Georgia Tech 66, Kansas 24
Sept. 17, 2011
GEORGIA TECH 66, KANSAS 24
September 17, 2011
- With the loss, Kansas fell to 1-2 all-time against Georgia Tech.
CAPTAINS: Jordan Webb (QB), Toben Opurum (DE), Steven Johnson (LB), Tim Biere (TE), Jeremiah Hatch (OL).
DEBUTS: Marquis Jackson (WR), Jimmay Mundine (TE)
- Kansas won the toss and elected to receive for the third-straight week.
- Kansas fell to 5-17 all-time against current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
- The Jayhawks dropped their 10th-straight road game, dating back to a 34-7 victory at UTEP in 2009.
- KU dropped to 24-5 in its last 29 games against non-Big 12 opponents, which includes its last three bowl games.
- The Jayhawks fell to 3-8 all-time on games played Sept. 17.
- Freshman WR Marquis Jackson made his first career reception in the first quarter on a third-down play. Fellow WR Andrew Turzilli and TE Jimmay Mundine recorded their first career catches in the fourth quarter.
- Turzilli’s 10-yard touchdown catch in the fourth from Quinn Mecham with 2:24 left in the fourth quarter was the Jayhawks’ lone score in the second half and Turzilli’s first career touchdown.
- The Jayhawks went 7-for-10 on third downs in the first half after going 13-for-18 on third down against Northern Illinois. The Jayhawks finished 9-of-17 for the game on third down.
- Freshman RB Darrian Miller scored both of KU’s first two touchdowns of the game, marking it his first game with multiple scores.
- Junior WR D.J. Beshears recorded a 43-yard catch late in the first half, marking his longest career reception. Beshears recorded 65 yards receiving on five catches to lead the Jayhawks for the second consecutive week.
- Senior TE Tim Biere recorded a 28-yard reception late in the first half, which marked his longest of the season. It was his longest since a 32-yard catch against Texas A&M last season.
- Kansas was limited to a season-low 151 rushing yards and 362 yards overall.
- Junior S Bradley McDougald recorded his first career sack in the first quarter.
- Senior DT Richard Johnson made a key stop for a loss on Tech’s final drive of the first half. It was his first TFL of the year.
- Georgia Tech ran for 604 yards, which was the most by a Kansas opponent ever, and a GT school record.
- The Yellow Jackets’ 768 yards of total offense was the second-most ever surrendered by a KU defense, and another Georgia Tech record. The KU record for yards allowed is 799, set in 1978 against Nebraska.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- Sophomore Ron Doherty recorded a 44-yard punt which was downed inside the 10-yard line, marking his first of the year downed inside the 20.