Kansas Football Supplemental Notes vs. Florida International
Sept. 19, 2007
These are mid-week notes meant to supplement the weekly press release that is sent out on Sunday prior to a Kansas football game.
A Kansas Win Would…
– Give KU a four-game winning streak for the longest such streak winning four straight early in the 2003 season.
– Give the Jayhawks a 4-0 start for the first time since 1995 and just the second time in the last 26 seasons.
– Give KU a perfect non-conference regular season record for the second time in the last nine years as the 2005 team was a perfect 3-0 in regular season non-Big 12 games and then capped the season with a Fort Worth Bowl win against Houston to go 4-0.
– Be KU’s sixth straight home win since a 42-33 loss to Oklahoma State on Oct. 14, 2006.
– Be KU’s 14 straight home win against non-conference opponents.
– Be KU’s seventh win in its last eight games dating back to last year.
A Kansas Loss Would…
– Stop a three-game winning streak.
– Stop a five-game home field winning streak.
– Stop a 13-game home field winning streak against non-conference competition.
– Be less good than a win.
Things To Look For Against Florida International
– WR Marcus Henry has tied the school record with three others for consecutive 100-yard receiving games at three and could become the sole record holder with his fourth against Florida International.
– WR Dexton Fields (eight) needs one touchdown reception to move into a tie for ninth place on the KU career touchdown reception list.
– WR Dexton Fields has caught at least two passes in 14 consecutive games.
– PK Scott Webb (46) needs just two field goal attempts to tie Mike Hubach (48) for fifth on the KU career rield goals attempted list.
– PK Scott Webb (113) needs just three made PATs to tie Dan Eichloff (116) for the school record.
– PK Scott Webb (117) needs just two PAT attempts to tie Dan Eichloff (119) for the school record.
– Marcus Herford (966) needs 34 yards to become the third Jayhawk to record 1,000 career kickoff return yards.
– CB Aqib Talib (9) needs one interception to move into a tie for fourth with three others on the school career interceptions list.
– DT James McClinton has started a team-best 23 consecutive games.
– OT Cesar Rodriguez has started a team-best 32 games in his career, including 18 consecutive.
– KU has produced 500 yards of total offense in three straight games.
– KU has rushed for 200 yards in three straight games and the last time KU ran for 200-plus in four consecutive games was xxxxx.
– KU has scored 40-plus points in three straight games and the last time KU had four straight 40-plus point games was 1991-92 as KU scored 53 vs. Missouri in the 1991 season finale and opened 1992 with three straight 40-plus point games.
– No Jayhawk has recorded double-digit tackles in a game this year (four have had nine).
Reesing Looking For 200 Again…
Sophomore QB Todd Reesing has thrown for 200-plus yards in each of the first three games and only five Jayhawks have ever thrown for 200-plus yards in more consecutive games. Mike Norseth holds the school mark with six straight 200-yard games (1984-85), while Adam Barmann (2004), Bill Whittemore (2003), Kelly Donohoe (1988) and Frank Seuer (1983) all had streaks of four straight games throwing for 200 yards.
Did You Know?…
Kansas will open the 2008 season hosting Florida International on August 30.
Did You Know?…
Kansas will play a game in the state of Florida next season when the Jayhawks travel to South Florida on Sept. 13.
Reesing Resting In The Fourth…
QB Todd Reesing has put up some very good numbers in his first three collegiate starts, averaging 277.0 passing yards per game, while throwing 10 touchdown passes and zero interceptions on 88 attempts. What makes these numbers even better is the fact that Reesing has not played a down in the fourth quarter through three games.
Reesing On The KU Record Lists…
– 313 yards vs. Toledo was 16th best passing day in KU history.
– 313 yards vs. Toledo was a KU sophomore record.
– His four touchdown passes vs. Central Michigan and vs. Toledo both tied for the second most in a game in KU history (Ralph Miller owns the school record with five scoring tosses against Washburn in 1938).
– Needs to throw for 200 yards against FIU to become sixth Jayhawk to throw for 200-plus in at least four consecutive games.
– Is one game shy of becoming the ninth Jayhawk to throw for 200 yards in four games in a season.
– Has thrown 10 touchdown passes and needs just two to tie for ninth on the KU season touchdown pass list (five have thrown 12), three to tie for seventh (two have thrown 13) and three to tie for fourth (three have 14). The school record is 18 by Bill Whitemore in 2003.
– Needs two touchdown tosses to tie Adam Barmann for most touchdown passes in a season by a sophomore (Barmann threw 12 in 2004).
