Scores

Final

Nebraska 39

(4-6, 1-5 Big Ten)

Kansas 76

(9-0, 5-0 Big 12)

12:30 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Memorial Stadium, LAWRENCE, KS

1 2 3 4 T
NEB 14 10 7 839
KU 21 27 21 776

Top Performers

Passing: T. Reesing (KU) - 354 YDS, 6 TD

Rushing: B. McAnderson (KU) - 25 CAR, 119 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: M. Purify (NEB) - 7 REC, 158 YDS, 3 TD

Reesing's school-record six TDs lead Jayhawks' rout of Huskers

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- No. 8 Kansas is having so much fun in the present, the Jayhawks can't be bothered with their mostly forgettable past.

For Nebraska, the present keeps getting worse.

Todd Reesing threw a school-record six touchdown passes and Kansas clobbered Nebraska 76-39 on Saturday. The Jayhawks kept themselves in the national championship picture while rolling up the most points ever scored against the hapless Huskers in their 117-year football history.

Laying Down
Nebraska Cornhuskers

With a 76-39 loss to Kansas on Saturday, Nebraska passed the school record for most points allowed in a season in school history ... and there are still two games remaining for the Cornhuskers.

Year Total pts. PPG
2007 359 35.9
2002 335 23.9
2004 298 27.1
1948 273 27.3

It was only the second victory for Kansas in the last 39 games against Nebraska, which appears to be coming to pieces in the fourth season of embattled coach Bill Callahan.

"People continue to look at the past history, and the past records teams have had against us," said Reesing, who was 30 of 41 for 354 yards. "That has no effect on us. It's a whole new season. You can't just look in the past. Our team doesn't. We're a whole new team."

Reesing shattered Kansas' single-season record with 23 touchdown passes and directed touchdown drives on 10 straight possessions as the Jayhawks (9-0, 5-0 Big 12) went to 9-0 for the first time since 1908.

Nebraska (4-6, 1-5) lost its fifth straight for the first time since 1958 while interim athletic director Tom Osborne watched from a pressbox suite. Osborne, who coached Nebraska to three of its five national championships, replaced Steve Pederson when Pederson was fired following a 45-14 loss at home to Oklahoma State. Osborne spoke briefly to Callahan following the game but declined to meet with reporters.

"There's really no words to explain this loss. They out-executed us in all phases today," said Callahan. "We are just going to keep working. As coaches, we are just going to keep working, coaching, and motivating. We need to help the players get through this because this is a tough time for us."

Kansas coach Mark Mangino admits the Jayhawks are exceeding even his expectations.

"I thought we had a chance to have a really good football team," he said. "Those kids have stepped up and developed and here we are."

Brandon McAnderson ran for 119 yards and tied a school record with four rushing TDs for Kansas, which was picked fourth in the Big 12 North.

"Coach Mangino has instilled an attitude us this is KU 2007," McAnderson said. "When you put it like that, history doesn't matter. Put up against us, there's been a lot of history how, `You guys haven't won road games, you haven't beaten them, or them.' There's all kinds of stats about when you can't do something. But history doesn't matter."

The previous record for points given up by Nebraska was 70, to Texas Tech on Oct. 9, 2004 -- Callahan's fifth game as coach.

"You would never think a team would score 76 on you," Nebraska safety Bryan Wilson said. "We came in with a good scheme. We thought we could take advantage against them in some areas."

The average score in Kansas-Nebraska games from 1971-2000 was 47-7 and only once since 1974 had Kansas even come into the game with the better record. Yet, this year the unbeaten Jayhawks were 20-point favorites.

Playing before a Memorial Stadium record crowd of 51,910, Kansas scored on its last seven possessions of the first half and its first three of the second.

In what must be another embarrassing note for Nebraska, Reesing could be in line to become the fifth player in a row named Big 12 offensive player of the week after playing the Huskers.

Reesing, a sophomore who has not thrown an interception in his last 128 attempts, still has not lost as a college starter. He threw touchdown passes of 13 yards to Kerry Meier, 26 yards to Jake Sharp, 5 yards to Marcus Henry and 13 yards to Dezmon Briscoe as Kansas roared to a 48-24 halftime lead, setting a record for most points against the Huskers in the first two quarters.

Virtually as unstoppable in the second half as he had been in the first, and playing until only a few minutes remained on the game clock, Reesing connected with Briscoe on touchdown strikes of 14 and 9 yards in the second half. McAnderson scored on runs of 2, 9, 1 and 6 yards.

"It was obviously one of those games you're never going to forget," Reesing said. "Any time you can score over 70 points on a great team like Nebraska, it's unbelievable. We're ecstatic."

Joe Ganz, making his first start at quarterback for Nebraska following the season-ending injury last week to Sam Keller, was 25-of-50 for 405 yards and four touchdowns but was also intercepted four times.

Maurice Purify caught seven balls for 158 yards and three TDs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEB
KU
1st Downs2234
Total Yards484572
Passing405354
Rushing79218
Penalties4-222-10
3rd Down Conversions8-1512-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers50
Possession24:3935:21

Passing Leaders

NebraskaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ganz25/504058.144
KansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reesing30/413548.660

Rushing Leaders

NebraskaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Helu9566.2024
Lucky8151.905
KansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
McAnderson251194.8417
Sharp11444.0111

Receiving Leaders

NebraskaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Purify715822.6360
Lucky68313.8162
KansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Henry610116.8142
Fields6559.2025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEBKU
TD09:04Joe Ganz 3 Yd Run (Alex Henery Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 46 yds, 4:24
70
TD06:38Kerry Meier 13 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Scott Webb Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 68 yds, 2:19
77
TD04:58Marlon Lucky 62 Yd Pass From Joe Ganz (Alex Henery Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 70 yds, 1:34
147
TD03:16Brandon Mcanderson 2 Yd Run (Scott Webb Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 50 yds, 1:31
1414
TD01:00Jake Sharp 26 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Scott Webb Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 62 yds, 1:41
1421
SECOND QUARTERNEBKU
TD10:34Brandon Mcanderson 9 Yd Run (Scott Webb Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 74 yds, 4:26
1428
TD09:44Maurice Purify 19 Yd Pass From Joe Ganz (Alex Henery Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 80 yds, :50
2128
TD08:30Marcus Henry 5 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Scott Webb Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 61 yds, 1:07
2135
TD02:43Brandon Mcanderson 1 Yd Run (Scott Webb Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 62 yds, 4:00
2142
TD01:16Dezmon Briscoe 13 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Pat Failed)
Drive: 3 plays, 19 yds, :55
2148
FG00:12Alex Henery 27 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 70 yds, 1:04
2448
THIRD QUARTERNEBKU
TD11:39Maurice Purify 14 Yd Pass From Joe Ganz (Alex Henery Kick) 3148
TD08:17Dezmon Briscoe 14 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Scott Webb Kick) 3155
TD05:45Dezmon Briscoe 7 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Scott Webb Kick) 3162
TD03:34Jake Sharp 11 Yd Run (Scott Webb Kick) 3169
FOURTH QUARTERNEBKU
TD11:12Brandon Mcanderson 6 Yd Run (Scott Webb Kick) 3176
TD04:26Maurice Purify 8 Yd Pass From Joe Ganz (Joe Ganz Pass To Nate Swift For Two-Point Conversion) 3976