Leddie Brown, Doege lead West Virginia over Kansas 38-17
Leddie Brown broke open an in depth sport with an extended landing run within the third quarter and caught one in all Jarret Doege’s three landing passes to steer West Virginia to a 38-17 victory Saturday over a winless Kansas staff that was with out coach Les Miles.
Earlier than a crowd of 10,759 within the first sport that West Virginia allowed most of the people to attend amid the pandemic, the Mountaineers (3-1, 2-1 Large 12) overcame a bevy of errors to beat the Jayhawks for the seventh straight time.
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With West Virginia clinging to a 17-10 lead late within the third quarter, Brown rumbled 87 yards up the center untouched, the beginning of three straight touchdowns for the Mountaineers. The 210-pound junior compiled 195 yards on 18 carries, sitting out the fourth quarter.
Brown additionally had a 6-yard scoring reception within the second quarter from Doege, who additionally had TD passes of 33 yards to Bryce Ford-Wheaton and eight yards to Sam James.
Doege accomplished 26 of 44 passes for 318 yards.
Miles examined optimistic for the coronavirus every week in the past and was cleared to return to the Jayhawks on Thursday. However he selected to not journey with the staff out of warning. Tight ends coach Joshua Eargle stuffed in for Miles towards the Mountaineers.
Regardless of some vibrant moments early, the end result was the identical: The Jayhawks (0-4, 0-3) have now misplaced 51 straight true highway video games within the convention.
Kansas jumped out to a 10-Zero lead, together with Andrew Parchment’s 43-yard scoring catch from Miles Kendrick off a deflected cross, however the Jayhawks managed little offense the remainder of the sport.
Pooka Williams scored on a 92-yard kickoff return within the fourth quarter for the Jayhawks.
Kansas: The Jayhawks have been restricted to 157 yards of offense, together with 95 by means of the air towards the Large 12’s high protection. Kansas entered the sport final among the many 76 FBS groups which have performed with 8.2 passing yards per completion.
West Virginia: The Mountaineers had been seeking to get extra explosive performs downfield both with lengthy runs or passes, and so they obtained each. Brown had eight runs of at the least 10 yards, together with his lengthy TD. Doege averaged 12 yards per completion.
Kansas: Travels to No. 22 Kansas State subsequent Saturday.
West Virginia: Performs at Texas Tech subsequent Saturday.