Scores

Final

Kansas State 28

(2-3, 0-2 Big 12)

Kansas 31

(3-3, 1-2 Big 12)

7:20 PM ET, October 9, 2004

Memorial Stadium, LAWRENCE, KS

1 2 3 4 T
KSU 0 6 8 1428
KU 7 0 10 1431

Kansas 31, Kansas State 28

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- John Randle ran 43 yards for a touchdown with 3:16 left and Kansas snapped a bitter 11-year losing streak to Kansas State with a 31-28 victory Saturday night.

Thousands of Kansas fans surged onto the field, and both goalposts came down in a wild celebration of a rare win over the archrivals who humiliated the Jayhawks by a combined score of 106-6 the two previous years.

In their last nine meetings, Kansas State, the defending Big 12 champions, won by an average of nearly 40 points.

Kansas State (2-3, 0-2 Big 12) pulled within three points with 2:06 left when Dylan Meier hit Brian Casey with an 8-yard TD pass following his 51-yard completion to Yamon Figurs on fourth down.

But Charles Gordon recovered the ensuing onside kick with 2:06 remaining and the Wildcats never got the ball back.

Randle rushed for 105 yards for the Jayhawks (3-3, 1-2).

Kansas State sliced the deficit to 17-14 when Meier ran 2 yards with 2:20 left in the third quarter and Darren Sproles converted the 2-point conversion.

After a Kansas punt, Meier found Tony Madison all alone behind the secondary and hit him in stride for an 86-yard touchdown play that gave Kansas State its first lead at 21-17.

But then Jason Swanson came off the bench and threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Mark Simmons to push Kansas in front 24-21.

With 3:16 to go, Randle made it 31-21 with a weaving, tackle-busting 43-yard touchdown run.

The Jayhawks used a mistake by Kansas State and a schoolyard trick play for 10 quick points and a 17-6 lead early in the third period.

Sproles, with his fifth turnover in three games, muffed a punt. Johnny Beck followed with a 27-yard field goal.

Then, after Charles Gordon's 49-yard punt return, the sellout crowd of 50,152 roared when Adam Barmann threw a short pass to Brandon Redeau, who ran 4 yards and then lateraled to Randle who covered the final 20 yards on a hook-and-ladder play.

The Jayhawks drove 53 yards on their second possession and took their first lead over Kansas State in eight years when Barmann hit Lyonel Anderson with a 2-yard TD pass.

The drive appeared to be stalled when Barmann's pass into the end zone fell incomplete on third-and-14, but Bret Jones was flagged for pass interference, giving Kansas a first down on the 3.

Kansas State's Joe Rheem booted a career-long 49-yard field goal early in the second quarter to make it 7-3. He also made a 37-yarder with 2:01 left in the half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KSU
KU
1st Downs1715
Total Yards365238
Passing306137
Rushing59101
Penalties11-12013-109
3rd Down Conversions3-134-13
4th Down Conversions2-20-1
Turnovers22
Possession33:3326:27

Passing Leaders

Kansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Webb4/9576.301-
Meier15/2424910.420-
KansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Barmann10/20854.320-
Swanson4/7527.410-

Rushing Leaders

Kansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sproles24733.0012
Meier310.312
KansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Randle201055.3143
Green581.605

Receiving Leaders

Kansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Madison411428.5186
Figurs410626.5051
KansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Randle55110.2117
Simmons45814.5131

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERKSUKU
TD5:48LYONEL ANDERSON 2 YD PASS FROM ADAM BARMANN (SCOTT WEBB KICK)
Drive info: 11 plays, 53 yards.
07
SECOND QUARTERKSUKU
FG13:14JOE RHEEM 49 YD FG
Drive info: 6 plays, 8 yards.
37
FG2:01JOE RHEEM 37 YD FG
Drive info: 6 plays, 39 yards.
67
THIRD QUARTERKSUKU
FG10:45JOHNNY BECK 27 YD FG
Drive info: 4 plays, 24 yards.
610
TD8:55JOHN RANDLE 24 YD PASS FROM ADAM BARMANN (SCOTT WEBB KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 24 yards.
617
TD2:20DYLAN MEIER 2 YD RUN (DARREN SPROLES 2PT RUSH)
Drive info: 15 plays, 85 yards.
1417
FOURTH QUARTERKSUKU
TD13:20TONY MADISON 86 YD PASS FROM DYLAN MEIER (JOE RHEEM KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 83 yards.
2117
TD5:28MARK SIMMONS 31 YD PASS FROM JASON SWANSON (SCOTT WEBB KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 68 yards.
2124
TD3:16JOHN RANDLE 43 YD RUN (SCOTT WEBB KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 38 yards.
2131
TD2:06BRIAN CASEY 8 YD PASS FROM DYLAN MEIER (JOE RHEEM KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yards.
2831