It Is Early, But…
Kansas is on a school-record pace for passing yards per game, averaging 304.3. The school mark is 286.0 per game, which was set in 1983. In fact, KU has averaged more than 200 passing yards per game just five times in school history with two of those seasons coming in the Mark Mangino era (255.9) in 2003 and 220.5 in 2004). Here is a look at the 200-plus passing yardage average seasons in school history:
Year – Passing Yards Avg.
1972 – 207.9
1983 – 286.0
1985 – 254.8
2003 – 255.9
2004 – 220.5
2007 – 304.3 (through three games)
Kansas is also on a school record pace for total offense yards per game (532.0) and points per game (53.0). Here is a look at the top three seasons in each category:
2003 – 421.5
1983 – 403.1
1968 – 401.8 (2007 – 532.0)
Points Per Game
1968 – 35.8
1992 – 31.7
1951 – 31.6
(2007 – 53.0)
How About The Defense?…
A year after finishing dead last in the nation in pass defense (119th), giving up 269.1 yards through the air, KU is ranked 10th in the country allowing just 121.00 yards per game. Central Michigan threw for 180 yards in the season opener before KU held Southeastern Louisiana to 106 yards and Toledo to just 77. KU also came up with three interceptions against UT after not recording a pickoff in the first two games.
Keeping The Opponent Off The Board…
Kansas has allowed just 20 points in the first three games, the fewest allowed in a three-game stretch since the first three games of 1997 when KU held UAB to zero, TCU to 10 and Missouri to seven points. The Jayhakws then allowed Cincinnati 34 points in the following game.
KU is tied for second in the country in fewest penalties per game averaging just 3.67 per contest (trails Iowa State (3.33) and is tied with Wake Forest (3.67))… While KU ranks second in the NCAA in kickoff return average at 34.29 per return, Florida International ranks fourth in the country in kickoff return yardage defense allowing just an average of 15.00 yards on seven returns… KU is tied for fifth in the NCAA in fewest tackleles for loss allowed, getting dropped behind the line of scrimmage just 3.67 times per contest (Navy leads the nation at 2.33 per game)… Raimond Pendleton’s 77-yard punt return vs. Central Michigan is tied for the fifth longest punt return in the NCAA this year… KU has received one vote in the Associated Press poll in each of the last three weeks. The last time the Jayhawks were ranked among the top 25 was Sept. 28, 1996 when KU was listed 20th before losing 45-42 at Utah… Florida International has the nation’s longest losing streak at 15 games… Seven different Jayhawks have recorded the team’s eight sacks (Maxwell Onyegbule is the only player with two sacks).
KU Individual Record Book Look
Consecutive 100-Yard Receiving Games
t1. 3, Marcus Henry, 2007
Career Receptions by a Tight End
3. 68, John Schroll
NR. 61, Derek Fine
Career Touchdown Receptions
10. 9, by three players
t13. 8, Dexton Fields
NR 7, Derek Fine
4. 223, Joe Garcia
5. 209, Scott Webb
Career Field Goals Made
3. 40, by two players
5. 32, Scott Webb
Career Field Goals Attempted
5. 48, Mike Hubach
6. 46, Scott Webb
Career Field Goal Percentage
2. 71.3, Dan Eichloff
3. 69.5, Scott Webb
Career PATs Made
1. 116, Dan Eichloff
2. 113, Scott Webb
Career PATs Attempted
1. 119, Dan Eichloff
2. 117, Scott Webb
Career PAT Percentage
1. 97.5, Dan Eichloff
2. 96.6, Scott Webb
4. 207, Dan Eichloff
5. 192, Kyle Tucker
Career Punting Yards
4. 7,881, Marc Harris
5. 7,818, Kyle Tucker
Career Kickoff Return Yards
1. 1,885 Greg Heaggans
2. 1,077 Maurice Douglas
3. 966, Marcus Herford
Career Kickoff Return Average
(min. 25 returns)
1. 27.9, Marcus Herford
2. 25.7, Charlie Hoag, 1950-52
4. 10, by three players
T7. 9, Aqib Talib
Career Interception Return Yards
1. 180, Pete Konek
NR, 145, Aqib Talib
KU Team Record Book Look
Game Passing Yards
T19. 308 vs. Central Michigan
Game Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed
2. -31 vs. Southeastern Louisiana
Game Fewest Total Yards Allowed
8. 75 vs. Southeastern Louisiana
T4. 62 (62-0) vs. Southeastern Louisiana