Game No. 4 - Kansas Hosts New Mexico State Saturday At 6 P.M.
Sept. 20, 2010
Press Conference Quotes and Video
GAME NO. 4 VS. NEW MEXICO STATE
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, 6 p.m. (Central)
Memorial Stadium (50,270), Lawrence, Kan.
Radio: Jayhawk Network (Bob Davis, David Lawrence, Nate Bukaty, Bob Newton [producer])
www.kuathletics.com (All Access)
Sirius – ch.155
TV: FSN (Steve Physioc, Yogi Roth, Samantha Steele)
Live Stats: www.kuathletics.com
or (785) 864-3141
QUICKLY — Kansas (1-2 overall, 0-0 Big 12) returns home to close out its non-conference schedule hosting New Mexico State (0-2, 0-0 Western Athletic Conference) Saturday at 6 p.m. Central. The game will be televised on Fox College Sports Central.
– Kansas is 21-4 in its last 25 non-conference games.
– KU is 19-4 in its last 23 home games, including a victory against then No. 15 Georgia Tech Sept. 11.
– KU is 1-0 against ranked teams and 0-2 against non-ranked teams this season.
– KU is making its 20th straight television appearance.
– KU is looking to avoid a losing non-conference record this season. The last time KU lost more non-conference games than it won in the regular season was 1993 when the Jayhawks were 1-3 in non-league play.
FRESHMEN QB AND RB — Kansas is presently starting a freshman at both quarterback (redshirt freshman Jordan Webb) and running back (true freshman James Sims). Webb leads the team in passing while Sims leads in rushing. Only twice in history has KU had freshmen lead in both categories in the same year. The first time was 1945 (George Gear threw for 223 yards and Dick Bertuzzi ran for 360) and the second time was 1980 (Frank Seurer threw for 797 and Kerwin Bell ran for 1,114). After three games Webb has thrown for 376 yards and Sims has rushed for 175 yards.
KU-NMSU SERIES — This week will mark the third meeting all-time between Kansas and New Mexico State. The series is tied at 1-1 as NMSU won the first matchup 42-29 in 1988 before Kansas responded with a 54-14 victory in 1991. Kansas is 5-2 all-time against current members of the Western Athletic Conference with 1-0 marks against Hawai’i and Utah State, a 2-1 ledger against Louisiana Tech and a 1-1 record against New Mexico State. KU’s most recent game against the league was a 29-0 shutout of Louisiana Tech in 2008.