Cowboys No Match for Jayhawks

STILLWATER, Okla. - Senior wide receiver Marcus Henry had eight catches for a career-high 199 yards and caught all three of sophomore Todd Reesing's touchdown passes as the fifth-ranked Kansas football team defeated Oklahoma State 43-28 on Saturday night.

Kansas, who is in the midst of its longest winning streak since 1907-09, improved to 10-0 overall for the first time since 1899 and are 6-0 in the Big 12. Kansas' first win against Oklahoma State in 12 years dropped the Cowboys to 5-5 overall, 3-3 in the conference.

Leading 20-14 at the half, Kansas scored on their first two possessions of the second half. After a defensive stop, Reesing connected with Henry on an 82-yard touchdown. Henry made the catch near midfield and outraced everyone to paydirt to put the Jayhawks up 27-14.

Senior Brandon McAnderson scored on the Jayhawks' ensuing offensive possession for his second touchdown of the day, scampering in from 12 yards out. A failed two-point conversion attempt left Kansas up 33-14.

After surrendering a pair of touchdowns to the Cowboys to close the gap to 33-28, the Jayhawks responded with Henry's third touchdown catch of the day. Reesing, who threw for 326 yards on the day, scrambled to his right and found the Lawton, Okla. native streaking across the back of the end zone.

In the closing minutes of the first quarter, senior Scott Webb's field goal gave the Jayhawks a 10-7 lead. However, on the next possession, the Cowboys took their only lead of the game on a one-yard Julius Crosslin run early in the second frame.

As has been custom all season, the Jayhawks responded on their next drive when McAnderson dove and extended the ball across the goal line to cap a five-yard touchdown run. The Jayhawks would never look back.

Senior running back Brandon McAnderson went over 100 yards on the ground for the third straight week, gaining 133 yards on 25 carries.

On defense, Kansas forced four turnovers, including junior Aqib Talib's fourth interception of the season in the closing minutes to all but end the game.

Kansas returns home for senior day at Memorial Stadium next Saturday when Iowa State comes to Lawrence for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will be televised by ABC.

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