Kansas Leads Missouri 21-13 at Intermission of Border Showdown
Nov. 28, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –
Two touchdown passes and one rushing TD for senior quarterback Todd Reesing gives Kansas a 21-13 lead at the half in the heated Border Showdown game played at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, Saturday.
The Jayhawks drew first blood after a nine-play, 98-yard drive was punctuated by a seven-yard touchdown pass from Reesing to junior wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe. The drive marked the longest for the Jayhawks this season. Reesing went six-for-eight on the drive, with completions to four different receivers. Perhaps none bigger than the initial first down of the drive, which was an 18-yard completion to senior running back Jake Sharp on third and long.
Missouri answered on the ensuing drive with a 43-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Ressell Grant, bringing the score to 7-3 at the 3:52 mark.
Kansas responded with a one-yard touchdown plunge by Reesing, his sixth rushing TD of the season. The score was set up on a 33-yard completion to tight end Tim Biere, which marked a career-long reception for the sophomore. The drive covered 70 yards on seven plays and took 2:43 off the game clock.
Missouri running back Derrick Washington scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown midway through the second quarter, but Kansas managed to quickly regain its two-possession lead when Reesing hit senior wide receiver Kerry Meier in the end zone with an eight-yard touchdown pass at 3:03.
Missouri notched one more field goal before the end of the half, bringing the score to 21-13 at intermission.
Briscoe leads the offense with 89 yards on eight catches, followed by Sharp who has seven catches for 72 yards. Reesing is 24-for-32 for 256 total yards through the air, and has 25 yards rushing. Senior safety Darrell Stuckey leads the team with nine tackles.