Kansas-Toledo Postgame Notes
Sept. 15, 2007
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September 15, 2007 * Memorial Stadium * Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas‘ win against Toledo…
…Makes Kansas 3-0 for the first time since the 2005 season and just the second time since the 1997 season.
…Gives KU 13 straight home wins against non-conference opponents.
…Makes Kansas 14-2 at home against non-Big 12 foes in the Mark Mangino era.
…Makes the KU-Toledo all-times series 3-1 in favor of the Jayhawks.
…Improves Mark Mangino to 28-35 in his sixth season at KU.
…Makes Kansas 545-537-58 all time.
–Kansas’ 557 yards of total offense was a season high and marked the third straight game this season of 500-plus total offense yards. KU entered the game 10th nationally in total offense with 519.5 yards per game. KU’s 557 yards total offense were the most since the Jayhawks amassed 586 yards against Colorado in 2003.
–KU rushed for 232 yards to mark the third straight 200-plus rushing game of the year. KU entered the game with a 225.5 average which ranked 20th nationally.
–Kansas held Toledo to 77 yards passing. It was the lowest output for a KU opponent since IowaState threw for 51 yards on Oct. 30, 2004.
–All of Kansas’ six scoring drives took less than two minutes. KU has produced 23 scoring drives with taking less than two minutes.
–Kansas’ two scoring drives of 81 yards and 92 yards in the first quarter marked KU’s fourth and fifth scoring drives of 80-plus yards this season.
–Kansas has scored first in each of its three games this season – two touchdowns and a field goal.
–Tonight’s attendance of 48,112 is a season high and marked the 13th time in the last 14 home games the Jayhawks have drawn 40,000-plus in attendance.
–Senior Marcus Henry had seven receptions for 133 yards to tie a Kansas record with three consecutive 100-yard receiving yards game. The record is held by three others – Isaac Byrd in 1996, Willie Vaughn in 1988 and Bob Johnson in 1983. Henry’s seven receptions tied a career high set against Central Michigan earlier this season.
–Junior Aqib Talib has six career receptions with four of those going for touchdowns. In fact, Talib has four TD receptions in each of his last four games – a 42-yarder at Missouri last year, a 49-yarder vs. Central Michigan, a 36-yarder vs. Southeastern Louisiana and a 58-yarder tonight. His 58-yarder was a career long reception.
–Talib’s four straight games with a touchdown reception is the longest streak for a Jayhawk since Mark Simmons in 2003.
–Talib’s interception in the third quarter was the first of the season and ninth of his career.
–Talib had a season-high six tackles to mark the eighth time in his career he has registered six or more stops.
–Kansas has had three 90-yard TD drives this season with all three resulting in an Aqib Talib touchdown.
–Sophomore Todd Reesing has three straight games of 200-plus yards passing in his first three career starts. The last Jayhawk with three straight 200-yard passing games was Adam Barmann in 2004 (four straight games).
–Reesing’s 313 passing yards rank as the 16th most in school history.
–This season Reesing is 49-of-87 for 831 yards with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions.
–Sophomore Jake Sharp rushed for 127 yards (including 100 yards in the first half) on 13 carries. It marked the second 100-yard rushing game of the season and career for Sharp. He had 106 yards on 15 carries in the season opener against Central Michigan.
–Henry’s 42-yard touchdown reception was the second TD catch by Henry this season and fifth of his career.
–Freshman Dezmon Briscoe caught his second touchdown pass of the season in the second quarter. He also had a TD catch in the season opener against Central Michigan.
–Senior Brandon McAnderson had two touchdown rushes (26 yards and three yards) in the third quarter. The TDs were the third and fourth TD rushes for the Lawrence product this season, all in the last two games.
–Sophomore Darrell Stuckey’s interception in the second quarter was the first interception of his career and KU’s first INT this season.
–Junior Dexton Fields’ touchdown reception was the second of the season and eighth of his career. Fields has at least two catches in each of his last 14 games.
–Junior John Larson’s interception in the third quarter was the first of his career. Larson became the first KU defensive lineman with an interception since David McMillan picked one against Northwestern in the 2003 season opener.
–Junior Mike Rivera had a season-high six tackles.
–Senior James McClinton posted a season-high nine tackles, the second most in his career. McClinton’s career high is 10 tackles against OklahomaState last season.
–Senior PK Scott Webb made his eighth straight field goal in the first quarter. The streak dated back to last season. He had the streak broke with his 45-yard attempt in the fourth quarter.
–Two freshmen received their first career starts tonight. Redshirt freshman Ian Wolfe started at offensive tackle and true freshman Dezmon Briscoe started at wide receiver. The tandem became the third and fourth freshmen to start this season for KU.
–Senior OL Cesar Rodriguez started a team best 31st game (17th straight). James McClinton started a team-best 22nd consecutive game (25th overall).