Kansas Falls to Texas A&M 45-10 in Football

Oct. 23, 2010

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — An offensive outburst in the first half by Texas A&M doomed Kansas football Saturday night, in the homecoming game at Memorial Stadium. The Aggies scored four touchdowns and a kicked a field goal in the first half, and further solidified a win with another touchdown in the second to down Kansas 45-10.

Both teams entered the contest searching for their first Big 12 win of the season. The Jayhawks are now 0-3 in the conference and fell to 2-5 overall, while A&M moved to 4-3 on the year and 1-2 in the Big 12.

Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb paced KU’s running game with 75 yards, and D.J. Beshears rushed for 64 yards. But the Aggies narrowly edged the Jayhawks on the ground 219-221 and outgaining Kansas 523-331 in total offense.

Webb was enjoying one of his strongest outings of the season before bowing out with an injury during the second quarter. Webb led a drive that included rushes of 19 yards and a career-best 25-yards. Webb ended the night with 75 rushing yards and threw for 90 yards. His favorite target for the game was Tim Biere who had a career-high four receptions for 67 yards.

Webb and Biere combined for a Jayhawk rally early in the second quarter, cutting the 14-point deficit down to 10. Down 17-3, Biere nabbed a 32-yard pass to set KU up for a 13-yard touchdown. Webb found Biere in the end zone and Jacob Brandstetter kicked the extra point to make the score 17-10. Brandstetter connected on a 20-yard field goal in the first quarter for KU.

Late in the half, Webb looked to continue the rally but had a pass picked off in the end zone by A&M’s Ron Miller. Miller then found the open field and ran the ball down 83 yards before Daymond Patterson took him down. The Aggies would ultimately score on the drive, extending their lead to 31-10.

In the second half, the Kansas defense stopped the Aggies’ first three drives, giving the offense opportunity for a comeback. But no more damage was done, as Biere’s touchdown was the last for the Jayhawks.

KU will now travel to Ames, Iowa, to take on Iowa State next weekend. The Jayhawks will kick off against the Cyclones Saturday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m.