Sunday, November 9, 2008

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2008 KU-Nebraska football

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Spodcasters Postgame: Nebraska

The guys (Tom Keegan, Jesse Newell) tie up loose ends following the Jayhawks' 45-35 loss to Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. The two discuss KU's disappointing play Saturday on the offensive and defensive lines and also wonder what changes are next with the Jayhawks' secondary. The two also discuss whether fans ...

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Records fall in loss

While Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing took quite a pounding Saturday in Lincoln, limping through the final minutes of the Jayhawks' loss, he can take solace in at least one thing: He's now the Jayhawks' all-time top passer.

Reesing, who very likely will hold every meaningful school passing record by the time his tenure at Kansas comes to an end, broke the school's career record for passing yardage when he connected with receiver Kerry Meier for a 28-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter.

He finished the day with 304 yards and three touchdowns, which gives him 6,632 for his career and pushes him past former record-holder Frank Seurer, who threw for 6,410 yards between 1980 and 1983.

"I think this game, more than any other game he's played - and he's played some great ones - this here really revealed who he is," said Kansas coach Mark Mangino, who praised the junior's poise under fire. "And he is one tough customer."

Also, receiver Dezmon Briscoe broke the school's career mark for touchdowns receptions. Just a sophomore, Briscoe hauled in a 53-yard scoring reception from Reesing with just under five minutes left in the first half to move ahead of Willie Vaughn and Bruce Adams, both of whom finished their careers with 17.

Patterson ailing

KU true freshman Daymond Patterson, who was making his second start of the season at cornerback Saturday, left the game because of an undisclosed injury following a play early in the second half.

Patterson, a recently converted receiver, remained on the sideline after the injury occurred, although he didn't re-enter the game, and Mangino had little information on the severity of the injury following the game.

"He's just banged up," Mangino said. "I'm not going to get into a whole bunch of injuries, because I don't know. I haven't talked to the trainer or anything like that. He'll brief me on the bus."

Holt continues dominance

For the second straight game, Kansas linebacker James Holt proved to be the team's most viable defensive weapon.

A week after playing his most complete game of the season, Holt, who entered the weekend leading the nation in fumbles forced, forced another against NU to give him six for the season.

He also added nine tackles against the Huskers, including two for loss, a sack and his first career interception.


FlaHawk 13 years, 9 months ago

As Holt improves Mortensen and Rivera continue to disappoint. The position switch is NOT working out mister defensive genius!

Robert Brock 13 years, 9 months ago

Mortensen and Rivera are banged up and are moving at a snail's pace right now. They have no latteral quickness at all.

Dyrk Dugan 13 years, 9 months ago

it was quite obvious yesterday that Rivera is really change of direction or acceleration at all. any play he's making, it's all heart. I would limit him....maybe not even play at all...vs. UT. that way, he's as ready as he'll be vs. the Tiggers.

jhawk23 13 years, 9 months ago

Um, actually, FlaHawk, Bill Young switched Mortensen and Rivera last year. Sure seemed to work then, didn't it?

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