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Bender leads Jayhawks over SE Missouri State

Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Peyton Bender (7) hands off to Kansas Jayhawks running back Khalil Herbert (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday

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LAWRENCE (AP) — Peyton Bender threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns in his first career start for Kansas Saturday, leading the way to a 38-16 season-opening victory over Southeast Missouri State.
Bender got things rolling early, connecting with wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. for a 77-yard touchdown pass on the Jayhawks’ third play on offense. He threw another touchdown to wide receiver Chase Harrell on the next drive, putting Kansas ahead 14-0 barely over six minutes into the game.
Sims caught a second touchdown pass from Bender late in the second quarter, a 16-yard strike with 13 seconds remaining in ...


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