Originally published November 28, 2009 at 12:50p.m., updated November 28, 2009 at 07:25p.m.

FINAL: Ressel’s last-second field goal gives MU 41-39 victory over KU

A field goal by Missouri kicker Grant Ressel clears the Jayhawks' defense to win the game for the Tigers, 41-39, as time expires, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium.

A field goal by Missouri kicker Grant Ressel clears the Jayhawks' defense to win the game for the Tigers, 41-39, as time expires, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium.


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Which is most likely to happen today?

  • Todd Reesing throws for 350 yards 16% 7 votes
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FINAL: MU defeats KU, 41-39

Ressel’s 27-yard field-goal attempt sails through. A flag is thrown, but it’s on KU for roughing the center.

The MU players sprint across the field to celebrate their two-point victory.

KU 39/MU 38 — 4 seconds left in 4th quarter

Ressel’s try will be straight on from 27 yards out.

KU 39/MU 38 — 46 seconds left in 4th quarter

MU does the smart thing, as Gabbert takes the snap, center the ball, and then kneels at the KU 7. This game will end with a short field-goal try by Ressel to win the game. KU takes its final timeout.

KU 39/MU 38 — 51 seconds left in 4th quarter

After the free kick, MU will take over at its own 48.

Gabbert rushes for three yards on a draw up the middle, and Washington gains nine on second down to move the ball to the KU 40.

Gabbert is forced out of the pocket on first down and has to throw it away. Alexander gets a swing pass on second down, and he spins eight yards before getting tackled.

On third-and-2, Washington patiently picks his way through the hole 27 yards all the way to the KU 5. Though it sounds counterproductive, KU probably should have let Washington score on the play and taken its chances at scoring another TD on offense. Now, MU controls the clock and the game with 51 seconds left.

KU 39/MU 38 — 2:45 left in 4th quarter

From the KU 3, Reesing overthrows a deep ball to Briscoe for an incompletion. Briscoe slips on the turf and can’t come down with a second-down catch, and KU is in a hole on third-and-10.

The pocket collapses on Reesing on third down, and he’s tackled in the end zone for a safety. That’s bad for KU, but not horrible, as the Jayhawks will be able to kick the ball away from their own 20 instead of punting from their own end zone.

KU 39/MU 36 — 2:59 left in 4th quarter

After a false start, Alexander gains four on a pass to the sideline and 10 more over the middle on a slant. On third-and-one, Washington slips on the turf, losing three yards.

Pinkel elects to punt, and that’s an interesting call, as MU has just one timeout remaining. KU can ice this game with two first downs.

KU 39/MU 36 — 5:10 left in 4th quarter

KU picks up five much-needed yards on a first-down quarterback sneak. Rell Lewis rushes for no gain, but Reesing once again gets great protection on third down, finding Briscoe downfield for a 26-yard gain.

On second down, a swing pass once again is successful for KU, as Rell Lewis makes the first man miss on this slippery side of the field before bursting 42 yards down the sideline to the MU 27.

Reesing is sacked on first down, but Reesing follows it with a 17-yard toss to Briscoe on the sideline. Reesing is up to 498 yards passing.

On third-and-1, Lewis barrels his way through the middle, bashing two MU defenders backwards for an 11-yard gain to the MU 6.

Lewis runs for two yards on first down, and Meier never picks up a pass toward him in the end zone on second down.

On third down, Reesing is pressured but is able to get a throw away. After conferring, though, the officials flag Reesing for intentional grounding. That’s a questionable call at best, as Reesing was getting pulled down as he delivered the pass, which caused it to be short of its target.

The penalty doesn’t end up mattering, as Branstetter splits the uprights on a 39-yard field-goal attempt. KU regains the lead.

MU 36/KU 36 — 9:31 left in 4th quarter

Gabbert tries to scramble, but he’s pushed out of bounds two yards behind the line of scrimmage. A pass to Washington goes for no gain, and KU brings a successful blitz on third-and-12. Gabbert is forced to try to run, and he’s stopped well short of the first down.

Henry IV comes up with the special teams play of the day, though, getting his 53-yard punt to stop just inches short of the goal line. KU will take over at its own 1.

MU 36/KU 36 — 12:01 left in 4th quarter

Capra’s tough day continues, as he’s flagged for his third penalty — a holding call that moves KU back.

Just when things look hopeless, Reesing pulls out some more magic. The QB lofts a ball deep downfield for Briscoe, who comes down with the ball. A quick cut by Briscoe causes the MU defender to fall down, and Briscoe easily runs into the end zone for a 74-yard TD.

KU goes for two, and Reesing gets good protection from his line before rolling to his right and zipping a pass to Meier in the corner of the end zone. The two-point conversion knots the score at 36.

MU 36/KU 28 — 13:29 left in 4th quarter

Onyegbule comes around the edge for a sack on Gabbert, and KU blitzes to bring some pressure on third-and-long to force an incompletion.

Ressel’s 37-yard field goal attempt is true, but because of the two-point conversion decision, KU is still down just one possession.

Oh, and the official attendance for today’s game is 70,072.

MU 33/KU 28 — End of 3rd quarter

MU’s doing all it can to help the Jayhawks on their next possession.

A 15-yard unsportmanlike conduct penalty is stepped off on the kickoff, and on Reesing’s first pass, the Tigers are flagged for roughing the passer. Already, KU is up to the 50.

A short run by Sharp, followed by an incompletion and a delay of game puts KU in a tough spot. Reesing gets pressure, and a dump-off to Sharp on third down for six yards is well short of the chains.

Rojas punts, and MU takes over at its own 13.

It doesn’t take long for MU to find its hot hand, as Gabbert fires deep to Alexander for a 59-yard gain down the sideline. Anthony Davis was trailing the receiver by three steps. Alexander has 176 receiving yards this quarter and he's over 200 receiving yards for the game.

Gabbert scrambles forward for four yards on third-and-3, moving the ball to the KU 22.

Washington adds a 10-yard carry, stepping over two KU would-be KU tacklers.

MU will start the fourth quarter at the KU 12.

MU 33/KU 28 — 4:03 left in 3rd quarter

Like so many other games in this losing streak, turnovers might just cost the Jayhawks the game.

Briscoe makes a great catch on a low throw before breaking upfield, but after a 22-yard gain, Briscoe drops the ball, and it’s recovered by Gettis at the MU 27. KU’s losing the turnover battle, 3-0, today.

MU needs just three plays to make the Jayhawks pay, as on third-and-5, Alexander springs free over the middle, and no one is going to catch him. The big-play threat gallops 67 yards untouched into the end zone, and MU has its first lead.

That drive took just 55 seconds for MU.

KU 28/MU 26 — 5:45 left in 3rd quarter

MU must have watched the Texas Tech-KU gametape, as on third-and-2, it guessed right with a draw play. KU brought a blitz, and Washington ran right past the first line of defense for 21 yards and a first down.

Jerrell Jackson finishes the drive on the next play, taking an end-around 37 yards to the right side for a TD. The receiver did a great job of patiently following his lead block before sprinting down the sideline.

Once again, MU needs less than two minutes (1:45) for a scoring drive.

KU 28/MU 19 — 7:30 left in 3rd quarter

Sharp breaks his longest run, sprinting for 10 yards and a first down.

Wilson drops his second pass of the game, but on second down, Reesing hangs in to deliver a pass to Briscoe for eight yards. MU is flagged for a 15-yard facemask penalty, and the Jayhawks move to MU territory.

On a sweep, Sharp runs for 10 more yards to the right side before getting pushed out of bounds, and suddenly KU’s running game is having some success.

Sal Capra is whistled for his second false-start penalty, but the KU offense picks him up. Meier catches an eight-yard sideline pass, and Biere bounces off defenders for a 16-yard gain on third-and-3.

Sharp rushes for one yard on first down, and Wilson drops his third potential catch of the game. Briscoe can’t come back quickly enough for a third-down pass that falls incomplete, and Jacob Branstetter comes on for a field-goal attempt. He puts the try through, but KU once again is the beneficiary of a personal-foul, roughing-the-center penalty. Automatic first down for KU at the MU 6.

Reesing tries a QB draw, but his own lineman gets in his way and he’s tackled at the 2. Sharp is stuffed at the line, and Reesing calls timeout before a crucial third-and-goal from the 2.

Following the break, Reesing lofts a perfect fade route to Meier, who leaps up to bring it down over an MU defender in the end zone. Meier hops into his teammates’ arms to celebrate, and Branstetter’s all-important PAT puts KU ahead two possessions.

