Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Southern Miss

Sept. 17, 2010

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– Kansas started four freshmen, including CB Tyler Patmon and RB James Sims, who made their first starts. The other two freshmen to start were QB Jordan Webb and DE Kevin Young.

– Sims made a two-yard reception in the first quarter, which marked the first of his career.

– Kansas punter Alonso Rojas had a punt downed inside the 20 yard line in the first quarter, which marked his fourth of the season. He will enter Saturday’s action tied for the lead in the Big 12.

– Kansas S Phillip Strozier intercepted a pass in the first quarter to kill a Southern Miss drive. It was his first interception of the season and first since he had two in a game against FIU on Aug. 30, 2008.

– Kansas PK Jacob Branstetter made a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter, which was the 24th of his career. Branstetter needs one more field goal to tie for sixth in team history.

– Branstetter’s field goal moved him into ninth-place in team history in career scoring (169 points), passing Tony Sands (168).

– Kansas CB Chris Harris made a sack early in the third quarter, which marked his second of the season and fifth of his career.

– Kansas RB Deshaun Sands scored his first career touchdown on an eight-yard run in the third quarter. Sands is the fourth different Jayhawk to record their first touchdowns in 2009.

– On Sims’ touchdown run, Kansas converted a fourth down-and-three, marking the team’s first fourth down conversion of the season.

– TE Tim Biere made two catches for 33 yards, which marked the third-most yards in a game in his career.

– The Jayhawks converted nine times on third down against Southern Miss, which marked the most since KU converted 12 times on third down against Missouri in the 2008 game.

– WR Jonathan Wilson caught a 41-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, which marked KU’s longest pass play of the season. It was also Wilson’s first touchdown since the 2008 Insight Bowl.

– The touchdown catch was also Wilson’s longest since a 47-yard reception against Texas last season.

– Wilson finished with a season-best 72 yards receiving, his best total since he recorded 93 yards against Texas in 2008.

– S Olaitan Oguntodu made five tackles in Friday’s game, which matched his career high (five vs. Georgia Tech last week).