Kansas Leads Louisiana Monroe, 14-7, at halftime

Sept. 9, 2006


The University of Kansas utilized strong first-half performances from Kerry Meier and Jon Cornish to build a 14-7 halftime lead Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Meier tossed two first-half touchdown passes, while Cornish has 104 all-purpose yards at halftime.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The Jayhawks struck in the middle of the first quarter after orchestrating a 11-play drive capped off by an 11-yard strike from freshman Kerry Meier to sophomore Dexton Fields. The drive spanned over five minutes and the Fields’ touchdown was the second of his career.

With 2:02 left in the opening period, Louisiana-Monroe was able to even the score at 7-7, after a 59-yard touchdown pass to Zeek Zacharie from Kinsmon Lancaster.

Kansas countered the Warhawks touchdown with a 4-yard scoring connection from Meier to sophomore Marcus Henry with a minute to go before intermission. The touchdown marked Henry’s second touchdown in the young season. The drive was ignited by Jon Cornish’s 46-yard reception, the longest of his Jayhawk career.