Chestnut Hill, Mass. — Wielding an offense that somehow remained sheathed the first two weeks of the season, Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley and the Jayhawks’ skill players around him left a heavily favored Boston College staggered much of Friday night at Alumni Stadium.
The same KU players who struggled to score and sustain drives as recently as six days earlier breathed new life into the season with the help of a spread out offensive scheme that fueled a 48-24 road win and gained 567 yards in front of an announced crowd of 32,848.
Despite a start that made the Jayhawks look like the same turnover-prone offense of weeks — and years — past, Stanley recovered from an interception on his second throw of the night and a KU punt on the second series of the nonconfernce finale to lead the Jayhawks on seven consecutive scoring drives.
Both Khalil Herbert (187 yards, one touchdown) and Pooka Williams (121 yards, one TD) easily topped 100 rushing yards, Stanley (20-for-27) threw for 238 more and receiver Andrew Parchment made sure BC kept guessing on defense, putting up 100 receiving yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions.
With a harvest moon shining on Friday the 13th, the game turned into a horrific scene for the Eagles (2-1) by the opening minutes of the second half.
Herbert seemed to have open freeways worth of room every time he touched the ball. And with BC dazed the Jayhawks (2-1) skillfully added to their halftime lead.
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