Kansas 3, North Dakota State 6 Post Game Notes
Sept. 4, 2010
North Dakota State 6, Kansas 3
Sept. 4, 2010 – Lawrence, Kan.
– Kansas wore white pants with the usual blue tops for the first time since 2003. KU wore grey pants in the past for home games.
– Kansas wore white shoes for the first time since 1998.
– There are no names on the back of KU’s jerseys for the first time since 1981.
– KU also took the red stripe off the middle of its helmets.
– CB Chris Harris made his 30th consecutive start, which is tops among active Jayhawks.
– The three points scored by Kansas marked the fewest points scored by a Jayhawk team since KU lost to Oklahoma, 19-3 on Oct. 15, 2005.
– The six points allowed by KU were the fewest allowed in a loss by Kansas since it fell to TCU 6-3 on Sept. 22, 1962.
– The six points allowed were the fewest by Kansas since the season-opener last year, a 42-3 Kansas win over Northern Colorado.
– The home loss to a non-conference opponent was KU’s first since it fell to Northwestern in the first game of the 2003 season.
– The loss to NDSU snapped a KU 20-game home-winning streak in night games.
– Harris was one of four Jayhawks who started against North Dakota State Saturday that also started all 12 games in 2009.
– Several Jayhawks made their first career start: LG Duane Zlatnick, HB AJ Steward, QB Kale Pick, DE Kevin Young, LB Steven Johnson and SS Olaitan Oguntodu.
– Unofficially Kansas played 12 freshmen against NDSU, including two true freshmen: S Keeston Terry and K Ron Doherty. The nine redshirt freshmen to see the field were: S Prinz Kande, WR Christian Matthews, CB Tyler Patmon, RB Deshaun Sands, FB Josh Puthoff, LB Steve Mestan, LS Justin Carnes, OL Riley Spencer, QB Jordan Webb and DE Kevin Young.
– Kale Pick became the first Jayhawk other than Todd Reesing to start at quarterback since Kerry Meier started the final game of the 2006 season at Missouri.
– Junior WR Daymond Patterson gained 51 yards on a reverse, which was his first career rush from scrimmage.
– Patterson’s rush was KU’s longest rush since Kale Pick ran for 55 yards on a play against UTEP on Sept. 12 of last season.
– Kansas freshman quarterback Jordan Webb entered the game in the fourth quarter, marking his first action of the season.
– North Dakota State blocked an Alonso Rojas punt in the second quarter. This marked the first time a KU opponent has blocked a punt against KU since Sept. 2, 2006, in a game against Northwestern State.
– CB Isiah Barfield intercepted NDSU quarterback Jose Mohler in the end zone, which marked his second career interception. His last interception was against Sam Houston State in 2008.
– The attendance was 48,417 marking the third-straight season that KU has drawn at least 48,000 fans to its season opener.
– Kansas sophomore D.J. Beshears returned kicks for the first time in his career, and recorded two returns for 84 yards, including a 49-yard run in the third quarter.
– After not recording a catch in 2009, junior Daymond Patterson collected four catches for 66 yards, marking the second-highest totals in both categories in his career.
– Junior linebacker Steven Johnson recorded a career-high nine tackles.