Posted at 3:25 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2007
CFB: No. 15 Kansas stops Colorado, 19-14, goes to 7-0
By PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports Writer
The No. 15 Jayhawks forced three turnovers and stopped Colorado on downs twice in the fourth quarter, escaping Folsom Field with a 19-14 victory today.
It was the Jayhawks' first win in Boulder since 1995. Kansas (7-0, 3-0 Big 12) has won seven straight to start the season for only the second time since 1968. The team also started 7-0 in 1995.
The Buffaloes scored with 3:42 remaining on Cody Hawkins' 5-yard pass to Byron Ellis to make the score 19-14.
After the Jayhawks' offense went three-and-out, the defense stepped up. Colorado lost six yards on the final drive before turning it over on downs.
The Jayhawks had gained at least 400 yards of offense and scored 30 or more points in every game coming in, but the Buffaloes limited them to 333 yards of offense.
The Buffaloes (4-4, 2-2) couldn't put the clamps on Kansas sophomore Todd Reesing, though, who made things happen just as much with his legs as his right arm.
Reesing gained 84 yards on seven carries, including a 53-yard scamper in the first half to set up a field goal. He also completed 20 of 29 passes for 153 yards, with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Derek Fine in the fourth quarter.
Reesing has now thrown a touchdown pass in a school-record seven straight games. He had shared the old mark with Kerry Meier (2006), Bill Whittemore (2002) and Bobby Douglass (1968).
Jake Sharp finished with 53 yards rushing, including a 2-yard scoring run up the middle in the third quarter.
Scott Webb kicked fields goals of 48 and 35 yards for the Jayhawks.
Hawkins was 27-of-44 for 287 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He was also sacked three times.