Aggies spoil Homecoming, top Kansas 45-10

Woes continue for the Jayhawks, as Head Coach Turner Gill's squad drops its third straight contest in blowout fashion.

Another week, another rough loss for the Kansas Jayhawks.

During the week, Head Coach Turner Gill stressed the importance of his team getting off to a strong start – an issue all season long. However, the Jayhawks went three-and-out after receiving the opening kickoff, and Texas A&M immediately set about spoiling Homecoming Weekend for a sparse Crimson and Blue-clad crowd.

Aggies quarterback Jerrod Johnson, maligned for inconsistent play in recent weeks, got it done with both his legs and his arm on their first possession - an eight-play, 40-yard drive that culminated with running back Cyrus Gray's nine-yard sweep around the right end for a touchdown with 11:30 remaining in the first quarter.

The Jayhawks responded with a Jacob Branstetter 20-yard field goal, but the Aggies took the ensuing kickoff and marched 71 yards to paydirt, capped by a three-yard touchdown plunge from Johnson.

At that point, for all intents and purposes, the game was over. The Jayhawks, once again plagued by penalties and a frustrating inability to string anything substantial together on offense, showed few signs of life for the third straight week.

Sophomore quarterback Jordan Webb led a lightning-quick, three-play, 62-yard scoring drive through the air, completing all three of his pass attempts; the last of which – a 16-yard touchdown strike to tight end Tim Biere – cut the lead to 17-10 with 10:30 left in the second quarter.

But the Aggies struck again just 1:53 later, when Ryan Tannehill hit Jeff Fuller for a 27-yard touchdown pass of their own.

By intermission, Texas A&M built a 31-10 lead, and would tack on two more touchdowns in the second half, pushing the final score to 45-10.

With the loss, the Jayhawks fall to 2-5 (0-3) on the season. They next take the field in Ames, Iowa, in an Oct. 30 match-up with the Iowa State Cyclones. Top Stories