How they scored: KU vs. USM

First quarter

13:40 — KU: Kerry Meier 62 pass from Todd Reesing (Jacob Branstetter kick), 4 plays, 73 yards, 1:20

Following three slow starts, the Jayhawks needed just 1:20 to move ahead 7-0 on Reesing’s 62-yard bomb to Meier.

Kansas 7, Southern Mississippi 0

10:22 — USM: Jonathan Massey 1 pass from Austin Davis (Justin Estes kick), 7 plays, 68 yards, 3:12

Running back Damion Fletcher took a short pass from Davis 49 yards down the right sideline to set up a first-and-goal situation from the KU three-yard line.

Kansas 7, Southern Mississippi 7

4:10 — KU: Dezmon Briscoe 20 run (Branstetter kick), 12 plays, 74 yards, 6:05

Facing fourth-and-six from the USM 31-yard line, Reesing completed an 11-yard pass to receiver Johnathan Wilson for a first down.

Kansas 14, Southern Mississippi 7

Second quarter

12:01 — USM: DeAndre Brown 22 pass from Davis (Estes kick), 8 plays, 83 yards, 5:26

Davis connected with Leroy Banks for a 28-yard gain that moved Southern Miss. into Kansas territory.

Kansas 14, Southern Mississippi 14

3:16 — Toben Opurum 12 pass from Reesing (Branstetter kick), 12 plays, 105 yards, 5:51

On a fourth-and-two play from the USM 29-yard line, Opurum bruised forward for an eight-yard gain that set up his touchdown catch three plays later.

Kansas 21, Southern Mississippi 14

Third quarter

7:19 — Opurum 2 run (Branstetter kick), 12 plays, 70 yards, 6:04

Dezmon Briscoe grabbed a 26-yard pass from Reesing on third-and-nine to move to the USM 19-yard line.

Kansas 28, Southern Mississippi 14

6:15 — Davis 16 run (Estes kick), 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:04

After review, officials upheld a 49-yard reception by USM receiver DeAndre Brown that set up a first down at the KU 31-yard line.

Kansas 28, Southern Mississippi 21

0:47 — Massey 4 pass from Davis (Estes kick), 11 plays, 63 yards, 4:26

On third-and-long from the Kansas 23, Davis completed a 12-yard pass to Massey for a first down.

Kansas 28, Southern Mississippi 28

Fourth quarter

14:15 — KU: Meier 12 pass from Reesing (Branstetter kick), 4 plays, 40 yards, 1:21

The Golden Eagles’ Martez Smith was flagged with a roughing-the-passer penalty on a second-and-five situation, moving the Jayhawks to the Southern Mississippi 12-yard line.

Kansas 35, Southern Mississippi 28