University of Kansas

Kansas notes: James Sims reaches 1,000-yard mark again

Updated: 2013-11-24T15:40:34Z

Sims has record day

Senior running back James Sims made history on Saturday, becoming the first player in KU history to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.

Sims, who rushed for 1,013 yards last season, joined former Kansas running backs Tony Sands and June Henley as the only KU running backs with multiple 1,000-yard seasons. Sims, who finished with 21 carries for 114 yards, now has a career-high 1,028 yards on the season.

Sims also increased his career total to 3,510 rushing yards, third-most in Kansas history.

• Kansas has lost four straight to Iowa State after beating the Cyclones five straight from 2005 to 2009.

• Junior quarterback Jake Heaps completed seven of 19 passes for 72 yards after replacing freshman Montell Cozart in the third quarter.

| Rustin Dodd, rdodd@kcstar.com

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