Kansas-Florida International Postgame Notes
Sept. 22, 2007
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Sept. 22, 2007
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September 22, 2007 * Memorial Stadium * Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ win against Florida International…
…Gives Kansas a four-game winning streak for the longest such streak since the 2003 season.
…Makes KU 4-0 for the first time since 1995 and just the second time in the last 26 seasons.
…Gives Kansas a perfect non-conference regular season record for the second time in the last nine years as the 2005 team went 3-0 in regular-season non-Big 12 games and later advanced to the Fort Worth Bowl.
…Is KU’s sixth straight home win dating back to OklahomaState last year.
…Gives Kansas 14 straight home wins against non-conference opponents.
…Is KU’s seventh win in its last eight games dating back to last year.
…Improves Mark Mangino to 29-35 in his sixth season as a head coach, all seasons at Kansas.
…Make’s Kansas 546-537-58 all time.
–Kansas is one of four Big 12 teams to remain undefeated in 2007 – Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas are the other three. Texas A&M and Texas Tech each suffered losses this week.
–Kansas recorded 615 yards total offense which ties for fifth best in school history (615 vs. KansasState in 1950) and the first 600-plus total offense game since 641 against JacksonvilleState in 2003. KU has recorded 500-plus yards total offense in every game this season. KU entered the day ranked seventh nationally averaging 532 yards per game.
–KU has scored 40-plus points in four straight games for the first time since the 1991-92 seasons (53 vs. Missouri in the 1991 season finale and the first three games of the 1992 season).
–Kansas entered the week fourth nationally scoring 53 points per game.
–KU has scored at least twice in 14 of 16 quarters this season, including all four tonight.
–Kansas has scored three touchdowns via special teams this season – kickoff return, punt return and blocked punt with a recovery in the end zone.
–KU has scored at least 20 points in every first half this season and in all but one half in 2007.
–After not forcing a fumble through the first two games, KU has now recovered four fumbles in the last two contests.
–Kansas has scored first in all four games this season. KU opponents scored first in the final five games of the 2006 season.
–Kansas is 5-0 in wearing red uniforms under Mark Mangino.
–Tonight’s attendance of 42,134 marked the 14th time in the last 15 home games the Jayhawks have drawn 40,000-plus in attendance.
–Florida International’s field goal in the first quarter were the first points scored against KU in the opening quarter this season. KU has outscored its opponents 43-3 in the first quarter this season. It was also FIU’s first points of the first quarter this season.
–Junior Aqib Talib’s 100-yard interception return was the longest in school history. His 100 yards set the single-game interception return yards record as well.
–Talib has six catches this season with three of those going for touchdowns.
–Sophomore QB Todd Reesing became the sixth Jayhawk to record 200-plus passing yards in at least four straight games (the last was Adam Barmann in 2004). He’s the ninth Jayhawk to throw for 200 yards in four games in a season.
–Reesing’s 368 yards passing rank ninth on the single-game list at Kansas. He has now thrown for 300-plus yards in three of four games this season.
–Reesing’s 415 yards of total offense rank fifth best in KU history.
–Reesing’s touchdown in the second quarter was his first rushing TD of the season and third of his career. Reesing has now accounted for 12 touchdowns this season (11 TD passes, 1 TD rush).
–Reesing had 81 attempts this season before his first interception.
–Junior Dexton Fields’ 35-yard reception in the first quarter was a season long for him.
–Fields has at least two receptions in 15 straight games.
–With seven PATs tonight, senior Scott Webb became KU’s all-time PAT record holder with 120. He also became the school’s all-time PAT attempt leader with 124. He passed Dan Eichloff (116 made, 119 attempts).
–Webb has made 10 of his last 11 field goal attempts (2-for-2 tonight and 5-for-6 this season). Webb moved into tie for fifth on the KU field goals attempts list — Mike Hubach (1976-79) who had 48.
–Sophomore Kerry Meier’s six-yard reception was the second of the season and third of his career. He had one catch for no yards against Central Michigan Sept. 1 and one reception for five yards against Louisiana Monroe last season.
–Senior TE Derek Fine caught his second touchdown pass of the season in the third quarter. Fine has eight TD catches for his career.
–Freshman Bradley Dedeaux’s tipped catch was the first reception of his career. Dedeaux became the 12th different Jayhawk to catch a pass this season. Eight of those individuals have multiple catches.
–Junior Marcus Herford became the third Jayhawk to record 1,000 yards in kick return. He has 1,021 career yards.
–Senior RB Brandon McAnderson rushed for 105 yards to mark his second 100-yard rushing game of the season and career (110 vs. Central Michigan).
–Senior TE Derek Fine’s seven catches were a career high and his 70 yards receiving were a season high and rank second best for his career. Fine’s TD catch was his second this season and eighth of his career.
–Herford’s 42-yard kick return was the third-longest of the season and marked the fourth time this season he has returned a kick 30 or more yards.
–Junior Raymond Brown’s blocked punt that led to a freshman Dakota Lewis touchdown in the first quarter was the first blocked kick of Brown’s career and the first career TD for Lewis.
–Junior Joe Mortensen recorded a career-high 13 tackles and became the first KU player to record double digit tackles. It marked the second time in his career he has recorded double figure tackles (12 at Missouri last season).
–Mortensen’s forced fumble in the second quarter was his first of the season and second of his career (at Nebraska last season).
–Junior John Larson’s forced fumble was his second this season and career.
–Sophomore Darrell Stuckey’s fumble recovery from Mortensen’s fumble caused was his first of the season and second of his career (at IowaState last season).
–Senior OL Cesar Rodriguez started a team best 32nd game (18th straight). James McClinton started a team-best 23rd consecutive game (26th overall).