Jared Casey's first catch helps Kansas topple Texas for one of the biggest upsets of the year

Jared Casey's first catch helps Kansas topple Texas for one of the biggest upsets of the year

11/14/2021

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Kansas fullback Jared Casey had played zero offensive snaps during his short collegiate career before Saturday’s game against Texas but he made the most of his debut in the Jayhawks’ big upset victory.

Casey’s number was called in overtime.

Kansas players celebrate their 57-56 win over Texas in overtime in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Kansas fullback Jared Casey catches a 2-point conversion past Texas defensive back Brenden Schooler to defeat Texas 57-56 in overtime in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

“He’s got one of the best hands on the team. I’ve seen him make some miraculous catches with just one hand. Walk-on or not, he’s going to be a ball player when it counts,” Daniels said.

Neal said he didn’t see the catch but saw his teammates running over to Casey and joined in.

“I didn’t actually see the catch … But I saw everybody running toward them, so I made my way toward them too and jumped into the dogpile. It was just truly remarkable,” he said.

Jared Casey catches a pass for the game winning 2-point conversion in overtime against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Nov. 13, 2021.
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Kansas snapped an eight-game general losing streak and a 21-game losing streak against FBS opponents. The team beat South Dakota 17-14 to start the season 1-0.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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