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Originally published September 12, 2009 at 05:18p.m., updated September 13, 2009 at 12:49a.m.

FINAL: KU’s defense dominates in 34-7 trouncing of UTEP

Kansas defensive end Maxwell Onyegbule greets the Jayhawk faithful following KU’s 34-7 victory over UTEP on Saturday in El Paso, Texas. Onyegbule is largely responsible for the defensive line’s increased effectiveness this season.

Kansas defensive end Maxwell Onyegbule greets the Jayhawk faithful following KU’s 34-7 victory over UTEP on Saturday in El Paso, Texas. Onyegbule is largely responsible for the defensive line’s increased effectiveness this season.

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Who was KU's MVP against UTEP?

  • Maxwell Onyegbule 29% 427 votes
  • Jake Sharp 49% 724 votes
  • Daymond Patterson 1% 28 votes
  • Dezmon Briscoe 10% 159 votes
  • Jeff Wheeler 6% 90 votes
  • Other 1% 26 votes

1454 total votes.

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Who was KU's first-half MVP against UTEP?

  • Maxwell Onyegbule (two sacks, four total tackles-for-loss) 27% 15 votes
  • Jeff Wheeler (1.5 sacks) 0% 0 votes
  • Justin Thornton (Interception, three tackles) 5% 3 votes
  • Dezmon Briscoe (6 catches, 121 yards) 18% 10 votes
  • Jake Sharp (7 rushes, 52 yards; 6 catches, 29 yards; 2 total TDs) 46% 25 votes
  • Other 1% 1 vote

54 total votes.

Reader poll

What do you think will be the result of today's game?

  • KU wins by 1-7 points 2% 1 vote
  • KU wins by 8-14 points 20% 7 votes
  • KU wins by 15-21 points 35% 12 votes
  • KU wins by 22-28 points 29% 10 votes
  • KU wins by more than 29 points 8% 3 votes
  • UTEP wins 2% 1 vote

34 total votes.

FINAL: KU defeats UTEP, 34-7

KU picks up one first down, and the “Rock Chalk” chant starts from the stands with just over a minute left.

Two more running plays, and it’s over (though Kale Pick makes it interesting with a 56-yard run on the game’s final play).

KU comes away with the easy victory, though the trainers are tending to Tanner Hawkinson after the final play. After staying down for a minute, Hawkinson gets up and hobbles off under his own power. He might be favoring his right leg just a bit.

KU 34/UTEP 7 — 2:48 left in 4th quarter

UTEP’s center starts to snap the ball, then holds onto it. Another flag for UTEP. The Miners have committed 13 penalties for 137 yards.

Patterson can’t seem to get the Dante Hall out of his system. Again, he runs backwards on a punt return, and this time, he loses five yards. It won’t hurt the Jayhawks in this game, but it’s a habit that needs to be broken before long.

KU 34/UTEP 7 — 4:11 left in 4th quarter

A promising drive for KU ends with an Opurum fumble. UTEP recovers but, true to form, is backed up 15 yards because of a personal foul penalty.

KU 34/UTEP 7 — 6:39 left in 4th quarter

KU continues to put constant pressure on Vittatoe. Jamal Greene even gets in the action with a tackle. UTEP once again has to punt after a three-and-out.

Look for a steady dose of running back Rell Lewis after the timeout.

KU 34/UTEP 7 — 8:51 left in 4th quarter

KU continues to extend the field, and Bradley McDougald makes his first catch, going up at the correct time for a deep, jump-ball for a 37-yard reception over the middle.

Branstetter misses another field goal, pushing a 33-yard attempt wide right. He’s been one of the few disappointments on a good night for KU’s special teams.

KU 34/UTEP 7 — 12:39 left in 4th quarter

Well, we received that answer pretty quickly.

UTEP’s Donavon Kemp takes advantage of poor tackling by KU, breaking two tackles on his way to a 75-yard TD reception. The shutout is gone.

