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Kansas Defeats New Mexico State 42-16 - Recap

James Sims scampered through the New Mexico State defense for 115 yards as Kansas handed the Aggies a 42-16 defeat on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Jayhawks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 23.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 51.5.

Jordan Webb completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 249 yards for the Jayhawks in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Seth Smith rushed for 52 yards for New Mexico State, while Marcus Allen added 45 yards. Matt Christian threw for 147 yards for the Aggies, while receivers Marcus Allen and Kyle Nelson had 89 and 33 yards respectively.

New Mexico State was outgained by Kansas 501-275 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 26-14 by the Jayhawks.

Kansas led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 31:42/28:18 split in that important category.

Next game, Kansas takes its act on the road to face Baylor looking for another win. For New Mexico State, they head home to face Boise State.