It takes two:
Saturday’s online edition of The Sporting News listed the top
quarterback-wide receiver combinations in college football heading into
2009. The list includes Jayhawks Todd Reesing and Kerry Meier.
Here are some of the other top passer-receiver duos in Kansas history
based on the season record book:
Yards (QB, receiver)
2008: Todd Reesing (3,888), Dezmon Briscoe (1,407)
2007: Todd Reesing (3,486), Marcus Henry (1,014)
1983: Frank Seurer (2,789), Bob Johnson (1,144)
1985: Mike Norseth (2,995), Richard Estell (1,109)
2008: Todd Reesing (3,888), Kerry Meier (1,045)
1989: Kelly Donohoe (2,125), Quintin Smtith (898)
2008: Todd Reesing (329), Kerry Meier (97)
2008: Todd Reesing (329), Dezmon Briscoe (92)
2007: Todd Reesing (276), Dexton Fields (63)
1985: Mike Norseth (227), Richard Estell (70)
1983: Frank Seurer (187), Bob Johnson (58)
2003: Bill Whittemore (159), Charles Gordon (57)
2007: Todd Reesing (276), Marcus Henry (54)
You’re in good hands…: TSN also rated the receivers in each conference
with the best hands. The Big 12 selection was KU’s Kerry Meier.
New tackle leader again:
For the fifth straight season, the Jayhawks are guaranteed to
have a new leader in tackles as the leaders from each of the previous
four seasons have moved on. Nick Reid led the team in 2005; Mike Rivera
led in 2006; Joe Mortensen in 2007l; and James Holt in 2008. Mortensen,
Rivera and Holt graduated last spring.
Kudos continue: Through
August 14, at least 10 national award watch lists had been released and
several ‘Hawks had been cited multiple times. KU players who have been
tapped include WR Dezmon Briscoe, WR Kerry Meier, QB Todd Reesing, RB
Jake Sharp and S Darrell Stuckey.
According to the preseason rankings, the Jayhawks will face two
opponents – Oklahoma and Texas – ranked in the top five in the country
and in the top three, based on several polls and publications.
KU has taken on two top-five teams in each of the last two seasons.
Last year, KU played OU and Tejas who were each ranked #4 in the AP
poll at game time. In 2007, KU played consecutive games against the
#4-ranked Slavers and #5 Virginia Tech, beating the Hokies in the
KU has won five games all-time against top five teams:
23-7 at No. 1 Missouri (1960, ruined MU’s chance to win the national
28-10 vs. No. 5 Texas A&M (1974)
28-11 vs. No. 2 Oklahoma (1984)
40-24 at No. 4 Colorado (1995)
24-21 vs. No. 5 Virginia Tech (2008 Orange Bowl)
In good company:
In the last four seasons, KU is tied for second in the Big 12 in bowl
victories with three postseason wins behind only Texas, which has won
four. Along with the Horns, KU is also the only unbeaten bowl teams
during that stretch.
Here is a look at bowl records of Big 12 schools in the last four
seasons by victories:
2-1, Oklahoma State
2-2, Texas Tech
0-2, Texas A&M
0-1, Iowa State
0-1, Kansas State