Sept. 4, 2004
Kansas’ Win Over Tulsa…
Is the Jayhawks’ fourth straight win over the Golden Hurricane.Gives KU a win in its season-opener for the first time since 2001 when the Jayhawks defeated SMS 24-10.Gives the team a 58-50-7 all-time record in season-openers.Makes the Jayhawks 5-1 in the team’s last six home-openers.Evens the all-time series against Tulsa at five games apiece.Gives Mark Mangino his ninth career win as head coach, making his overall record 9-17.
Makes Kansas 525-520-58 all-time.
Kansas is playing its 115th season of football.David McMillan, a junior defensive end, has KU’s longest starting streak. McMillan has started 26 straight games for the Jayhawks.A total of eight Jayhawks made their first starts today. Derek Fine, Travis Dambach, David Ochoa, Matt Thompson, Theo Baines, Jermial Ashley, Rodney Harris and Kevin Kane were given the starting nod.Kansas has forced at least one turnover in 12 of its last 14 contests.Junior cornerback Theo Baines recorded his first career interception in the second quarter.Junior running back Clark Green has caught at least one pass in 26 consecutive games.Senior kicker Johnny Beck’s 51-yard field goal in the second quarter was his best at Memorial Stadium since hitting a 52-yarder against UCLA as a freshman on Sept. 8, 2001.The three points KU allowed in the game were the fewest since the Jayhawks shut out Southern Illinois 42-0 on Sept. 23, 2000.Sophomore Charles Gordon has caught at least one pass in each of his 14 career games.The last time the KU defense recorded a safety was on Oct. 12, 2002, against Colorado.Junior linebacker Kevin Kane recorded his first career interception mid-way through the fourth quarter.Adam Barmann’s TD in the fourth quarter was the second rushing touchdown of his career.Since 1999, the Jayhawks are 18-9 when scoring 21 or more points.With his three receptions today, Brandon Rideau moves into 12th place on the all-time career receptions list with 83.