KU 34/UTEP 0 — 13:45 left in 4th quarter

Two plays later, Opurum plunges in for the 1-yard score. KU in complete control. But can the Jayhawks keep the shutout?

KU 27/UTEP 0 —End of 3rd quarter

UTEP puts two good plays together — with completions of 13 and 24 yards — but a holding penalty puts the Miners back again. Onyegbule foils a screen-pass attempt with a tackle from behind, and UTEP is forced to pass once again.

Reesing doesn’t seem to be seeing his receivers well tonight. He had Opurum wide-open in the flat for one passing play, but instead opted to throw it into double-coverage over the middle.

KU’s offensive line continues to impress. On third-and-10, Reesing has tons of time to throw, and he steps up in the pocket to find Johnathan Wilson for a long gain.

Opurum comes through with two powerful runs up the middle. He’s up to eight carries for 48 yards.

The quarter ends with KU driving down to the UTEP 6-yard-line.

KU 27/UTEP 0 — 7:06 left in 3rd quarter

The Jayhawks take advantage of the great punt return, needing just four plays to push in the touchdown. Sharp finishes the drive with a 3-yard TD run around the left side.

Many orange-clad fans have seen enough and are headed for the exits.

KU 20/UTEP 0 — 8:47 left in 3rd quarter

UTEP isn’t making its own breaks. On third-and-12, Vittatoe fires a nice pass over the middle to Jeff Moturi, but the receiver drops it for what would have been a 30-plus yard gain.

Following a 35-yard punt, Patterson shows some flash on the return, bursting up the middle for a 49-yard return all the away to the UTEP 24. KU has great field position, and with a TD can nearly seal this game.

KU 20/UTEP 0 — 9:54 left in 3rd quarter

Briscoe doesn’t make a good impression on his first kickoff return of the year, as he catches a ball on the sideline but can’t stop his momentum, falling out of bounds at the 3-yard-line.

KU is forced to punt, but the Jayhawks catch a huge break when UTEP is flagged for a roughing-the-punter penalty. I’m not sure it was the correct call. The rule was changed this year to say that if punters went outside the tackles to attempt a rugby-style kick, they were accepting the risk and were fair game to be hit. It looked like, while Rojas was attempting his rugby punt, he made it outside the tackles and was hit. Either way, KU regains possession.

Reesing tries to make a play on a scramble to his right, but another of his passes comes up short. Braxton Amy steps in front of the pass for an interception, and the Miners (and their fans) have a bit of momentum.

Halftime thoughts

• Lots of changes personnel-wise for KU, but they all seem to be working out well. Laptad’s move to defensive tackle is the most dramatic, though KU’s pass rush has been as good as I remember in the last two seasons. Forty-nine yards allowed in a half? That’s good against any team, and even better against an offensively talented team like UTEP.

• It’s almost weird to say this, but Reesing looked to be a little off in the first half. Of course, a little off for him means he was 17-for-26 for 134 yards and a TD with no interceptions.

• Can Briscoe still get 100 catches even after being suspended a game? He’ll have a chance if he keeps this pace up.

Stats of interest

• Dezmon Briscoe: 6 catches for 121 yards. Making up for lost time.

• Maxwell Onyegbule: 2 sacks, four total tackles-for-loss.

• KU’s defense: Five sacks total.

• Jake Sharp: 6 catches for 29 yards, two total TDs.

• UTEP: 49 net yards, -21 yards rushing.

KU 20/UTEP 0 — Halftime

Great pressure up the middle from Laptad. This move to defensive tackle is paying huge dividends for this game.

UTEP is flagged for a delay-of-game penalty. Already, the Miners have eight flags for 77 yards.

Following an eight-yard Patterson punt return, KU takes over at the UTEP 38 with 51 seconds left in the half to score.

