Originally published November 21, 2009 at 05:56p.m., updated November 22, 2009 at 12:32a.m.

FINAL: McCoy leads Longhorns over Jayhawks, 51-20

Kansas receiver Kerry Meier holds his head in his hands as he sits on the bench late in the fourth quarter with teammates Todd Reesing, back, Tim Biere (86) and Jake Sharp (1), Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

Kansas receiver Kerry Meier holds his head in his hands as he sits on the bench late in the fourth quarter with teammates Todd Reesing, back, Tim Biere (86) and Jake Sharp (1), Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.


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FINAL: UT defeats KU, 51-20

Following a UT turnover on downs, Rell Lewis has nice runs of 8 and 15 to pick up a first down.

Lewis drives up the middle for nine more yards. In three plays, he’s already become the Jayhawks’ leading rusher.

A Lewis rush runs out the clock, and KU falls to 5-6 overall and 1-6 in the conference.

UT 51/KU 20 — 4:31 left in 4th quarter

Insult is added to injury for KU, as on third-and-6, Reesing is whistled for intentional grounding after throwing the ball deep downfield to no one. The referee leaves his microphone on accidentally, and Mangino is heard over the loudspeakers saying, “You’re a good man,” to the official while arguing the grounding call.

Rojas saves a touchdown with a tackle. UT’s Earl Thomas only had Rojas to beat on the punt return up the middle, but Rojas stood his ground and dragged Thomas down after a 50-yard gain.

Texas calls timeout to give McCoy one more last ovation as he walks off the field at home for the last time. The UT fans give the loudest cheer of the night, and the cannon sounds as McCoy takes off his helmet and gives one last wave to the crowd. UT fans continue the “Colt for Heisman” chant even after he leaves the game.

UT 51/KU 20 — 7:01 left in 4th quarter

Texas doesn’t feel like it’s done scoring.

The Longhorns continue to run the hurry-up, and it continues to work.

Newton ends the 11-play, 68-yard drive with a 19-yard tightrope walk down the right sideline for a TD.

Just when KU fans might have thought the defense had turned a corner late in the season, this performance looks like it might be another setback.

UT 44/KU 20 — 11:14 left in 4th quarter

After being bottled up for most of the season, KU’s kickoff return team comes up with its biggest highlight of the year.

Dezmon Briscoe zips through a seam on the left side and runs past the rest of UT’s defenders, shooting 98 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown.

Remember, no team had scored more than 14 against KU in the last seven weeks. Now, KU’s 20 points ties for the second-most scored against the Longhorns this season.

UT 44/KU 13 — 11:43 left in 4th quarter

Maybe this is the reason that Mangino mentioned a few weeks ago that the spread offense isn’t dead.

The Longhorns seem to be running it just fine, as McCoy fires an accurate sideline pass 12 yards to Kirkendoll for a touchdown. KU’s defense has had no answers for UT’s offense, as McCoy is now 28-for-37 for 368 yards and four touchdowns.

UT 37/KU 13 — 13:45 left in 4th quarter

It could get uglier for KU.

Reesing motions for Meier to go deep, but the senior wideout falls down. UT safety Earl Thomas comes down the easy interception, returning it to the KU 42.

UT 37/KU 13 — 14:08 left in 4th quarter

Finally, KU gets a stop that sticks on third down, as Thornton pokes away a pass in the end zone at the last second.

Lawrence blasts through a 35-yard field goal, and UT extends its lead, but perhaps more importantly, takes 5 minutes, 43 seconds off the clock.

UT 34/KU 13 — End of 3rd quarter

I will say this much about KU today: The receivers have had a productive game.

Reesing has been helped out quite a bit by good receptions by his wideouts, and Wilson continues the trend, making a nice hands catch before turning upfield for a 47-yard gain.

KU goes deep into the playbook for the Meier throwback pass, but UT has it defended well, covering the receivers and tackling Meier for a seven-yard loss. Reesing is sacked on second down, and pressure on third down forces an incompletion.

On fourth-and-21, Mangino has little choice but to try a 50-yard field-goal attempt. Branstetter’s kick has enough distance (barely), but sails wide.

