The Norman Transcript

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October 8, 2012

Snyder back to work

(Continued)

MANHATTAN, Kan. —

Then the second half happened.

Collin Klein found his big tight end, Travis Tannahill, for a short touchdown throw, one of two Klein had in the game. John Hubert had touchdown runs of 32 yards and 1 yard, two of the four he had. Klein added a touchdown run of his own, one of two that he had.

The final three touchdowns of the third quarter took over just 5 minutes to score.

The game was out of reach just that quickly.

“There was definitely a level of frustration, and we knew we left some plays out there and did some things we can’t do,” said Klein, who went over 100 yards passing and rushing.

“Coach tells us all the time, ‘Keep playing,”’ Klein said. “Sometimes good things are going to happen, sometimes bad things are going to happen. You just have to keep playing.”

As poorly as the Wildcats played in the first half, they were dominant in the second.

As well as the Jayhawks played in the first half, well, you get the picture.

Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist was 7 of 8 for 77 yards and a touchdown on the game’s opening drive, but was 9 of 21 for 112 yards with three interceptions after it. He lost a fumble, was sacked five times and gave way to redshirt freshman Michael Cummings late in the game.

Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis said not to put much stock into the move at quarterback, but he also indicated that after another lopsided defeat, changes could be necessary.

“I think I’ve got to be objective and look at every position,” Weis said, “and quarterback’s got to be included with everything else.”

Crist is completing exactly half of his passes, with three TDs and seven interceptions.

Perhaps even more troubling for Kansas (1-4, 0-2) was that Tony Pierson left the game early and never returned. The Jayhawks’ leading rusher and second-leading receiver was scheduled to have tests for an undisclosed injury, and Weis said he wasn’t sure of his status.

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