KU Football Leads UTEP 20-0 At Halftime

Sept. 12, 2009

Kansas leads UTEP 20-0 at the half of a non-conference road game. Follow the Jayhawks in the second half on twitter at twitter.com/kuathletics.com.

Kansas First-Half Notes

o – New starters from last week include RB Toben Opurum (first career start for the freshman) and WR Dezmon Briscoe on offense and DT Caleb Blakesley and S Phillip Strozier on defense. Chris Harris started at cornerback this week after starting at nickel back in the first game.

o – KU scored on its opening possession for the fourth straight game dating back to last year.

o – KU recorded three sacks in the first quarter to extend its streak of recording at least three sacks in a game to four straight dating back to last year. The first-quarter sacks were by Max Onyegbule, Jeff Wheeler and Patrick Dorsey.

o – Jake Sharp’s 30-yard run from the KU six-yard line in the first quarter, was the second-longest rush of his career (47 vs. Kansas State last season).

o – Sharp moved into 10th place on the KU career rushing list as he entered the game with 1,933 yards and moved past Kerwin Bell (1,970).

o – Sharp tied for fifth place on the KU career rushing touchdowns list after entering the game with 20 scores on the ground.

o- Sharp moved into third place on the KU career receptions by a running back list after entering the game with 54 career grabs.

o – KU junior Justin Thornton recorded his eighth career interception in the second quarter after a deflection by Daymond Patterson.

o – For just the third time in his short career PK Jacob Branstetter made multiple field goals in a game (three of three vs. Louisiana Tech and two of two at South Florida last season).

o – WR Dezmon Briscoe has now recorded 100 receiving yards in a game for the eighth time in his career to tie Willie Vaughn for first on the KU career list.