KU 21/MU 19 — 13:16 left in 3rd quarter

Well, that was quick.

MU made a statement right out of the locker room, marching immediately down the field for a TD in 104 seconds.

Alexander finally broke through with a big play, eluding tackles for a 29-yard pass play over the middle to the KU 26.

Washington did the rest, busting a run of 12 yards to the right before breaking free 14 yards up the middle for a TD.

MU coach Gary Pinkel’s two-point conversion decision-making will be questioned once again, as he elects to go for two with 28 minutes still remaining. Gabbert gets tackled behind the line by Stuckey, and KU maintains a two-point lead.

Halftime Statistics


• Reesing 24-for-32, 256 yards, 2 TDs, INT; 3 rushes, 25 yards, TD

• Briscoe 8 catches, 89 yards, TD

• Sharp 7 catches, 72 yards

• Meier 7 catches, 40 yards, TD

• Stuckey 9 tackles


• Gabbert 12-for-25, 100 yards; 9 carries, 93 yards

• Derrick Washington 7 carries, 17 yards, TD

• Jerrell Jackson 5 catches, 54 yards

• Danario Alexander 5 catches, 30 yards

• KU outgained MU, 289-219. The Jayhawks also had more time of possession, holding the ball 15:15.

• KU was 4-for-6 on third-down conversions, while MU was just 1-for-7.

Some other notes, courtesy KU’s sports-information department

• KU is wearing a Jayhawk on its helmet for the first time since 1991.

• With his receiving yardage today, Meier has moved to second on KU’s all-time receiving list, ahead of Willie Vaughn (2,266).

• Meier’s seven first-half catches gave him 99 for the season, which broke his own school record of 97 catches set a year ago.

• Sharp’s seven catches are a career high and just two short of KU’s record for receptions in a game by a running back.

• KU’s 98-yard TD drive was its longest of the season.

• With his 89 receiving yards in the first half, Briscoe became the eighth player in Big 12 history to surpass 3,000 receiving yards.

KU 21/MU 13 — Halftime

Stuckey returns the kickoff to the KU 49, but Reesing misfires on KU’s next play, tossing an interception to Kip Edwards, who returns it to the KU 48.

KU’s defense comes up with yet another stop, though, forcing a three-and-out, with Harris defending another deep ball well on third down.

Following an MU punt, KU takes a knee, and the Jayhawks take an eight-point lead into the break.

KU 21/MU 13 — 53 seconds left in 2nd quarter

It’s turning into the high-scoring game we expected.

After picking up a first down, Gabbert breaks free for a 40-yard run down the left sideline before being shoved out of bound by Stuckey. Already, MU has advanced it to the KU 11.

The Jayhawks’ defense holds in the red zone, though, as a third-and-9 pass lofted toward Alexander is defended well by the shorter Chris Harris. Ressel puts through the short field goal, and MU closes to within a score.

KU 21/MU 10 — 3:03 left in 2nd quarter

KU goes back to its short-passing game.

Briscoe catches an eight-yard pass. Meier adds a six-yard grab on the sideline. Sharp follows by taking a shovel pass 13 yards up the middle into MU territory.

Briscoe might have ended the last two KU drives, but he’s the reason for a touchdown on this one. On third-and-9, he takes in a pass over the middle, then dodges a defender to take it 33 yards all the way to the KU 8. There aren’t many receivers better than Briscoe in yards after the catch.

The next play, Reesing pumps a few times before finding Meier alone in the back corner of the end zone. KU has immediately answered MU’s score to regain an 11-point lead.

KU 14/MU 10 — 5:49 left in 2nd quarter

A mistake by Briscoe swings the momentum back to MU’s side.

On a receiver screen, Briscoe is stripped, and MU’s Gettis recovers and rumbles down to the KU 5. After review, the call is upheld.

Gabbert runs for four yards on first down, and two plays later, Derrick Washington runs untouched through the middle for a 1-yard TD.

Suddenly, KU’s lead has dwindled to four.

KU 14/MU 3 — 7:53 left in 2nd quarter

Onyegbule brings pressure to force an incompletion on first down, and Gabbert’s throw is wide on second down.

On third-and-10, Gabbert fires deep down the field but overthrows Alexander, and MU punts it back to KU.

The Jayhawks will take over at their own 12.

KU 14/MU 3 — 8:17 left in 2nd quarter

KU picks up one first down, but on third-and-6, Briscoe drops a pass that hits him in the hands and then the helmet. The play would have gone for eight yards and a first down, but KU has to punt instead.

The Jayhawks don’t give Carl Gettis enough room to catch the punt, and KU is flagged for a 15-yard catch interference penalty.

MU will take over at its own 34.

KU 14/MU 3 — 10:51 left in 2nd quarter

MU is called for a block-in-the-back on the ensuing kickoff, and the Tigers will start their drive from their own 10. KU’s fans seem to sense the momentum shifting to the Jayhawks’ sideline.

MU picks up its first two first downs in 57 seconds, but the Tigers are moved back following a 15-yard personal foul leg-whip penalty.

Gabbert finds Alexander for 10 yards over the middle, and MU’s Wes Kemp drops a pass on the sideline that would have gone for 14 yards.

On third-and-15, though, Chris Harris is whistled for pass interference on an incompletion deep down the field. Harris is furious, and he has reason to be, as the replay showed minimal contact between him and the MU receiver Kemp.

KU stuffs an MU run, and Gabbert throws high on a pass out in the flat. On third-and-12, Gabbert completes to Alexander for eight yards, but Darrell Stuckey makes a form tackle to stop Alexander short of the first down.

MU goes for it on fourth-and-4 from the KU 32, and Alexander hangs on to an out-route for six yards and the first down.

KU’s defense forces a turnover on the next play, though, as Maxwell Onyegbule tackles Gabbert from behind to force a fumble. Drew Dudley falls on it for KU at the MU 26.

KU 14/MU 3 — 1:04 left in 1st quarter

Sharp runs for five yards on KU’s first running play to a running back, and MU decides to ignore the KU back on consecutive plays. Reesing swings the ball to an uncovered Sharp for 19 yards down the left sideline before slinging it to an uncovered Sharp on the right sideline for 20 more yards.

KU is moved back after being called for a 15-yard chop-block penalty on a first-down running play. The KU offensive line already has racked up some penalty yards today.

Reesing tries to hit Sharp underneath, but the pass hits an MU defensive lineman. Reesing scrambles for seven yards on second down.

Reesing doesn’t miss a wide-open Biere this time. On third-and-18, Reesing dropped back deep and lobbed it deep down the field to the tight end, who snatched a nice catch away from an MU defender. The play went for 33 yards to the MU 1, and Reesing snuck in from a yard out on the next play to extend KU’s lead.

KU 7/MU 3 — 3:52 left in 1st quarter

MU’s offense isn’t wasting any time.

Following a five-yard pass, Gabbert breaks free and scrambles 30 yards up the middle all the way to the KU 41. Justin Thornton finally dragged him down after the long gain.

KU’s Caleb Blakesley was helped off the field after getting injured on the play.

MU runs a funky option play, as Gabbert pitches to his receiver Danario Alexander for a 10-yard gain.

KU forces a third-and-4, and Drew Dudley brings heavy pressure up the middle. Gabbert releases the throw, but his pass to the end zone is overthrown by a step.

Grant Ressel booms his 43-yard field-goal attempt, as the kick sails high through the uprights to cut KU’s lead to four.

KU 7/MU 0 — 6:40 left in 1st quarter

Reesing blows the chance at a big play on first down. Off a play-action, Tim Biere ran wide, wide open down the middle of the field, but Reesing chose to fire to a well-covered Dezmon Briscoe down the sideline instead. The pass sails 10 yards overthrown for an incompletion, and even a poor throw to Biere would have netted KU at least 25 yards.

Reesing tries to force another throw to Briscoe that falls incomplete, but on third-and-11 (after a 1-yard false-start penalty), Reesing finds Sharp over the middle, with the catch and run going for 17 yards.

Bradley McDougald breaks an MU tackle on a receiver screen, and he breaks up the sideline for a 22-yard gain. Tack on 15 yards for a late hit out of bounds, and KU has moved into MU territory.

Reesing delivers a nice throw on a timing route, and Briscoe turns around just in time to bring in an 18-yard reception.

KU overcomes another false-start penalty, as after hesitating, Reesing followed his blocks on a planned quarterback draw and swerves 17 yards up the middle for a first down to the MU 11.

