Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Nebraska
Sept. 30, 2006
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…Makes KU 22-88-3 all-time against the Cornhuskers.
…Gives KU an 0-1 Big 12 record for the third-straight season.
…Gives Mark Mangino an overall record of 22-31.
…Makes KU’s all-time record 539-533-58.
…Makes the Jayhawks 3-3 all-time in overtime games including a 2-3 mark on the road.
– Kansas played its second overtime game on the road of the season. The Jayhawks previously fell 37-31 in double-overtime at Toledo.
– KU came from 17 behind to tie the game at 32. If Kansas would have won the game, it would have been the fifth-biggest comeback in school history.
– The 32 points scored by Kansas was the most by any Jayhawk team in Lincoln since the 1899 team beat the Huskers 36-20. The 1899 game was just the eighth all-time meeting in the series. It was the third-most points KU had ever scored against the Huskers in the 113 year history of the series. The 72-point total KU scored against NU in 2005 and 2006 combined is the largest consecutive two-year total in the series.
– Senior QB Adam Barmann passed for 405 yards to mark the second consecutive week he threw for over 250 yards (273 vs. South Florida). It marked the first time a KU quarterback had done so since Barmann threw for 310 against Toledo on Sept. 11, 2004 and 294 at Northwestern on Sept. 18, 2004.
– Barmann’s total of 405 passing yards marked the first time a Kansas QB threw for over 400 yards since Bill Whittemore threw for 422 at Colorado on Oct. 11, 2003. It was the first time a KU QB threw for over 300 yards since Jason Swanson finished with 307 yards in the 2005 Fort Worth Bowl. The total ranked fourth on the KU single game list. It marked just the fifth time in school history a quarterback threw for over 400 yards.
– Barmann’s 26-yard toss to junior WR Brian Murph near the end of regulation was the 18th TD pass of Barmann’s career.
– Barmann’s 27 completions tied him for the fifth-most in school history and were the most completions in a game by a Kansas quarterback since Barmann completed 30 passes against Northwestern in 2004.
– Barmann’s 54 pass attempts was the most by a Kansas player since David Jaynes threw 58 passes against Tennessee in 1973. Barman’s total against Nebraska is the second-most attempts in school history.
– Brian Murph finished with career-highs of seven catches for 124 yards. He added the touchdown grab that sent the game into overtime, which was the fourth TD reception of his career.
– Murph’s 129 yards receiving was the most by a Kansas player since Mark Simmons had 135 receiving yards against Texas in 2004.
– Sophomore WR Dexton Fields caught a 30-yard pass for the second-straight game. Fields hauled in a 31-yard catch against South Florida.
– Fields ended the game with a career-high 108 receiving yards on eight catches.
– Fields’ 108 yards receiving and Murph’s 124 yards marked the first time two KU receiver went over the century mark since Mark Simmons (152) and Brandon Rideau (107) did so at Colorado on Oct. 11, 2003.
– Sophomore TE Derek Fine caught his second career touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. The TD grab was the first for Fine this season.
– Fine snared a career-long 40-yard reception in the second quarter.
– Fine finished the contest with a career-high 84 receiving yards on five catches.
– Junior RB Brandon McAnderson plunged across the goal line from the one yard line in the second quarter for his third career touchdown. It capped a seven-play, 95-yard drive in which Barmann threw for 93 yards including two 30+ yard passes.
– Senior LB Eric Washington knocked the ball loose from NU running back Marlon Lucky late in the first half to record his first career forced fumble. Brorsen scooped up the loose ball to register his first career fumble recovery.
– Washington batted down two Husker passes to establish a new career high.
– In the second quarter, KU outgained Nebraska 263 yards to 108 yards and collected seven more first downs than the Huskers.
– From the second quarter on, KU outgained the Huskers 558-306, including 405-257 through the air.
– Brorsen added his first career sack and forced fumble at the beginning of the third quarter. Sophomore LB Joe Mortensen picked up his first career fumble recovery on the play.
– Junior RB Jon Cornish carried the ball 31 times for 145 yards and a touchdown. It marked his fourth 100+ yard game of the season and pushed his season total to 582 yards on the ground. The TD was his third rushing score of the year. He is averaging 5.15 yards per carry.
– Mortensen added his first career forced fumble midway through the third quarter. On the play, sophomore CB Aqib Talib recorded his first fumble recovery of the season, the second of his career.
– Junior PK Scott Webb tallied seven points in the contest to move his career total to 131 and place him 11th on the KU all-time scoring list. In the process, he passed John Riggins, L.T. Levine and Bill Whittemore, who each finished their KU careers with 126 points. He ranks seventh all-time at KU in scoring by kickers only.
– Senior WR Jonathan Lamb hauled in a career-long 40-yard reception near the end of the third quarter. His previous long was a 22-yard grab against South Florida.
– With Cornish picking up 145 yards on the ground and Murph finishing with 129 receiving yards, KU had its first 100+ yard rusher and 100+ yard receiver since the 2005 Nebraska game when Cornish (101) and Clark Green (100) each ran for over 100 yards and Mark Simmons gained 100 yards through the air.
– Sophomore DE Russell Brorsen made his first career start.
– Sophomore James Holt made his first appearance of the season in the first quarter on the punt coverage unit.
– The 94 offensive plays run by KU was two away from tying a school record. It was the most offensive plays run since the Jayhawks ran 96 plays against Missouri in 1991.
– Junior punter Kyle Tucker landed a first quarter punt on the Nebraska four yard line to pin the opponent inside its 20 for the eighth time of the year. It was his fourth punt landed inside the 10 yard line of the season. He finished the contest with two punts inside the 20 yard line.
– Tucker boomed a season-long 60 yard punt in the second quarter. He averaged 44.2 yards on six punts in the game.
– The announced attendance of 85,069 marked the second-largest crowd to ever watch a KU game.