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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Game balls and Gassers

Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing throws up his hands in celebration after scoring a touchdown against Nebraska during the first half, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing throws up his hands in celebration after scoring a touchdown against Nebraska during the first half, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at Memorial Stadium.

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Reader poll

Which of the KU football team's losses was the most frustrating to watch?

  • Colorado 35% 888 votes
  • Oklahoma 1% 46 votes
  • Texas Tech 4% 120 votes
  • Kansas State 31% 791 votes
  • Nebraska 21% 552 votes
  • Undecided 5% 128 votes

2525 total votes.

Reader poll

Who is your favorite KU senior captain?

  • Todd Reesing 30% 35 votes
  • Jake Sharp 6% 7 votes
  • Kerry Meier 45% 52 votes
  • Darrell Stuckey 18% 21 votes

115 total votes.

Candidates for Game balls

• Jeff Spikes shifted to right guard and had a successful return to the starting offensive line.

Candidates for Gassers

• The entire secondary gave up four passes of 35 yards or longer.

• An extra gasser for Justin Thornton, who was flagged for a facemask penalty on third-and-14.

Comments

meatsauce 10 years, 3 months ago

Don't forget some extra special attention for the complete tool who ordered a pooch kick, WITH THE WIND, after you took the lead. IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you.

jayhawkintexas 10 years, 3 months ago

Todd deserves a game ball. He played with heart, took care of the ball and showed how tough he is after that hit to the head while laying on the ground. We saw a return to the Todd of old.

Dirk Medema 10 years, 3 months ago

Not sure how Justin gets a gasser, but no mention of Kerry's fumble on the 4 or Todd's 3-11 start or Jake's drop, or the OC's call for a home run pass on 1st and 10 of the last drive with 6 to go.

Also not sure how Huldon's 13 tackles aren't mentioned

SDsker 10 years, 3 months ago

The fumble and facemask were 2 big turning points in the game, obviously. The fumble was a result of a defender making a play, but Meier should have been protecting the ball better. The untimely facemask spoiled an otherwise outstanding effort by KU's D all day.

joepattern 10 years, 3 months ago

The OC and DCs definitely need some gassers. Warriner's playcalling has been horrifc over the losing streak.. We have hardly no vertical element to our passing attack.. maybe that's due to an injury to Todd, but then again he put that one on the money to Sharp. Then sure he dials up basically a hail mary on first down of that final drive, getting away from what had gotten us into the lead in the first place. The DC for not being able to effectively game plan against their 5 play offense. Seriously.. they run that stretch.. they play action off of it.. they run a toss.. they occassionaly throw in the option. NU sent corner blitzes and such, but we can't figure out how to pressure their QB when he ONLY ROLLS ONE WAY off of play action. I would have taken my chances and sent someone after him on that side on several occassions.. because that's all they could effing do! I'm tired of watching our coordinators let the other team dictate to us.. it needs to be the other way around. Especially when the other team is predictable enough for some kid like me to figure it out. Playing passively gets you beat.. and guess what? That's exactly what it has done.

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