An out route to Briscoe gains four, and on second down, Reesing backpedals to buy time before firing across the middle to Briscoe for a seven-yard TD. That brought out an emphatic Todd Reesing fist-pump.

KU’s offense comes away with an impressive 98-yard touchdown drive to take the early lead.

KU 0/MU 0 — 9:50 left in 1st quarter

Blaine Gabbert shows his accuracy early, completing a 16-yard pass to Jerrell Jackson on MU’s first play. Gabbert runs a QB draw for eight yards, and Derrick Washington follows with an eight-yard run up the middle.

After one more MU first down, KU’s defense gets a stop. The Tigers are moved back with a delay-of-game penalty, and on third-and-long, Gabbert’s pass sails high over the middle and incomplete.

Jake Henry IV’s punt is downed at the KU 2, and the Jayhawks will be backed up to start their next drive.

KU 0/MU 0 — 12:32 left in 1st quarter

MU’s Tanner Mills kicks away from KU kick returner Dezmon Briscoe, and Darrell Stuckey returns the pooch kick to the KU 34.

Johnathan Wilson can’t hold on to a first-down pass, and Todd Reesing hits Kerry Meier in the flat for six yards on second down.

MU brings some pressure on third down, but Reesing delivers a quick pass over the middle to Meier for eight more yards and a first down.

KU offensive coordinator Ed Warinner looks to have the same gameplan as he had last year against MU — try to dink and dunk passes to tire MU’s defense. Reesing throws to passes out in the flat to Jake Sharp, who gains a combined four yards.

On third down, Reesing has all day in the pocket, but he underthrows Bradley McDougald deep down the field, and the pass is batted away.

Alonso Rojas’ punt bounces into the end zone, and MU takes over at its own 20.

2:33 p.m.

It's hard to know how many KU fans are in seats behind the press box, but I'd say the two teams' fans are about split 50-50 here. The cheer when KU entered the field seemed to be a just a tad louder than the ovation when MU came out.

KU wins the toss and will receive.

2:28 p.m.

It's hard to remember that this is the same time of year that the last two Border War games were played at Arrowhead Stadium because of the difference in the weather.

It's delightful here right now: 66 degrees under clear skies with 10-mile-per-hour winds out of the south.

2:08 p.m.

Oklahoma State isn't doing KU any favors yet, as the Cowboys trail the Oklahoma Sooners, 10-0, in the third quarter.

As a reminder, an OSU win coupled with a KU victory today would nearly guarantee the Jayhawks a spot in a bowl.

1:54 p.m.

Thanks to KU football sports information dude Mike Strauss for this link.

Everyone must check out this Nike link that talks about MU's new uniforms. Be sure to turn the sound up to listen to the smack talk.

1:50 p.m.

In case you haven't seen yet, these are the Nike "Pro Combat" uniforms that MU will be wearing today.

Evidently, these new uniforms are 46-percent lighter when wet than MU's normal uniforms and also have additional padding.

1:25 p.m.

KU is breaking out some (new) throwback uniforms today, coming out with blue helmets with a Jayhawk on the side. KU's players also are dressed in red tops and blue pants with a red stripe down the side.

12:50 p.m.

Welcome back to the Newell Post Live, coming to you from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., where the Kansas Jayhawks are getting set to take on the Missouri Tigers.

Yesterday, I had a pregame question-and-answer discussion with Bill Connelly of the Missouri fan site, Rock M Nation. I've referenced Connelly's great statistical analysis work in the past, and if you get the chance, be sure to check out his Beyond the Box Score preview of today's KU-MU game.

Anyways, Connelly was nice enough to answer some of my questions about MU. His answers are below.

For a full transcript of our chat, including my answers to his KU questions, check out his discussion thread on Rock M Nation.

1. I haven't been able to watch Danario Alexander much in the last few weeks. What has been the main reason for his unbelievable success in the last month? KU's corners aren't the tallest, but they've also given up their share of big plays. Alexander seems to have a rare blend of size and speed, so would you say KU should be more concerned with him going above the corners in jump-ball situations or beating KU's corners down the field?

The thing about Danario is, he's been so good over the past few weeks that he has ended up replacing both Jeremy Maclin AND Chase Coffman. He can beat defenders on the long routes, and he can take a swing pass 70 yards. His yards after catch have been staggering. His 63-yard TD against Iowa State came on about a 2-yard sideline route. His 80-yarder against K-State was on about a 10-yard route. Meanwhile, his 54-yarder against K-State was caught at the 5. I try to avoid hyperbole, but he has started to look more and more like Randy Moss in recent weeks, with great all-around ability and ridiculously long strides. Knowing what he has fought through (a broken wrist early in 2007, followed by a torn-up knee in the Big 12 title game, which required three surgeries and about 18 months of recovery time to get back to 100%), it has been extremely heart-warming to see him come this far. And if he can duplicate what he did against KU in 2007, he could send KU home a loser.

2. Derrick Washington should be able to play against KU after suffering a concussion. Is this significant for MU? Or do you believe the Tigers will mostly stick to their passing game against the Jayhawks?

Derrick Washington is easily MU's most physical back. He really hasn't shown the top-end speed that he showed in the first half of last season, but if it's 3rd-and-2, I'd much rather D-Wash be getting the handoff instead of De'Vion Moore or Kendial Lawrence, both of whom are relatively capable speed backs but aren't bangers. As I mentioned in the preview, Tony Temple's success against KU in 2007 was a very underrated facet of MU's win, and since MU's running game was all but nonexistent for three quarters in last year's game, having Washington is certainly a good thing. KU's D-line has been statistically unimpressive, and if MU can run the ball well, they up their chances of winning considerably.

3. Again, I haven't seen much of the Tigers lately, so what is the scouting report on Blaine Gabbert? What are his greatest strengths? What have other defenses done to slow him down? In what situations is he least effective?

Gabbert's pocket presence is still a work in progress, but he has shown massive improvement in the recent weeks. And for the season, taking the sprained ankle into account (he was not even half the QB against NU, OSU, and Texas), his numbers have potentially been as or more impressive than Chase Daniel's were in 2006. I think KU's best strategy against him will be to confuse him. Mix coverages, mix how many you rush, etc. He has improved by leaps and bounds since the Bowling Green game, when BGSU dropped seven into coverage and he started rushing his throws, feeling a pass rush when there was none, but that's still his biggest weakness. He's got the prettiest deep ball you'll ever see, and if KU's secondary suffers lapses, they'll pay.

4. I expect KU to pass quite a bit in this game, so can you evaluate how MU's pass defense has performed lately? Who are a couple MU defensive players that have emerged as of late?

MU's secondary is extremely matchup- and injury-dependent. They handle bigger, more physical WRs pretty well (the first two quarters against OSU's Hubert Anyiam aside), but they are vulnerable to pure speed. Baylor's Kendall Wright and David Gettis are only decent in terms of route-running and hands, but they are burners, and they burned Mizzou both short and deep. Iowa State had some early luck with the dink-and-dunk passes (Mizzou's defensive philosophy has always been to give large cushions to WRs and allow the short pass, but avoid getting burned deep), but the success only lasted a while because their WRs weren't fast enough to burn Mizzou deep when the Tigers adjusted. This is why Dez Briscoe scares me much more than Kerry Meier does, despite what Meier did at the end of last year's game. Briscoe can get behind them.

Regarding injuries, Mizzou's two biggest breakdowns of the season, in the fourth quarter against Nebraska and the second half against Baylor, both happened when Carl Gettis was injured and on the bench. Gettis is not quite the all-conference caliber CB we thought we had a couple of years ago, but he is by far Mizzou's most steady DB, and with him on the field, Mizzou's secondary is much less vulnerable to breakdowns. Plus, safety Jasper Simmons was injured against Baylor too, which didn't help, as he's been by far Mizzou's best safety. Mizzou's secondary isn't great, and the Briscoe-Meier combo still scares the daylights out of me, but as with most teams, if they are full-strength, they are much, much better.


CRob2006 12 years, 7 months ago

Let's go Hawks! Does anybody know if there is a live stream of this game?

PJ Karasek 12 years, 7 months ago

love the unis. I've wished since we got rid of them that we'd go back to jayhawk helmets. It's probably wishful thinking that they'd stick around. At least we'll be the better dressed team, Mizzou's "revolutionary" new unis are pretty ugly. Hopefully our play is better looking as well.

Lonnie Ross Dillon 12 years, 7 months ago

I grew up with the Jayhawk helmets...I absolutely love the look! Now go kick some mizzou butt!

