Kansas and Texas Tech Tied At Halftime

Oct. 31, 2009

Kansas and Texas Tech entered halftime tied at 14 in a defense-dominated first half. Three of the four touchdowns were the results of turnovers.

Kansas struck first as Jeff Wheeler forced a fumble on a sack, which Maxwell Onyegbule scooped up and ran three yards for his second touchdown of the season.

After Texas Tech tied the game at seven early in the second quarter, the Red Raiders went ahead 14-7 driving six yards after a Jayhawk fumble.

KU recorded its fifth first-half sack when Jake Laptad forced a fumble which gave the Jayhawks possession on the Texas Tech two-yard line. Toben Opurum ran into the endzone on the first play to tie the game.

Follow the second half on twitter.com/kugameday.

Halftime Notes

– Kansas wore blue pants for the first time since the 2004 season. The Jayhawks have worn gray or white pants since their relationship with adidas began in 2005.

– DE Maxwell Onyegbule recorded his second touchdown of the season returning a fumble three yards for a score. He returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown against Duke in the third game of the season.

– Kansas did not record a sack in its last game against Oklahoma, but had five in the first half against Texas Tech. The five sacks were by five different players – Jake Laptad (16.5 in his career/6.5 this year), Maxwell Onyegbule (10th/4th), Jeff Wheeler (eighth/3.5), Chris Harris (second/first) and Darrell Stuckey (first career sack).

– RB Toben Opurum recorded his ninth rushing touchdown of the season.