Scores

Final

Iowa State 51

(6-5, 3-5 Big 12)

Kansas 23

(1-10, 0-8 Big 12)

7:00 PM ET, November 17, 2012

Memorial Stadium, LAWRENCE, KS

1 2 3 4 T
ISU 10 28 3 1051
KU 7 10 0 623

Top Performers

Passing: S. Richardson (ISU) - 250 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: J. Woody (ISU) - 9 CAR, 89 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Lenz (ISU) - 6 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Iowa State cruises as QB Sam Richardson breaks out against Kansas

Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Sam Richardson, who had not even attempted a pass all year, threw for 250 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night, sparking Iowa State past Kansas 51-23 and handing the Jayhawks their 20th consecutive Big 12 loss.

Richardson led the Cyclones (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) to touchdowns on four straight possessions in the second quarter while taking a 38-17 lead. The redshirt freshman, virtually overlooked all year in the Cyclones' jumbled quarterback picture, had previously seen only mop-up duty in one game.

While going 23 of 27, Richardson spread his completions around to 12 different receivers. Six different Cyclones scored touchdowns.

For Kansas (1-10, 0-8), the final home game of the year sent a bedraggled class of seniors out on the same sort of sour note which has characterized their entire collegiate careers.

The fourth- and fifth-year seniors came aboard just as the Mark Mangino-coached Jayhawks were winning two straight bowl games for the first time in school history. The long-struggling program seemed headed for the heights. But after starting the 2009 season 5-0, the Jayhawks lost their next seven and now, counting this lopsided loss to Iowa State, have dropped a stunning 36 of 42 games under three head coaches.

Kansas will need to win at West Virginia in its season finale on Dec. 1 to avoid its worst season since the 1988 Jayhawks finished 1-10.

It's also a bitter entry into the Big 12 for Kansas coach Charlie Weis, who announced at midweek that he would pay the $3 charge for anyone who wanted to buy a student ticket and come to the game. Officials said it would be several days to know how many took him up on his offer. But it appeared only a few hundred did.

Richardson replaced starter Steele Jantz on Iowa State's third possession and immediately engineered a 10-play, 89-yard drive connecting, with Josh Lenz for 30 yards and setting up Jeff Woody's 11-yard touchdown run for a 10-7 lead. Lenz also had a 14-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.

Tony Pierson rushed for 89 yards for Kansas, including a 55-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and caught a 37-yard scoring pass from Dayne Crist in the fourth. But after his 55-yard score, Iowa State answered immediately with Richardson's 11-yard scoring pass to Albert Gary.

Durrell Givens recovered James Sims' fumble on the Jayhawks' next possession, and five plays later Richardson connected with a wide-open Aaron Horne on a 30-yard scoring play, making it 24-14.

The lead went to 31-14 a few minutes later when Richardson, following Woody's 43-yard run, dived over from the 1.

A 20-yard pass to Ernst Brun, capping a six-play, 57-yard drive, completed the second-quarter blitz and put Iowa State on top 38-14.

Edwin Arceo kicked three field goals for the Cyclones, including a 51-yarder in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ISU
KU
1st Downs2723
Total Yards548441
Passing307189
Rushing241252
Penalties5-501-10
3rd Down Conversions8-145-15
4th Down Conversions0-02-4
Turnovers14
Possession29:5630:04

Passing Leaders

Iowa StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Richardson23/272509.340
KansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Crist9/201567.811

Rushing Leaders

Iowa StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Woody9899.9143
White6579.5044
KansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims20814.1012
Pierson77310.4155

Receiving Leaders

Iowa StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lenz67813.0130
Horne24020.0130
KansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mundine36321.0035
Pick23718.5020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERISUKU
FG10:18Edwin Arceo 47 Yd 30
TD04:22Taylor Cox 2 Yd Run (Nick Prolago Kick) 37
TD00:36Jeff Woody 11 Yd Run (Edwin Arceo Kick) 107
SECOND QUARTERISUKU
TD14:50Tony Pierson 55 Yd Run (Nick Prolago Kick) 1014
TD11:23Albert Gary 11 Yd Pass From Sam B. Richardson (Edwin Arceo Kick) 1714
TD08:41Aaron Horne 30 Yd Pass From Sam B. Richardson (Edwin Arceo Kick) 2414
TD03:33Sam B. Richardson 1 Yd Run (Edwin Arceo Kick) 3114
TD01:01Ernst Brun Jr. 20 Yd Pass From Sam B. Richardson (Edwin Arceo Kick) 3814
FG00:00Nick Prolago 21 Yd 3817
THIRD QUARTERISUKU
FG01:35Edwin Arceo 51 Yd 4117
FOURTH QUARTERISUKU
TD14:19Tony Pierson 37 Yd Pass From Dayne Crist (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 4123
TD12:12Josh Lenz 14 Yd Pass From Sam B. Richardson (Edwin Arceo Kick) 4823
FG08:19Edwin Arceo 47 Yd 5123