PHOTOS: West Virginia downs KU football 56-34 in 2017 Big 12 opener

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Kansas head coach David Beaty watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas wide receiver Kerr Johnson Jr. (14) runs the ball during the second half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas tight end Ben Johnson (84) is tackled by West Virginia safety Derrek Pitts (1) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia wide receiver Gary Jennings (12) is tackled by Kansas safety Mike Lee (11) after completing a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas head coach David Beaty talks to an official during the second half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas tight end Ben Johnson (84) is tackled by West Virginia safety Derrek Pitts (1) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) evades Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) as he runs for a first down during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) catches a pass under pressure from West Virginia cornerback Mike Daniels Jr. (4) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia wide receiver David Sills V, left, and offensive lineman Colton McKivitz (53) celebrate after Sills scored a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas cornerback Hasan Defense (13) breaks up a pass intended for West Virginia wide receiver Ka'Raun White (2) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) passes the ball during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) runs for a first down during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia wide receiver Gary Jennings (12) is tackled by Kansas safety Mike Lee (11) after completing a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia running back Kennedy McKoy (4) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas head coach David Beaty watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia running back Justin Crawford (25) gets past Kansas cornerback Derrick Neal (7) as he runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen talks to his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia running back Justin Crawford (25) is chased into the end zone by Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise (96) and linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender (7) throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia running back Kennedy McKoy (4) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia running back Kennedy McKoy (4) is tackled by Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) and safety Mike Lee (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia running back Kennedy McKoy (4) gets past Kansas safety Mike Lee (11) to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia running back Kennedy McKoy (4) celebrates with tight end Elijah Wellman (28) and wide receiver Marcus Simms (8) after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia cornerback Elijah Battle (19) and safety Dravon Askew-Henry (6) try unsuccessfully to intercept a pass intended for a Kansas receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia running back Justin Crawford (25) leaps over Kansas safety Mike Lee (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) fumbles the ball out of bounds as he is tackled by Kansas linebacker Keith Loneker Jr. (47) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas running back Khalil Herbert (10) runs the ball to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the West Virginia, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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West Virginia wide receiver David Sills V (13) gets past Kansas cornerback Kyle Mayberry (16) to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas running back Khalil Herbert (10) celebrates with wide receiver Jeremiah Booker (88) after Herbert scored a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the West Virginia, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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The Kansas Jayhawks fell into a 25-point deficit against West Virginia, clawed back to make it a one-score affair midway through the fourth quarter, then unraveled again in an eventual 56-34 home defeat on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

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