Game No. 2 - KU Football Travels To UTEP
Sept. 7, 2009
Press Conference Quotes
GAME NO. 2 – No. 24/No. 25 KANSAS AT UTEP
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, 6:30 p.m. (Central)
Sun Bowl (51,500), El Paso, Texas
Radio: Jayhawk Network
(Bob Davis, David Lawrence, Nate Bukaty, Bob Newton [producer])
TV: CBS College Sports
(Tom Hart, Aaron Taylor)
CBS College Sports Network has more than 30 million subscribers and is available in 80 million homes in markets on cable and satellite systems across the country including:
DirecTV (channel 613)
DISH Network (channel 152)
Live Stats: www.kuathletics.com
QUICKLY — No. 24 AP/No. 25 Coaches Kansas (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) will play its first road game of the 2009 season when the Jayhawks visit UTEP (0-1, 0-0 Conference USA) on Saturday in a game televised on CBS College Sports at 6:30 p.m. Central.
– KU Head Coach is looking to tie Glen Mason for second on the KU coaches victories list (A.R. Kennedy was 52-9-4 from 1904-10). Mangino enters the game with a 46-41 record while Mason was 47-54-1 all-time. If Mangino reaches this mark this week it will come in his 88th game, while Mason’s victory came in his 99th game at KU.Mark Mangino
– KU is playing its only road game until it visits Colorado on Oct. 17 (four home games and a bye week to start the season).
– KU is 6-4 in its last 10 road games, but was 1-3 last year, winning only at Iowa State.
– KU is 2-4 in non-conference road games in the era with wins at Tulsa (2002) and at Wyoming (2003). Since the Wyoming win KU has lost non-Big 12 road games at Northwestern (2004), at Toledo (2006) and at South Florida (2008).Mark Mangino
– KU has won 17 of its last 19 games against non-Big 12 Conference foes, including three bowl victories.
– KU is 24-7 in its last 31 games overall dating back to late in 2006.
– KU has won 15 of its last 19 night games played anywhere.
– KU is 21-7 in the month of September in the era.Mark Mangino
– All four of KU’s non-conference games are being televised for the first time in school history.
– All four of KU’s four non-conference games are first-time meetings with the opponents.
DID YOU KNOW? — While Kansas has never played UTEP, the Jayhawks have played in the school’s home stadium – the Sun Bowl. The Jayhawks met Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl on Christmas Day to cap the 1975 season. The Jayhawks lost 33-19 to the Panthers as Tony Dorsett rushed for 142 yards for Pittsburgh. Kansas was led by Laverne Smith, who rushed for 118 yards and Nolan Cromwell, who added 99 yards on the ground. Nearly 4,000 KU fans made the trip to El Paso for the game and were part of a then-Sun Bowl record crowd of 30,272.
DID YOU KNOW? — Sure its only after one week, but Kansas is tied for the national lead in four NCAA offensive statistical categories including fewest tackles for loss allowed (1.00), fewest sacks allowed (0.00), fourth-down efficiency (100.0 percent) and red-zone efficiency (100.o percent). KU was two of two on fourth downs and scored on all six of its trips in the red zone against Northern Colorado last week.
QUOTABLE – “I think Todd Reesing just took over the game today. He made some crazy plays on third down and showed why he is one of the better quarterbacks in the nation. He’s one of those guys, real scrappy, knows how to get it done, finds ways to make plays all the time.” — UNC QB Bryan Waggener