Peyton Bender became the first KU quarterback since Todd Reesing in 2009 to throw for four touchdowns in a single game, leading the Jayhawks to a 38-16 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Bender, who played his high school football at Cardinal Gibbons High School in South Florida began a new chapter at a Kansas Jayhawk. Bender is a perfect fit for the passing offense of Doug Meacham’s. Meacham, who’s last stops were TCU and Houston brings an offense that uptempo and high powered through the air.
Peyton Bender who trains in S. Florida at the Mastrole Quarterback Academy is know for one of the quickest releases in the country. The Jayhawk quarterback has the ability to catch and release with great efficiency and accuracy. Bender has the benefit of growing up in an Air Raid offense. Cardinal Gibbons head coach runs a system almost identical to Washington State’s Mike Leach. Bender’s high school offense consisted of similar passing concepts, language, and schemes. This advanced coaching makes the transition for any quarterback much easier to play earlier in college.