KU’s defense appears to force a stop on third-and-10, but Arist Wright is whistled for roughing the passer. The linebacker hit McCoy hard shoulder-to-shoulder, but on replay, the blow didn’t look dirty or late.

McCoy scrambles out of the pocket on third-and-8, eluding a diving Jamal Greene before picking up nine to keep the drive going.

McCoy again executes on third down and 6, sensing the KU blitz before finding Kirkendoll for a six-yard pass over the middle.

UT 34/KU 13 — 7:53 left in 3rd quarter

Whatever momentum KU grabbed was lost within 23 seconds.

On UT’s first play from scrimmage, Williams burns KU’s Darrell Stuckey down the middle of the field. McCoy’s throw is short, but it’s good enough, as Williams adjusts to it and does the rest, taking it 68 yards down the middle of the field for the touchdown.

Lawrence’s extra-point puts UT back up by 21.

UT 27/KU 13 — 8:10 left in 3rd quarter

Well, KU is now two-for-two when testing UT’s defensive backs down the field.

Reesing throws a brilliant touch pass to Briscoe down the left sideline, and the junior beats the UT cornerback for a 39-yard gain.

Reesing hits McDougald over the middle for 17 yards to the UT 2, and Sharp takes it into the end zone on the next play for the TD. It’s his first score since the UTEP game in Week 2.

Branstetter’s PAT caps a nice KU drive and brings the Jayhawks within two scores.

UT 27/KU 6 — 11:18 left in 3rd quarter

UT picks up three first downs, but stalls on a third-and-four at the KU 36 after McCoy throws incomplete to Newton.

The Longhorns give the appearance of trying to go for it on fourth down, but McCoy executes a quick kick, booting the ball down to the KU 12 where the Jayhawks will take over.

Halftime stats


• Reesing 15-for-26, 115 yards

• Sharp 8 carries, 20 yards

• Opurum 2 carries, 13 yards

• Meier 7 catches, 32 yards

• Briscoe 3 catches, 55 yards


• McCoy 18-for-22, 238 yards, 2 TDs

• Shipley 5 catches, 72 yards, TD

• Kirkendoll 4 catches, 60 yards, TD

Other notes

• KU had just 17 carries for 21 yards rushing, but remember, Reesing has lost 24 yards on four sacks. Take that out, and KU has rushed 13 times for 45 yards.

• Another update from the interesting story of TTU’s Taylor Potts wearing “Nick” on the back of his jersey in honor of KU former linebacker Nick Reid.

Here are some snippets from (my former roommate) Shawn Shroyer’s story and notebook that will be in Sunday’s Midland Reporter-Telegram. Thanks to him for sending the info along.

“I thought Nick played really well,” Leach said in reference to Potts. “I never had the opportunity to meet a guy named Nick Reid, who was a linebacker for Kansas. And I always felt he personified what a football player is and what a football player should be. I’d actually like to have a picture of Nick Reid.

“But anyway, we decided as Potts was going through his tough times, we decided all of our players, we’d like them to be more like Nick and led by Nick would be even better. We figured it wouldn’t hurt us to have a Nick, so now we do.”

Leach said it was Potts’ idea to wear the new name on his uniform. Potts said it was Leach’s. Regardless, Potts played like a different quarterback even if he didn’t feel different.

“It didn’t change anything,” Potts said. “It’s just a name on the back of a jersey."

As if Leach’s first explanation of why he chose “Nick” as quarterback Taylor Potts’ nickname, he elaborated further on former Kansas linebacker Nick Reid, who played at Kansas from 2002-05.

“He had good games against everybody. There wasn’t anybody he didn’t have a good game against. (Kansas) went through some hard times and he was always just gritty and tough, and would hit anything that moved. Always a handful. A factor on every play that you played against him.”

UT 27/KU 6 — Halftime

Justin Springer returns the kickoff for KU on a squib kick, and the hometown scorekeeper lets the final 2 seconds run off the clock after he is tackled.

The Jayhawks enter the break down three touchdowns.

