Sept. 9, 2006
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Sept. 9, 2006 * Memorial Stadium * Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ win over Louisiana Monroe
…Makes Kansas 1-0 all-time against Louisiana Monroe
…Is Kansas’ eighth-consecutive win in Memorial Stadium, dating back to the 2004 season.
…Improves KU’s record to 13-5 in non-conference games since 2002.
…Is Kansas’ sixth-straight win against a non-conference foe.
…Makes Mark Mangino 21-29 while at KU and in his head coaching career.
…Makes Kansas 538-531-58 all time.
–Kansas’ eight-game home winning streak is the longest at Memorial Stadium since the 1967-68 seasons, when the Jayhawks also won eight straight under then-head coach Pepper Rogers.
–Kansas held ULM to 51 yards rushing, marking the 11th time in the last 14 games that the KU defense has held its opponent to under 100 yards rushing for a game.
–The two point margin of victory was the closest for KU since its 39-37 four-overtime victory win at Alabama-Birmingham in 1998.
–The win makes Kansas 6-0 against teams from the Sun Belt Conference.
–Tonight’s attendance of 45,221 marks the fifth-straight game that Kansas has had 40,000-plus fans for a home game.
–With tonight’s victory, Kansas has won four-straight games, tying its longest streak under head coach Mark Mangino. KU has now won four straight under Mangino three separate times.
–Coupled with his 140 yards against NorthwesternState last week, senior running back Jon Cornish has tallied back-to-back 100-yard rushing games. The last KU player to accomplish the feat was Clark Green last season (125 vs. Missouri and 100 vs. Nebraska). The last KU player to do it in the first two games of the season was June Henley in 1996 (187 vs. BallState and 201 vs. TCU).
–Cornish’s 46-yard reception in the second quarter was a career long. Cornish also set a new mark in single-game receiving yards with his 62, surpassing his 43 yards against Houston in last year’s Fort Worth Bowl.
— Cornish had a career-high 23 rushing attempts tonight, has registered 321 all-purpose yards and has rushed for 243 yards so far this season.
–In two games, KU quarterback Kerry Meier has accounted for seven of Kansas’ 10 touchdowns. Meier has thrown for four TDs and rushed for three.
–Sophomore Marcus Herford’s 29-yard reception in the first quarter was a career long, replacing a 24-yarder from last season.
–Sophomore Dexton Fields’ touchdown was the second TD of his career.
–Field’s six receptions tonight were a career high, as were his 39 receiving yards.
–Junior punter Kyle Tucker moved into seventh place on the KU career punting yards list, ending the game at 5,438 yards. Tucker passed Bill Bell who had 5,201 yards from 1967-69 for the Jayhawks.
–Tucker’s four punts inside the 20 yard line were a career best. His previous high was three in six separate contests since 2004.
–Senior DE Paul Como recorded a career-high eight tackles tonight. His previous high was four stops at Texas last year. Como’s three TFLs were also a career best.
–After recording seven stops tonight, sophomore LB Mike Riviera has 18 tackles in two games.
–Senior OL Bob Whitaker owns KU’s longest starting streak with 38-straight games. Whitaker has started every game while at Kansas.