🏈 Jayhawks Roll in 2022 Season Opener, 56-10 – Kansas Jayhawks

September 3, 2022

LAWRENCE, Kan. – An environment friendly night time, highlighted by junior quarterback Jalon Daniels and sophomore working again Devin Neal, headlined Kansas’ 56-10 win in opposition to Tennessee Tech to open the 2022 season at David Sales space Kansas Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

A crowd of 34,902 noticed Kansas rating touchdowns on 4 of its first 5 drives of the sport. For the competition, Daniels went 15-for-18 for 189 yards and one landing. The junior added one speeding rating, whereas Neal had simply 4 rushes for 108 yards and two touchdowns within the victory. 

The Jayhawks (1-0) began quick on offense, scoring touchdowns on every of their first two drives. On the opening drive, Daniels hit redshirt-senior Lawrence Arnold for a 21-yard acquire, earlier than Neal scored his first landing of the season, when he broke a deal with and scored from 19 yards out.

After a second-straight three-and-out by the Kansas protection, the offense went to work once more. This time, Daniels discovered redshirt-sophomore receiver Quentin Skinner for a 56-yard catch that marked Skinner’s first profession catch.

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One play later, redshirt-sophomore working again Daniel Hishaw, who missed the 2021 season with an harm, took his first carry of the season 9 yards for a landing to make it 14-0 Jayhawks.

Following two scores on two drives for the offense, the particular groups determined to become involved. KU junior defensive finish Jereme Robinson blocked a 50-yard discipline aim try by Tennessee Tech’s Devin Parker. Jayhawk sophomore cornerback Cobee Bryant then scooped the ball up and returned it 61 yards for a landing to make it 21-0, which stood as much as be the rating on the finish of the primary quarter.

Tennessee Tech (0-1) bought on the scoreboard early within the second quarter when Parker transformed on a 28-yard discipline aim.

The Jayhawks answered again later within the quarter when Daniels scampered in from 11 yards out to cap a six-play, 22-yard drive to make it 28-3. Kansas took over on the 22 after a brief punt from Tennessee Tech from the endzone.

After a fast cease by the protection, Kansas scored once more proper earlier than halftime when Daniels discovered senior tight finish Mason Fairchild for a two-yard landing go to make it 35-3; a lead the Jayhawks took into the locker room at halftime.

Neal put KU up 42-3 when he blew previous the Golden Eagles protection on an 80-yard jaunt with 4:21 left within the third quarter. Redshirt-sophomore Sevion Morrison opened the fourth quarter with an 11-yard landing run and redshirt-senior Jason Bean closed out the KU scoring with a seven-yard rush within the last quarter. 

Kansas will subsequent journey to Massive 12 foe West Virginia (0-1) on Saturday, Sept. 10. Kickoff from Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W.Va., is slated for five p.m. (Central) and the sport might be televised on Massive 12 NOW on ESPN+.