LAWRENCE | It was only fitting that Kansas would blow out its final home opponent of the year.
The Jayhawks pounded Iowa State 45-7 and were never challenged at Memorial Stadium in seven easy victories. They will play Missouri next Saturday with a chance at a national championship and the Big 12 North title on the line.
Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing completed 17 of 18 passes for 221 yards and four touchdowns in the first half to lead KU to a 28-7 halftime lead. He would only pass for 32 yards in the third quarter as the game slowed down and wouldn’t play the fourth.
With his fourth scoring toss of the game, an 18-yard strike to Kerry Meier, Reesing moved into a tie for second place on KU’s career touchdown passing list with 30. And that’s all this season.Reesing’s first two touchdown passes went to Dexton Fields, the third to Marcus Henry for 51 yards. Reesing, who is now firmly a part of the Heisman Trophy conversation, has now gone 205 passes without an interception.
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The only touchdown drive KU’s defense gave up was littered with uncharacteristic penalties. The Jayhawks had two personal fouls and a defensive holding to keep the Cyclones moving.