RCW: Inside Football 3.12
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Super sophomore wide receiver Steven Sims Jr., leads the KU offense with 702 receiving yards through nine games. Sims’ 702 yards receiving in 2016 are the most since Dezmon Briscoe hauled in 1,337 yards in 2009.
- Redshirt freshman quarterback Carter Stanley had his first multiple-touchdown performance of his career as he threw TD passes to sophomore running back Taylor Martin (45 yards) and Sims (11 yards) at West Virginia. Stanley was 9-of-11 on the evening, good for 127 yards and his two TDs. He also collected 34 rushing yards.
- The young Jayhawks continue to improve as true freshman defensive end Isaiah Bean came off the edge to pick up his first sack of the season in the opening quarter of play at West Virginia. Not too long after Bean’s sack, redshirt freshman safety Shaquille Richmond made a touchdown-saving tackle on fourth and goal from the one-inch line to halt a Mountaineer drive.
- Sims continues to shine as he now has over 1,000 yards for his career at 1,051. Saturday’s game at West Virginia marked his fourth 100-plus yard receiving game of the season and career as he finished with 124 yards and a touchdown against the Mountaineers. Sims also completed his first career pass, a 40 yard toss to senior fullback Michael Zunica.