UT 27/KU 6 — 7 seconds left in 2nd quarter

Well, three, shall we say interesting, offensive play calls for KU. The Jayhawks run twice up the middle to burn UT’s first two timeouts, then run an option left on third down, where Sharp goes out of bounds after three yards to stop the clock for the Longhorns. Not only did KU not try to score, it didn’t run the right play (or make the right decision) to have UT use all three of its timeouts.

After a Rojas punt, McCoy completes to Buckner for 13 yards. Drew Dudley misses McCoy on a blitz, and the QB turns it into a positive play, running 11 yards up the middle. UT spikes it, and KU is flagged for a five-yard illegal substition penalty with 12 seconds left.

The Longhorns waste their final timeout, using it after spiking the ball. Lawrence comes out after the break for a 47-yard field-goal attempt, and he puts it through. KU’s offense didn’t play keep-away long enough to keep the Longhorns off the scoreboard.

UT 24/KU 6 — 1:21 left in 2nd quarter

KU’s offense sputters, as Reesing throws consecutive passes too high to Meier and Briscoe. Both receivers get laid out because of the errant passes. Rojas punts it away, and UT will have another chance to extend its lead, starting from its own 41.

Tre’ Newton — the son of former Dallas Cowboy Nate Newton — catches the ball on a screen and runs 13 yards.

Once again a huge cushion hurts KU, as Kirkendoll catches a pass two full steps in front of Anthony Davis for an 11-yard gain on the sideline.

Huldon Tharp over-pursues a screen pass, and John Chiles runs right by him for a 14-yard gain. Tharp missed the tackle and also didn’t force the receiver to his help on the outside.

Cody Johnson finishes the drive with a one-yard TD plunge, and the Longhorns have taken control before halftime.

UT 17/KU 6 — 5:45 left in 2nd quarter

I guess Branstetter can try an onside-kick attempt.

KU gambles on the kickoff, as Branstetter tried to kick the ball straight in front of him and recover it himself. Unfortunately for KU, it once again gets a bad bounce, as after bouncing a few times, it spirals and comes to a stop just six yards in front of where he kicks it.

Harris has great pass coverage on third down, locking down on Williams to force an incompletion.

Mangino’s gamble allows a UT field-goal try, though, and Lawrence splits the uprights from 49 yards out to extend the Longhorns’ lead.

UT 14/KU 6 — 6:59 left in 2nd quarter

After a timeout, KU tries the same fade route to Briscoe it tried on first down. The play is just as successful, as Reesing’s pass is overthrown after Briscoe is bumped at the line of scrimmage.

Branstetter makes the 25-yard field goal, but the difference in this game is KU’s inability to get the ball in the end zone once moving inside the UT 10

UT 14/KU 3 — 7:07 left in 2nd quarter

The attendance tonight is 101,357, which is a new UT record.

Stuckey looks like a senior that is determined to make a bowl game on the kickoff return, and he bounces and spins off multiple UT would-be tacklers before getting knocked out of bounds at the KU 42. That brings a boost to the KU sideline, as multiple players jump up to pat Stuckey on the back for his 36-yard return.

Reesing has found a go-to target, as Meier brings in consecutive six- and five-yard receptions. Bradley McDougald breaks a tackle for a six-yard gain on the sideline, and on third-and-1, Sharp falls forward for one yard and a first down.

Reesing hits Johnathan Wilson over the middle for 11, then Briscoe turns a reception up the sideline for 19 more to the UT 6.

Reesing overthrows Briscoe in the end zone on first down, and the QB takes a two-yard sack on second down. Reesing uses the team’s final timeout of the second half before the crucial third-and-goal play from the UT 8.

UT 14/KU 3 — 11:34 left in 2nd quarter

Shipley fumbles the kickoff return, but UT is able to fall on it. The Longhorns aren’t securing the football as well as they need to early.

UT’s passing game goes back to work. Again, Harris gives a huge cushion, and this time the Longhorns’ Malcolm Williams catches it in front of the defensive back for 16 yards.

It doesn’t take long from there. Running the hurry-up, McCoy runs for five yards up the middle, then rolls out to find Shipley down the left sideline for 38 yards for the touchdown.

Hunter Lawrence adds the PAT, and UT needs just six plays and 2 minutes, 8 seconds to go 70 yards for their second TD.

