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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Game balls and Gassers

Todd Reesing fumbled twice in the first half against Kansas State in Manhattan Saturday, November 7, 2009.

Todd Reesing fumbled twice in the first half against Kansas State in Manhattan Saturday, November 7, 2009.

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2009 KU-KSU football

Reader poll

Will the KU football team make a bowl game this season?

  • Yes 18% 441 votes
  • No 76% 1776 votes
  • Undecided 5% 119 votes

2336 total votes.

Candidate for Game balls

• Darrell Stuckey went through one defender and around another and reached out to knock Brandon Banks, seemingly on his way to six points on an end-around, out of bounds. Stuckey also returned the opening kickoff 67 yards.

Candidates for Gassers

• Todd Reesing fumbled twice and threw a bad interception.

• Jacob Branstetter missed a pair of 30-yard field goals.

Comments

RunningBeaker84 10 years, 3 months ago

I'd add the coaching staff to the gasser list as they could not figure out how to stop KSU's only two "threats" on offense.

Dirk Medema 10 years, 3 months ago

jayhawk909603 - It's interesting that you comment on the lack of comments, and ultimately add no comment about the article or game - just a comment on the comments. Sort of like the proverbial pot calling the kettle black?

Unfortunately, I didn't get to watch the game, but from what I have read, the first post says plenty about the gassers. I might add, has anyone kept track of the number/% of dropped passes during this losing streak?

In the game ball category, maybe another one needs to go to Lubbock and Huldon for 9 tackles a piece.

It sounds like Williams is making a decent transition to DT after not starting out there. I wonder how Parrish is doing at OT?

Maybe Thorsen deserves a game ball just for making the switch and playing his 3rd position of the year.

grandpa 10 years, 3 months ago

I haven't kept track of the number of dropped passes . There have been a few by each of the receivers but nothing compared percentage wise to the number of very poorly thrown passes. A good number of them into the dirt. Many, totally uncatchable. I think Williams is a bright spot. I watched him in the Texas Tech game and he did a good job. He is a big , strong man, and this is what we need in the defensive line. He is very likeable and needs to get a little more meaner.He fell for a fold block but he will be much more knowledgeable next year. Some of the sophs and freshmen did make some mistakes but I see some pluses for the coming year.

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