October 27, 2007

Jayhawks beat A&M at own game

Halloween fast approaching, Texas A&M defenders might not be having nightmares of ghosts and goblins, but of Kansas running back Brandon McAnderson, who spooked and haunted the Aggies defense all night long for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the Jayhawks 19-11 victory over Texas A&M Saturday. McAnderson had help from an offensive line that proved to get more physical and tough as the game went along.

With "Our offensive line went out there, finished a lot of blocks, played with a lot of poise," Mark Mangino said. "Sharp and McAnderson did a good job running the football. We played that part of the game very strongly."

The Jayhawks defense also played tremendous for most of the game, shutting down A&M's high powered running game. The Aggies running attack, which was considered one of the best in the nation, averaged less than 3 yards per rush. The Jayhawks swarmed the A&M ball carriers and the Aggies had to revert to the passing game in the fourth quarter after being shutout for most of the game.

Even cornerback Kendrick Harper, who started for the first time in his Jayhawk career after slowly working his way back from injury got in on the action, delivering several bone crushing hits to whoever got in his path.

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