Checking in at number four on the countdown we have our first appearance by a future NFL receiver who set multiple records during his time in Lawrence. Time that seemed to go all to fast but it's been fun.
- #10 Toben Opurum vs. Southern Miss.
- #9 Kerry Meier vs. Missouri
- #8 Jake Sharp vs. UTEP
- #7 Offensive Line vs. Nebraska
- #6 Kerry Meier vs. Southern Miss.
- #5 Kerry Meier vs. Iowa State
In Kansas' conference opener the Jayhawks got in their first true shootout of the season. While the defense had shown signs of promise in the non conference, reality would set in versus the Iowa State Cyclones that the offense would have to carry the load if Kansas truly intended to compete for the North title. In this game, that certainly appeared possible.
Dezmon Briscoe's performance against the Cyclones was his first truly BIG game of the 2009 season. Briscoe would catch 12 balls on the day for a total of 186 yards, finding the endzone twice against the Cyclones.
Briscoe's first score would come at the 4:10 mark in the third quarter as Reesing would connect with Briscoe from 23 yars out to put the Jayhawks back in the lead at 27 to 23.
The Cyclones would follow that score up with a drive of their own taking the lead with a touchdown. Once again as they did all day the Jayhawks would answer. Once again Briscoe would be on the receiving end of a touchdown pass this time from 46 yards out.
In the end the Jayhawks would escape this one with a victory and a big part of that was the Reesing to Briscoe connection. This was also the game where Dezmon Briscoe would set the Kansas recieving mark for a career. A record he obviously added on to throughout the year and for the time being Briscoe is known as the most prolific Kansas reciever in history. There were several performances like this one throughout his career, but Briscoe vs. the Cyclones earns him the #4 performance for 2009.