UT 7/KU 3 — 13:49 left in 2nd quarter

Maybe third-and-18 isn’t impossible for KU’s offense.

Reesing finds Briscoe between the cornerback and safety in a Cover-2 zone, and Briscoe catches it for a 33-yard gain down the right sideline. The bubble screens earlier set up KU for that big play down the field.

KU can’t take advantage with a touchdown, though. An option play to the short side is stopped for a one-yard gain, and a second down pass to Meier in the end zone is underthrown.

Reesing’s third-and-goal pass to the back of the end zone is brought down by Meier, but the receiver’s two was two inches too far, landing on the back white boundary of the end zone.

Jacob Branstetter’s 27-yard field-goal attempt is true, and KU turns the UT turnover into three points.

UT 7/KU 0 — End of 1st quarter

Reesing scrambles out of trouble, running forward six yards for a first down before scooting out of bounds.

KU’s reluctance to even consider running plays allows UT to focus simply on rushing the passer. With a five-wide receiver set, Reesing is blasted by Lamarr Houston for an eight-yard sack. That takes KU out of field-goal range, and after the quarter break, the Jayhawks face a near-impossible third-and-18 from the UT 43.

UT 7/KU 0 — 1:32 left in 1st quarter

KU’s offense is stopped after one first down, as Meier is stopped short of sticks on a third-and-6. Rojas booms a sky punt, and Shipley is forced to fair catch it at the UT 21. Lubbock Smith goes down for KU, and his right leg injury looks similar to Opurum’s, as he’s also helped off the field by a pair of trainers.

UT isn’t having many problems moving the football through the air, as on third-and-9, Shipley takes advantage of a huge cushion given to him by Chris Harris and catches an 11-yard out route to move the sticks.

KU’s Jeff Wheeler halts the drive, though, chasing down McCoy out of the pocket before stripping the ball. Justin Thornton falls on it, and KU takes over at the UT 46.

Following a nice catch on the sideline by Tim Biere, Reesing overthrows an open Meier on the sideline. Reesing calls timeout to talk over a third-and-5 play.

UT 7/KU 0 — 5:54 left in 1st quarter

Missed tackles haunt KU, as Huldon Tharp, Maxwell Onyegbule and Chris Harris all whiff on a UT bubble screen to Marquise Goodwin, who moves 34 yards up the sideline before getting taken down by Justin Thornton.

One more big play is all the Longhorns need, as McCoy hits James Kirkendoll deep down the field on third-and-9 for a 41-yard touchdown pass. Great throw by McCoy, and KU’s Anthony Davis was beaten by three steps on the play.

KU 0/UT 0 — 7:36 left in 1st quarter

KU goes five-wide on third-and-4 from the UT 40, and still no Briscoe. Reesing’s pass is wide of Meier and nearly intercepted by a UT cornerback.

KU decides to go for it on fourth-and-4, and Reesing starts to scramble before getting surrounded by UT defenders. He’s sacked for a two-yard loss, and the Longhorns will take over with great field position at their own 42.

A false-start penalty starts UT’s drive off poorly, and after short completions by McCoy, the UT QB misfires deep on third-and-7. That’s a big stop for KU’s defenders.

The Jayhawks get a huge boost from their special teams, as Daymond Patterson returns the punt 32 yards up the left sideline to the 50. Afterwards, he receives a bear hug on the sideline from Mangino.

Briscoe returns to the KU lineup, but it doesn’t help. Reesing is crunched for an 11-yard loss on third-and-9, and Alonso Rojas comes in for his first punt. The kick is partially blocked but still rolls down to the UT 24. KU is lucky that Rojas was able to get that one away before it was fully blocked.

KU 0/UT 0 — 10:58 left in 1st quarter

Dezmon Briscoe is a surprise non-starter. Tertavian Ingram takes his place.

Good protection allows Todd Reesing some time on third-and-8, and the QB finds Kerry Meier for eight yards and a first down.

Reesing runs the option left on first down, and the pitch goes to Jake Sharp for nine yards down the sideline. Sharp actually delivers a blow to a UT defender after getting lit up twice in previous weeks.

