Checking in at #6 on our countdown we have our first repeat appearance coming in a non conference game early in the season.
- #10 Toben Opurum vs. Southern Miss.
- #9 Kerry Meier vs. Missouri
- #8 Jake Sharp vs. UTEP
- #7 Offensive Line vs. Nebraska
Coming into the season it was expected that Kerry Meier would have a big season. In 2008 he was Mr. 3rd down, consistently a target when it came time to move the chains. Against Southern Miss he was in on a lot of catches but he also proved a deep threat, at least for the moment.
Against Southern Miss. Kerry Meier would catch a total of 10 passes for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns on the day. His average per catch would be higher in only one game and that was against 1AA opponent Northern Colorado.
Meier would strike early in this one when at the 13:49 mark in the first quarter Reesing would find Meier on a corner route leaving him behind the defense. From there Meier took care of the rest.
The game would be a bit of a seesaw battle from their but early in the 4th quarter Reesing would again find Meier for what would prove to be the game winning touchdown from 12 yards out.
Meier's early score set the tone for the Kansas offense and his late touchdown would win the game. In between Meier would be on the receiving end of 8 other passes earning himself the #6 performance for the 2009 Kansas football season.