Jayhawks Notebook: Battle at Arrowhead

By Aaron Cede�o
November 22, 2010�

One might think that because Kansas is out of the bowl picture, next Saturday’s season finale might not carry as much weight. �

One would be wrong. This is, after all, the Border War. �

The rivalry between the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri is one of the oldest � and most-heated � rivalries in all of college football. As a matter of fact, it’s the second-most-played rivalry in college football history, with the first match-up stretching back to 1891. �

The Tigers and Jayhawks can’t even agree on who has won more games over the years. The University of Kansas and the Big 12 Conference list the series at 55-54-9 in favor of the Jayhawks, while Missouri’s records give the same record but with the Tigers on top. �

The past few seasons have been particularly heated. Beginning in 2007, when the two teams were ranked No. 2 and No. 4 in the nation, the recent contests have featured some outstanding and exciting football. Kansas fans will surely hold 2008 in their hearts for many years to come, when Todd Reesing hit Kerry Meier for the game winning touchdown on a fourth down play in the waning moments of the contest. �
Likewise, Missouri fans will probably hold last season’s victory dear to them, as the Tigers emerged victorious in an epic shootout decided by a last-second field goal as time expired. �

This season, the Tigers have a post-season awaiting them and an outside shot at the Big 12 North title. The Jayhawks, meanwhile, are simply playing for pride.� �

Regardless of the discrepancy, fans can count on one thing: �

Arrowhead Stadium will be a battleground Saturday afternoon.

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