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Kansas scores late to beat S. Dakota 17-14 in Leipold debut

Jayhawks’ first win since beating Texas Tech on Oct. 26, 2019.
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Posted at 12:34 AM, Sep 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-04 01:34:28-04

LAWRENCE, Kan.  — Jason Bean connected with Lawrence Arnold for the second time in the game with 1:12 remaining Friday night, allowing Kansas to escape with a 17-14 victory over South Dakota in coach Lance Leipold’s debut with the Jayhawks.

The Coyotes had pulled ahead when Kansas native Travis Theis ran 25 yards for a go-ahead score with 5:16 to go.

The student section rushed the field to celebrate the end of a 13-game skid — albeit against an FCS opponent — and the Jayhawks’ first win since beating Texas Tech on Oct. 26, 2019.