35 points in the fourth quarter. More than we've scored in any single game minus New Mexico State. 27 first downs, 13 running, 12 passing. Total playcalling: 43 runs, 29 passes. That's tough to accomplish that level of a commitment to the run when you are down 28 points, but Kansas did it.453 total yards from scrimmage, 201 on the ground, 252 through the air with an 82% completion percentage. Yes there were the two picks in the first half, but Mecham stayed with it.
James Sims carried the ball 20 times for 123 yards and 4 TD's. Quote from a fan at the game; "Sims just kept scoring touchdowns". This is our running back, when the line has stepped up to provide the offense a push, he is more successful than any other option we've tried this year and it's not even close.
Kansas won the overall field position battle but during the comeback they used turnovers and the leg of Jacob Bransetter to win it handily. Average starting position for CU in the 4th was their own 22 yard line. Average for the Jayhawks? The Jayhawk 43 yard line. Starting a drive at midfield sure helps.
Defensively we had some playmakers out there. Tyler Patmon with 6 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 pass breakups, a fumble recovery, an interception and a touchdown. Toben Opurum 3 tackles, 1 TFL and a forced fumble. Chris Harris in on 11 stops from the safety spot. Jake Laptad 2 tackles, 1 TFL and 1 sack.
Now it's hard to get overly excited about a D that gives up 45, but Kansas would not have rallied without the D rallying late and finally playing an inspired 4th quarter.
A good game for Kansas. A win in amazing fashion and while yes it's just Colorado, it's hard not to get excited about a team doing something that we've been waiting for ALL year, fight until the final whistle.