Sunday, October 12, 2003

How they scored


First quarter

13:13 -- Brandon Rideau 64 pass from Bill Whittemore. On the fourth play of the game, Rideau slipped behind Colorado's secondary, waited for a ball that was underthrown and beat three CU defensive backs to the end zone. Johnny Beck kick. (KU 7, CU 0)

10:04 -- Joe Klopfenstein 48 pass from Joel Klatt. Colorado needed only eight plays to answer KU's score. Klopfenstein also had a 15-yard gain before his TD. Mason Crosby kick. (KU 7, CU 7)

3:24 -- Klatt 1 run. KU's Curtis Ansel shanked a 14-yard punt, giving CU possession at its own 45. It took the Buffs just five plays to take the lead. Receiver Jeremy Bloom had a 34-yard run, and fullback Lawrence Vickers had a 14-yard run. Crosby kick. (CU 14, KU 7)

1:33 -- FG Crosby 23. After Derek McCoy blocked Ansel's punt, the Buffaloes took over at KU's 8 but gained only two yards before settling for Crosby's kick. (CU 17, KU 7)

Second quarter

14:24 -- Whittemore 8 run. KU moved 80 yards in five plays. The key play was Mark Simmons 38-yard grab. The sophomore leaped over the back of CU defensive back Phil Jackson to make the catch. Clark Green and Whittemore both had 13-yard runs, and Rideau had a 12-yard reception. Beck kick. (CU 17, KU 14)

8:47 -- Whittemore 1 run. Linebacker Nick Reid recovered a CU fumble at KU's 34, and the Jayhawks moved 66 yards in five plays. Tight end Denver Latimore had the key play with a 39-yard reception. Beck kick. (KU 21, CU 17)

5:27 -- D.J. Hackett 25 pass from Klatt. KU aided the Buffs with two personal fouls. First, the Jayhawks hit Bloom out of bounds after a 10-yard kick return. That started CU's drive at its own 49. Later, KU threw Colorado for a loss on third-and-eight at the KU 37, but a personal foul on linebacker Gabriel Toomey gave CU a first down at the 25. Hackett's TD came on third-and-10. Crosby kick. (CU 24, KU 21)

2:31 -- Green 9 run. Green had a 45-yard reception, and Mark Simmons had a 13-yard grab in a six-play, 80-yard drive. Beck kick. (KU 28, CU 24)

0:00 -- Charles Gordon 41 pass from Whittemore. Reid set KU up again when he intercepted a pass and returned it 25 yards to the CU 45 with 39 seconds left in the half. On fourth-and-six at the 41 with one second remaining, Whittemore threw a Hail Mary into the end zone that was deflected to Gordon. Beck kick. (KU 35, CU 24)

Third quarter

10:03 -- Daniel Jolly 2 run. CU opened the half with a 15-play, 80-yard drive. Klatt completed passes to six different receivers, and the Buffaloes converted four third-down plays. Pass failed. (KU 35, CU 30)

4:26 -- FG Beck 21. Whittemore's 25-yard run highlighted a 10-play, 76-yard drive that stalled at CU's 4. (KU 38, CU 30)

:40 -- Jolly 1 run. Calhoun rushed four times for 34 yards on an 11-play, 75-yard drive. Klatt's two-point pass to Hackett tied it. (KU 38, CU 38)

Fourth quarter

8:55 -- Simmons 5 pass from Whittemore. KU took over at its own 41 after CU punted out of bounds. Simmons also had receptions of 34 and 15 yards. Kick blocked. (KU 44, CU 38)

5:24 -- FG 41 Crosby. Bloom caught two passes for 34 yards, and KU kept the drive alive with a pass interference penalty on third down. CU settled for a field goal after Kenneth Thompson and Monroe Weekley sacked Clatt on third down at the 24. (KU 44, CU 41)

:14 -- FG Crosby 23. Brian Calhoun sparked CU's final drive of regulation with a 27-yard run. Hackett had a pivotal 26-yard gain to the KU 13 on third-and-10 from the 39. With Colorado facing fourth-and-three at the six, KU called three timeouts in an effort to ice the freshman kicker. (KU 44, CU 44)


FG Beck 35. Whittemore was thrown for a one-yard loss on third-and-one from the 17, and KU settled for a field goal. (KU 47, CU 44)

Calhoun 12 run. Calhoun carried three straight plays for 25 yards to end the game. (CU 50, KU 47)

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