Former Jackson star leads Kansas to win

  • Tue Sep 4th, 2012 8:35pm
  • Sports

Herald staff

Former Jackson running back Taylor Cox had quite a debut for Kansas.

Cox ran for 125 yards in his Jayhawks debut to help lead Kansas to a win over South Dakota State on Saturday. Cox landed in Kansas after two years at College of the Siskiyous.

Here’s a video of Cox’s 39-yard run against South Dakota State:

Here’s a part of the game story courtesy

Kansas Outlasts South Dakota State, 31-17, In Season Opener

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas running backs Taylor Cox and Tony Pierson each rushed for over 100 yards while the KU defense forced four turnovers, as Kansas defeated the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 31-17, in its season opener Saturday night inside Memorial Stadium.

Kansas is 1-0 for the eighth time since the 2004 campaign, while South Dakota State drops to 0-1 on the season.

It was a tale of two halves, as Kansas outscored the Jackrabbits, 21-10, in the second half starting Charlie Weis’ KU head coaching career off on the right foot.

The South Dakota State defense had no answers for the KU rushing attack, which gained a total of 263 yards on the ground. Pierson and Cox each notched career highs on the night, collecting 128 and 125 yards, respectively.