Kansas Falls To Texas Tech

Oct. 1, 2005

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Kansas Postgame Notes
No. 13 Texas Tech 30, Kansas 17
October 1, 2005

Kansas’ loss to Texas Tech…
…Is the second-straight loss in the series against the Red Raiders and makes KU’s record 1-9 all-time against TTU.
…Snaps KU’s four-game winning streak dating back to last season.
…Marks the team’s second loss in its last nine night games.
…Move’s KU’s record to 1-3 in conference openers during the Mark Mangino era.
…Gives Mark Mangino an overall record of 15-25 as a head coach.
…Makes Kansas 532-527-58 all-time.

– Senior offensive lineman Matt Thompson extended his starting streak to 28 games – he has started every game of his career dating back to the 2003 season.
– Senior linebacker Nick Reid extended his team-best starting streak to 34-straight games.
– Junior safety Jerome Kemp recorded his first career sack midway through the first quarter.
– Freshman Tang Bacheyie’s fumble recovery in the first quarter on special teams was the first of his career.
– Reid moved into a tie for third place (with Algie Atkinson, 1998-2001) on the KU career
tackles for loss list when he dropped Danny Amendola for a six-yard loss in the second quarter.
– Senior running back Clark Green hauled in two catches to move into fifth place past Harrison Hill on the all-time pass receptions list. Green’s total moved to 109 career receptions.
– Senior safety Rodney Fowler collected his third interception of the season and the fifth of his career. His five career picks have come in his last five games dating back to the 2004 season finale.
– Sophomore punter/kicker Kyle Tucker attempted his first career field goal, a 51-yard attempt that fell just short into the wind.
– Junior running back Jon Cornish caught a 23-yard pass from Brian Luke, a career-long for Cornish. His previous long reception was an 18-yard grab against Louisiana Tech earlier this season.
– Senior wide receiver Mark Simmons extended his streak to 28-straight games with at least one pass reception, which ranks among the top streaks in the nation.
– Kansas has forced at least one turnover in 24 of its last 28 games. The Jayhawks finished the game with three takeaways against the Red Raiders.
– Senior linebacker Brandon Perkins recorded one sack to increase his career total to 16, moving him past Kyle Moore (15.5 sacks from 1990-92) for sixth place on the KU all-time list. He needs one more sack to catch Dana Stubblefield and Nate Dwyer for a share of fourth place.
– KU was shutout in the first half for the first time since it trailed Iowa State 10-0 in Ames, Iowa on Oct. 30, 2004.
– The Jayhawks were penalized a season high nine times for 95 yards. The previous highs were seven penalties for 90 yards against Appalachian State.
– Senior defensive end Charlton Keith picked up his first career fumble recovery to set up KU’s first touchdown early in the second half.
– Keith dropped the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage for a career-high two sacks. It brought his season total to four sacks.
– Cornish has scored at least one rushing touchdown in all four of KU’s games this season. His third quarter TD moved his season total to six.
– TTU quarterback Cody Hodges became the first Kansas opponent to score a rushing touchdown against the Jayhawks this season when he scored on a five-yard run in the third quarter.
– Tucker booted a career-long 77-yard punt midway through the third quarter. His previous long was a 58-yard kick earlier this season against Florida Atlantic. The 77-yard kick ranks as the ninth longest punt in KU history.
– Tucker finished the game with eight punts for a career-best average of 50.5 yards per kick. His previous high average was 46.8 yards per punt versus Appalachian State.
– Simmons tallied his first punt return of the season in the third quarter for seven yards. He finished the game with four punt returns.
– Simmons hauled in his 12th career touchdown reception late in the third quarter. The TD catch tied him for fourth on the all-time KU list for touchdown receptions with Isaac Byrd (1994-96). It was Simmons’ first touchdown of the season.
– Senior quarterback Brian Luke’s pass to Simmons was the 11th touchdown throw of Luke’s career.
– Defensive lineman Eric Butler collected his first career fumble recovery late in the third quarter. Junior cornerback Charles Gordon recorded his second career forced fumble.
– Cornish totaled career-highs of 111 rushing yards on 17 carries for his second 100+ yard rushing game of the season. It marked the third game this season KU had a 100-yard rusher.
– KU held Texas Tech to Red Raider season lows in points (30), first downs (24) and rushing yards (47). TTU’s previous scoring low was 56 points versus Florida International and its fewest first down total was 26 versus Indiana State. Its previous season-low rushing total was 120 yards versus Sam Houston State.
– Sophomore tight end Derek Fine tied a career-high three pass receptions, also done versus Florida Atlantic.