Some miscommunication on routes (or poor throws by Reesing, I’m not sure which) forces KU to settle for a 38-yard field-goal attempt at the end of the half. Unfortunately for Branstetter, he becomes the plumber when he doesn’t want to be one, banging his kick off the left upright. The kick is no good, but KU still takes a 20-0 lead into intermission.

KU 20/UTEP 0 — 1:21 left in 2nd quarter

KU’s offense once again looks like it’s back on track.

The Jayhawks need just four plays to go 40 yards for the score, as Reesing completed the drive with a 5-yard TD pass to Sharp on a wheel route. Briscoe contributed a pair of nice catches on the drive as well.

Though the game was close for much of the first half, KU’s late burst has given the Jayhawks a comfortable lead.

KU 13/UTEP 0 — 2:58 left in 2nd quarter

Onyegbule comes up with yet another sack for the Jayhawks — their fifth of the game. A third-down screen pass comes up well short, and KU’s defense forces another three-and-out.

Patterson is playing with fire on his punt returns. For the third time today, he runs backwards before going forward, but this time it works, as he gets to the edge for a 19-yard return. The Jayhawks will have great field position at the Miners’ 40.

KU 13/UTEP 0 — 4:42 left in 2nd quarter

Brad Thorson is giving snaps to Reesing on the sideline. Will we see a change in centers on the next KU possession?

The Jayhawks’ defense comes up with a huge play, and Tom Keegan’s pregame prediction of a pick-six for Justin Thornton comes within an eyelash of becoming reality. Patterson bats up a Vittatoe pass, and Thornton intercepts it, taking a few steps before getting dragged down at the UTEP 21. If he had gotten by that UTEP receiver, he would have had Tom’s pick-six.

Jeremiah Hatch is out of the game, with Thorson moving to center and Trevor Marrongelli going to right guard. Hatch looks fine on the sideline, so I’m thinking this is just a switch based on the high snaps early in the season.

Opurum bursts up the middle for 16 yards, but KU stalls inside the five. KU takes a delay-of-game penalty to give Branstetter a better angle for his field goal, and he knocks through a 25-yarder.

KU 10/UTEP 0 — 7:23 left in 2nd quarter

Finally, something opens up for the KU passing game. On third-and-5, Reesing finds a wide-open Briscoe over the middle for 21 yards.

The Jayhawks have picked up the tempo with their no-huddle offense, and it seems to be working well. KU forces a UTEP illegal substitution penalty with the hurry-up, and after faking a screen pass, Reesing completes an 18-yard pass to Johnathan Wilson.

Three plays later, Jake Sharp spins off a tackle and goes into the end zone standing for a 1-yard TD run. Branstetter adds the extra point, and KU has found its rhythm on offense.

KU 3/UTEP 0 — 9:53 left in 2nd quarter

What a weird series of events. A UTEP coach gets a 15-yard penalty for taunting Chris Harris on the sidelines, setting up the Miners in second-and-long. In third down, Vittatoe is crunched again by Wheeler, and KU has four sacks in just 20 minutes.

Two of the best passing offenses in the nation can’t seem to get anything going.

KU 3/UTEP 0 — 13:09 left in 2nd quarter

On third-and-5, Reesing finds Meier for a first down before a flag comes out after the play. The call is offensive pass interference. Not sure if it was a good call or not, but I can tell you it was a late, late flag.

Reesing takes way too much time to deliver his pass on third-and-long, and he is taken down for a sack. It could have been worse, but Jeff Spikes quickly pounced on the ball after Reesing fumbled.

Interesting that after having so many rushing attempts last week, Reesing has only had one rushing attempt so far tonight.

UTEP has gained some position back, as after a KU punt, the Miners will take over at their own 38.

KU 3/UTEP 0 — 14:52 left in 2nd quarter

Hiett booms a 46-yard punt. Once again, Patterson can’t quite make the first man miss, as he is ankle-tackled at the KU 42. Media timeout.

