University of Kansas

Game report: Duke 41, Kansas 3

Duke's Shaun Wilson scored a touchdown against Kansas' Darious Crawley in the first half of Saturday’s game.
Duke's Shaun Wilson scored a touchdown against Kansas' Darious Crawley in the first half of Saturday’s game. AP

First quarter

Key play: Duke quarterback Anthony Boone dropped in a 36-yard touchdown strike to Max McCaffrey for a 7-0 lead with 11:33 left.

Key stat: KU had just four first downs.

Second quarter

Key play: KU quarterback Montell Cozart tossed his second interception in the opening minutes, blunting some brief KU momentum after Duke’s early onslaught.

Key stat: Cozart completed seven of 21 passes for 43 yards.

Third quarter

Key play: Duke freshman running back Shaun Wilson scampered 68 yards for a touchdown, nearly matching his 69-yard touchdown earlier in the game.

Key stat: KU was scoreless in the period.

Fourth quarter

Key play: Duke’s Shaun Wilson exploded again, this time racing 45 yards for this third touchdown of the game.

Key stat: Wilson set a Duke record with 245 rushing yards on 12 carries.

Player of the game: Duke freshman Shaun Wilson

Reason to hope: KU freshman running back Corey Avery could be exciting to watch for the next four years.

Reason to mope: The Jayhawks have made little progress — on the field — since Charlie Weis replaced Turner Gill in December 2011.

Looking ahead: KU returns home to face Central Michigan, a team crushed by Syracuse on Saturday.

Rustin Dodd,

Report card



For the moment, sophomore QB Montell Cozart looks like a long-term project. He’s still figuring out when to tuck and run, and he was not accurate on Saturday. The Jayhawks even struggled with center-quarterback exchanges.



It’s the same story. The Jayhawks surrendered 41 points, but had little help from the offense. Senior cornerback JaCorey Shepherd did a solid job shadowing Duke’s leading receiver Jamison Crowder.




Senior Trevor Pardula must be one of the best punters in the country. Unfortunately for Kansas, he’s on the field way too much.



Charlie Weis faces some major questions. After a six-point win against an FCS team and a non-competitive loss against Duke, it’s worth asking: Where is the progress?