James Sims broke a 64-yard run, moving Kansas (1-6, 0-4) out of the shadow of its own end zone and into Texas territory early in the second quarter. It was the longest run of the season for the Jayhawks. Three plays later, Christian Matthews ran 15 yards for a touchdown to tie the score, 7-7.
After forcing a three-and-out, Kansas used seven consecutive rushing plays to take a 14-7 lead. Tony Pierson finished off the 63-yard scoring drive with an 11-yard rushing touchdown.
Greg Brown picked off Texas quarterback David Ash with just over a minute left in the half, but Kansas was content to run out the clock and go to halftime up by seven.
The Jayhawks' running attack dominated the second quarter, going for more than 100 yards in the second quarter alone. The Jayhawks have 177 of their 198 total yards via the running game at the midway point of the contest. Sims has the bulk of the yardage, carrying 14 times for 139 yards.
Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings only threw five times in the first half, completing two for 21 yards.
Ash completed 6-of-11 passes for 43 yards in the first half. Johnathan Gray led Texas with 51 yards on four carries.
Texas (5-2, 2-2) went ahead early on a three-yard touchdown run by Joe Bergeron.
Texas will receive the kickoff to begin the second half.