Kansas Tied With Nebraska 10-10 At The Half

Nov. 14, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. – A 33-yard field goal by Kansas kicker Jacob Branstetter with four seconds remaining in the first half knotted the score with Nebraska at 10-all at halftime at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Nebraska got on the board quickly when Roy Helu, Jr., picked up a Zac Lee fumble in the end zone less than three minutes into the game to push the Cornhuskers to a 7-0 lead. NU used only six plays to go 58 yards after a 40-yard kick-off return by Tim Marlowe put the `Huskers in excellent field position.

The two teams traded punts for the remainder of the first quarter before Nebraska produced a field goal at the 10:47 mark in the second quarter. NU moved the ball 76 yards on six plays capped by an Alex Henery 25-yard field goal, giving the `Huskers a 10-0 lead.

Kansas answered back with a five-yard Todd Reesing rushing TD. KU rode freshman running back Toben Opurum down the field as the Jayhawks covered 80 yards in 13 plays with Opurum tallying 22 rushing yards, including two critical fourth down conversions, as KU closed the gap to three points at 10-7 with 4:58 left in the half.

Despite leading the Cornhuskers in time of possession, 17:37 to 12:23, KU only produced 162 yards of total offense compared to 185 for NU. Reesing finished the half 10-of-2 for 108 yards, while also gaining 25 yards and a TD on the ground. Kerry Meier led the Kansas receiving attack with five catches for 43 yards.

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