Late Kansas Touchdown Earns First Victory in Miles Era

Courtesy of Kansas Athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football picked up its first win of the season with a 24-17 victory over Indiana State at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, earning the first win of the Les Miles era.

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After falling behind 17-16 with 4:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, senior quarterback Carter Stanley led the Jayhawks on an eight-play, 75-yard drive to take the lead back from the Sycamores. Stanley capped the drive with a 22-yard strike to senior Daylon Charlot in the back of the endzone with 2:04 remaining.

In his first game with Kansas, junior Andrew Parchment led the Jayhawk offense with a career-high eight catches and 121 yards. Meanwhile, junior linebacker Dru Prox paved the way on defense finishing with a career-best nine tackles and one 12-yard sack in the fourth quarter, while senior Hasan Defense started the Jayhawk scoring attack by earning a 57-yard pick-six in the first quarter.

Next up for the Jayhawks is a matchup against Coastal Carolina on September 7. The game is set to take place at 6 p.m. at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.