strike to Parchment was the longest touchdown of the season for the Jayhawks. Stanley connected with Parchment for a second time for a three-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to bring the Jayhawks within five. Parchment finished with 132 total yards, his third 100+ yard game of the season, including his second in a row.

Defensively, the Jayhawks brought down West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall three times in the first half, including individual sacks from Dru Prox and Caleb Sampson. Prox, junior hawk Kyron Johnson and senior safety Mike Lee led the Jayhawks on the defensive end with nine tackles each.

The Jayhawks will hit the road for their first away conference game of the season at TCU on September 28 at 11 a.m. on FS1.

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Kansas Jayhawks

Q3 | 4:08 – West Virginia 20, Kansas 17,

Trailing by 10, Carter Stanley found wide receiver Andrew Parchment across the middle for a 75-yard touchdown, marking the longest scoring play of the season for the Jayhawks, to bring them within three points, 20-17.

Q3 | 6:06 – West Virginia 17, Kansas 10,

The Jayhawks brought the deficit to one score in the third quarter, as Liam Jones connected on a 23-yard field goal to bring the score to 17-10.


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Q2 | 9:22 – West Virginia 7, Kansas 7,

In the second quarter, junior Dru Prox broke into the backfield to take down West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall for a 10-yard sack to bring up fourth down. The sack was Prox’s second of the season.


Q2 | 2:59 – West Virginia 7, Kansas 7,

Sophomore Caleb Sampson brought the KU sack total to three in the first half, bringing down Austin Kendall for an 8-yard loss. The sack marked the first of Sampson’s career.


Q2 | 12:06– West Virginia 7, Kansas 7,

Carter Stanley finds Kwamie Lassiter II to get KU on the board, 7-7, marking the second-career touchdown for Lassiter.


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Q1 | – West Virginia 7, Kansas 0,

Najee Stevens-McKenzie and Darrius Moragne combined for a third down sack to bring the end of the first quarter.


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Kansas Jayhawks