Tim Biere: Shines against Texas A&M

Oct. 24, 2010

Kansas tight end Tim Biere shined in the KU vs. Texas A&M game on Saturday despite the KU loss. Not only did Biere score the only Kansas touchdown of the game, but he also recorded a 32-yard catch, coming one yard short of his career longest catch.

Biere recorded his 32-yard catch in the second quarter during the Jayhawks three play, 62-yard seconds scoring drive, which took just 38 seconds. It was the third time this year that KU has had a scoring drive of less than a minute.

“We felt good,” Biere said. “We were in a game for the first time in a long time and then things kind of spiraled after that. It was exciting. The momentum was there with us for a little bit.”

Feeling the intensity, Biere found the open pocket in the Texas A&M end zone, grabbing a 16-yard catch to record the touchdown.

The Kansas junior finished with 67 receiving yards, but is still looking for ways to improve on his performance.

“I felt like I caught the ball well, it just wasn’t enough,” Biere. “Sixty-seven yards (receiving for me) is decent, but it definitely wasn’t enough.”

Biere also recorded a career-high four receptions to end the night and has big plans to increase that number in the Jayhawks next game. Biere’s fourth catch may have been the most difficult. After hanging on to a pass from backup quarterback Kale Pick, Biere took a shot from Texas A&M safety Steven Campbell and lost his helmet on impact.

However, Biere kept fighting for yards, despite having his head exposed and picked up an extra few yards.

The Kansas football team will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. central time, when they will travel to Ames, Iowa to compete against the Cyclones.

“I think we just have to go to the drawing board and come together as a team, keep it in house and keep it going from here,” Biere said. “Obviously we can only go up, it has been a tough three weeks, but there are better days ahead.”