University of Kansas

Kansas notebook: Pierson leaves early

Updated: 2013-10-27T14:07:12Z

Kansas City Star

Pierson unable to finish

KU junior Tony Pierson, the Jayhawks’ leading receiver, left Saturday’s loss early after experiencing dizziness. Pierson was playing his first game since suffering a concussion against Texas Tech on Oct. 5.

The loss of Pierson, KU coach Charlie Weis said, affected KU’s game plan. The Jayhawks wanted to try to throw over the top against Baylor and keep them from stacking the line to defend the run.

“He just was dizzy. He didn’t get hit or anything like that,” Weis said. “When you’re coming off a concussion, you have to err on the side of caution.”

• KU junior linebacker Ben Heeney missed his second straight game because of an undisclosed knee injury. Heeney, who was the Big 12’s leading tackler after three games, has been listed as day-to-day for the last two weeks.

• Former Kansas quarterback David Jaynes was honored before the game with a special recognition ceremony that included KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger. Jaynes, a Bonner Springs native, has the fourth-most passing yards in KU history, throwing for 5,132 yards during 1971-73. This fall marks the 40th anniversary of his All-American season in 1973.

 

| Rustin Dodd, rdodd@kcstar.com

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