October 25, 2007

Fritch's Big 12 Tour: Reesing rolling

He conquered a team that was ranked No. 24, a team ranked No. 171 and five others in between. On Monday, Kansas sophomore quarterback Todd Reesing became the focus of Big 12 area media as the No. 12 Jayhawks, one of five remaining undefeated college football bowl series teams, seek to overcome another obstacle on Saturday. They will visit Texas A&M looking to snap a 14-game losing streak to South teams not named Baylor.

As the only undefeated team in the Big 12, Kansas is only ending trends this season, not continuing them. The Jayhawks won at Kansas State for the first time since 1989 and last weekend stopped Colorado late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 19-14 win, their first in Boulder since 1995. It also marked the first time the program had won two Big 12 road games since 1995, which was also the last time Kansas started at 7-0.

Kansas hasn't started at 8-0 since 1909.

"This group of kids here are pretty confident,"Kansas coach Mark Mangino said. "What separates the good teams from the not-so-good teams is the mental preparation and the mental edge."

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