Kansas Football Supplemental Notes Vs. Louisiana Tech

Sept. 4, 2008

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Vs. Louisiana Tech

Sept. 6, 2008

These are mid-week notes to supplement the weekly press release that is sent out on Sunday.

Roster Changes…

There have been a couple of jersey number changes since the printing of the media guide. Here is a look at the new numbers:

PK Jacob Branstetter is now #14 (not 16) (THIS CHANGED THIS WEEK)

WR Daymond Patterson is now #28 (not 83)

DT Justin Pessetto is now #55 (not 61)

DE Duane Zlatnik is now #98 (not 55)

A Kansas Win Would…

– Give KU a 2-0 record for the fifth straight year

– Be KU’s 11th straight home field victory.

– Be KU’s 16th straight home win against non-conference opponents.

– Be KU’s 20th win in its last 22 home games.

– Be KU’s 17th win in its last 19 games overall.

A Kansas Loss Would…

– Stop a 10-game home field winning streak.

– Be just its third loss in its last 19 games.

– Be less good than a win.

Things To Look For Against Louisiana Tech…


– Kansas has held its opponent to less than 200 yards rushing in 28 consecutive games.

– Kansas has scored at least 30 points in 17 of 26 non-conference games in the Mark Mangino era.


– QB Todd Reesing (327) needs just nine completions to pass Chip Hilleary (335) for fifth on the KU career completions list.

– Reesing (3,956) needs 96 passing yards to pass Bill Whittemore (4,051) for sixth on the KU career passing yardage list.

– WR Dexton Fields (110) needs eight receptions to pass Richard Estell (117) for fifth on the KU career receptions list.

– Fields (12) needs one touchdown reception to tie Marcus Henry (13) for fifth on the KU career touchdown receptions list.

– Fields has caught at least one pass in 25 consecutive games.

– RB Jake Sharp (979) needs just 21 rushing yards for 1,000 in his career.

NOTE: See page 7 of the weekly release for the KU career record watch list.

Did You Know?…

Kansas is 12-2 in its last 14 games when ranked in the Associated Press poll.

Did You Know?…

Daymond Patterson had 135 punt return yards in the season opener and last year’s team leader for the season was

Raimond Pendleton, who had 170 yards on 14 returns.

Jayhawks In The NFL…

Entering the first week of the NFL season, Kansas has eight players listed on full-time rosters, including four players who were at KU last season. In addition to those on ful-time rosters, former Jayhawk Mark Simmons is on the Houston Texans’ practice roster. Here is a look at Jayhawks currently in the NFL:

Rodney Allen, Green Bay

*Anthony Collins, Cincinnati

*Derek Fine, Buffalo

Charles Gordon, Minnesota

Justin Hartwig, Pittsburgh

*Aqib Talib, Tampa Bay

*Marcus Henry, New York Jets

Adrian Jones, Kansas City

* at KU in 2007

Jayhawk Fans Flocking To Kivisto…

As has been mentioned, Kansas has set season attendance records in each of the last three seasons and in the first game of the year set a new single-game attendance mark with 52,112 vs. FIU. The top four single-game attendance marks have all come in the Mark Mangino era, while four of the top five single-game non-conference attendance marks have also come in the Mangino era.

Top Five Overall Home Game Attendance

1. 52,112 vs. FIU, 2008

2. 51,910 vs. Nebraska, 2007

3. 51,821 vs. Kansas State, 2006

4. 51,750 vs. Nebrsaka, 2005

5. 51,574 vs. Kansas State, 1973

Top Five Non-Conference Home Game Attendance

1. 52,112 vs. FIU, 2008

2. 48,112 vs. Toledo 2007

3. 48,100 vs. Michigan State, 1994

4. 46,815 vs. Central Michigan, 2007

5. 45,221 vs. Louisiana Monroe, 2007

KU Notable…

Kansas shutout FIU in the first quarter last Saturday. Last season the Jayhawks kept the opponent off the board in the first quarter in seven of 13 games and only Nebraska (14 points) was able to score more than once in the opening period… KU produced four drives of 10 or more plays against FIU last Saturday with three resulting in scores. The final drive, of the game for KU was a 14-play, 79-yard drive which took 6:25 as the Jayhawks ran out the clock… Last year KU was fourth in the NCAA in scoring drives taking two minutes or less, scoring 36 times. Against FIU on Saturday, KU’s quickest scoring drive was 2:16 and that drive was 65 yards in 12 plays.

This Day In History…

Kansas is playing a football game on Sept. 6 for the third time in school history and is 2-0 after defeating TCU in 1997 and UNLV in 2003. Here are a few other things that happened on this date:

1901 – President William McKinley was shot. He died on Sept. 14.

1945 – “Mr. Strauss Goes To Boston” opens at Century Theater New York City for 12 performances.

1963 – The 100,000th major league baseball game is played.

1995 – Cal Ripken, Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s iron man record by playing in his 2,131st consecutive game.

1997 – Princess Diana funeral.

Birthday celebrations on this date include actor Michael Winslow (1960), who made all the funny sounds in Police Academy and who attended the same high school in Denver (Thomas Jefferson HS) as KU Associate SID Mike Strauss (not at the same time though), Jeff Foxworthy (1958), actress Rosie Perez (1964) and country singer Mark Chestnutt (1963).

Did You Know?…

The last time a Kansas player recorded five sacks in a game was Brandon Perkins vs. Louisiana Tech in 2005. That number is a school record.