Jayhawks Tied With North Dakota State 3-3 At The Half

Sept. 4, 2010


Kansas is tied with North Dakota State, 3-3 at the half, in the Jayhawks’ 2010 football home opener. Kansas kicked off the Turner Gill era here at Memorial Stadium Saturday evening.

KU got on the board with a 25-yard field goal by senior kicker Jacob Branstetter with 1:58 to play in the first quarter. Branstetter’s field goal was set up by a 51-yard run by junior receiver Daymond Patterson on a reverse. It was Patterson’s first career rush.

North Dakota State blocked a punt by KU senior Alonso Rojas early in the second quarter, getting the ball at the Jayhawk 10 yard line, but an interception in the end zone by junior cornerback Isiah Barfield thwarted the Bison scoring attempt. NDSU benefitted from a Kansas personal foul penalty on its next possession, and evened the score at 3-3 on a 44-yard field goal by junior kicker Ryan Jastram with 3:20 to play in the second frame.

Kansas attempted to retake the lead on a 52-yard field goal attempt by Branstetter with 34 seconds left in the half, but the Lawton, Okla., natives kick fell short.