Sept. 15, 2012
No. 15 TCU 20, KANSAS 6
SEPT. 15, 2012 – LAWRENCE, KAN.
- Kansas trails the overall series with TCU, 8-17-4.
KANSAS CAPTAINS: Dayne Crist (QB), Tanner Hawkinson (OT), Toben Opurum (DE/LB), Josh Ford (FB)
DEBUTS AT KU: Anthony McDonald (LB)
FIRST TIME STARTERS AT KU: Randall Dent (OL), Andrew Turzilli (WR)
- Kansas coaches wore a patch for the game to assist in the promotion of the Coach to Cure MD program sponsored by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). In its fifth year of the program, Coach to Cure MD seeks to raise awareness and money to fund research for Duchene muscular dystrophy, the most prolific lethal genetic disorder of childhood. For more information, one can go to www.CoachtoCureMD.org. The weekend for AFCA members to wear the patches is Sept. 29, which is KU’s bye week.
- Kansas is 573-571-58 all-time.
- Senior OT Tanner Hawkinson started his 39th consecutive game for Kansas. Senior OG Duane Zlatnik started his 23rd straight and senior WR/S Bradley McDougald and senior DE Toben Opurum their 21st consecutive.
- Sophomore HB Tony Pierson’s 26-yard reception in the second quarter was his first catch of the season and is also the longest of his career.
- Pierson had four receptions in the first half which already surpassed the most by a KU running back for a game this season. Entering the contest, KU RBs only had three total receptions. Pierson ended the game with six receptions which surpassed the KU mark for most catches against TCU in the 29-game series (previous mark was four receptions by Jim Moore and Isaac Byrd vs. TCU in 1996). Daymond Patterson equaled the effort with six catches against the Horned Frogs.
- Sophomore Andrew Turzilli’s 17-yard second quarter reception was his first reception of the season. His 42-yard catch in the third quarter was the longest of his career and the second longest pass play of the season for Kansas (43 yarder from Dayne Crist to Kale Pick on the first offensive play of the season).
- Turzilli finished with three catches for 100 yards. The last 100-yard receiving performance for Kansas was by JaCorey Shepherd, when he had three catches 107 yards against McNeese State last season. His 100 yards receiving were the most by a KU player in the series history against TCU.
- Junior WR Chris Omigie caught his first pass of the season in the second quarter. Omigie had one catch last season and entered the game with eight career receptions.
- Omigie had three receptions for a career-high 51 yards. His previous game high was three receptions for 41 yards against Oklahoma State in 2010.
- Dayne Crist passed for a season-best 303 yards and became the first Kansas quarterback to pass for more than 300 yards since Jordan Webb threw for 316 yards at Oklahoma State last season.
- Kansas has 12 turnovers through three games, including four against TCU. Last season the Jayhawks had 18 turnovers all season.
- Senior DL Josh Williams’ fumble recovery on the opening drive was his second of the season and of his career.
- Junior S Bradley McDougald’s forced fumble in the first quarter was his first of the season and third of his career. Senior DE Toben Opurum’s fumble recovery on that fumble was his second of the season and for his career. Opurum also had a fumble recovery against Rice last week.
- McDougald finished the game with two forced fumbles after adding another in the fourth quarter, giving him four on his career. He also recorded a career-high 12 tackles, including nine solo efforts.
- Opurum’s forced fumble of TCU QB Casey Pachall in the fourth quarter his second of the season and third of his career.
- Junior DL John Williams’ tackle-for-loss in the third quarter was the first TFL of his career.
- Junior S Dexter Linton finished with a career-high six tackles. His previous career-high was three against Texas A&M last season.
- Senior LB Anthony McDonald tied for second on the team with six tackles in his Kansas debut.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- Junior K Ron Doherty’s 37-yard field goal in the first quarter tied for the longest of his career. He also made a 37 yarder against Baylor last season.