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Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook

October 9, 2007


KU's running backs the key in victory over KSU

Heading into Saturday's showdown vs. KU, the K-State Wildcats' run defense was ranked 11th in the nation. That was before the Jayhawks' Jake Sharp and Brandon McAnderson took the field. Enlarge video

Reesing looked rattled in first quarter vs. KSU

For the first time in his college career, Todd Reesing looked rattled vs. K-State. After a terrible first quarter, the Jayhawk QB quickly returned to form to help lead the 'Hawks to a 30-24 victory over the rival Wildcats. Enlarge video

No decision yet

The start time - and television possibilities - for KU's Oct. 20 game at Colorado will be decided Sunday.

The television networks typically have to decide which games they want 12 days ahead of time. But ABC has a clause in its contract which allows it to exercise a six-day window on three occasions this season. They are using one of those for the Oct. 20 games.

There are five Big 12 games being considered for telecast on Oct. 20 - Kansas at Colorado, Texas Tech at Missouri, Texas A&M; at Nebraska, Oklahoma at Iowa State and Texas at Baylor. Four will be televised. After ABC picks for its 2:30 p.m. window, ESPN (4:30 p.m.), Fox Sports Net (11:30 a.m.) and Versus (11:30 a.m.) will select their matchups.

Eleven left

Kansas is just one of 11 undefeated teams in the Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A).

The other 10: Boston College, Cincinnati, Connecticut, South Florida, Ohio State, Missouri, Arizona State, California, LSU and Hawaii.

Only Connecticut is absent from the latest Top-25 poll.

That, that

KU coach Mark Mangino complimented the play of his offensive line against Kansas State, particularly left guard and Manhattan native Adrian Mayes. : A new depth chart was released Monday and listed junior Kendrick Harper as a back-up cornerback to freshman Chris Harris. Harper played for the first time against K-State after suffering an injury in August.

Boo birds

Baylor's football team was booed by its home fans during Saturday's 43-23 loss to Colorado, something coach Guy Morriss isn't a fan of.

"When you're a paid professional, and you get booed, that's one thing," Morriss said. "But when you're a college kid, and let's don't forget these are nothing but big kids, for people to boo them? I don't think that's right."


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