KU Postgame Notes

Sept. 3, 2005

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September 3, 2005 – Memorial Stadium – Lawrence, Kan.

KU POSTGAME NOTES

–Tonight’s attendance of 40,930 is the largest for a Kansas home opener since 1994 – 48,100 vs. Michigan State in a 17-10 KU win.

–The last time Kansas won two straight season openers was in 1996 and 1997 – the first two seasons of the Big 12. KU is 59-50-7 all-time in season openers.

–Kansas is 6-1 in its last seven home openers and has won five of its last six night games.

–Kansas has forced at least one turnover in 21 of its last 25 contests.

–Kansas’ 201 rushing yards were the most since its 220 rushing yards in the 2003 Tangerine Bowl against North Carolina State.

–Kansas’ two point conversion in the fourth quarter marked its first since Sept. 27, 2003 against Missouri.

–The last time Kansas recorded a safety was at Nebraska last season (10-2-04). The last KU safety at home was against Texas Tech (9-25-04).

–Including tonight, after the first quarter KU has either led or has been tied in four straight and 11 of the last 12 games.

–Junior Charles Gordon moved into first place on the Kansas career punt return yards list. Gordon has 648 career punt return yards. He passed Donnie Shanklin who had 606 punt return yards from 1966-68.

–First Kansas career starts include – Jake Cox (RG); Derek Fine (TE); Marcus Henry (WR); Brian Murph (WR); Charlton Keith (DE) and James McClinton (DT).

–Senior OL Matt Thompson has started all 25 games of his KU career, dating back to 2003. Senior LB Nick Reid has the team’s longest starting streak of 31 straight games dating back to his freshman season.

–Sophomore Kyle Tucker’s 58-yard punt, his first of the season, was a career long, surpassing his 57-yarder at Nebraska last season.

–Junior QB Adam Barmann moved into eighth place on the KU career pass completions list, currently at 203.

–Senior Brian Luke recorded his seventh career TD pass. Luke has TD passes in each of KU’s last three games dating back to last season.

–Senior RB Clark Green moved into eighth place on the KU career all-purpose yards list. Green has 3,250 career all-purpose yards.

–Clark Green registered his seventh career 100-yard rushing game tonight. Since 1995 KU is 26-9 when it has a 100-yard rusher.

–Adam Barmann’s TD in the first quarter was his third career rushing TD. Barmann rushed for a TD against Tulsa in the 2004 season opener (9-4-04) and against Texas A&M (11-1-03) in his first career start.

–Senior Mark Simmons moved into sixth place on the career yardage-receiving list with 1,573 yards.

–Mark Simmons has caught a pass in 25 straight games dating back to the start of the 2003 season.

–Sophomore tight end Derek Fine recorded a career-long 20-yard reception in the third quarter. Fine’s receptions (3) and receiving yards (45) were both career highs. Fine had two receptions last season.

–Sophomore Scott Webb made a career-long 43-yard field goal in the third quarter. His previous long was 27 yards. Webb is now 31-for-31 in PATs for his career. Webb also registered his first multiple field goal game of his career tonight.

–Junior RB Jon Cornish’s 29-yard TD in the fourth quarter was his first career TD and a career-long rush.

–Senior CB Ronnie Amadi recorded his first career fumble recovery.

–Sophomore Jeff Foster’s first KU career reception went for a touchdown in the third quarter.

–Junior Dominic Roux had his first career reception in the first quarter which resulted in a first down and kept KU’s first TD drive alive.

–Junior Kenneth Thompson recorded his first career kick return in the first quarter.