Kyle Helmer 12 years, 7 months ago

We had the best uniforms in college football and have butchered them. Give me the blue jerseys and silver pants please!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we look like clowns.

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

I think Mangino's trying to shake things up, do something different to pump up the players.

OCJHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

CRob - If not in the network blackout area ESPN 360 will stream it.

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

I prefer the dark blues and crimson we had during MM's first couple years here...But if you are real Jayhawk fan, you gotta love the bird on the side...

As much as I hate to admit...those Mizzou uni's just look like they make you wanna play football... Its like under armor from head to toe...these look a lot more comfortable than the usual jerseys.

CROB- ABC is televising this game in California- I'd imagine its on ABC where ever you are..

CRob2006 12 years, 7 months ago

Unfortunately, I am in New York and my ISP does not subscribe to 360. The game on in the area is Miami v. USF.

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

I'm in milwaukee and my ISP doesn't subscribe to 360 either. damn! is there any other way to see this game?

OCJHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

Search klzr and you should at least get the KU audio feed, if no local sports bar is a KU watch site. Go to the KU ulumni site to search if you want to get out.

NH_JHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

Yet another reason why I sign up for ESPN Full Court. Toward the end of the FB season when they aren't showing any CBB games they are showing CFB games. Today, I'm the beneficiary of a complimentary viewing of the Border War!

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

is there a site that won't make me download a questionable plugin? is 007sports full of spyware or something?

jayhawkboogeyman 12 years, 7 months ago

Bad pass by Reesing. Had McDougald behind coverage. Would have been a TD if Reesing throws the ball deep, instead of 5 yards short.

RunningBeaker84 12 years, 7 months ago

I am watching the game on 007 and seems ok. None of my spyware programs found anything. Saukville Hawk!

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

milwaukeeJAYHAWK (anonymous) says...

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

espn360 won't serve my ISP. thanks, though!

jayhawkinATL 12 years, 7 months ago

I guess the teams are trying to out do each other for worst-looking uniform!!!

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

yeah! c'mon 'hawks! beat those ugly tigers 2 years straight!

Lance Hobson 12 years, 7 months ago

Is the the first lead we've had since our last win?

jayhawkinATL 12 years, 7 months ago

That was a phantom chop-block if I ever saw one!

Jesse Newell 12 years, 7 months ago

strikewso — KU led NU in the fourth quarter.

djgratt59 12 years, 7 months ago

SUPERMAN IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NH_JHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

YES! Biere over the middle for TD! 14-3 KU up.

CRob2006 12 years, 7 months ago

Running Beaker, you are a savior!!! Go Hawks!

jayhawkboogeyman 12 years, 7 months ago

Dez has to make that catch. We had a golden chance to push the lead off the turnover.

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

yeah. we could've been up 21-3, now it's gonna be 14-10. c'mon hawks! get focused!

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

Briscoe sucks!!

That's the second freakin' mistake.

He's not going anywhere. All this talk about him being an NFL pick at this point is laughable!

We gave that touchdown to a sorry fizzou offense...they suck and don't deserve to win this game. KU is giving them a chance!!

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

Brisco redemption!

Meier TD!!

Now let's stop them and not give them another stupid opp for the TD.


Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

Unbelieveable...this QB sucks and KU is allowing him to this yardage!!!

They are going to score.

17-21 KU at half...crap!

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

We all know who they are going to ... Alexsucker!

or QB draw!! hello!

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

Alright, time to calm the team down a little and keep 'em steady

RunningBeaker84 12 years, 7 months ago

My children ask why I get up for any game against Mizzery. I simple tell them that Mizzery is evil.

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

hold on, 'hawks! pile on some points and bury them!

beakem_in_LA 12 years, 7 months ago

I love, love, love having the Jayhawk on the helmet. The most recognizable mascot in the nation, and we put our letters on our helmets? Come on, Kansas, keep the bird on the hat! In any case, almost anything would be better than those hideous MU uniforms. Seriously, what shade is that? Slavery gray?

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

slavery gray? lol

they look like an arena league football team

Chuck Wagstaff 12 years, 7 months ago

Last game of the year, and we still can't tackle!

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

When will Mangino realize they are going to Alexander on every play?????\

Double team him!!!

Why not tie!!!

They're having their way with our D

jayhawkinATL 12 years, 7 months ago

That was a pretty LAME defensive effort!!!!

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

This fizzou QB is not that good!

Once again we are making them look a lot better than they are.

We need to get those 9 pts back!!

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

Come on Reesing and O take care of the ball!!

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

Now we look like the bowl bound KU and the North favorites...ha ha!


Let's go D

jayhawkboogeyman 12 years, 7 months ago

Jesse- Thanks for saying what the penalty was for (roughing center). The idiots on ABC never explained why he got the penalty.

Pinkel was an idiot for going for 2 already. It cost them a timeout and let one of our best players make a huge play and neutralize their momentum.

Andy Godwin 12 years, 7 months ago

KU left the defense in the locker room. Come on. Make some adjustments

garaudia2009 12 years, 7 months ago

Mangino is a Saint!!! until proven innocent. Those guys deserve whatever they get.

okiedave 12 years, 7 months ago

This is so much like last year's game. Everybody on both teams score. Down to the wire.

milwaukeeJAYHAWK 12 years, 7 months ago

c'mon Todd! you're gonna have to keep throwing it if we're gonna win this! i don't know if our D can stop the Mizzou run.

ECHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

At what point does HCMM fire Bowen? Our D is making MU look good!

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

cr@p. We haven't stopped them and now we turned it over.....not good

jayhawkinATL 12 years, 7 months ago

Hold on to the FU*KIN ball, Briscoe!!!!!!!

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

TOUCHDOWN!!!! Oh wait, that was MU. Ok, that's the last time they're going to score on us.

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

14 pts given by Briscoe!!

Thanks Briscoe!!

Let's revoke his scolly!! This is unacceptable.

He is ruining it for the whole team.

jayhawkinATL 12 years, 7 months ago

Our D is looking like a bunch of Catholic school girls!!!!!

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

Ok, here's the plan.....let's keep our offense on the field for as long as possible and then score. We don't have a defense out there right now.

Andy Godwin 12 years, 7 months ago

KU is getting out coached. What has happened.

ECHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

Do we have 11 defenders on the field? Whenever MU catches the ball, there are only 1 or 2 KU guys in the picture...

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

Hey Mangino...let me give you a heads up, they're going to Alexsucker everytime!


Let's get some coverage on him!!

jayhawkinATL 12 years, 7 months ago

Briscoe carries the ball like a loaf of bread!!!!!

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

Sharp? Dang! He's just not big enough to go in the middle.

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

What is up with these announcers? They keep calling KU Mizzou and vice versa. Ok, if we can hold them to a field goal we're still within a score but I don't think we can stop them based on the last two times they've had the ball or is it the last 3?

Chuck Wagstaff 12 years, 7 months ago

We are fundamentally unsound in so many areas, make so many stupid mistakes, and we've gotten worse as the year's progressed. Poor coaching.

Andy Godwin 12 years, 7 months ago

Just like the NU game. Defense collapse.

rockchalkin54 12 years, 7 months ago

Have we played a good 3rd quarter this season?

jayhawkinATL 12 years, 7 months ago

They are going to run it down our throats now!!!!!

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

Ok Mangino, you officially suck!

That is stupid've let him burn you the entire game!!


escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

Missouri is just too damn tough for us this year. It must be the new uniforms giving us gripping problems on tackling them.

Andy Godwin 12 years, 7 months ago

The defense is an absolute joke . The seasons is over.

ECHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

Defense is looking fooled on every play...we can thank Bowen for yet another great set of schemes.

jayhawkboogeyman 12 years, 7 months ago

we will be down 12 shortly. still a 2 possession game if we can somehow come up with a stop. but the defense has just collapsed in the second half. I'm sure it has nothing to do with leaving anthony davis in single coverage on Alexander every single play.

Joe Baker 12 years, 7 months ago

We make Gaybert look like a first round QB draft pick and maybe a Heismann!!

Wow! He makes Colt McCoy look like a pony league QB!! LOL LOL

Gaybert for the Heismann!!!

Alexsucker is the best wide out in the far!! LOL LOL


Have a great holiday season KU fans!!

We play Alcorn St Dec 2!!

Andy Godwin 12 years, 7 months ago

Everyone on the team, players, caoches should be embarrassed. What were they doing at halftime?

ECHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

Perhaps the defensive coaches will "poke" a player or two, so Lew can start an investigation to have them removed...

esque 12 years, 7 months ago

This is exactly why Mangino will shortly be out of a job. This investigation has nothing to do with him being a gaping a-hole. Year in, year out the same things happen over and over again.

Dustin Engelken 12 years, 7 months ago

I don't comment on here much, and I hate to join the chorus of "fire the coach" fans, but seriously, if Clint Bown is back as the Defensive Coordinator next year, then this will be my last wasted afternoon with KU Football. I think Mangino had them ready to play today, and I think Warriner has called a pretty good game, but the defense is an absolute joke. I don't know why I'm suprised anymore by our defensive collapses, but this is pitiful.

Jonathan Briles 12 years, 7 months ago

I am now in full support of Mangino being fired. Why would you have anyone but your best cover guy on their best receiver? Even then why would he be in single coverage. This is horrible coaching and even in a game like this, this team looks soooo uninspired. They play so slow and its not about the speed. It is so painful to watch this team play. There is not a lack of skill on this team there is a lack of motivation and coaching. I hope we can get rid of this staff and keep a lot of our players. This team has such great potential and upside. For those thinking that 2007 was a flash and that we are back in the gutter your wrong. This team is filled with young talent, speed, and athleticism. If we can get coaches to motivate those players and get them to show that talent on the field then this team still has a lot of potential.

Justin LoBurgio 12 years, 7 months ago


Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Its those soldier uni's! They got less weight! Mizzou's gonna take it over...

"Mangino puts up 2 sassaches (sausages), get it to Meier!

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

YEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Now please please please stop MU on this drive! Who should we get as our new Defensive Coordinator?

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

I think those uniforms are too slippery to grip

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

"Perhaps the defensive coaches will "poke" a player or two, so Lew can start an investigation to have them removed..."

Ha ha ha...great comment ECHawk!

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

please please please 3 and out! or better yet, force the turnover!

jyhawksean 12 years, 7 months ago

HOW MANY TIMES do teams start drives on the 40-50 yard line against us this year?

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

UFB!! What are the odds of a kick like that

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Nice fair catch on a ball that lands on the 14...rolls to the .5 yrd line

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

What a stupid 2nd down call. Rell up the middle

shawk13 12 years, 7 months ago

Here we go O-Line, here we go. clap clap

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Briscoe is a stud...I wonder if he is gonna fumble once more to keep his bet on Mizzou... Don't do it, Dezmond. Muck Fizzou....RELL LEWIS WOW LOOKIN LIKE BARRY SANDERS ON THAT ONE.

Justin LoBurgio 12 years, 7 months ago

OK.....defense......again...... n o s c o r e s

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

Let's run out the clock and seal it with a touchdown!

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

now we oh sh!t. Can we give the game away!

Chuck Wagstaff 12 years, 7 months ago

Possibly the most idiotic play calling in the history of the game.

Justin LoBurgio 12 years, 7 months ago

Bye Mangino.....great series. Epic failure.

rastameta 12 years, 7 months ago

Typical Mangino....terrible play calling. That is why he needs to go.

Steve Gantz 12 years, 7 months ago

Professor_Fate have you been paying attention to KU football for the previous century or so?!!!

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Terrible play call. Seriously?? We're up 1 and I feel like we don't stand a chance. Gonna try that again... Nice to know you Mangino, GOOD BYE! Thanks but no they say down in L.A.

rastameta 12 years, 7 months ago

They are going to run out the clock and kick a field goal.

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

let him score fools! Now they'll run out the clock and we will have no time left to try to score

Justin LoBurgio 12 years, 7 months ago

Don't even let Mangino or Bowen get on the bus.

djgratt59 12 years, 7 months ago

There's something about a mustard seed and we should all pray now..

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

we better score a touchdown if we get the ball back

ECHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

Why let 15 seconds go, and then call a TO?

shawk13 12 years, 7 months ago

Game's not over quite yet but on a positive note O-line is showing promise, Rell+Opurum should be good, and if Pick is decent we may have a pretty good offense next year.

Ed Fox 12 years, 7 months ago

Jesse are you nuts? That safety was a huge deal. Now a fieldgoal loses it for you. Get your head in it too.

ECHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

oh, never mind, time went back on the clock.

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

F)cking stupid bs play calling. Merry X-Mas to Pinkel and the Tiggers

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Thanks for bringing our program from 2-10 and not standing a chance when you first took over in 2002 Mangino. I was there as a Freshman with you in '02...and know that the time I left in '06 it was a different atmosphere. For that on this weekend I give thanks...

But between the playcalling and the incredible dissapointment called the 2009 season, with your most talented hyped team, and we do worse than last year?? The investigation is a sidepoint, we can't get over the hump, and if he stays our program will be hurt more in the future than if he goes.. Thanks for the memories this Thxgiving big guy... It's apparent that it is time for a change.

Justin LoBurgio 12 years, 7 months ago

Fitting up the 'ol office Mangino. You earned this one.

rastameta 12 years, 7 months ago

Worst team in the Big 12 North and maybe entire Big 12. That is terrible.

shawk13 12 years, 7 months ago

I think I heard "Thanks for throwing the game and letting your seniors down Coach M" from Pinkel at midfield.

WilburNether 12 years, 7 months ago

Mangino is the most stupid football coach on the planet.

mandomax 12 years, 7 months ago

How do you not run that ball out of the endzone? Three straight passing plays, 8 seconds off the clock, resulting in a safety? It's not safe to throw ONE pass from your own 1 yard line.


See you next year, minus some of our recruits scared off by the Mangino fiasco.

jayhawkinATL 12 years, 7 months ago

Mangino should be fired after that last offensive possession. The better news is that Bowen will be leaving with him!!!!!!!

KuKain 12 years, 7 months ago

Get rid of coaching staff, get rid of Briscoe....scrap this whole team.

Steve Gantz 12 years, 7 months ago

At least we have a potentially undefeated season, potentially NC basketball team to soothe our wounds. Can't say the same about misery.

FlaHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

KU lost the agame with poor clock manaagment (again). Nice try by Coach MM to give up an intentional safety for better field position!

Too many arm tackles and blow coverage, no pass rush and no running game. What is new with KU football!!

Can't wait for the cream puffs next year!!

jayhawkboogeyman 12 years, 7 months ago

Well that was pretty much the perfect ending to the Mangino era. After that final possession there is no doubt he is gone. I don't understand how a team this talented can beat themselves 6 weeks in a row (except the Texas loss, where we had no chance anyway).

Dirk Medema 12 years, 7 months ago

So so so so sadly self-destructive. And as much by the coaches as the players. The announcers called it right in the middle of the 3rd - a snapshot of the entire season.

Jeremy LeMaster 12 years, 7 months ago

Ship him out. He did a great job getting the program to where it is now. We need some new blood to take us further.

That was terrible! Reesing should have audibled to a run. Whats the worst that would have happened? You have to know that the coach is screwing the pooch (if he could even find the pooch).

babyjay1 12 years, 7 months ago

Mangino should be FIRED before the bus leaves Arrowhead! What a complete IDIOT!!!!! We had the game won... I have never been so disappointed in my life! I was so PROUD of the team for how hard they played in this game and he took that away from them. Yes, I know Briscoe screwed up 2x and yes I know that Reesing got a Safety ,etc..... THIS loss was on Mangino - worst end of game playcalling I have ever seen. I can't WAIT to see who our next coach is and it will be better, Lew can and WILL do better!!!!!!!!

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

We win 4 games versus D2 / $#!+ schools and Only Beat Iowa State???? WE WERE FAVORED TO WIN THE BIG 12 NORTH!!!! AND MIZZOU MAY BE THE TEAM ENDING UP WITH 9 WINS THIS YEAR?

Who would have thought Mizzou would be 8-4 with losing ALL the guys that they did, and KU would be 5-7- only beating Iowa State (barely at home)...

It's time...It's time for all the Mangino's supporters to even admit it. This isn't about a poke anymore, it isn't about the investigation anymore. We are 5-7. Mizzou is 8-4...Mizzou lost so many guys last year, we practically returned our entire offense besides a TE, and entire DL and Secondary.

Lance Hobson 12 years, 7 months ago

Maybe hiring woman to conduct a football investigation isn't so wrong, considering our defense plays like girls. This is an easy call, dump Bowen and keep MM.

stuckinchanute 12 years, 7 months ago

Thanks for some great memories seniors. Too bad that bad play calling ruined it for us. Good luck in the future and thanks for the great years (minus this one).

