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Beshears big day propels KU over Aggies
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New Mexico St.     0    7    0    9—16
Kansas                      7  14   14   7—42

First Quarter
Kan — Beshears 10 run (Branstetter kick), :58.
Second Quarter
NMSU — S.Smith 1 run (Stampler kick), 13:55.
Kan — Beshears 96 kickoff return (Branstetter kick), 13:42.
Kan — Beshears 7 run (Branstetter kick), 9:29.
Third Quarter
Kan — Sims 1 run (Branstetter kick), 13:09.
Kan — Biere 2 pass from Webb (Branstetter kick), 2:34.
Fourth Quarter
NMSU — Allen 25 pass from Christian (kick failed), 13:56.
Kan — Sims 11 run (Branstetter kick), 10:01.
NMSU — FG Stampler 30, 8:33.
    Team Statistics                NMSU    Kan
First downs    14    26
Rushes-yards    35-128  44-237
Passing        147    264
Comp-Att-Int    12-20-018-29-0
Return Yards    0    23
Punts-Avg.        7-33.9    2-44.5
Fumbles-Lost    1-0    0-0
Penalties-Yards    6-55          9-67
Time of Possession    28:18       31:42

RUSHING—New Mexico St., S.Smith 16-52, Allen 4-45, Lee 1-14,
Turner 6-8, Christian 7-8, Perez 1-1. Kansas, Sims 16-115,
Beshears 8-38, Sands 11-37, Webb 5-33, Pick 1-15, Patterson 1-1,
Team 2-(minus 2).
PASSING—New Mexico St., Christian 12-20-0-147. Kansas,
Webb 17-27-0-249, Pick 1-1-0-15, Rojas 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—New Mexico St., Allen 4-89, Nelson 4-33, Preston 2-15,
S.Smith 2-10. Kansas, Patterson 6-40, J.Wilson 3-57, Sims 2-49,
Beshears 2-6, Quigley 1-43, Matthews 1-41, Omigie 1-15, McDougald 1-11,
Biere 1-2.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — D.J. Beshears scored three touchdowns, including a 96-yard kickoff return, in the first half to propel Kansas to a 42-16 victory over the New Mexico State on Saturday night.
After Seth Smith’s 1-yard touchdown plunge for the Aggies (0-3) tied the score at 7-7, Beshears returned the ensuing kickoff, matching the eighth longest return ever for the Jayhawks (2-2).
Beshears, who was a defensive back last season as a freshman and began this season as a wide receiver, rushed for two touchdowns on carries of 10 and 7 yards, putting the Aggies down 21-7 at halftime.
The Jayhawks scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter, including a Jordan Webb 2-yard pass to Tim Biere to cap off a 99-yard 17-play drive. James Sims had touchdowns runs of 11 and 1 yards in the second half.
Webb completed his first six passes for 104 yards, including 35 yards to Jonathan Wilson and 47 yards to Angus Quigley to set up Beshears’ first touchdown. Webb finished the night with 17 of 27 passes for 249 yards and one touchdown.
After Kansas quarterbacks had been sacked 12 times in the first three games, Webb and Kale Pick, who came in the fourth quarter, avoided being sacked by the Aggies, who have yet to record a sack this season.
Taveon Rogers returned a Jayhawks’ kickoff 51 yards to set up New Mexico State’s first touchdown. Smith, a 1,000-yard rusher last season, then got the final yard of 44-yard drive.
Beshears’ long kickoff return became the start of the Jayhawks scoring 28 unanswered points.
Sims, a true freshman, led all rushers with 115 yards on 16 carries.
Smith topped New Mexico rushers with 52 yards on 16 carries, while Marcus Allen had 45 yards on four carries and four catches for 89 yards.
The Aggies scored nine points in the fourth quarter with Allen hauling in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Matt Christian. Tyler Stampler kicked a 20-yard field goal with 9:17 left for the final New Mexico State point.