LAWRENCE — Kansas soccer's 2022 common season continued Saturday at house towards Duke.
The Jayhawks got here in after opening the season with wins towards Tennessee Tech, West Virginia and Houston. That had head coach Lance Leipold's squad at 3-Zero with a 1-Zero mark in Huge 12 Convention play. And it went up towards a Blue Devils program that was additionally 3-Zero with wins towards Temple, Northwestern and North Carolina A&T.
Did junior quarterback Jalon Daniels proceed to star for Kansas as he has all season lengthy? Did senior security Kenny Logan Jr. and extra on the defensive facet of the ball make the important thing performs that helped ship the win final week towards Houston? Did the Jayhawks keep away from the gradual begins that they've needed to overcome the previous two video games?
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Here is what's taking place at David Sales space Kansas Memorial Stadium:
FINAL: Kansas 35, Duke 27
Duke drove down the sphere late within the fourth quarter, trailing by eight factors. The Blue Devils had been threatening to take this recreation into time beyond regulation. However Kansas obtained a cease on fourth down by itself facet of the 50 yard line after which ran out the clock for the win.
Duke is making it fascinating
Duke put collectively one other scoring drive, and after the landing and ensuing additional level it is a 35-27 lead for Kansas with 2:40 left within the fourth quarter. Riley Leonard discovered Jalon Calhoun on a 27-yard strike in the long run zone. The drive lasted seven performs and went 70 yards in 1:57.
Kansas makes it a two-score recreation once more late
That landing drive may do it, as now Kansas leads 35-20 with 4:42 left within the fourth quarter. It is exhausting to see Duke scoring twice in that point, with a cease defensively, the way in which this recreation has gone. And it feels as if Jayhawks followers within the stadium have acknowledged that.
What occurred, was Jalon Daniels capped off the drive with a three-yard dashing landing and Kansas hit the following additional level. The drive went 75 yards in eight performs. It took 4:12 off of the clock.
Duke finds the top zone
The Blue Devils minimize into the Jayhawks' lead with a three-yard landing run from Jordan Waters. After the additional level, Kansas' lead is at 28-20 with 8:54 left within the fourth quarter. Duke's drive went 92 yards in 10 performs and took 4:40 off of the clock.
Kansas now has the chance to take some critical break day of the clock, and probably prolong its lead once more. One may search for the Jayhawks to depend on working again Daniel Hishaw Jr. right here, as he is had arguably the perfect day to this point amongst these in that place group. However Jalon Daniels is throwing the ball rather well, so it would not be a shock for them to stay with what's working both.
END 3Q: Kansas 28, Duke 13
Kansas extends its lead
The Jayhawks are up 28-13 now with 8:25 left within the third quarter, after a 36-yard landing go from Jalon Daniels to Lawrence Arnold and the following additional level. The rating capped off a drive that went 62 yards in 4 performs and took 1:02 off of the clock. Daniels now has 4 passing touchdowns on the day and no interceptions, whereas on the bottom Daniel Hishaw Jr. has continued to showcase simply how troublesome he's to carry down.
Kansas opens third quarter with 4th down cease defensively
The Blue Devils had been driving. They had been throughout midfield and dealing with 4th-and-short contained in the 40 yard line. Then, when Duke tried to run it to transform the primary down, Jayhawks defensive lineman Eddie Wilson led a throng of defenders in placing an finish to that notion.
Kansas is ready to maintain onto its eight-point result in begin the second half. It provides its offense high quality subject place because the Jayhawks look to increase their lead. This very properly might find yourself as Kansas' finest defensive effort towards a FBS opponent but this season, and for a while past that.
HALFTIME: Kansas 21, Duke 13
Duke hits one other subject purpose
With simply three seconds left earlier than halftime, Duke related on a 37-yard subject purpose to chop into Kansas' lead once more. This made it a 21-13 recreation late within the second quarter. The Blue Devils drive lasted 9 performs and went 55 yards in 1:01.