KU 3/UTEP 0 — End of 1st quarter

Patrick Dorsey is back in, and he sacks Vittatoe on second down. That’s three sacks for KU’s defensive line. Laptad nearly wrangles down Vittatoe in the end zone on third down, but the QB is able to get a screen pass away just in time. The Jayhawks’ defensive line comes through again, and UTEP will punt after the quarter break.

KU 3/UTEP 0 — 1:42 left in 1st quarter

Jake Sharp gets KU out of its hole, slicing up through the UTEP secondary for a 30-yard gain.

On a third-and-short, KU substitutes to a quick power package, and Toben Opurum bowls ahead for three yards and the first down.

After seeing so much of the Pistol formation last week, we haven’t seen it at all today. The UTEP coaches might have spent all week studying the formation for nothing.

A high snap on third-and-two ruins a KU option attempt, as Reesing is swallowed for a loss. Alonso Rojas punts from midfield, and UTEP will take over at its own 17.

KU 3/UTEP 0 — 5:02 left in 1st quarter

Vittatoe tries his first deep pass of the game, overthrowing Kris Adams on a fly route. Daymond Patterson was beat by about a step-and-a-half, but I’m not sure Usain Bolt could have caught up to that one.

The next play, Jeff Moturi slips on his route and is unable to come up with a one-handed grab. The Jayhawks already have been fortunate on the first two plays of this drive.

On third-and-10, Vittatoe guns a pass to Tufick Shadrawy for a 13-yard gain. KU isn’t mustering any pass rush on this possession.

The Miners self-destruct on the next two plays, picking up a false start and a holding call. Jeff Wheeler comes up with a sack on the next play to force a punt. Mangino has really shuffled his line on passing downs, as Jake Laptad is playing defensive tackle and not on the end.

A bad snap on the UTEP punt (just like last week) and poor subsequent kick is negated by a KU offsides penalty. The offsides costs KU some 50 yards of field position, as instead of getting it on the Miners’ 48, the Jayhawks will take over on their own 6 after a booming punt by Greg Hiett, a backwards punt return by Daymond Patterson and a block in the back penalty on KU.

KU 3/UTEP 0 — 9:08 left in 1st quarter

UTEP reverts back to old form on the kickoff, getting a holding penalty on the game’s first play. The Miners killed themselves last week with flags, racking up 12 penalties for 101 yards.

Mangino has mixed up his secondary again, as Chris Harris has moved from nickelback to corner and Phillip Strozier is starting at safety. Anthony Davis, after three pass-interference calls last week, is not a starter. Defensive lineman Caleb Blakesley, though, looks to have regained his starting spot over Patrick Dorsey.

KU comes up with a stop on third-and-6, as Maxwell Onyegbule wraps up Vittatoe for a sack. Following a 56-yard punt, KU takes over at its own 21.

The Jayhawks open in a shotgun, two-back set, a look I don’t remember seeing a week ago.

KU picks up 56 yards on a trick play, as on a reverse pass, Kerry Meier finds a wide-open Dezmon Briscoe over the middle.

Reesing misses an open Jake Sharp on a third-and-5, and KU is forced to try a field goal. Branstetter misses the 36-yard field-goal attempt, but UTEP is called for roughing the kicker, which gives KU a new set of downs.

The Jayhawks stall again, though, and Branstetter knocks through his second attempt, a 21-yarder. KU takes the early lead.

6:33 p.m. CST

UTEP wins the toss and will receive. KU's Jacob Branstetter was booming kickoffs in the pregame with the elevation, and we'll see if he does it here.

6:31 p.m. CST

It is a big stadium to fill, but UTEP fans aren't close yet to packing it to the top. In fact, across from us, about 20 rows remain unfilled at the top.

6:28 p.m. CST

I like how the UTEP players enter the field: through a "Mine Shaft" that actually is a tunnel from the actual stadium stands. Coach Mike Price leads the way, holding up a mining pick. Coming from the stands, to me, is a nice way to relate to the fans.

