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Sims, Heap shine as Jayhawks win season opener against Coyotes

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Kansas running back James Sims breaks past South Dakota linebackers during the first half of an NCAA football game on Saturday night in Lawrence.

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LAWRENCE — For the first time in his coaching life, Charlie Weis saw one of his running backs might be open for a touchdown pass and thought, in effect, "Oh, no."
Coaching a Kansas team that hadn't thrown a touchdown pass to a wide receiver in more than a year, Weis was ready for the embarrassing streak that everybody kept talking about to end. And so was quarterback Jake Heaps. He rifled a perfectly thrown 6-yard pass to wide receiver Justin McKay, who caught it for a touchdown Saturday night in the Jayhawks' 31-14 victory over South Dakota.
"I thought ...

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