Kansas extends its lead
Jalon Daniels discovered Luke Grimm on a 19-yard landing go, which required a heck of a catch by Grimm, to increase the Jayhawks' lead. After the additional level, Kansas is up 21-10 now with 1:04 left within the second quarter. The drive lasted 11 performs and went 75 yards in 5:13.
Daniels has been having a terrific day passing the ball, thanks partially to high quality blocking from his offensive line. He is presently 11-for-12 for 200 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Be careful for Kansas' play-action passing recreation within the second half.
Duke hits a subject purpose
The Blue Devils minimize into the Jayhawks' lead with a 22-yard subject purpose, and now the rating is at 14-Zero in favor of Kansas. Duke's drive went 70 yards in 12 performs and took 6:18 off of the clock. There's 6:17 left within the second quarter.
Kansas takes the lead once more
Daniel Hishaw Jr. broke sort out after sort out on the way in which to a 73-yard landing, after catching a go from Jalon Daniels. After the additional level, Kansas leads 14-7 with 12:35 left within the second quarter. The drive went 76 yards in two performs and took one minute off of the clock.
Kansas’ protection retains turnover from costing Jayhawks
Though Kansas gave the ball away offensively on a fumble, it did not result in factors for Duke. The Jayhawks stopped the Blue Devils earlier than midfield and compelled a punt. It is an vital response from a Kansas protection that had struggled within the first half at instances the previous couple weeks.
END 1Q: Kansas 7, Duke 7
Kansas loses a fumble
The Jayhawks are the sufferer of the sport's first turnover, as Devin Neal fumbled the ball away not lengthy earlier than the top of the primary quarter. The turnover ended what was a promising Kansas drive that was almost into the purple zone. Duke, which noticed the fumble pressured by Anthony Nelson and recovered by Jaylen Stinson, took over at its personal 21 yard line.
Duke is on the scoreboard now after a 66-yard drive that lasted 4 performs and took 1:39 off of the clock. Jaylen Coleman ran the ball in from 5 yards out for a landing, and with the following additional level it is a 7-7 rating with 3:40 left within the first quarter. The drive included a heck of a catch by Eli Pancol on a go from Riley Leonard that went for 49 yards and obtained the Blue Devils into the purple zone.
Kansas opens the scoring
This Jayhawks drive wasn't going to be denied. Not lengthy after Jalon Daniels accomplished a go on fourth down close to midfield to Devin Neal for a primary down, Daniels discovered Trevor Kardell for a six-yard landing go. After the additional level, Kansas leads 7-Zero with 5:25 left within the first quarter. The drive took 3:16 off of the clock and went 57 yards in seven performs.
Duke’s opening drive ends with a punt
The Blue Devils did not come near having fun with the identical success the Jayhawks did offensively. Duke went 3-and-out on its first possession, because it was unable to do a lot within the shadow of its personal finish zone after beginning the drive at its personal 1 yard line. Now, after the punt, Kansas could have one other probability to take the lead.
Kansas’ opening drive ends with failed 4th down try on the purpose line
Kansas' opening drive went proper as much as the top zone after beginning at its personal 25 yard line. A number of instances, the Jayhawks got here near crossing the purpose line for the rating. However on fourth down, Duke stopped a run by Devin Neal and was capable of power the turnover on downs.
Jalon Daniels and Neal had been each working the ball properly. Daniels hit Trevor Kardell for a 22-yard go at one level. The drive simply did not finish with factors.
The coin toss
Duke received the toss and selected to defer. Kansas will obtain to begin the sport.
Here is a take a look at the gang about 5 minutes earlier than kickoff
An replace for Kansas soccer’s offensive line
Here is a take a look at the depth chart
Kickoff is approaching
Kansas has arrived
Jordan Guskey covers College of Kansas Athletics at The Topeka Capital-Journal. Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @JordanGuskey.