Jayhawks lose at Coastal Carolina

By the Associated Press:

Reese White was thinking even bigger for No. 17 Coastal Carolina after his strong start to the season.

White finished with 102 yards and three rushing touchdowns and the Chanticleers beat Kansas for a third straight year, 49-22, as the fledging FBS program hosted a Power Five team for the first time Friday night.

White is a junior who was a backup behind last year’s rushing leader, C.J. Marable, during Coastal’s breakthrough season in college football’s top division.

Kansas quarterback Jason Bean, a North Texas transfer, had touchdown runs of 34 and 46 yards as the Jayhawks drew to 28-22 midway through the third quarter.

However, the Chants responded with White’s final two touchdowns to open up a 20-point lead.

Kansas entered after snapping a 13-game losing streak in the opener and hoped to keep the momentum going on Coastal’s teal blue turf.

But the Chanticleers and McCall proved too potent for first year Jayhawks coach Lance Leipold’s program. They scored on three of their first four possessions and got a blocked punt for a TD by Alex Spillum to take a 28-9 lead.

Bean finished 251 yards and two touchdowns passing. As Kansas QB, he had scoring runs of 34 and 46 yards in the loss to the Chanticleers.

Kansas opens Big 12 Conference play at home against Baylor on Sept. 18.