6:20 p.m. CST

The Sun Bowl is a pretty cool setting for a football game. The stadium is nestled between mountains on three sides, making the whole facility feel smaller than it is.

Some cumulus clouds hang overhead, and though they don't look threatening, we have been told there is a 30-percent chance of rain tonight. That will be something to keep an eye on.

6:12 p.m. CST

Looking at the posters in the press box, you could build a great fantasy football team from players who have competed in the Sun Bowl.

Some of those names include: Maurice Jones-Drew, LaDainian Tomlinson, Carson Palmer, Kyle Orton and Jonathan Stewart.

For the Chiefs fans out there, Priest Holmes and Derrick Thomas both played bowl games here at the Sun Bowl as well.

6 p.m. CST

Here are some notes I jotted down this week after watching UTEP play Buffalo on TV earlier this week. Consider it a short scouting report.

• UTEP Trevor Vittatoe isn’t afraid to throw the ball deep. In fact, he threw deep passes at least four times in the first half to test the Bulls’ secondary. Unfortunately for Vittatoe, he wasn’t getting much help, as his normally reliable receivers dropped a couple they should have had.

• UTEP running back Donald Buckram showed a good burst through the line. Though he’s only 5-foot-10, he consistently was able to pick up positive yardage for the Miners. He finished the first game with 14 carries for 108 yards (7.7 average), but with UTEP in catch-up mode, he wasn’t utilized as much as I’m sure coach Mike Price would have liked.

• Whenever James Thomas II (No. 5) was on the field, usually he was involved in the play. He was used as the quarterback in the Wildcat formation and also was, at times, lined up in the backfield and as a receiver. The Jayhawks will have the be on the lookout for trick plays whenever No. 5 is around the football.

• Buffalo had great success against UTEP’s defense with short passes. Three-step drops, wide-receiver screens and short passes over the middle all seemed to be effective against the Miners’ secondary. I would expect KU to test UTEP deep some, but I also would guess that KU offensive coordinator Ed Warinner isn’t going to ignore gametape that shows a way to attack the UTEP defense. Thus, Kerry Meier was my “Hawk to Rock” pick this week.

• Much like KU, UTEP had problems with snaps last week. The shotgun snap from center was high twice last week, and one snap to the punter was high as well. That’s something to keep an eye on in this game, as the Miners’ special teams hurt them quite a bit a week ago.

5:27 p.m. CST

Just a quick note for now: KU safety Darrell Stuckey is wearing a fairly heavy black brace on his left elbow.

As some fans noted, Stuckey landed awkwardly on his arm last week in the second half against Northern Colorado. It looks like he'll be fine to play, but we'll see if that brace affects him at all tonight.

Oh, and a quick shameless promotion: Here's an earlier blog that listed some statistical findings we can take away from KU's season-opening victory against Northern Colorado.

5:20 p.m. CST

Welcome back to the Newell Post Live, coming to you from the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, where the Kansas Jayhawks are getting set to take on the UTEP Miners.

El Paso is an interesting city to say the least. From our hotel we could see far into the distance into the city of Juarez, Mexico, located just across the border. I never knew just how close El Paso was to Mexico until preparing for this trip. Mountains also loom in the distance. On one read big, block letters, similar to the Hollywood sign in California: "La Biblia es la verdad. Leela."

Translated: "The Bible is the truth. Read it."

It's a dry heat here in El Paso, which led to an interesting finding on weather.com. The current temperature here is 85 degrees. The heat index is 82.

I honestly didn't know that was possible when it came to heat indexes.

Back to the game. Obviously, this is a significant one for KU, especially given the Jayhawks' non-conference road woes in the past.

I know you've probably already heard this, but it bears repeating: KU hasn't won a road non-conference game since 2003. The Jayhawks have lost their last three non-conference road games against South Florida (2008), Toledo (2006) and Northwestern (2004).

We'll see if these Jayhawks can break an ugly road non-conference trend.

