UL Monroe 19

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Kansas 21

(2-0, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 9, 2006

Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS), Lawrence, KS

1 2 3 4 T
ULM 7 0 6 619
KU 7 7 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: K. Lancaster (ULM) - 377 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Cornish (KU) - 23 CAR, 103 YDS

Receiving: L. Sapp (ULM) - 8 REC, 82 YDS

Kansas 21, Louisiana-Monroe 19

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kerry Meier threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Kansas survived a late rally to beat Louisiana-Monroe 21-19 on Saturday night.

Louisiana-Monroe got within two points with 3:31 to go when Kinsmon Lancaster, capping a nine-play, 81-yard drive, threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Zeek Zacharie.

That left the visitors trailing by two points because they had missed the extra point after the third touchdown late in the third quarter. After drawing a 5-yard procedure penalty, the Warhawks' try for a 2-point conversion failed when Lancaster's pass fell incomplete in the end zone.

Jon Cornish rushed for 103 yards for the Jayhawks (2-0). The senior running back, who had 140 yards rushing the week before against Northwestern State, also picked up 62 yards on two receptions.

Lancaster hit 24 of 41 passes for 377 yards and two TDs for Louisiana-Monroe (1-1). Zacharie caught a 59-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter after the Jayhawks took a 7-0 lead on Meier's 11-yard touchdown pass to Dexton Fields.

Meier was 16-for-27 for 185 yards. In his two collegiate starts, the redshirt freshman has passed for four TDs and run for three. He put Kansas on top 21-7 in the third with a 10-yard run after Cornish gained 22 yards.

Lancaster hit Calvin Dawson for 28 yards on third-and-7 from the Warhawks' 22 to keep their final touchdown drive alive.

The Kansas offense in the first half had four three-and-outs, two turnovers on Meier's interceptions and a pair of 80-yard scoring drives that resulted in a 14-0 halftime lead.

After getting started on Marcus Herford's 29-yard reception, the Jayhawks marched 80 yards in 11 plays on their second drive. Fields made a one-handed grab of Meier's 11-yard pass into the end zone.

With 1:02 left in the half, Marcus Henry made a good catch of Meier's 4-yard TD pass, beating the Warhawks' Quintez Secka, who had tight coverage in the end zone.

Cornish set up the second TD by ripping off a 46-yard gain on a shovel pass and then netting 20 yards on three runs to make it first-and-goal from the 2. A fumble by Meier and then a fumble on the center snap pushed the ball back to the 4 before Meier hit Henry for the touchdown.

A week after Northwestern State's Robert Weeks kicked a school-record four field goals against the Jayhawks, Louisiana-Monroe's Ragan Walters Jr. was 0-for-2. Walters badly missed a 43-yard attempt in the first quarter and then tried again with a few seconds left in the half but the snap was bad.

He also missed on the extra point try after Lancaster scored on a 9-yard quarterback draw to make it 21-13 with 1:18 left in the third.