User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Kansas snaps Big 12 skid, beats WVU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - James Sims rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns and Kansas snapped a 27-game Big 12 losing streak Saturday with a 31-19 victory over West Virginia.

Advertisement
Thousands of fans stormed onto the field embracing players and coaches and eventually tearing down the south goalpost.

Sims, who recorded a career-high on 22 carries, broke runs of 62 and 68 yards while Kansas (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) ended a Big 12 drought that had lasted more than three years. Winds gusting near 50 MPH kept plastic bags and autumn leaves tumbling across the field as the sparse crowd witnessed Kansas' first conference victory since a come-from-behind win over Colorado on Nov. 6, 2010.

It was just the second Big 12 win in 40 games for the Jayhawks, who had fired two coaches and plunged back into deep mediocrity after winning the 2008 Orange Bowl.

West Virginia (4-7, 2-6), which wasn't even a Big 12 member when Kansas notched its previous conference win, took a 7-0 lead on its first possession, a long drive against the wind. But the Mountaineers were unable to generate anything more until two meaningless touchdowns with less than 5 minutes to play.

The Jayhawks, who came into the game 117th in the NCAA in total offense and 116th in scoring, rushed for 315 yards against a Mountaineer unit ranked No. 100 in total defense.

With the Jayhawks trailing 7-3 midway through the second period, Sims broke a tackle at the line of scrimmage and fled 62 yards down the sideline to the 10. A minute later, he went over from the 3. Then with 28 seconds left in the first half, the 6-0, 200-pound senior bolted through a big hole and went 68 yards virtually untouched, giving him 14 100-yard rushing days, No 2 on the school's all-time charts. At 17-7, the Jayhawks had their first halftime lead since the season opener.

When Sims powered his way into the end zone from three yards out to make it 24-7 following a West Virginia turnover in the third period, it was Kansas' biggest lead over an FBS opponent since mounting a 21-point advantage against Baylor in 2011.

Paul Millard was for 23 for 42 for 242 yards and two touchdowns in his third start for the Mountaineers but also threw two disastrous interceptions.

On a first down from the Kansas 30, he fired the ball right into the arms of Ben Goodman standing near the line of scrimmage. Goodman rambled 54 yards until Millard pushed him out at the 14. After Montell Cozart went around right end for 7 yards, Sims scored his third TD. Then Ben Heeney intercepted Millard's pass in the fourth quarter and returned it 28 yards to the 1, setting up Brandon Bourbon's touchdown plunge.

The Mountaineers, who were making their first trip to Lawrence, drove 75 yards with their first possession and scored on Charles Sims' 12-yard catch-and-run from Millard. Millard threw a 3-yard touchdown to Kevin White with less than 5 minutes to play. With 28 seconds left, Charles Sims scored on a 6-yard run for the Mountaineers.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Nelson: MAC Championship Preview
Edwards: Pac-12 Championship
ASA: Big 10 Championship Preview
Edwards: SEC Championship Preview
Williams: ACC Championship Preview
Williams: Big 12 Report - Week 14
Sportsbook.ag: PSU, Wisconsin hook up
Marshall: Tech Trends - Week 14
Sportsbook.ag: Friday's Top Action
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA FB Hot Streaks
7-3 Saturday, 30-10 L40, +1,659 TY
13-2 L15 G-Play Streak
14-5 L4 Saturdays, 59% +1,356 TY
4-0 Saturday, 12-5 L17 Totals
11-3 L14 G-Plays, +1,363 TY
9-4 L13 Guarantees, +1,605 TY
4-1 Saturday, 11-4 L15 G-Plays
35-12 L4 Saturdays, 44-20 Streak
17-6 L3 Saturdays, 26-13 L39 Run
17-7 L24 G-Plays, 42-24 L66 Totals
+2,675 Over/Unders This Year
27-11 L5 Saturdays, 30-12 Streak
10-4 CFB Record L14 Picks
9-3 L12 CFB Guarantees
8-2 Record L3 Saturdays
10-4 NCAA FB G-Plays TY
12-6 L18 Guaranteed Plays
4-1 L5 Guaranteed Plays
10-4 L14 G-Plays, 16-8 L24 Picks
3-1 Saturday, 8-3 L11 Picks
NCAA FB College Football Expert Sports Picks - Ohio Bobcats at Western Michigan Broncos
2016 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Williams + 1659
Pat Hawkins + 1605
Kyle Hunter + 1363
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 480
James Manos + 445
Stephen Nover + 300
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Scott Rickenbach 59 %
Pat Hawkins 57 %
Kyle Hunter 57 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 784
Scott Rickenbach + 744
Marc Lawrence + 717
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 2675
Micah Roberts + 2083
Kyle Hunter + 1701
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Vince Akins + 715
Scott Rickenbach + 565
Pat Hawkins + 505
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership