Kansas Postgame Notes vs. New Mexico State
Sept. 25, 2010
Kansas 42, New Mexico State 16
Sept. 25, 2010 – Lawrence, Kan.
– Beshears ran a kickoff back 96 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. It was tied for the eighth-longest kickoff return in school history.
– Beshears’ kickoff return for a touchdown was the first by the Jayhawks since Dezmon Briscoe went 98 yards against Texas last season.
– To finish KU’s first drive, Kansas RB D.J. Beshears scored on a 10-yard touchdown run – the first of his career. Kansas’ first seven touchdowns this season were scored by seven different players.
– Kansas RB James Sims rushed for 116 yards, marking his second 100-plus yard effort this year. He becomes the first KU freshman to record multiple 100-yard games since 2002 (Clark Green).
– KU’s 237 yards rushing Saturday were the most since the Jayhawks ran for 255 yards against UTEP last season.
– The Jayhawks’ 501 yards of total offense were also a season-high and the most since they gained 574 yards in the season finale last season against Missouri.
– Beshears scored his third touchdown of the evening in the second quarter on a seven-yard run. It marked the first time a Jayhawk has had multiple rushing touchdowns in a half since Toben Opurum recorded two touchdowns on the ground against Duke last year.
– Beshears had 33 yards on six carries in the first half, marking his best career total for both categories.
– Kansas RB Angus Quigley caught a 43-yard pass on a screen play, which was the longest pass play of the season for KU and longest of Quigley’s career.
– WR Daymond Patterson had a 23-yard punt return in the second quarter, which was the longest by a Jayhawk this season.
– Senior P Alonso Rojas had a 50-yard punt in the second quarter, marking the fourth-straight game that Rojas has had a punt of 50-plus yards. Heading into the week, Rojas was fourth in the Big 12 with four punts greater than 50 yards.
– KU’s four rushing touchdowns were the most since the team had five touchdowns on the ground against Northern Colorado last season.
– Kansas running backs D.J. Beshears and James Sims scored two rushing touchdowns each. Last season, KU quarterback Todd Reesing and running back Toben Opurum each scored two rushing TDs against Northern Colorado.
– Kansas QB Jordan Webb rushed for a season-high 33 yards on five carries, including a run of 24 yards, which was his longest of the year.
– Webb threw a two-yard touchdown pass to TE Tim Biere in the third quarter, which marked his fifth TD toss of the season. Biere’s catch was his second score of the year and second of his career.
– Webb threw for a season-high 249 yards on 17-of-27 passing. He completed his first six passes of the night for 104 yards.
– WR Chris Omegie recorded his first career reception in the fourth quarter.
– Kansas WR Christian Mathews hauled in a 41-yard pass in the fourth quarter for his first career reception.
– The pass completion to Omegie was the first by sophomore QB Kale Pick since the North Dakota State game.
– Kansas senior Chris Harris recorded eight tackles in the game, which was his season high and most since he had 10 at Texas last season.
– Kansas is now 22-4 in its last 26 non-conference games, and 20-4 in its last 24 home non-conference games.