Brian Spurlock - USA TODAY Sports

Ohio sacks 'Hawks, 42-30

September 16, 2017 - 4:47 pm

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Nathan Rourke threw for 152 yards and two touchdowns as Ohio defeated Kansas 42-30 on Saturday, extending the Jayhawks' road losing streak to 42 games, the longest active streak in the nation.

Rourke earned his first start against the Jayhawks after shining in the first two games of the season.

Rourke succeeded Quinton Maxwell as starting quarterback but both played, as planned, and both had success. Maxwell entered the game in the middle of the second quarter, and he completed 4 of 5 passes, including a 9-yard score to Mangen, his second of the season.

The Jayhawks couldn't contain Rourke, who is deft at evading the rush. The Jayhawks, ranked No. 7 in the Big 12 for total yards allowed per game, gave up 450 total yards to the Bobcats.

Trailing 39-14 after three quarters, Kansas' Peyton Bender passed 1 yard to Jeremiah Booker early the fourth and Gabriel Rui added a 34-yard field goal with 5:35 remaining to cut the deficit to 39-24. But Louie Zervos padded the lead with a 46-yard field goal before Kansas scored a touchdown on the game's final play.

Jayhawks running back Khalil Herbert ran for two touchdowns and finished with 137 yards rushing. Bender threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns. His offensive line struggled, allowing five sacks.

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