On third-and-1, KU gives the ball to its third-and-short specialist Toben Opurum, and he rumbles 14 yards around a hole on the left side.

Reesing squirts through a hole on an option to the right side for five yards, and Opurum is taken down awkwardly on second down. He’s slow to get up, and it appears to be a right leg injury, as he’s helped to the sideline by two trainers.

7:11 p.m.

The temperature is 56 degrees with winds at 5 miles per hour out of the north. The humidity is 90 percent.

KU wins the toss and will receive.

7:06 p.m.

It's no surprise, but the loudest two Senior Day ovations go to Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley.

Also, I haven't seen this many flashbulbs at a sporting event since attending Game 3 of the 2005 World Series between the White Sox and Astros in Houston.

7:03 p.m.

Classy gesture by UT's band, as before playing the Longhorns' alma mater, the UT band played the KU alma mater. The KU fans present sang the alma mater and swayed to the beat. I haven't ever seen a home team do this, but it was a neat event to watch.

6:53 p.m.

A few extra notes about today's game.

KU cornerback D.J. Beshears did not make the trip with the team.

KU has not had a sideline reporter for an ABC-televised game this season, but the team will have one today, as Shelley Smith was a late addition to the TV crew. Expect her to stay on the KU sideline.

Two Longhorn fans were married near the field before the game. Both were wearing burnt-orange UT jerseys. And, yes, a Texas-based song was playing in the background.

I saw former Longhorn/Jayhawk basketball player Luke Axtell in the lobby downstairs before the game. He was wearing a large belt buckle and also a burnt-orange polo shirt.

6:44 p.m.

Here are a few notes about UT:

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy is Division I's active leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns and completion percentage. With a win today, McCoy would become the all-time FBS leader in victories as a quarterback with 43.

McCoy has just one interception in his last three games. He has nine total interceptions in 10 games this season.

McCoy and Jordan Shipley have 14 connections this season for a pass of 20 yards or more.

Shipley has five 100-plus-yard receiving games this season.

Over the last seven games, UT's defense has given up an average of 191 yards per game.

In that seven-game stretch, the most points the Longhorns have given up in a game is 14. The average point total for UT opponents in that time span is 10.3 points.

Texas has scored 10 non-offensive TDs this season.

6:15 p.m.

It appears KU has already helped one Big 12 team to a victory today.

Evidently, TTU quarterback Taylor Potts wore the name "Nick" instead of "Potts" on the back of his uniform in the Red Raiders' 41-13 victory over Oklahoma. Potts threw for 388 yards and two TDs.

The reason? TTU coach Mike Leach said it was in tribute of former KU linebacker Nick Reid, who was a favorite player of Leach's.

Weird story, but Leach is more than a bit unorthodox.

5:55 p.m.

Welcome back to the Newell Post Live, coming to you from Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, where the Kansas Jayhawks are getting set to take on the No. 3 Texas Longhorns.

This game is intriguing for KU, but perhaps not in the way one would have thought a few months ago.

Then, the story line was supposed to be KU quarterback Todd Reesing making his only trip to his hometown to take on the mighty Longhorns. The game also was supposed to have major implications in the Big 12 conference race for both teams.

Well, national media members are still here (I've seen CBSsportsline's Dennis Dodd and the Houston Chronicle's Richard Justice and heard that Mark Schlabach is expected here as well). And they're actually here more because of KU than because of UT.

But the reasons have all changed.

By now, you all know the national news of the KU athletic department's investigation this week into the actions of KU coach Mark Mangino.

And suddenly this game is full of intrigue once again. How will Mangino react on the sideline? Will linebacker Arist Wright play after coming forward with information about Mangino poking him? Will KU's players lay down or play inspired for their embattled coach?

No one's quite sure what to think of tonight's game. This much is for sure, though: It sure hasn't lost its appeal.

By the way, Darrell K Royal Stadium is enormous. Love the hugeness of it, as the concrete walls seem to tower over you. The huge videoboard in the end zone is a nice touch as well.

What I don't love? I think every song title played so far in the pregame (about six I've heard) have either had the word "Austin" or "Texas" in the title.

I think it would get old to walk into a KU game and only hear songs about Kansas, don't you?

