Jayhawks Fall to No. 4 Texas 35-7 in Football
Nov. 16, 2008
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Despite nine receptions for 115 yards by Kansas sophomore Dezmon Briscoe, the fourth-ranked Texas football team defeated KU 35-7 on a cold brisk day at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium.
With the win, Texas improved to 10-1 on the season and 6-1 in Big 12 play. Kansas fell to 6-5 and 3-4 in conference play.
A crowd of 51,930 saw Briscoe become just the fourth player in KU history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Briscoe enters the 2008 regular-season finale with 1,091 receiving yards.
KU junior quarterback Todd Reesing ended the game 25-for-50 for 258 yards and one touchdown. With is 258 passing yards, Reesing now holds KU’s top two single-season passing yards record. He set the school record with 3,486 yards last season and has 3,100 in 2008.
Texas went up 7-0 on its first drive of the game when sophomore Vondrell McGee scored on a 14-yard run up the middle to cap a 10-play, 71-yard drive midway through the first quarter.
UT ended the half with a seven-play drive covering 67 yards capped by junior quarterback Colt McCoy scoring on a four-yard scramble to make the score 14-0.
Texas made the score 21-0 on the opening drive of the second half. The drive was 60 yards in 10 plays with senior Chris Ogbonnaya going the last 10 yards up the middle. Earlier in the drive, the Longhorns converted a fake field goal on a six-yard run by senior Jordan Shipley.
On the next possession, Kansas cut the score to 21-7 on a nine-play drive which covered 67 yards. Reesing hit senior Dexton Fields on a seven-yard strike for the touchdown. KU set up the score when Reesing hit Briscoe for a 26-yard gain on a fourth and 11 play, which ended at the Texas two-yard line.
Texas then scored 14 unanswered points to go up 35-7 after three quarters. One score went 73 yards in eight plays with McCoy connecting with senior Quan Cosby for the final nine yards. Following a KU fumble, UT would go 37 yards in two plays with McCoy hitting sophomore Brandon Collins on a 36-yard score.
Kansas will take a week off before playing Border Showdown foe Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium, Nov. 29. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. and the game will be televised on Fox Sports Network.