No. 18 Kansas Trails No. 6 Texas Tech 35-14 at Halftime
Oct. 25, 2008
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Two high-powered offenses did not let down the capacity crowd at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium as No. 6 Texas Tech leads No. 18 Kansas 35-14 on a sunny Saturday.
Besides the 49 total points, the Jayhawks and Red Raiders combined for 28 first down and 520 yards total offense in the first half with Tech going for 334 and Kansas 186.
After holding Kansas to a three-and-out on the game’s first possession, Texas Tech scored in just two plays on a 55-yard strike from senior Graham Harrell to junior Edward Britton to make the score 7-0.
Kansas answered on the ensuing drive with a 33-yard touchdown pass from junior Todd Reesing to junior Kerry Meier tie the score at seven. The Jayhawks went 79 yards in eight plays on the drive with Reesing going 4-for-4 through the air.
It took Texas Tech three minutes to retake the lead going 83 yards in eight plays to make the score 14-7 with 5:54 left in the first quarter. Harrell hit sophomore Michael Crabtree on a slant to go the final four yards for the score.
Kansas knotted the score at 14 on the next drive by going 72 yards in nine plays with Reesing hitting sophomore Dezmon Briscoe on a 10-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone.
On the following possession, Texas Tech retook the lead going 69 yards in seven plays to make the score 21-14 with 12:58 in the second quarter. Graham went 4-for-5 passing on the drive, including the last seven yards to senior Eric Morris for the score.
After holding Kansas for the second time in the game, Tech made the score 28-14 on senior Shannon Woods three-yard rush to cap a 12-play, 66-yard drive with 5:55 before intermission. The Red Raiders converted three third downs on the drive.
Red Raider junior defensive end Brandon Williams then forced a Reesing fumble which was recovered by Tech junior McKinner Dixon at the KU 38 yard line. Five plays later Harrell hit Morris on a swing pass for a 10-yard touchdown to make the score 35-14 at intermission.