Kansas Postgame Notes
Sept. 10, 2005
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas 36, Appalachian State 8
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Kansas’ Win Over Appalachian State…
…Is KU’s first-ever over the Mountaineers, making the Jayhawks 1-0 in the all-time series.
…Makes the Jayhawks 2-0 for just the second time since the 1997 season.
…Gives KU back-to-back wins for the first time since the team was victorious in the first two games of the 2004 season.
…Is the Jayhawks’ sixth win in their last seven night games.
…Gives Mark Mangino his 14th career win as a head coach, making his overall record at KU 14-24.
…Makes KU 531-526-58 all-time.
– Junior Jon Cornish’s three touchdowns marked the most rushing TDs by a Jayhawk since Bill Whittemore ran for three at Tulsa on Sept. 28, 2002. Cornish’s 58-yard rush in the fourth quarter was a career-long and marked a KU season-long.
– Cornish totaled 103 rushing yards in the win. Since 1995, KU is 27-9 when a Jayhawk rushes for more than 100 yards in a game.
– KU’s five rushing touchdowns marked the most by a Jayhawk squad since it totaled five against Toledo on Sept. 11, 2004.
– Kansas has forced at least one turnover in 22 of its last 26 contests.
– Senior Mark Simmons has caught at least one pass in every game since the start of the 2003 season – 26 straight contests. Simmons’ three receptions moved him past Richard Estell (117) and into third place on the Jayhawks’ all-time pass receptions chart with 118 for his career.
– Freshman tight end Russell Brorsen made his first career start.
– Sophomore Scott Webb’s missed extra point in the second quarter was his first career miss. Prior to the kick, Webb was 31-for-31 in extra point attempts.
– Senior Banks Floodman’s fumble recovery in the first quarter was the second of his career (also at Nebraska, Oct. 2, 2004).
– Senior Brian Luke’s 59-yard pass to junior Brian Murph was the second longest completion of his career (threw a 73-yarder against Texas on Nov. 15, 2004). Luke’s one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the first rushing TD of his career.
– Luke has thrown for 200 or more yards in three of his last four games – 212 vs. Appalachian State, 239 at Missouri (Nov. 20, 2004) and 225 vs. Texas (Nov. 13, 2004).
– Senior Clark Green’s touchdown in the opening stanza was his first of the season and 14th of his career. Green has 12 career rushing TDs. Green’s 15 rushes moved him past John Riggins (518) and into fourth place on the KU all-time rushing attempts list with 523 for his career.
– The KU defense has not allowed an offensive touchdown in the first quarter in 12 of the last 13 games.