As always, be sure to vote in our poll on the left, and tweet with the hashtag #kufball to have your tweets show up in our grid on the left.


okiedave 11 years, 3 months ago

After listing to the Oklahoma v. Tech game on the radio, the Okla. sports announcer spent about 30 min. in their post-game show discussing Mangino and Kansas. They started listing names of coaches, including the UConn head coach, Nolan Cromwell (Tex. A&M assistant) that have been named as possible replacements. Has there been an announcement?

RunningBeaker84 11 years, 3 months ago

Having lived in San Antonio for 22 years, I have seen the Jayhawks at Darrel Royal Stadium. Also Kyle Field is another awsome sized stadium. My son is there now, as he attends Baylor and they were playing A and M. Wishing for the best! Go Fighting Manginos! Rock Chalk!

Jesse Newell 11 years, 3 months ago

okiedave — No announcement. Mangino is coaching today for KU, and the investigation is still ongoing.

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

I am watching the KSU/N pregame right now. Erin Andrews just interviewed Pelini. I couldn't even concetrate on Andrews because of that freaking gum smacking. Geez take the gum away from that guy.

Oh, is KU playing???

In a related story, Notre Dame players showed their support of Weis today by walking out with their arms locked with his today. Touching moment. How did that turn out? This one wont need overtime.

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

Jesse: I watched the game and the announcers had no clue what was going on. They just said that "Nick" was a nickname that the coaching staff used in reference to Potts and they had to go to the NCAA to let them know what they were doing... So, cool story there.

Can you delete those UT stats please? It is very ominous...

5DecadeHawk 11 years, 3 months ago

It's pretty safe to guess that Leach, in his own quirky way, wanted to offer support to his good friend, and former coaching staffmate, Mark Mangino. This jersey name change was no accident that it happened at this time.

Jesse Newell 11 years, 3 months ago

Sorry, kuwells. I only speak the truth, as ominous as it might be.

There's still something fishy about the "Nick" story. Seems like there has to be more to it that just Leach admiring him.

Speaking of the TTU game, did you see the Red Raiders jumping on the sideline like the Sooners did last year? That was crazy.

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

Luke Axtell sighting! Did you get an interview??? Question 1; Burnt orange polo? What!?!

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

Jesse: I know, I know. But man... In black and white, just daunting numbers.

In Lubbock: they were even playing the same song OU played last year when they whipped them in Norman. Completely awesome. Kick them when they are down... They'll be back, so enjoy it Tech! I am sure that the connection between Leach and Mangino plays in. Who knows. I'm off surfing for stories on that one... I'm sure that Leach really admired Nick. Fishy indeed.

So, far 3 minutes into the pregame. No mention of Mangino. But no mention of KU either. McCoy, blah, blah, blah!

Jesse Newell 11 years, 3 months ago

kuwells — Isn't no mention of KU a good thing for KU?

Gordon Penny 11 years, 3 months ago

Anyone notice how the entire pregrame has been focused on Colt McCoy and Texas with only a minor blip about KU (2 seconds on MM and the investigation and 1 second on Todd Reesing coming back to Texas)?

nobody1793 11 years, 3 months ago

Call me crazy, but I smell an upset brewing.

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

Jesse: Halogen has already said it. They talked about Mangino for 15 seconds and Reesing coming home for 10. So, for now, no news is good news.

Very classy indeed.

How does the team look???? Any observations???

Not so fast. Chunky Shelly Smith just did a bit, complete with an interview... She asked one question and then we talked about football. Yea...

minnhawk84 11 years, 3 months ago

nobody1793: I am calling you crazy; don't get my dim hopes up.

LA_hawk 11 years, 3 months ago

Anyone have a link to watch the game? They're not showing it on the west coast. Showing a dumb pac-10 game instead.

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago


I'm not sure you want to tune in though... Stupid Pac 10 might not be as painful for you.

Brandon Hull 11 years, 3 months ago

If you go to you can download a small piece of software and watch it for free through their ESPN360 deal.

