Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
The Kansas Jayhawks held the Texas Longhorns scoreless on multiple red zone trips, keeping the score 14-7 in favor of Kansas after three quarters.
The Kansas Jayhawks lead the No. 23 Texas Longhorns, 14-7, after three quarters at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan. Niether team has scored yet in the second half, with Texas faltering multiple times in the red zone.
Texas was threatening to tie the score early in the quarter and went for it on fourth-and-goal from the 3-yard line, handing off to Joe Bergeron, but he was stuffed by the Kansas defense, turning the ball over on downs to KU.
With 2:40 left in the quarter, Texas quarterback David Ash threw his second interception of the game in the red zone, killing a scoring opportunity.
Ash has 63 yards passing on eight completions through three quarters. Jaxon Shipley has five catches for 48 yards. Johnathan Gray is the Longhorns' leading rusher heading into the fourth quarter with 103 yards on 14 carries.
James Sims is the Jayhawks' leading rusher with 158 yards on 21 carries. Quarterback Michael Cummings has only thrown five times, completing two passes for 21 yards.
Kansas has 225 yards of total offense thus far, leading Texas who has 187 yards heading into the final quarter.
The Jayhawks have lost their last six games and come into today with a 1-6 overall record. They are last in the Big-12 at 0-4. Texas is 5-2 on the season, but currently sit sixth in the Big-12 at 2-2 with both loses coming to conference opponents.