Kansas-Southeastern Louisiana Postgame Notes

Sept. 8, 2007

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September 8, 2007 * Memorial Stadium * Lawrence, Kan.

Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win against Southeastern Louisiana

…Makes Kansas 2-0 for the fourth straight season

…Gives KU 12 straight home wins against non-conference opponents.

…Makes Kansas 13-2 at home against non-Big 12 foes in the Mark Mangino era.

…Makes the KU-Southeastern Louisiana all-times series 1-0 in favor of the Jayhawks.

…Improves Mark Mangino to 27-35 in his sixth season at KU.

…Makes Kansas 544-537-58 all time.


–Kansas’ 62 point victory ranks as its the largest margin since a 72-0 win against UAB on Sept. 24, 1994. It also ranks tied for fourth as the largest margin of victory in school history.

83 – 83-0 vs. Washington (Mo.) in 1923

80 – 86-6 vs. South Dakota State in 1947

72 – 72-0 vs. UAB in 1994

62 – 62-0 vs. Southeastern Louisiana in 2007

62 – 62-0 vs. Saint Mary’s in 1912

–With 52 points versus Central Michigan and 62 versus Southeastern Louisiana, the Jayhawks have scored 50+ points in back-to-back games for the first time in school history.

–The last KU shut out was against Southern Illinois on Sept. 23, 2000 (42-0).

–The last time KU held back-to-back opponents to 10 points or less was during the 1975 season (28-0 vs. Kansas State on Nov. 1 and 23-3 at Oklahoma on Nov. 8).

–Southeastern Louisiana rushed for a net minus-31 yards which ranks second fewest yards rushing all time by a KU opponent. Kansas State rushed for a minus-56 yards in the 1992 season.

–Southeastern Louisiana’s 75 yards total offense is the eighth fewest yards allowed by a KU defense and the first time since 1992 against Kansas State (69 total yards).

–Eight different Jayhawks have scored KU’s 11 TDs this season.

–Kansas recorded its first safety of the season. Last year, KU recorded two safeties – vs. Texas A&M (Oct. 7) and at Toledo (Sept. 15).

–KU has posted two first half shut outs in its first two games this season. Kansas recorded two first half shut outs last season – vs. Oklahoma State and vs. South Florida. It marked the first two consecutive first half shut outs since the 1999 season vs. Missouri (Oct. 23) and Nebraska (Oct. 30).

–The Jayhawks have now scored first in each of their first two games this season.

–Kansas has now held its opponent scoreless in seven of eight quarters this season.

–Tonight’s attendance of 43,914 marked the 12th time in the last 13 home games the Jayhawks have drawn 40,000-plus in attendance.

–KU junior Marcus Herford’s kick return for a touchdown in the first quarter, following a Southeastern Louisiana safety, was the first career kick return TD for Herford and his second career TD. Herford caught a TD pass against Oklahoma State last season. It marked KU’s first kick return for a touchdown since Greg Heaggans’ 100-yard return vs. Southwest Missouri State in 2002.

–Sophomore Todd Reesing accounted for 288 yards total offense against Southeastern Louisiana and is averaging 278.5 yards of total offense through two games.

–Senior Brandon McAnderson’s two second-quarter TDs were his first two TDs of the season and eighth and ninth of his career.

–Junior Aqib Talib has four career receptions with three of those going for touchdowns. In fact, Talib has three TD receptions in each of his last three games – a 42-yarder at Missouri last year, a 49-yarder last week against Central Michigan and the 36-yarder tonight.

–Through two games, sophomore Raimond Pendleton has 9 punt returns for 166 yards. Last season, KU’s leading punt returner was Jonathan Lamb who had 165 yards on 15 returns.

–Senior Marcus Henry had 119 receiving yards (five catches) to mark his second straight 100-plus receiving yards game of the season. Last year, KU only had two players with 100 receiving yards in a game – Brian Murph (129 at Nebraska) and Dexton Fields (108 at Nebraska). Henry is the first KU player with consecutive 100-yard receiving games since Harrison Hill vs. Oklahoma and Kansas State in 2000.

–Junior Dexton Fields caught his first touchdown pass of the season in the third quarter. It was Fields’ seventh career TD catch.

–Sophomore RB Jake Sharp scored his second and third touchdowns of the season (and of his career).

–Senior Derek Fine has caught at least one pass in 23 of his last 26 career games at KU. He has multiple receptions in 17 career games, including both this season.

–Senior DL James McClinton recorded his first sack of the season. McClinton has eight career sacks.

–Senior PK Scott Webb’s 33-yard field goal in the third quarter was his second of the season and seventh straight dating back to last year.

–Webb has 20 points this season and 200 for his career. His 200 points ranks fifth on the KU career scoring list.

–Junior Mike Rivera recorded his first sack of the season on Southeastern Louisiana’s opening drive. Rivera had 1.5 career sacks prior, all last season.

–Senior OL Cesar Rodriguez started a team best 31st game (17th straight). James McClinton started a team-best 22nd consecutive game (25th overall).