So much for Kansas not being good, even though the Jayhawks had won four games against lightly-regarded opponents.
The Jayhawks were good enough to beat Kansas State 30-24 today
in Manhattan -- a week after the Wildcats had defeated Texas.
Todd Reesing threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns and the
Jayhawks overcame some potentially devastating mistakes to start a
season 5-0 for just the third time in 39 years.
Reesing hit Dexton Fields with a 30-yard scoring pass for a
27-24 lead. That play came just 65 seconds after the Wildcats (2-3)
had taken the lead on a halfback option pass.
Jeff Webb hit a 24-yard field goal a few minutes later when
Kendrick Harper intercepted Josh Freeman's pass on the 26.
Freeman hit 31 of 48 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown. But
he was also intercepted three times, the last with 1:12 to play.