Colorado Rolls Past Jayhawks

From Associated Press

Senior tailback J.J. Flannigan, substituting for injured starter Eric Bieniemy, rushed for 178 yards in 10 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead third-ranked Colorado past Kansas, 49-17, Saturday.

Quarterback Darian Hagan added 118 yards rushing and two more touchdowns as the Buffaloes raised their Big Eight record to 3-0 and overall mark to 7-0--the first time a Colorado team has won its first seven games since 1937.

Kansas, unable to score a touchdown until the fourth quarter, fell to 2-5 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

Flannigan, getting his first start of the season because leading-rusher Bieniemy suffered a broken leg last week, had scoring runs of four, 41 and 64 yards to give the Buffaloes a 42-3 lead early in the fourth quarter.


Hagan put the Buffaloes ahead, 7-0, with a 13-yard run on Colorado’s first possession, and Flannigan’s second-effort from four yards made it 14-0 with 5:44 left in the half.

After a Jayhawk fumble, Hagan and Flannigan combined on a 41-yard scoring play, with Flannigan taking Hagan’s delayed pitchout at the 25-yard line.

Kansas cut the deficit to 21-3 on the final play of the half when Brad Fleeman kicked a 42-yard field goal.

Colorado then scored on three of its first four possessions of the second half, highlighted by Flannigan’s 64-yarder late in the third quarter.


Kansas got two touchdowns in the final period, on two-yard runs by John Henry Johnson and Tony Sands.