Brandon Hull 11 years, 3 months ago

Our playcalling is increasingly questionable. Odd, short screen passes where the receiver then angles towards the sideline on 3rd and 6 is just not going to cut it. I'd call it execution because Meier could have made a decision to cut inside and maybe get closer, but it's really him trying to make something happen from a poor play call.

Thomas Fevurly 11 years, 3 months ago

I feel your pain LA_hawk. I am stationed in Alaska and always get the pac-10 games here too. It is a CURSE for a game to be announced as being shown on only "airs" in States in the center of the country. ABC sucks!!!! for KU fans in all other areas. VS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FSN are all much better...they at least show "the" game they advertise as nationally telecast

Brandon Hull 11 years, 3 months ago

I'm in Temecula, CA (just north of San Diego). Here's the link I'm using for ESPN 360: Like I said, you just have to install a free piece of software. Resolution is perfect and you can go full screen.

optichawk 11 years, 3 months ago

Does anyone know who backs up Chris Harris? Whoever it is, I would like to see him getting some PT for a few plays. A very average Zac Lee threw his way successfuly all day last week and now its McCoy's turn.

LA_hawk 11 years, 3 months ago

Yeah I've tried the espn link but can't get it because for whatever reason my internet provider (time warner) doesn't provide it in L.A. Got the link though, thanks guys!

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

Well, I guess Mangino was right. We don't have that play in our playbook...

RunningBeaker84 11 years, 3 months ago

Another great kick off by the Hawks!!! Why?

NH_JHawk 11 years, 3 months ago

between 2 miscues in the red zone and Harris's soft coverage, I'm surprised we're only down by 11. that kick sucked.

Brian Powell 11 years, 3 months ago

OMG, 1st-and-goal TWICE and we look like sh##.

Whomever is calling these plays needs to be fired. 2 fades in three plays? Can't we get Todd out of the pocket and use his strengths?? Run the ball at least once??


Oh, yeah and let's give them the ball on the 35 yard line, LOL IN THE 2ND QUARTER.

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

Lets see if we run a fake here and give them the ball at the 20

Jesse Newell 11 years, 3 months ago

bradam — Nothing on Opurum's injury. Usually, those are kept pretty hush-hush at KU.

Joe Baker 11 years, 3 months ago

Good grief...Texas is running all over KU with 21 point lead! They said Mac Brown not taking any chances with the points. Do I hear some pitty or respect in those words? lol

I wish we could give them a better game.

The UT fans are dying for something to cheer about.

ksu/nu- winning the North?

Wow! Whod'a thunk it? NU is living up to most of their season hype! ksu brings coach out of retirement and has chance to win North? Pretty impressive

FlaHawk 11 years, 3 months ago

UT could get 100 against KU. Defense for KU is too slow and plenty of missed downfield tackles. UT has superior performers at all the skill positions tonight.

Mangino's special teams suck big time! I can not believe KU has no one faster than Stuckey to return KOs. What about Patterson or even Briscoe?

UT started slow and KU could not respond. It was all over after first 10 minutes, when KU missed three chances to score in UT territory!

Joe Baker 11 years, 3 months ago

Can we not at least get a sack or is McCoy that illusive?

The quarterback pooch kicks.

This is a great scrimmage game!

We're getting UT ready for the next big game toward their march for the NC.

We're doing our part for the B12.

If I were Reesing, Sharp or Meier I would get the O together and try to do somthing. If I were Stuckey, get the D together and make something happen...LEAD!!

Mangino needs to throw the play card down and just watch the game!

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

Mangino is hiding behind the play card so Perkins can sneak up on him and sack him. He needs a bigger play card...

That was a nice pitch and catch to Briscoe...

Joe Baker 11 years, 3 months ago

now we're rolling!! Can we do it two more times and hold their O?

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

Well, that was a pretty nice pass too. Damn.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 3 months ago

truehawk93 - a definite no with secondary coverage (lack of) like that.

Joe Baker 11 years, 3 months ago

Crap I spoke to soon!

I knew that would happen.

Right after that inspirational comment from ManG!!! LOL

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

We were doing so well, then that dumb ass trick play killed the Mo.

Brad Miller 11 years, 3 months ago

at least our D-line is pissin' off pony mccoy. Or his fat-bodies are....

