In the first game of the season, punt returner Raimond Pendleton dives headlong into the endzone after running back a punt for a touchdown during the first half against Central Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas' Mike Rivera (40) gets a hands up, obscuring the view of Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Brian Babin on Saturday Sept. 8, 2007 at Memorial Stadium.
Thousands of Kansas students and fans fill the stands of Memorial Stadium as the Jayhawks line up against Southeast Louisiana in 2007 at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas' Aqib Talib (3) Marcus Henry (86) and Derek Fine (85) celebrate Talib's touchdown catch as Southeast Louisiana's Mark Newbill (30) walks off the field at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas' Brandon McAnderson finds a hole against Toledo on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas students hoist a larger-than-life size poster of Head Coach Mark Mangino Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas Head Coach Mark Mangino laughs on the sidelines while conversing on his headset at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas cornerback/receiver Aqib Talib breaks out on a run as he is tailed by Florida International linebacker Quentin Newman. Talib had one catch for 19 yards and a 100-yard interception-return touchdown against the Panthers.
Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing (5) lunges into the end zone for a touchdown with Florida International linebacker Michael Dominguez trailing during the first half. Reesing accounted for 415 yards of total offense in the Jayhawks' 55-3 rout of the Panthers on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas University students, from left, Greg Weseloh, Liberty, Mo., sophomore, Carl Schwarzer, Cummings sophomore, Calvin Morris, Leawood sophomore, and fellow sophomore Connor Dennis holler in support of the Jayhawk defense.
Kansas running back Jake Sharp breaks out on a 30-yard run during the first half, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at Memorial Stadium.
KU linebacker Mike Rivera, left, watches Russell Brorsen intercept the ball Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 during the Jayhawks' game in Manhattan versus KSU.
Kansas University's Brandon McAnderson, left, gives the slip to Kansas State's Chris Patterson in the Jayhawks' 30-24 victory. McAnderson had a game-high 81 yards Saturday in the Jayhawks' first victory in Manhattan since 1989.
Jamie Kutter, left, of Prairie Village and other KSU fans sulk after KU wins 30-24 on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 as Amanda Cooper, center, a KU alumni from Olathe, celebrates at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Underneath the backdrop of the Kansas University skyline, the Jayhawk offensive line provides just enough cover for quarterback Todd Reesing (5) to scramble against Baylor.
Kansas University 310-pound offensive lineman Anthony Collins (78) jumps in the arms of 190-pound running back Jake Sharp (1) after Sharp's touchdown run in the second quarter against Baylor. Sharp rushed for 110 yards in the Jayhawks' 58-10 rout of the Bears on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
KU's Kerry Meier out-runs Baylor's Dwain Crawford on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 during the Jayhawks football game at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas' Todd Reesing connects with a receiver against Baylor on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas cornerback Chris Harris (16) celebrates with his fellow Jayhawk defenders after intercepting a Baylor Bears pass. Wednesday, Harris was named Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year.
Kansas' Justin Thornton drags Baylor's Josh Bell after intercepting the Bears on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Scott Webb (39) kicks off against Baylor at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas cornerback Aqib Talib breaks up an end zone pass late in the first half against the Buffaloes, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at Folsom Field in Boulder.
Kansas linebacker James Holt looks to wrap up Colorado running back Hugh Charles during the first half against the Buffaloes, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at Folsom Field in Boulder.
Kansas running back Brandon McAnderson flattens Texas A&M defensive back Jordan Pugh on a long run during the second half Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.
Kansas receiver Dezmon Briscoe stetches for extra yardage after a reception against Texas A&M during the second half Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.
Kansas safety Darrell Stuckey (25) celebrates with the defense after pulling in an interception from Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz. Ganz, making his first career start, threw four interceptions against the Jayhawks.
Kansas linebacker Mike Rivera tears up the field as he is trailed by Nebraska receiver Nate Swift following an interception.
Kansas University sophomore Justin Thornton, left, intercepts a pass as Kendrick Harper (24) and Nebraska's Nate Swift look on. KU had four picks in its historic 76-39 rout Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Kansas flag runners race around the field following a Jayhawk touchdown against Nebraska during the second half Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at Memorial Stadium.
The Jayhawks chant before their fan base following their 43-28 win over Oklahoma State Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.
Kansas cornerback Aqib Talib disrupts a late fourth-quarter pass to Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant (1).
Offensive linemen Ryan Cantrell (50), left, and Adrian Mayes (66), right, give quarterback Todd Reesing time to look down field Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 during the Jayhawks' 45-7 home victory against Iowa State.
KU's Jeff Wheeler (84) and James Holt (12) put the stop to Iowa's Austin Arnaud (4) in the second half, as the Hawks defeated the Cyclones 45-7.
Pat Wicke, Lenexa, claps her hands as the Jayhawk lineup is announced at Memorial Stadium. KU went on to beat Iowa State, 45-7, on Saturday in the Jayhawks' home finale. Sunday, the Jayhawks ascended to No. 2 in all the major national polls and the BCS standings.
Kansas University's Todd Reesing (5) prepares to pitch to running back Jake Sharp in the Jayhawks' 45-7 victory over Iowa State. Sharp led the Jayhawks with 83 rushing yards, and Reesing completed 21 of 26 passes for 253 yards in the victory Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas safety Darrell Stuckey (25) and linebacker James Holt (12) pull down Missouri running back Tony Temple during the first half of the Border War Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Missouri running back Tony Temple (22) tosses aside Kansas cornerback Chris Harris during the second half. Temple had a game-high 98 rushing yards against the Jayhawks.
Kansas University offensive lineman Anthony Collins collects himself in the second half. After finding themselves in a 21-0 hole, the Jayhawks rallied, but ultimately fell short of Missouri, 36-28, on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas cornerback Aqib Talib high-steps into the end zone after picking off a pass during the first half as quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) pursues. Talib was named MVP of the Jayhawks' 24-21 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Thursday in Miami. Kansas University athletics officials have scheduled a free public event to celebrate the football team's Orange Bowl victory.
Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing scampers upfield past Virginia Tech defensive end Chris Ellis.
Kansas running back Brandon McAnderson, left, drags Virginia Tech cornerback Victor "Macho" Harris during the second half. McAnderson rushed for 75 yards on 15 carries.
Kansas safety Justin Thornton, center, celebrates with Mike Rivera, left, and Maxwell Onyegbule following his interception during the second half. The pick helped the Jayhawks beat Virginia Tech, 24-21, in the Orange Bowl on Thursday in Miami.
Kansas University running back Brandon McAnderson hams it up for the cameras with defensive end James McClinton after KU's 24-21 victory Thursday at the Orange Bowl in Miami.
Kansas coach Mark Mangino holds aloft an orange as KU athletic director Lew Perkins, right, looks on.