Postgame Notes

Sept. 5, 2009

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Postgame Notes
Kansas 49, Northern Colorado 3
September 5, 2009

— KU has won six straight home openers.

— KU has won 18 consecutive non-conference home games.

— KU has won 19 straight home games played at night.

— The crowd of 52,530 set a new single-game record for home attendance, surpassing the crowd of 52, 230 that attended last season’s 52-21 victory against Kansas State. KU has played in front of four-straight sellout crowds at home. The game marked the 25th home crowd of at least 50,000 at Memorial Stadium.

— KU has had 10 straight home games with 48,000 in attendance, including seven sellout crowds of at least 50,000.

— With a 49-3 victory against Northern Colorado, KU has won its last six home openers by an average margin of 29.5 points, including 37 points over the past four years. The margin of 46 points was the most in the last six seasons.

— With 46 wins, Mark Mangino is one victory away from tying Glen Mason for second on the KU victory list.

— Six Jayhawks made their first career starts. On offense: LT Tanner Hawkinson, LG Brad Thorson and RG Sal Capra. On defense: DE Max Onyegbule, DT Patrick Dorsey and CB Anthony Davis.

— Kansas allowed three points against Northern Colorado, the fewest it’s allowed since shutting out Louisiana Tech on Sept. 6, 2008.

— QB Todd Reesing now owns a 21-6 record as a starter after KU’s 49-3 victory against Northern Colorado.

— Reesing’s two rushing touchdowns gives him 11 for his career. This was the first game in his career that Reesing recorded multiple rushing touchdowns in a game.

— Reesing’s 79 rushing yards were his third most in a single game behind the 90 and 84 yards he recorded against Colorado in 2006 and 2007.

— Reesing has thrown a touchdown pass in 19 consecutive games.

— With 13 completions against Northern Colorado, Reesing (632) passed Jason White of Oklahoma (626) to occupy the 10th spot on the Big 12 career completions list. Reesing needs (23) to pass Josh Heupel of Oklahoma (654) for ninth.

— Kerry Meier has caught at least two passes in 22 consecutive games.

— Meier’s 71-yard reception to end the third quarter was the longest of his career, surpassing his previous best of 68 yards against Sam Houston State.

— With 115 yards receiving against Northern Colorado, Meier (6) tied two others for third on the KU career 100-yard receiving games list.

— RB Jake Sharp’s 122 rushing yards against Northern Colorado moved him into the 11th spot on the KU career rushing yardage list and were his third most as Jayhawk (181 vs KSU in 2008, 127 vs Toledo in 2007).

— With 122 rushing yards against Northern Colorado, Sharp (7) moved into a tie for seventh with five others on the KU career 100-yard rushing games list.

— Sharp’s 12 points moved him into ninth place on the KU career points list with 144 points.

— S Darrell Stuckey made his 31st career and consecutive start.

— RB Toben Opurum rushed for two touchdowns in his first game as a Jayhawk. Opurum finished with 79 yards on eight carries.

–The last time a true freshman rushed for two touchdowns in one game was in 2006 when Kerry Meier rushed for two touchdowns against Northwestern State.

— WR Tertavian Ingram caught his first career touchdown pass in the second quarter. His two catches against Northern Colorado were one short of his previous career total of three.

— DE Jake Laptad recorded his first career two-sack game against Northern Colorado. He had two games of with 1.5 sacks in 2008.

— Laptad also tied his career high in tackles with six. His also had six tackles against Texas in 2008.

— LB Drew Dudley recorded his first career sack in the fourth quarter.

— CB Chris Harris recorded his first career forced fumble and DT Steven Foster recorded his first career fumble recovery on Northern Colorado’s first drive.