Kansas 76
Nebraska 39

Nov. 3, 2007 - 11:40 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lawrence, KS | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 14 10 7 8 39
Kansas 21 27 21 7 76
Joe Ganz

Joe Ganz threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns in his first start, but he also was intercepted four times. | Courtesy of Huskers.com
1st quarter
NU: Ganz 3 run (Henery kick) 9:04
KU: Meier 13 pass from Reesing (Webb kick) 6:38
NU: Lucky 62 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 4:58
KU: McAnderson 2 run (Webb kick) 3:16
KU: Sharp 26 pass from Reesing (Webb kick) 1:00
2nd quarter
KU: McAnderson 9 run (Webb kick) 10:34
NU: Purify 19 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 9:44
KU: Henry 5 pass from Reesing (Webb kick) 8:30
KU: McAnderson 1 run (Webb kick) 2:43
KU: Briscoe 13 pass from Reesing (kick failed) 1:16
NU: Henery 27 FG, 0:12
3rd quarter
NU: Purify 14 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 11:39
KU: Briscoe 14 pass from Reesing (Webb kick) 8:17
KU: Briscoe 7 pass from Reesing (Webb kick) 5:45
KU: Sharp 11 run (Webb kick) 3:34
4th quarter
KU: McAnderson 6 run (Webb kick) 11:12
NU: Purify 8 pass from Ganz (Swift pass from Ganz) 4:26

                             NU        KU
FIRST DOWNS................. 22        34
  Rushing.................... 6        15
  Passing................... 16        17
  Penalty.................... 0         2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 23-79    49-218
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 405       354
  Att-Comp-Int......... 50-25-4   41-30-0
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 73-484    90-572
Punt Returns-Yards......... 0-0       2-8
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 8-161     6-203
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0      4-66
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 3-36.3    1-22.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 1-1       0-0
Penalties-Yards........... 4-22      2-10
Possession Time.......... 24:39     35:21
Third-Down Conv. ......... 8/15     12/15
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 1/1       0/0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 5-5     10-10
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 0-0       1-7

RUSHING
NU: Helu 9-56; Lucky 8-15; Ganz 5-11; Castille 1-minus 3.

KU: McAnderson 25-119; Sharp 11-44; Henry 1-23; Quigley 6-17; Reesing 4-10; Meier 1-5; TEAM 1-0.
 
PASSING
NU: Ganz 25-50-4-405.
KU: Reesing 30-41-0-354.
 
RECEIVING
NU: Purify 7-158; Lucky 6-83; Swift 3-42; Peterson 2-59; Hill 2-13; Holt 1-13; Hardy 1-13; Teafatiller 1-13; Nunn 1-9; Helu 1-2.

KU: Henry 6-101; Fields 6-55; Briscoe 5-52; Fine 5-33; Meier 4-42; Sharpe 2-27; McAnderson 1-36; Foster 1-8.

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Records tumble as Jayhawks rout Huskers

Kansas’ offense proved virtually unstoppable as the Jayhawks blew out the Huskers in Lawrence, 76-39, producing the highest point total ever by a Nebraska opponent.

After a three-and-out to start the game, the Jayhawks never again punted. They carried a 48-24 lead into halftime after scoring touchdowns on seven consecutive possessions.

The 48-point total at the break was also a Nebraska opponent record.

In his first career start as Nebraska’s quarterback, Joe Ganz completed 25 of 50 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns to lead Nebraska to the biggest offensive output allowed by KU’s defense this season. Ganz was intercepted four times, however, while the Jayhawks played turnover-free football.

Nebraska receiver Maurice Purify had a huge day with seven catches for 158 yards and three scores. I-back Marlon Lucky added six catches for 83 yards, including a 62-yard catch and run for a touchdown that gave NU a 14-7 first-quarter lead.

KU quarterback Todd Reesing orchestrated a fine-tuned Kansas onslaught by completing 30 of 41 passes for 354 yards and six touchdowns. Three of the scoring strikes went to Dezmon Briscoe.

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2007 schedule
04/14 Red 38, White 0
09/01 Nevada W 52-10
09/08 @ Wake Forest W 20-17
09/15 Southern Cal L 31-49
09/22 Ball St. W 41-40
09/29 Iowa St. W 35-17
10/06 @ MIssouri L 6-41
10/13 Oklahoma St. L 14-45
10/20 Texas A&M L 14-36
10/27 @ Texas L 25-28
11/03 @ Kansas L 39-76
11/10 Kansas St. W 73-31
11/23 @ Colorado L 51-65

Commentary

Sipple

This stuff doesn’t feel so strange anymore, watching Nebraska get annihilated on another Saturday.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

What gives? It’s effort, it’s coaching, it’s scheme or a lack of it. But at this point, it just doesn’t matter.

Omaha World-Herald
Stryker

It’s too bad that a courageous performance by quarterback Joe Ganz in his first start was so overshadowed by a mountain of Kansas points.

North Platte Bulletin
McKeever

The Jayhawks probably did as much running around Memorial Stadium on Saturday as you’ll see at next spring’s Kansas Relays.

Lincoln Journal Star
McKewon

Nebraska isn’t fun to watch, because they don’t look like they enjoy playing.

Nebraska StatePaper
Douglass

I think we’ve seen enough. Kevin Cosgrove must resign as the Cornhuskers' defensive coordinator immediately, if not sooner.

Grand Island Independent
Crowl

Cosgrove has taken the situation in stride. He could have thrown people under the bus. He could have quit trying.

Daily Nebraskan
Paige

Kansas thrashed the Cornhuskers 76-39 on Saturday. Are you kidding me? This is the ultimate Nebraska joke.

Denver Post
Husker Dan

Just when you thought a nightmare like the Train Wreck at T-Tech in 2004 was a thing of the past, bingo, KU lays 76 on us.

HuskerMax
Schrager

This, folks, is the nadir for Nebraska football. Just how did it get to this point, though? So bad, so quickly.

Fox Sports
Keegan

The blue collar that Mangino wears to work masks his Ivy League-worthy brain.

Lawrence Journal-World
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