Check back later for more analysis as we get closer to gametime.

Comments

lance1jhawk 10 years, 5 months ago

Jesse- Are there many KU fans around. I would think this would make for a nice trip for some of the Jayhawk Nation.

Jesse Newell 10 years, 5 months ago

Actually, walking around the concourse below, there were quite a few KU fans wandering around the stadium. I'd expect a nice KU crowd.

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

It's 643 miles from Dallas to El Paso, so I decided to go to KU @ UT hoops instead. Plus my passport is expired. ;-)

kutodd 10 years, 5 months ago

Can anyone help with a link to watch this game online. I cannot watch this on TV in Tennessee. Please Help!!!! Thanks and go jayhawks!

lance1jhawk 10 years, 5 months ago

Well... I might as well make a prediction. KU 42 UTEP 20

Anyone else feel like joining me?

mandomax 10 years, 5 months ago

check out justin.tv I've always had good luck there with bball although I don't condone stealing live television :)

lance1jhawk 10 years, 5 months ago

kutodd - I recommend getting Direct TV. There sports packages are really affordable. its on chnl. 613 and in HD.

kw11b2p 10 years, 5 months ago

Lance1jhawk- agreed. I have direct tv with the sports package and get just about every college game you could ever want to watch, even in HD. You could get this for around 65 bucks

MrPilot 10 years, 5 months ago

Thank God, Cox has CSTV on our digital sports tier. I was getting worried looking down the guide.

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

Nover-rated Dame just lost to Michigan 38-34

lance1jhawk 10 years, 5 months ago

Its great to put points on the board, but damn.... Should have put that one in the end zone

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

Oklahoma 14 Idaho St. 0 2:21 1st

TTech 14 Rice 0 14:40 2nd

Bowling Green 10 Moo 0 1:14 1st

KSU 2 Purdue 0 12:35 2nd (2 run double, I think)

Yakihawk 10 years, 5 months ago

Did they start K-State with 2 points because their coach is 108 years old?

David Davison 10 years, 5 months ago

lazer.com's audio stream just died on me. klwn's doesn't even attempt to work. Is there any other site that is streaming the audio, I'd even take a UTEP link..

lance1jhawk 10 years, 5 months ago

cansas- Try 610 sports out of KC.. Here is the link.

hope it works..http://www.61sports.com/

David Davison 10 years, 5 months ago

Perhaps they don't have rights to broadcast the game, I'm just getting sports talk on their stream.

Hopefully I can get back on lazer's stream at halftime..

Thanks for trying though

David Davison 10 years, 5 months ago

I got it!

Found it on WIBW AM's stream http://www.am580wibw.com/ Its an mp3 link and takes a bit to buffer, and wouldn't play in VLC... But somehow Quicktime is playing it and its working so I'm not going to complain.

David Davison 10 years, 5 months ago

Actually it wasn't WIBW, I thought it was, but I was trying multiple stations off of this link: http://www.kuathletics.com/multimedia/kan-radio-stations.html

I gave the Maryville one a shot, and I guess that is the one that is working. This is the link if anyone else is having the same problems I was http://www.network1sports.com/stations/kndynet.asp

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

Secondary seems to be coming together. Several coverage sacks so far.

jayhawkboogeyman 10 years, 5 months ago

I have the video feed on channelsurfing.net.. thanks whoever pointed that out!

The defense has looked stellar so far, but the offense needs to get with it. I haven't seen us on offense yet as I just got a connection, but other than the trick play, we've done nothing.

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

////////\\\\\\\\////////////////(waving wheat)\\\\\\///////////////

Yakihawk 10 years, 5 months ago

I'm totally digging the 9' snaps by Hatch!

Kit Duncan 10 years, 5 months ago

Shake & Bake Jake!!!

Way to go Hawks! Keep it up.