Dustin Engelken 12 years, 7 months ago

In spite of the questionable calls on the last possession, I think the offensive coaching staff did a pretty decent job this game. I, for one, hope to see the big man back on the sidelines next year although it looks like thats probably a long shot at this point. Thank you to the senior class, and thank you coach for everything over the years. Now its officially basketball season...

rastameta 12 years, 7 months ago

A better head coach and coaching staff would have had this team at 10-2 or 11-1 this season. No doubt about it.

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Mangin's play calling is 100% of the reason for this season being such a dissapointment.

okjhok 12 years, 7 months ago

Thanks for everything, seniors. Tough season, but the last three years have been great. I've got a lot of great memories thanks to you guys, especially you, Sparky!

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Strikewso (anonymous) says... Maybe hiring woman to conduct a football investigation isn't so wrong, considering our defense plays like girls. This is an easy call, dump Bowen and keep MM.

Wow Strike Wso...We should keep Mangino so he can hire guys like Bowen again, huh?


Are you on crack, sir?

FlaHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

Great time to retool the program. 7 losses in a row. Play easier schedule next year. Rebuild the offense and find some defensive players/coach. Bring back Bill Young!

Lew pull the trigger and save a buy out NOW!

Andy Godwin 12 years, 7 months ago

Why would either of the coaches from Cincy or TCU want the KU job?

FlaHawk 12 years, 7 months ago

What a terriffic game by Todd Reesing. 498 yards passing and 4 TDs. Best game since last MU game for Todd.

Thanks for the memories!!


Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

It's way more than our defense, buddy...It's more like our offense, defense, coaching, play calling, style of coaching, not to mention the investigation, oh yea and I forgot to mention...the investigation's effect on recruiting.

Let me guess Mangino fans..this one was Briscoe's fault? Or wait, no it was REESING's FAULT for getting that safety wasn't it? Get a clue, you goofy homers.

babyjay1 12 years, 7 months ago

Oh, and on the off chance that any players actually read this... THANK YOU to all the Seniors!!! I have SO loved watching you all! I will miss Reesing's infamous pump and was glad to see it a few times today. Kerry Meier ROCKS! He was so awesome today! Glad to see Sharp look healthier today and play a good game. It will be fun to see what next year brings but I am grateful on this Thanksgiving weekend for the last several years of fun KU football! thanks guys - Rock Chalk :)

JamesA 12 years, 7 months ago

The KU program is about to go back into cellar of the big XII. This game might have just made briscoe a 1st rounder in the draft and with a, most likely, restructuring of the coaching staff and senior class leaving, it's going to be bad for a few years, guys.

 We will be back.  We have the facilities and the exposure that it will only be a matter of time.  It just sucks that the season that should've been memorable is going to remembered by a COMPLETE collapse in the coaching staff when our kids played their hearts out.  The players deserved this win so much more than mizzou.

Kip Reiserer 12 years, 7 months ago

great try for a team coming off of six straight losses. It'll be good to see a fresh face at head coach next season

jmason 12 years, 7 months ago

I am not in the Fire Mangino camp but if they do, there is only one logical answer. Hire Nolan Cromwell. He is a KU football legend and he has had a good coaching career in the NFL and now as OC at Texas A&M. He knows what it is like to play at KU and what is would take in the Big XII. I loved this senior class and wish they could have gone out on a better note.

rastameta 12 years, 7 months ago

JamesA, have you looked at the standings recently? We ARE in the cellar of the Big 12 as of today!!

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

JamesA (anonymous) says... The KU program is about to go back into cellar of the big XII. This game might have just made briscoe a 1st rounder in the draft and with a, most likely, restructuring of the coaching staff and senior class leaving, it's going to be bad for a few years, guys.

How? We just had the best recruiting class in the history of KU last year, meaning most of them redshirted this year and will play next year...I'd put a lot of money on us having a better record given the schedule we will play.

How? Briscoe fumbled twice...he was already 2nd team All-America Wide Reciever meaning he was DEFINETLY a 1st Rd pick given the immediate impact of recievers in the NFL game... If anything this game hurt Briscoe's draft stock by showing his vulnerability to fumble.

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Go back to the cellar?? Uh we are in the cellar right now with our most talented TEAM in the last 40 years...We can only go up from here, buddy!

Clarence Haynes 12 years, 7 months ago

Jusst could not figure out what MM and friends were thinking. Lewis had a couple of good runs earlier and instead of passing, we should have tried to rush our way out of the hole. That would have given us some space, but more important we could have taken a minute off of the clock. Strange. Logic defied!

FlaHawk...Don't think that A&M will be a cream puff next year and OSU is recruiting well. We will have to play hard to beat both teams.

Steve Brown 12 years, 7 months ago

I have thought until now that his weight is off limits but his idiotic brain is not, fire the tub of lard now, don't let him back on campus, make the idiot walk home.

That last series is one for the ages. You fool, half my groups says you threw the game on Purpose, I disagree you aren't that bright....

Get off my campus. you low life jerk, go beat up other schools people...

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Go back to the cellar he says! We're all alone at the bottom of the cellar by 2 FULL games...Iowa state even has 3 conference wins!

JBurtin 12 years, 7 months ago


Sometimes things get so bad that you just have to laugh.

I was ready to move on to a new coach after this year, but I still had a soft spot for Mangino that was tugging at me. I've seen some pretty good football the last few years from his teams.

After watching this game. . .I can't wait to find out who the new coach is going to be.

I can't name a single pee-wee football coach that wouldn't have known what to do with 3 minutes left in the game and a 3 point lead.

Run the ball 3 times and the likely worst case scenario is that you gain enough to get off a punt and leave a young quarterback with a minute thirty to drive down field. At that point a field goal would have only tied and they would have needed a touchdown to win outright.

As it turns out. . .Bill Young was the real head coach all along. I say we bring him back and this time pay him the right amount to cover his head coaching duties.

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago




jayhawkintexas 12 years, 7 months ago

Whatever support I had for Mangino before is now gone. Thanks for coaching, Mark. Go get some anger management counseling, hire a personal trainer and good luck in whereever you go. Todd, Kerry, Darrell and other seniors, thank you for the memories and your dedication to KU. I hope you enjoyed your time on the HIll and I wish you the very best in your future careers.

I hope we keep the same uniforms next year--they looked good.

Steve Brown 12 years, 7 months ago

Tubby just said after the game, "it's not Briscoe's fault we lost the game," how dare you, bring up his name after your calls....

YOU sack of shi)). No it's not his fault is't your play calling, you idiot, you aren't worthy to tie briscoes shoes. I cant' see the screen I'm so boiling mad.

Last series we had ball up 3 with 2.50 left in game and 15 seconds later they have the ball due to your strategy. I was rooting for MU in the last series because if you are custer you deserve to get scalped.

These seniors deserved much better.....Shelly Sue, where are the MM defenders now, see his last 7 games, 100% losses we are in the cellar where he deserves.

NO where to go but up from this whole group says MM blew the game on purpose as he didn't want a temp coach to take them to the bowl game.

jmason 12 years, 7 months ago

Please keep the Helmets!!! They reminded me of the Frank Sauer, Kerwin Bell, Willie Pless days!

hawksince51 12 years, 7 months ago

I'm now a FORMER MM supporter!! Blowing an MU game by-- 1. only putting one guy back on that last punt and giving him the safe (no catch) signal; and 2. the play calling from the end zone--was the last straw. Time to bring in fresh blood and see if we can, once again, try to build a respectable football program. TG for Dr. Naismith.

babyjay1 12 years, 7 months ago

JBurtin - totally agree. I wasn't a MM hater until today. I thought he should be let go because it was too late and too much had been said and done... NOW, I can't stand the man. That game belonged to our team and the Seniors and he gave it away. I have never been so angry because of play calling - this was so utterly disgusting that I can't WAIT to get a new head coach. I'm so mad I'm probably repeating myself..... URGGHHHHHHH

Steve Brown 12 years, 7 months ago

Lew this is your fault for leaving tubby on the coach staff for this game...he's an idiot...... we owned the result until your strategy of one touchback and field goal for them sank us...

walk home you turb

Steve Brown 12 years, 7 months ago

don't let him on the bus don't let him on the bus don'[t let him on the bus....

Christopher Hauser 12 years, 7 months ago


"it's not Briscoe's fault we lost the game,"

You are right he did say that but it was in response to the interviewer bringing up Briscoe's "mixed bag of a day." I think HCMM should be gone and will be gone but I dont think he threw Briscoe under the bus on this one. He also said Briscoe put us in a position to win.

nettiepie 12 years, 7 months ago

Thanks to the players--especially the seniors and their effort this year in spite of how it went. And thanks for Coach M for all you've done to bring interest and excitement back to KU football. It's been a good ride. Good luck in whatever next year brings you.

