Jayhawks Conduct Spring Game Sunday
April 15, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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“I liked what I saw here today,” head coach Mark Mangino said after the game. “I liked how our blue team executed on offense and defense. We were able to test quarterbacks in some difficult situations and they both did a very good job today. On defense, we played the run pretty well and we brought a tough mental edge to that side of the ball.”
Sophomore quarterback Kerry Meier threw for 204 yards on 13-of-27 attempts, with one interception, while sophomore quarterback Todd Reesing finished the day 10-of-20 for 171 yards.
Senior running back Brandon McAnderson finished with 80 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Marcus Henry scored three touchdowns on the afternoon with 150 yards on six receptions. Sophomore safety Darrell Stuckey completed the day with a 37-yard interception, good for a touchdown and three tackles.
Junior linebacker Joe Mortenson compiled a team-high 10 tackles, including three for a loss, while junior linebacker James Holt recorded four tackles and a team-high two sacks. Junior linebacker Mike Rivera added eight tackles, including one for a loss.
The Jayhawks open the 2007 football season against Central Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Memorial Stadium. KU will play eight home games this season, including tilts against Big 12 rivals Nebraska, Iowa State and Baylor. Kansas will conclude the season on November 24 when they play Border Showdown opponent Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.