David Davison 10 years, 5 months ago

jayhawkboogeyman - Thanks a lot, every stream I could get to work would quit, on multiple computers with different operating systems and players. But your video link works, and thats even better than radio.

kw11b2p 10 years, 5 months ago

where the heck is our offense? Groundwork Ok, but what about the passing game?

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

OU 41 IdSt 0 Half

TTech 14 Rice 3 Half

Bowl Grn 13 Moo 6 Half

KSU 2 LouLa 14 Half

Yakihawk 10 years, 5 months ago

Is anyone still disappointed with Bowen?

Kit Duncan 10 years, 5 months ago

Shake & Bake gets one on a pass from Reesing!

Go Hawks!!

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

Bowling Green 20

25??? Mizzwho 6

9:22 3rd

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

Reesing is holding the ball too long - too much playground BS, not enough timing routes.

ydoow53 10 years, 5 months ago

What's up with the offense--sacks, Reesing throwing into double coverage & throwing a pick when he had Patterson wide open right in front of him. To locked on to Briscoe and Meier. Running game looks good! Let's see some Toben O.

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

KSU 8 U La La 14 8:08 4th

Bowl Grn 10 Mizzwho 13 10:18 4th

lance1jhawk 10 years, 5 months ago

KSU 15 U LA LA 14

Bowl Green 20 MIZZERY 20

Rick Arnoldy 10 years, 5 months ago

Had ESPN on this morning at the top of the 10 O'clock hour (ET) they played the Big & Rich "We're coming to your city" song. I swear I saw a couple of KU clips. Is that a hint of things to come?

jayhawkboogeyman 10 years, 5 months ago

Ohioburg- I saw that too. Game Day in Lawrence for the first game back for Bradford at OU? That would be awesome.

Matt Lacey 10 years, 5 months ago

It's not left in the 2nd half, right? It's in the 3rd quarter. It's not basketball season yet.

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

Looks like Snyder need to schedule softer opponents than Lousiana Lafayette. What's Baker doing next week? Or maybe Manhattan High?

cwag 10 years, 5 months ago

Ohio 20 N.Texas 20 We're going to overtime!

Jesse Newell 10 years, 5 months ago

kuae99 — Thanks. I'll get in the right sports season here eventually.

KURocksChalk 10 years, 5 months ago

KU All-access sucks. I had subscribed to it and then the fools don;t have an audio-only option and I am left with a video that does not stream. Sucks. Anybody else trying to watch and listen out of state?

RockChalkJayBlog 10 years, 5 months ago

KURocksChalk--It might because the game is over.

KURocksChalk 10 years, 5 months ago

I know, but I am trying to get ready for next week. I guess I will have to start about 5 hours early. KU ALL ACCESS IS A JOKE! They don't even archive the games. I thought maybe I could listen to last weeks game, but No. Idiots.

kvskubball 10 years, 5 months ago

Hey, the youngsters didn't play much, but I liked what I saw with OP, McD, and Pike! Looks like we've got some great youngsters at the skill positions.

I was kinda surprised that the game was on CBS's sports network, on my Dish Network package. I was following the boxscore on the net when I thought to try that channel. And I was pleasantly surprised. I wondered if maybe CBS has the contract rights to the Sun Bowl and that was why they showed the game.

It's great that KU was on a national broadcast, with a so-so opponent like UTEP, even if it was like a 3rd tier national network. I think it says our program is making some waves, even if they are still small waves!

Our defense should get the game ball. They made it tough on UTEP all night. Well done! It always helps when the other team gives us penalty yards as well, on both sides of the ball. They had something like 13 penalties for over 100 yards.

Looks solid! Sure we aren't anywhere near perfect, and UTEP wasn't Texas, but I'll take it, a good road win against a team that isn't an patsy.

I agree with an earlier comment. I do think that Todd was really working it to Briscoe, but hopefully that will get him in a good mindset!

Rock Chalk!

rasta_meta 10 years, 5 months ago

Defensive play, schemes, and play calling was all impressive today. Good to see.

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