Kansas 28, No. 15 Georgia Tech 25 Postgame Notes
Sept. 11, 2010
Kansas 28, No. 15 Georgia Tech 25
Sept. 11, 2010 – Lawrence, Kan.
– Three different Jayhawks made their first starts of the season: QB Jordan Webb, C Jeremiah Hatch and WR Daymond Patterson. The start for Webb was the first of his career.
– KU’s last win over a team ranked as high as No. 15 Georgia Tech was the win over then-No. 12 Missouri on Nov. 28, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium.
– The win over Georgia Tech snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Jayhawks, including a three-game losing streak at home.
– KU’s last home win over a team ranked in the top 25 was in 2003 when Kansas defeated then-No. 23 Missouri, 35-14.
– In the first quarter, Kansas scored its first touchdown of the season on a 15 yard touchdown pass from Jordan Webb to Bradley McDougald. It marked the first career touchdown throw for Webb and first TD for McDougald.
– Freshman running back James Sims recorded 101 yards on 17 carries in his Jayhawk debut. He is the first Kansas freshman to go over 100 yards rushing in his first game.
– Sims’ 101 yards also marked the second time since 2002 that a Kansas freshman has gained 100-plus yards rushing. Last season, Toben Opurum rushed for 109 yards against Southern Mississippi.
– Sims scored a touchdown in the third quarter, marking the third different Jayhawk to score his first career touchdown against the Yellow Jackets.
– WR Daymond Patterson had seven catches for 85 yards in the game, which were the second-most of his career. Patterson recorded eight catches for 130 yards against Louisiana Tech in the 2008 game.
– Patterson recorded a 32-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, which marked his first touchdown since the Florida International game in 2008. Patterson scored twice in that game.
– WR Bradley McDougald gained 44 yards receiving, which was just five yards shy of his career high of 49, which he recorded against Northern Colorado in the season opener last year.
– TE Tim Biere caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Webb in the second quarter, marking the junior’s first career score.
– Kansas converted four times on third down in the first half, after going 4-for-15 on third downs last week against North Dakota State.
– Senior punter Alonso Rojas had a 66-yard punt in the first half, which was his longest since a 72-yard punt against Texas Tech last season on Oct. 31.
– Senior linebacker Justin Springer recorded a sack in the second quarter, his first solo sack since the Duke game last season on Sept. 19.
– Springer made 15 tackles, which surpassed his previous career high of nine (Oklahoma, 2009). He also had three tackles for losses.
– Springer’s 15 tackles were the most since Drew Dudley made 17 tackles at Colorado on Oct. 17 of last season.
– Senior safety Olatian Oguntodu had seven tackles, which was a career high.
– Junior linebacker Steven Johnson made a career-high 11 tackles, topping his total of nine against North Dakota State last week.
– TE Ted McNulty recorded his first career catch in the third quarter, an 11-yard reception.