Christopher Hauser 12 years, 7 months ago

By the way, loved the Jayhawk back on the side of the helmet. I forgot how good it looks. I like the KU letters in trajan font on the side of the helmet but the Jayhawk looks better.

Brennan Keller 12 years, 7 months ago

the coaching staff has got to go! I appreciate all the hard work from the coaches, especially Mark Mangino. They will always be remembered as the coaches who got KU over the "hump" and also winning the Orange Bowl. I have a feeling that after this loss and the terrible play calling by the coaching staff (which is why we lost the game tonight) that Lew has come to a decision about getting rid of mangino.

Lew has a big decision to make over the next few months and lets all pray that we get a coach that will lead KU to Big 12 title contention year-after-year as well as a chance to play in the National Championship.

I'm already looking forward to next year! So, I decided to make a way, way to early guess about KU's starting offense, Defense, and Specialists. Here it is:

Offense starting lineup: 2009-2010

LT-Tanner Hawkinson-SO LG-Brad Thorson-SR C-Jeremiah Hatch-JR RG-Sal Capra-SR RT-Jeff Spikes-JR TE-Tim Biere-JR WR-Johnathan Wilson-SR WR-Bradley McDougald-SO WR-Dezmon Briscoe-SR (assuming he stays one more year very unlikely) if not then im going to go with Tertavian Ingram-SR QB-Kale Pick-SO RB-Toben Opurum-SO and Rell Lewis-JR

Defense Starting Lineup: 2009-2010

LE-Quintin Woods-SR LT-Jamal Greene-SR RT-John Williams-SO RE-Jake Laptad-SR LB-Drew Dudley-SR and Justin Springer-SR LB-Huldon Tharp-SO NB-Ryan Murphy-JR LC-D.J Beshears-SO and Daymond Patterson-JR SS-Phillip Strozier-SR FS-Lubbock Smith-SO RC-Chris Harris-SR

Specialists: 2009-2010

P-Alonso Rojas-SR PK-Jacob Branstetter-SR LS-Jake Laptad-SR H-Johnathan Wilson-SR KR-Dezmon Briscoe (if he stays) or Bradley Mcdougald-SO PR-Daymond Patterson-JR

OK that does it let me know what you guys think!

lovemyhawks 12 years, 7 months ago

i don't think i've EVER had a game make me SOOOOOOOOO mad...... that was absolutely pathetic......... a great start then some questionable calls and costly fumbles but then a GREAT TD and 2 point conversion to tie it back up. if we could have just FINISHED the next drive with 7 instead of 3 i would have felt much better but 3 may have still worked with proper coaching. everyone in america knew we had to run the ball and the clock and what do we do??????? i could NOT believe it ............ i do question whether mangino decided to make the decision easier on firing him ........ i was a supporter but that was the final straw and i'm sure he is total history now and maybe that's what we needed. i feel horrible for the seniors and briscoe. briscoe DID cost us dearly today but he also did some wonderful things too and put us right back in it. this game was HUGE for them and HUGE for all us fans and we had it in the palm of our hands more than once and the coaching just KILLED us at the end. WHAT WAS HE THINKING?????? maybe he wasn't ........ guess it was his farewell decision and it sure was a poor one. my blood pressure is still sky rocketed........ simply unbelievable!!!!! bring on the #1 basketball team.......... i'm ready for some more hoops!! thanks for the great memories reesing, meier, sharp and briscoe....... sorry it had to end so badly...... and hey, i like the nolan cromwell idea....... i was in school when he was there...... i watched him break his leg in that oklahoma game...... he might be a great answer to all our problems and keep the recruits wanting to come!!

Kevin Long 12 years, 7 months ago

That was some terrible play calling at the end. No matter how you cut it, 7 losses in a row when you are supposed to win the North is not ok. Goodbye Mangino and thanks for the memories.

Clint Bowen is the worst excuse for a defensive coach I have ever seen! That defense is just a joke.

hawkone 12 years, 7 months ago

I agree the play calling on that last possession was absolutely horrible and I am not here to defend anyone. However, I am embarrassed as a life long KU fan to be associated by all of you. It was a hard fought game that didn't go our way and you cannot blame one single possession for the loss of the game. We ended the second quarter flat and gave them the momentum and control of the game. Then made no adjustments on defense coming out of the half and Mizzou continued to take advantage of our defense. We had ALOT of dropped passes and yes unfortunately some very poor play calling on last possession. They outplayed and outcoached us. Enough said. If you disagree and you will, I could care less. I am shocked the players played so well at all after the fans abandoned them and then went on a witch hunt. I am proud of them for playing with heart these last two games because they definitely didnt play well due to fan support. I guess the positive to Mangino being in the spotlight now is it gave you all someone other than Reesing to blame for the down fall of KU. No kid deserves the BS that adult fans gave him. Respect is obviously not in the vocabulary of many. Fickle on the other hand is.

GoBigRed1 12 years, 7 months ago

Here's a thought ... maybe ya'll can rehire BuggerNose. BWA HA HAAA

areyouserious 12 years, 7 months ago


you are the only "real" ku fan right?....................d-bag

you are just as ridiculous as all the MM backers on here all week!

Christopher Hauser 12 years, 7 months ago

If you guys get to watch the Stanford vs. ND game tonight, check out Stanfords running back. He is a Riggins throw back (the best way I can describe him). He is a fun runner to watch, very powerful.

babyjay1 12 years, 7 months ago

GoBigRed - are you for real? Nebraska fans really have nothing better to do than worry about what WE are doing... Generally, I root for ALL Big 12 teams in bowl games because I want a good showing from the Big 12. This year, I won't be rooting for NU because of fans like you... I don't even see any MU fans here being obnoxious! It's always NU.... Yes, we had a bad year and guess what, next year will come anyway and yes, we should have a new coach. So, guess what, we'll come after you again next year and win or lose, we'll still be Jayhawks, which is an awesome thing to be!

djgratt59 12 years, 7 months ago

Big Red - go stick some corn up your a$$..

lovemyhawks 12 years, 7 months ago

i will always be one of the biggest jayhawk supporters around..... i love my hawks good or bad but this was a very tough season and a horrible ending to an already lost run. i believed in mangino the best i could and gave him lots of credit and yes, we should have put the tigers away long before that final 3 minutes BUT that was horrendous play calling in a very winnable situation and i see no excuse for it at all. jayhawks are the best and this one killed me along with the other 6 we lost. i thought we could go out big today and it started like we would and that's what makes it hurt even worse. nebraska fans need to stay on their own sites and away from us. when i was in school they were the very worst fans to EVER come to town and you must have been one of them.......

yates33333 12 years, 7 months ago

Reesing is a winner. Too bad he had to go out this way. He will long be remembered by KU fans as one of the best, if not the best, as a KU quarterback. The same, one of the best, could be said of Stuckey, Meier, Sharp, and Briscoe. Good Luck to them all.

GoBigRed1 12 years, 7 months ago

Wah freakin wah. boo hoo hoo. KU still sucks. So goes the lives of the squaks everywhere.


babyjay1 12 years, 7 months ago

Sorry BigRed, but you are the one who sucks. I'm sure not all NU fans are horrible but you and a few others give a BAD name to NU! Oh well, very glad I'm a Jayhawk! You and your other pathetic friends can hang around our site all you want! Jayhawk Nation ROCKS compared to being a husker.

jhokfan 12 years, 7 months ago


Why don't you find that ship of sailors that slept with your mom so you can find out who your daddy is. You can catch up on lost time and won't feel compelled to make an a$$ of yourself.

luckyguy 12 years, 7 months ago

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Billy Derringer 12 years, 7 months ago

GOBIGRED1 will you sitll come back on here and talk smack after we kill you in hoops?

jhokfan 12 years, 7 months ago


Thank for your semi-literate diatribe but it’s time to pull out the record book.

Kansas vs. Missouri Football 55-54-9

Kansas vs. Missouri Basketball Is it really worth looking up? You’re hopelessly behind and will never catch up.

Kansas vs. Missouri Civil Wars 1-0-0

liver42 12 years, 7 months ago

CaliHawk33 (anonymous) says... Strikewso (anonymous) says... Maybe hiring woman to conduct a football investigation isn't so wrong, considering our defense plays like girls. This is an easy call, dump Bowen and keep MM.

