KU Leads Nebraska, 17-9, at Halftime

Nov. 5, 2005


The University of Kansas leads the University of Nebraska, 17-9, at halftime at Memorial Stadium.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The Jayhawks offense struck early, as senior quarterback Jason Swanson connected with senior wide receiver Mark Simmons on a 40-yard touchdown pass on the Jayhawks’ first possession. The score was Kansas’ longest touchdown reception of the season and extended Simmons’ streak of consecutive games with a reception to 33.

The Kansas special teams also contributed to the scoring in the first quarter. Senior cornerback Ronnie Amadi blocked a Nebraska punt and senior linebacker Darren Rus returned the ball 20 yards for a touchdown to put the Jayhawks ahead 14-2 with 1:16 left in the first quarter.

The Jayhawks added to their lead in the second quarter when sophomore kicker Scott Webb connected on a 21-yard field goal to make the score 17-2 with 4:46 left in the first half. The 13-play drive chewed up 72 yards and was kept alive by a key third down completion from Swanson to senior running back Clark Green for 30 yards.