KSU takes improbable 10-7 halftime lead

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Grant Gregory struggled much of the first half, but ended it on a high note.

Gregory's 31-yard touchdown pass to Lamark Brown with 20 seconds left boosted Kansas State to an improbable 10-7 halftime lead over Kansas.

Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing has struggled with turnovers in the first half, coughing the ball up twice and throwing one interception.

Even with the touchdown pass, Gregory was a pedestrian 6-for-13 passing with 55 yards in the first half.

The Wildcats have been able to move the ball consistently with tailback Daniel Thomas, who has accounted for a game-high 55 rushing yards.

Reesing appears to be hobbled with his groin injury. And leading Kansas running threat Jake Sharp was treated for a cut over his left eye that caused him to miss some of the second quarter.

I'm surprised that Kansas has still used Reesing in the running game. He just appears off in his running.

A better idea might be to emphasize the Kansas short passing game. We'll see if Mark Mangino does that in the second half.