Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Trip in Time: 10 Years Ago, KU's Todd Reesing Engineers Record-Setting Rout of Nebraska

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Trip in Time: 10 Years Ago, KU's Todd Reesing Engineers Record-Setting Rout of Nebraska

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10 YEARS AGO | NOV. 3, 2007

KANSAS 76, NEBRASKA 39

LAWRENCE -- A record crowd of 51,910 in Memorial Stadium celebrated a repudiation of past defeats, while the Jayhawks concentrated completely on the here and now.

The result, a 76-39 pasting of Nebraska, was thorough proof No. 8 Kansas was for real as it steamrolled toward an Orange Bowl berth.

"People continue to look at the past history and the past records teams have had against us,'' said sophomore quarterback Todd Reesing, who completed 30 of 41 passes for 354 yards and set a KU record with six touchdowns.

"That has no effect on us. It's a whole new season. You can't just look in the past. Our team doesn't. We're a whole new team.''

With athletic director Tom Osborne watching stoically from the south end zone as time expired, the Huskers' fifth straight defeat sealed the fate of coach Bill Callahan, whose disappointing 27-22 four-year run was capped with a 5-7 record in 2007. …

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