Jayhawks Lead Chippewas 35-0 at Half

Sept. 1, 2007

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas took a 35-0 halftime lead in its football season opener against Central Michigan at Memorial Stadium Saturday night.

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Sophomore quarterback Todd Reesing threw two first-quarter touchdown passes and another in the second for the Jayhawks. Senior tight end Derek Fine was the recipient of the first TD pass from Reesing for three yards. Freshman wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe caught the second on a 16-yard catch. Senior wide receiver Marcus Henry connected with Reesing in the second quarter for a 46-yard score.

Sophomore Raimond Pendleton made the score 28-0 when he returned a punt 77 yards to pay dirt. The 77 yard return tied for the 11th longest in school history.

Reesing later hit junior Aquib Talib on a 49-yard touchdown pass to close the scoring.

Senior running back Brandon McAnderson led KU on the ground with 16 carries for 110 yards, establishing career highs in both stats.