Jayhawks Lead Toledo 24-7 at Halftime

Sept. 15, 2007


A stingy <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas defense and three first-half touchdown passes by Todd Reesing has propelled the Jayhawks to a 24-7 lead over Toledo at halftime. The KU defense has allowed just 109 yards despite giving up points for the first time in more than 103 minutes of play.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Reesing tossed his third touchdown of the half when he hooked up with freshman Dezmon Briscoe on a 26-yard strike with 0:41 left in the first half. Briscoe has hauled in three catches in his first-career start.

Junior Aqib Talib, scored a receiving touchdown in his fourth consecutive game dating back to last year, when he connected with Reesing on a 58-yard touchdown to give the Jayhawks a 10-0 advantage as the first quarter’s time expired. The catch marks his longest career reception.

Reesing then connected on another touchdown with Marcus Henry to make the score 17-0 with 11:27 remaining in the first half. Henry’s third straight game of 100 or more yards receiving as tied an all-time Kansas record for consecutive 100-yard games.

The Rockets were able to answer on a 21-yard touchdown catch by quarterback Aaron Opelt, following a Raimond Pendleton punt-return fumble to make the score 17-7 with 1:53 remaining in the second quarter.

Scott Webb got the Jayhawks on the board first with a 25-yard field goal with 6:01 remaining in the first quarter. The drive that spanned 81 yards on 15 plays was highlighted by three Jake Sharp runs of 11 or more yards.