Game No. 2 - Jayhawks Host Preseason No. 16 Georgia Tech

Sept. 6, 2010

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Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, 11 a.m. (Central)

Memorial Stadium (50,071), Lawrence, Kan.

Radio: Jayhawk Network

(Bob Davis, David Lawrence, Nate Bukaty, Bob Newton [producer]) (All Access)

Sirius – ch.127

Westwood One

(John Tautges, Terry Donahue)

TV: FSN (Bill Land, Dave Lapham, Emily Jones)

Live Stats:

Tickets: 1-800-34-HAWKS or (785) 864-3141,

QUICKLY — Kansas (0-1 overall, 0-0 Big 12) will play its second straight home game hosting No. 15/17 Georgia Tech (1-0, 0-0 ACC) on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. The game will be televised on FSN.

– KU will kickoff before noon local time for the first time this year. Last season the Jayhawks played in the morning four times, posting a 3-1 record in those contests.

– KU is 20-3 in its last 23 non-conference games.

– After losing its season-opener last week for the first time since 2003, KU will look to avoid an 0-2 start for the first time since former head coach Mark Mangino’s first two games in 2002 (lost at Iowa State and at UNLV).

– KU is 18-4 in its last 22 home games, but has lost three straight.

– KU has lost eight straight games dating back to last year (last victory was against Iowa State on Oct. 10, 2009).

– KU is 25-140-2 all-time vs. teams ranked in the Associated Press poll. Four of those wins have come in KU’s last 12 games against ranked opponents.

RANKED OPPONENTS IN MEMORIAL STADIUM — Georgia Tech is the first ranked non-Big 12 opponent to play at Kansas since then No. 14 UCLA played here in 2001 (the Bruins won 41-17). Since that game, KU has played seven ranked Big 12 teams at home and has posted a 2-5 record in those contests (W 35-14 vs. No. 23 Missouri in 2003 and W 24-21 vs. No. 25 Iowa State in 2005).

VS. RANKED OPPONENTS — Kansas is 25-140-2 all-time vs. teams ranked in the Associated Press at game time. KU has lost two straight games vs. ranked teams (No. 25 Oklahoma and No. 3 Texas, both last year) since beating No. 12 Missouri in 2008. The last time KU defeated a team ranked as high as Georgia Tech was the 2008 victory against No. 12 Missouri.

KU-GT SERIES — Kansas and Georgia Tech will be meeting for just the second time in history as the two met in the 1948 Orange Bowl. Georgia Tech won that game 20-14 in the first-ever bowl game for the Jayhawks. KU was ranked 13th in that contest, while Georgia Tech was listed 10th.

KU VS. THE ACC — Kansas is meeting a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference for the third time in the last four years. KU defeated Duke 44-16 last year and defeated Virginia Tech in the 2008 Orange Bowl. KU is 4-16 all-time against current members of the ACC with a 2-5 mark against Florida State, 1-0 marks vs. both Duke and Virginia Tech, 0-1 vs. Georgia Tech, 0-2 vs. North Carolina, North Carolina State and Virginia and 0-4 vs. Miami.

KU-GEORGIA TECH 1948 MEETING — Trailing 20-14 with the final minutes ticking away, Kansas appeared ready to upset Georgia Tech in the 14th-annual Orange Bowl in 1948, only to have a lost fumble inside the one-yard line dash all hopes in the teams’ only previous meeting. After a scoreless first quarter Georgia Tech scored a touchdown before KU responded with a Ray Evans 12-yard touchdown run and a Don Fambrough PAT to tie it at 7-7 at halftime. Georgia Tech scored two third-quarter touchdowns and led 20-7 before Evans caught a 12-yard scoring pass from Bill Hogan to pull KU within 20-14 with 6:55 remaining. After KU recovered a fumble at the Georgia Tech 42-yard line, the Jayhawks drove down to the one-yard line, but lost a fumble near the goal line. The game was the final contest for Jayhawk All-Americans Otto Schnellbacher and Evans. KU out-gained Georgia Tech 235 yards to 204.