Kansas Clobbers Toledo, 63-14
Sept. 11, 2004
By DOUG TUCKER
AP Sports Writer
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Adam Barmann threw four touchdown passes in a 49-pointfirst half Saturday night and Kansas went on to rout Toledo 63-14.
The Jayhawks (2-0) took advantage of great field position and mistakes byToledo’s offense, defense and special teams to tie their team record for mostpoints in a half and break Toledo’s record for the most given up.
John Randle scored twice on 2-yard runs and turned a screen pass into a55-yard scoring play for a third TD.
Toledo, the consensus favorite in the Mid-American Conference, has yielded63 points to both Minnesota and Kansas in its first two games.
Barmann, a sophomore who struggled in a 21-3 victory over Tulsa the weekbefore, was 20-for-24 for 249 yards and four TDs in the first half. He wound up24-for-34 for 310 yards. His TD passes covered 17 yards to Mark Simmons, 5 toBrandon Rideau, 55 to Randle and 16 to Gary Haeggans.
Randle finished with 104 yards on 19 carries and 79 yards on threereceptions.
Defensive end Charlton Keith picked up a fumble by Toledo quarterback BruceGradkowski and went 21 yards for Kansas’ sixth touchdown, making it 42-0 with11:57 left in the second quarter.
Late in the fourth, Keith pounced on a fumble by backup quarterback MarquesCouncil on the 33 and Brandon McAnderson made it 63-14 with a 2-yard TD runseven plays later.
The Jayhawks closed out the first half with an 11-play, 87-yard drive cappedby Randle’s 2-yard plunge with 17 seconds remaining for a 49-7 lead.
Toledo got its only touchdown in the first half on a 51-yard catch-and-runfrom Gradkowski to Steve Odom. In the third period, Gradkowski hit KennyHiggins with a 14-yard TD pass.
Kansas then made it 56-14 with a 59-yard drive capped by Austine Nwabuisi’s1-yard plunge.
Randle got the Jayhawks rolling on their first possession with a 2-yard TDrun that capped a 46-yard drive.
Simmons’ catch made it 14-0, then David McMillian tipped a pass tolinebacker Nick Reid, who returned it 15 yards to the Toledo 5. On the secondplay, Barmann hit Rideau for a 21-0 lead.
The Jayhawks made it 28-0 with 1:21 still left in the first quarter whenRandle took a screen pass over the middle and outran the pursuit on a 55-yardplay, juking Mike Chamberlain at the 20. The 28 points were the most in aquarter since Kansas scored 30 against New Mexico State in 1991.
Scott Webb’s nine extra points broke the school record. The Jayhawks, off totheir first 2-0 start since 1997, also scored 49 in a half in a 63-21 victoryover Illinois State in 1998.