Kansas Trails No. 15 Georgia Tech, 17-14 At The Half

Sept. 11, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jordan Webb tossed two touchdown passes as Kansas trails Georgia Tech, 17-14, at the half after a late Yellow Jacket field goal. Webb, who earned his first career start versus the Yellow Jackets, was 12-of-19 for 102 yards in leading the Jayhawks to an impressive first-half offensive showing.

Webb found sophomore Bradley McDougald in the end zone on a 15-yard score to tie the game at 7-7 with 6:54 to play in the opening period. KU’s first touchdown of the season came on a seven-play, 60-yard scoring drive.

Webb then connected on a two-yard TD pass to junior tight end Tim Biere as KU forged a 14-7 lead over Georgia Tech with 14:57 showing on the clock in the second quarter.

The Yellow Jackets fought back to tie the score at 14-14 on a four-yard run by quarterback Joshua Nesbitt just over four minutes later. The KU defense then held Georgia Tech to a 28-yard field goal with under a minute to play in the first half to head to the break trailing by three points.

Nesbitt, an All-American candidate, was held to just 14 yards rushing on eight carries and was 2-of-7 passing for 25 yards. He did account for both of Georgia Tech’s touchdowns on the ground.

Senior linebacker Justin Springer has been all over the field for the Jayhawk defense as he has collected a career-best 11 tackles, including six solo hits in the first half of play. Springer also has KU’s lone sack as he downed Nesbitt for a five-yard loss.