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Jayhawks Down South Dakota State 31-17 - Match Report

Tony Pierson tore up the turf for 124 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Jayhawks to a 31-17 win over the Jackrabbits at Memorial Stadium.

Dayne Crist completed 17 of 36 pass attempts for 169 yards for the Jayhawks in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Jackrabbits defense.

Zach Zenner rushed for 183 yards for South Dakota State, while Eric Kline added 28 yards. Austin Sumner threw for 175 yards for the Jackrabbits, while receivers Brandon Hubert and Tyrel Kool had 83 and 76 yards respectively.

South Dakota State was outgained by Kansas 432-411 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 22-18 by the Jayhawks.

South Dakota State lost the time of possession battle 32:04/27:56, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.