KU Postgame Notes

Sept. 17, 2005

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Kansas’ Win Over Louisiana Tech

…Is KU’s first-ever win over Louisiana Tech, making the all-time series 1-1.

…Makes the Jayhawks 3-0 for the first time since the 1997 season.

…Gives KU three straight wins for the first time since the 2003 season.

…Is the Jayhawks’ seventh win in its last eight night games.

…Gives Mark Mangino his 15th career win as a head coach, making his overall record 15-24.

…Makes KU 532-526-58 all-time.


– Kansas donned red uniforms for the first time since the 1947 Orange Bowl team wore them throughout the season.

– Senior linebacker Brandon Perkins recorded five sacks in the game, setting a new KU record. Perkins also surpassed four Jayhawks and moved into a tie for seventh place with David McMillan on the KU all-time sacks list with 15 for his career.

– Senior quarterback Brian Luke threw a career-high three touchdown passes.

– Junior wide receiver Charles Gordon scored a touchdown — the eighth of his career — on his first reception of the season.

– Senior wide receiver Mark Simmons has caught at least one pass in every game since the 2003 season — a string of 27 straight contests. With his 106 receiving yards, Simmons surpassed Brandon Rideau (1,636) and moved into fifth on the KU all-time yardage receiving chart with 1,694 for his career. Simmons has four 100-yard receiving games for his career.

– Senior safety Rodney Fowler grabbed KU’s first interception of the season in the first quarter and his second of the game in the fourth, making four for his career.

– Senior linebacker Nick Reid has started 33 straight games — the most of any current Jayhawk — dating back to his freshman season. With his 14 tackles, Reid surpassed two Jayhawks and moved into sixth place on the KU all-time tackling chart with 343 for his career.

– Reid has recorded double-digit tackles in the last three games.

– With his three receptions, senior running back Clark Green surpassed Emmett Edwards (105) and moved into sixth place on the KU all-time pass receptions list with 106 for his career.

– Senior offensive lineman Matt Thompson has started all 27 games of his career, dating back to 2003.

– Sophomore tight end Derek Fine scored his first career touchdown to give KU a 14-7 lead in the third quarter.

– Senior cornerback Theo Baines grabbed his second career interception in the fourth quarter. The pick set up junior wide receiver Brian Murph’s first career TD.

– Freshman cornerback Aqib Talib also notched his first career interception in the fourth quarter, setting up a 29-yard reception by Simmons and one-yard TD rush by junior running back Jon Cornish. Cornish has scored a touchdown in all three games this season.

– Sophomore place kicker Scott Webb’s 47-yard field goal in the fourth quarter marked a career-long. Webb is 5-for-5 this season in field goals.

– KU recorded four interceptions, the most since grabbing four against Texas Tech on Sept. 25, 2004.

– The KU defense has not allowed an offensive touchdown in the first quarter in 13 of its last 14 games. The Jayhawks have outscored their opponents 23-7 in the opening stanza this season.

– The Jayhawks have forced at least one turnover in 23 of their last 27 contests, including all three games this season.

– KU has scored first in its last six games.

– The Jayhawks have used seven or more receivers in all three games this season.