The Kansas Jayhawks picked up their first conference win in the Les Miles era on Saturday night, though they had some help from an awful Texas Tech mistake.
With the score tied 34-34 and 13 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Kansas kicker Liam Jones lined up for a 40-yard field goal. The kick was blocked, and Texas Tech’s Douglas Coleman came away with the football. Instead of just going down and getting the game to overtime, Coleman tried to lateral the ball… to no one. The Jayhawks recovered the fumble with two seconds remaining.
That gave the Jayhawks a second chance at the field goal, and this time, Jones nailed a 32-yarder to give the Jayhawks a 37-34 walk-off victory.
That’s certainly a huge momentum-booster for the Kansas program, and next week they face an in-state rival that is also coming off a huge momentum-booster: Kansas State, who knocked off No. 5 Oklahoma on Saturday.