KU Trails OU At the Half, 10-3

Oct. 15, 2005


The University of Kansas trails Oklahoma, 10-3, at halftime from Arrowhead Stadium. Defense and turnovers highlighted the first half, as the teams’ offenses combined to score only six points. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

On the game’s opening drive, Oklahoma cornerback D.J. Wolfe intercepted KU senior quarterback Brian Luke and ran the pick back 65 yards for a touchdown. On the subsequent possession, Oklahoma linebacker Clint Ingram snagged a Luke pass at the Kansas 38-yard line after it was tipped at the line of scrimmage. The Sooners capitalized on that turnover when Sooners kicker Garrett Hartley converted a 40-yard field goal.

Following an Oklahoma punt, the Jayhawks marched down the field behind a balanced attack. Following long runs by sophomore fullback Brandon McAnderson and junior running back Jon Cornish, senior wide receiver Mark Simmons made a leaping catch on a pivotal third down to keep the drive alive. The 20-yard reception helped set up a 32-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Scott Webb to make it 10-3 with 1:06 remaining in the first quarter.

Senior linebacker Nick Reid recorded two sacks in the first half, leading the Kansas defense in limiting the Oklahoma offense to just three points.