Scott Wood 11 years, 3 months ago

plays like that is why you get poked in the chest, you moron.

Brad Miller 11 years, 3 months ago

shetland mccoy: "jaw, jaw, jaw... you bums are making me put out some effort"

mace221 11 years, 3 months ago

Arist Wright is awful --- more stupid penalties. If he is going to complain about being "poked" he should be playing flag football instead or learn to tackle like a man.

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

Wilson just got destroyed. I wish Meier wouldn't have fallen down.

njjayhawk: That gum chewing is illegal in 15 states. I couldn't even take a look at EA during an earlier interview. Jeez.

Brad Miller 11 years, 3 months ago

Ouch. guessing tehass will cover the spread. still have hope but slim is saddlin up with it and heading west. Should we put in more frosh and Pick?

55jayhawk 11 years, 3 months ago

It's not bad coaching folks by MM, Bowen, or anyone. We just don't have enough players to go with teams like Texas right now. We have made a great stride in the revised offensive line but we lack in the defensive secondary. When you lose your running back and have some of the stupid things happen to us that's not anyone's fault, we are not going any further this year. I am proud of the team on this game and am still a mm fan. Hope he stays.

NH_JHawk 11 years, 3 months ago

Nice return by Briscoe. Wish it mattered...

Brad Miller 11 years, 3 months ago

Oh well. I generally agree with you 55jayhawk, however, pokeemangino is history like gravity is more than just a good idea, deservedly or otherwise. I'm proud of our guys too but KU just as well bring back Mason Terry cuz BCS bowl victories are outside the realm for our non-Alzheimers lifetimes. At least.

Kent Wells 11 years, 3 months ago

You know what is scary? KU is playing pretty decent, UT is playing like crap, and it is a 31 point game. I think they have a talent edge. We'll never look this good. Unless it is basketball.

Brad Miller 11 years, 3 months ago

As long as we beat mizzoo, this season is not a total loss. I say we will do just that regardless of how much weight paces the sideline out of uniform.

optichawk 11 years, 3 months ago

Totally agree bradam!!! Mizzou fan is already talking smack on other chats....such they have anything to be proud of this year.

troutsee 11 years, 3 months ago

Hey, we held them to 51. It can't be the coaching. So, it must be that Rivals cannot judge recruiting classes and we don't have the talent. Yeah, that must be it. Just like Notre Dame, no talent.

exiledhawkfan 11 years, 3 months ago

...we will NOT beat missouri...nice knowing you coach mangino. ::sigh::

FlaHawk 11 years, 3 months ago

KU played as good as they could expect. UT is a century ahead of KU in talent.

THis is the first game I have seen Stuckey miss assignments, take poor angles and of course he never should be returning KO. I wonder why he looked so poorly tonight. You know if Stuckey looks poor the rest of the defense backs are much worse? Way to many missed tackles. DB using hand tackling and the are slower, smaller and not as quick as UT receivers. DId you see all the yardage UT got after receptions. Ku was just the opposite almost no yardage after catches.

Good to see Todd back to normal. He had the best game since ISU or SMU. To bad the defense was toasted, but McCoy was wicked out their!

Fruity22 11 years, 3 months ago

You know what Stuckey's assignment is? It is the same every play. Save everybody else's backside. I feel sorry for the kid. He could be a force out their if he had any help whatsoever. I'm not sure the corners on this team should even be playing division one football let alone in the big 12.

Benjamin Piehler 11 years, 3 months ago

i dunno... this was UT. i recall in august even when I felt confident the hawks could snag the big 12 north, i had automatically assumed this would have been a loss... considering the season so far I'm surprised they did this well. despite earlier posts, this game made me feel somewhat more confident about the mizzou game; which i will be attending. that being said, pass coverage needs alot of work this week, mizzou will hit us hard for sure via air after being exposed like that this week.

troutsee 11 years, 3 months ago

In August I thought we would win the B12 North and possibly even beat Texas. I even considered very, very hard about going to Austin. Thank the lord I didn't. Other teams can come up with unexpected wins, like TT yesterday....not so much that they won but the dominance of their win over a quality opponent. That sort of win has been lacking.

Missouri will throw deep on us for sure.

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