Postgame Notes

Sept. 6, 2008

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Kansas Football Game Notes

#14 Kansas 29, Louisiana Tech 0

Memorial Stadium at Kivisto Field

Sept. 6, 2008

The Kansas Win…

  • Gives KU a 2-0 record for the fifth straight year.
  • Is KU’s 11th consecutive home-field victory.
  • Marks the Jayhawks’ 16th straight home win against non-conference opponents.
  • Is KU’s 20th win in its last 22 home games.
  • Gives the Jayhawks their 17th win in their last 19 games overall.

Kansas Game Notes

  • KU’s 29-0 victory over the Bulldogs marked the second shutout of the Mangino era for the Jayhawks, the first coming Sept. 8, 2007, against Southeastern Louisiana.
  • KU scored on the opening drive against the Bulldogs, a 74-yard drive ending in a 28-yard field goal. Despite averaging 42.77 points per game in 2007, the Jayhawks did not score on their first drive in any game. It was the first time since Nov. 18, 2006, against Kansas State that they had done so, which also resulted in a field goal.
  • The Jayhawks held the Bulldogs scoreless in the first half, the first time since the Texas A&M game on Oct. 27, 2007, that KU shut out an opponent in the opening half.
  • Two freshmen made their first starts for KU, RT Jeremiah Hatch and WR Daymond Patterson.
  • A crowd of 48,621 witnessed the KU victory over Louisiana Tech, the second-largest crowd all-time for a non-conference home game at Kansas.
  • Kansas had two players with over 100 yards receiving (Briscoe and Patterson), the first time since the 2006 Nebraska game that a pair of Jayhawks had reached the 100-yard mark.
  • Kansas’ eight-play, 80-yard touchdown drive ending at the 7:38 mark in the second quarter was the longest scoring drive of the season for the Jayhawks.

QB Todd Reesing

  • The KU signal caller had yet another stellar outing for the Jayhawks, completing 32 of 38 passes for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Reesing’s 412-yard performance was the third-best passing game in KU history. The last Jayhawk to throw for over 400 yards was Adam Barmann (405) at Nebraska in 2006.
  • With his 32 completions, the junior from Lake Travis, Texas, moved into fifth place on the KU career pass completions list with 359. Reesing’s 38 attempts gave him 560 for his career, putting him in eighth place in KU history.
  • Reesing had an 84% completion percentage against the Bulldogs, ranking him fifth all-time in the KU record book for single-game completion percentage.
  • The junior has completed 69 of 90 passes on the season, giving him a 76.67% completion percentage.

WR Daymond Patterson

  • Patterson caught a 13-yard pass on the first play of the game and had three catches for 34 yards in the first quarter. Last week against FIU, he had three catches for 22 yards in the entire game. The Mesquite, Texas, product finished the game with eight catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns, all three career highs.
  • Patterson had a 44-yard catch and run with 7:49 remaining in the third quarter, the longest reception of his young career.

WR Dezmon Briscoe

  • Briscoe picked up right where he left off last week, catching seven passes for a career-high 146 yards and a 48-yard touchdown. The 48-yard TD catch-and-run was a career-long reception and his fourth touchdown of the season.

CB Chris Harris

  • Harris intercepted a pass with 10:40 to play in the second quarter. It was the first interception of the season for the sophomore from Bixby, Okla., and the third of his career. It marked the third consecutive game that KU had forced a turnover.

PK Jacob Branstetter

  • Playing in his first career game after becoming eligible this week, Branstetter kicked a 28-yard field goal on his first attempt. He finished the game 3-3 on field goals, as he was good from 28, 25 and 26 yards.

RB Angus Quigley

  • Taking the majority of the reps at running back in the second half and leading the team in rushing, the junior from Cleburne, Texas, ran for a career-high 84 yards on 15 carries.

S Darrell Stuckey

  • The junior from Kansas City, Kan., recorded a career-high 10 tackles for the Jayhawks, leading the team against the Bulldogs.