Wow Strike Wso...We should keep Mangino so he can hire guys like Bowen again, huh?

We should fire the defensive coordinator after we return our entire offense and score 5 td's in our previous 6 games coming into this one?

Are you on crack, sir?

CaliHawk, go back down the street and get yourself some more "medicinal marijuana" and stop attacking others' opinions. MM has employed an offensive coordinator that is responsible for the bulk of the play calling, so maybe both he and Bowen should be gone. Also, this isn't the most talent KU has had on a team in its history. This defense was VERY suspect going into the season and the offense had over-achieved for the last 3 years, plus there was no real threat of a running game against any solid defense. Kudos to these seniors and the coaching staff for what they've accomplished in the last 4+ years. Fire MM now and we revert back to the post-Mason days...sucking for a decade.

babyjay1 12 years, 7 months ago

Wow Luckyguy... what are you lucky in? You are the most angry person I've seen post in a long time! For someone whose team just won a game, you sure are miserable! Sorry, but the Jayhawk Nation will remain proud and we'll keep enjoying our awesome school. You can have all the nastiness and keep it in Columbia. We know we are a better school, prettier girls, better campus, better academics, much better basketball, football that has done it's share of damage to your school and we'll see you again next year. Hope you feel better about yourself by then! Have a great day

Billy Derringer 12 years, 7 months ago

luckyguy-you got all that info from one game givin to you from are former coach?--what the hell are you talking about, how many big 12 football or basketballl titles do you have? so STFU-- and get off this board o thats right mu doesnt have a place to gloat they have to come to are house how sad --mu fans are only alive because it is illegal to shoot them

Yakihawk 12 years, 7 months ago

Who even thinks of taking the time to register on an opposing message board just to kick up dust?

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago


liver42 (anonymous) says...CaliHawk, go back down the street and get yourself some more "medicinal marijuana" and stop attacking others' opinions.

LOL!!! (why don't you just say "Don't F*ing swear")

YOU JUST ATTACKED MY QUOTE After saying don't attack other's opinion's....

Uhmm sorry Liver, unlike you I backed my argument with facts...

Apparently your IQ is too miniscule to comprehend the difference, so here it is: An argument has factual basis behind opinion doesn't. Go to school, then your sorry "opinion" - with no factual basis might stand some relevance!

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Good try. Keep failing at life. The mayor smokes weed in your town of Lawrence! Wow, such hypocrasy!

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Ya, I am for Jayhawk nation and want my team to do best...

but if someone is gonna say only fire the defensive coordinator obvious decision...after we score 5 tds in 6 games...

Sorry bud, I expect a lot more out of my fanbase...and I will let them know maybe you won't like it. But if you have knowledge you know better than to come at a real fan like me.

Brandon Hull 12 years, 7 months ago

Utter disaster. Implosion. Listening to the post-game press conference, Mangino doesn't take responsibility for this at all, either. Very surprised to hear almost no journalist pressing him on that.

But boy, can he take credit for comforting 99% of his players during all of their life challenges.

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 7 months ago

Quite obviously you fall into the "disgrace of a football fan, I don't even understand the rulebook", jayhawk "FAN"...or you wouldn't say that. Stay home next year db you won't be missed...a true hater...o sorry I forgot its en vogue and "cool" to hate on california...remember you wouldn't be on here if it wasn't for some nerd in Cali a few decades ago.

Annette Lee 12 years, 7 months ago

Well this game went a lot like six of the last seven..I feel for the seniors..

escaped_labrat 12 years, 7 months ago

Go Texas, turn the huskers into maize! Predictions? 69 to 10 Texas wins in a laugher

Steve Brown 12 years, 7 months ago

hours after the game, I still can't see straight, you idiot. Mark threw the game. His agent must have had a large wqager on someone. MM tired to win by only one point but it backfired on him. Turd. I can't understand how he could have made those last series calls, when the yardage wasn't the goal the TIME was the only GOAL< we were ahead, not behind. all we needed was to eat up clock, not yardage.

TERMINATE HIM BEFORE SUNRISE> strike his name from all future media guides.

on the radio interview after the game he threw two kids under the bus. He said "don't blame Briscoe for losing the game." what a leader, if you meant that then do NOT say it. DOn't single out a player in apparant defense of him, it's like saying don't blame custer for losing our 7trh calvary after ordering him into the valley.

when asked why he had such an unexpected mid season conf. losing streak, any ideas, he said, "Well we had a QB that had a few injuries and couldn't throw with any leverage, but don't blame Todd he played with the bad groin, he is tough." You are the coach if he was injured it was your job to get in a healthy replacment. To single him out shows you're chicken poop.

Even if you didn't abuse verbally and pysically threaten a whole host of staff & interns serving the ath. dept. many that are around you and are not on the team, you should be fired for pretending to be a football coach.

then on the post game radio you were asked if you had any regrets, you took a breath and then shared, (so telling) you know when I was hired I was told that this program needed strict adherence to the rules and some heavy discipline. hey pal you don't get to say this past week, I've done nothing wrong and wouldn't change a thing and then today say well I was hired to bring in a heavy goof, select one path or the other and take it - you don't get both.

Lew terminate him sunday so that the folks afraid of him will no longer be hestitant to speak with Lori, you know who I mean. If someone renews next season tix this monday and Mark is still coach, they should get 100 not 20 bonus williams fund points.

where are his defenders now.

KU_Alumn_2000 12 years, 7 months ago

I can't express how devestating of a loss this was. To me it's devestating because I attended KU from 1996 - 2000. After growing up and experiencing so many bad KU teams...then going to college and witnessing it for ourselves...the Mangino era means a lot to people in my generation.

So many memories like going to Miami and winning the Orange Bowl. Or watching KU beat Nebraska 76 - 39. Watching a 5 ft 9 gunslinger gain national attention out of no where. Remembering all of Kerry Meier's clutch 3rd down catches...and the big catch last year against Mizzou in the snow. Watching Coach Mangino win the 2007 Coach of the Year...and seeing how excited our fanbase were while tailgating on campus. Man when I was in college...we could care less about tailgating before football games. There was nothing to be excited about. I always enjoyed listening to Coach Mangino's press conferences...the guy is very intelligent. Hell...even I've learned a lot from the guy about how to live life and handle adversity.

Coach Mangino - What ever happens...thank you for the memories...and developing this football program from scratch. Coach Allen left you with Div 2 talent...and you eventually made something of it.

Also a big thanks to guys like Kerry Meier, Todd Reesing, Darrel Stucky, and Jake Sharp. Can't forget about McAnderson and Talib. It's been awesome to witness your successes.

troutsee 12 years, 7 months ago

I hate Texas. I seldom root for them, but I root for any team that plays the big red.

Gene Jackson 12 years, 7 months ago

That was the most pathetic, disheartening end to an otherwise very exciting and entertaining game. It has been 5+ hours since the game and I am still very upset with how this played out and the play calling at the end - almost as if we wanted to hand the victory to Missouri. Hey, run a few plays that don't eat up any time. Then have our quarterback run it right down the middle. Oh, by the way, here is your ball to do what you want to do with it. - - still sick over this - --

Steve Brown 12 years, 7 months ago

when you get back to lawrence I trust all the stuff in your office is neatly in bags in the parking lot loading zone where you illegally parked 24 times, only 40 ft. from your reserved parking spot, where you verbally abused and physically threatened a min. wage, non team student doing their job writing you ticketts, that you never paid.

then when you yell at top of your lungs to the intern student, don't you know who I am, she can yell back at your, yes, the man that can't win a game with a 3 pt. lead, 1st down, and the ball with 2.58 seconds left on the clock.

and you can yell back, but it's the parents 18 yrs. of faulty training that I just couldn't have overcome and you may not know it but they hired me to bring discipline to the program.

not once did you take responsibility for poor preparation or poor play calling, not your fault - are they picking on you again tubby.

I believed in your, keep sawing wood, hope is not a strategy, I was your fan, and today with the blankets off I see you were a fraud.

Goodbye, see you on Leach staff when we play Tech. He gets better parental training from his kids.

Steve Brown 12 years, 7 months ago

I picked a bad day to give up drinking.

Paul Rupp 12 years, 7 months ago

Was/am a defender of MM for his style of coaching and ability to ID talent in the raw---don't fire him for that. But the play calling and the constant amateurish work of his assistants--that is enough.

Benjamin Piehler 12 years, 7 months ago

beating mizzou was his only shot at keeping the gig i think. that being said I went and it was fun, despite watching the hawks get dismantled again.

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