Meier and Reesing End Their Famous Duo In A Fight To The Finish
Nov. 28, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan.– – The famous Jayhawk duo quarterback Todd Reesing and wide receiver Kerry Meier worked their magic in the annual Border Showdown Saturday November 28 in what turned out to be a fight to the finish.
Despite the 41-39 loss to Missouri the seniors both had standout games, and notched their names in the record books in more than one place.
Meier ended his last game as a Jayhawk with 54 receiving-yards, giving him 2,309 for his career and making him second in KU’s record book for all time receiving-yards. He reached that mark in KU’s first series of the game setting his stride early.
“We had been struggling there for about five or six weeks and to come out today and execute to the offense that we were, it felt great,” Meier said. “Coach Ed Warinner and Reesing were seeing eye to eye and we were moving the ball. It just came down to a few plays at the end and they (Missouri) seemed to have gotten it done.”
Reesing also started the game off strong by scoring a rushing touchdown in the first quarter setting the tone for the offense early in the game.
After his touchdown Reesing’s arm got hot and the ball started flying. He racked up 498 passing-yards setting a school record and making this the third time this season he has thrown over 400 yards and the fourth time in his career.
“I did the best I could do get ready for this game and I went out there and left it all on the field,” Reesing said. “I played as hard as I could and I think I had one of the best games I’ve had all season. It just sucks that we weren’t able to pull it out.”
However, Reesing finished his monumental game with 506 yards of total offense which is the second most by a Jayhawk in a game. It is easy to believe why Reesing is a KU career record holder in nearly every passing and total offensive category in the KU record book.
With emotions running high in the game Reesing found his go to guy, Meier, and the duo produced two touchdowns together.
“I hope that I left my name and my legacy here,” Meier said. “It has been a great ride. Coming here five years ago and now living here in the present it is finally complete. “
The two also tied the scored with a two point conversion when tensions were running high in the fourth quarter.
“It is an emotional time and the reality is that is the last time we got to play in the KU uniform,” Reesing said. “It hurts that it happened that way, but we are holding our heads high because we played hard the entire game. We gave it the best had and we fell short.”
There is no doubt that these two players work well together and that there teamwork has helped Kansas to win games over the past four years. Even though Kansas fell short against Missouri Reesing and Meier will always be remembered for their playmaking abilities and their connection on the field.