Postgame Notes - Texas Tech 45, Kansas 34
Oct. 1, 2011
TEXAS TECH 45, KANSAS 34
October 1, 2011
- The Kansas-Texas Tech series is 12-1 in favor of Texas Tech.
- Today’s attendance: 39,621
CAPTAINS: Jeremiah Hatch (C), Tim Biere (TE), Steven Johnson (LB), and Toben Opurum (DE)
- Kansas wore Throwback uniforms in honor of the 1961 Bluebonnet Bowl team, which was honored today. The last time KU wore these uniforms was during the 1983 season.
- Fourth-straight game that Kansas has won the opening coin toss and elected to receive.
- KU fell to 42-51-1 in Homecoming games, including 0-2 in games against Texas Tech.
- The Jayhawks are now 2-1 at home
- Kansas football is 3-2 in its last five Big 12 Conference openers and 42-58-4 all-time in conference openers.
- KU dropped to 42-58-4 in conference openers, including 6-10 in Big 12 openers.
- Kansas is now 572-561-58 all time.
- Kansas rushed for 239 yards, which was the most by KU in a Big 12 game since the team rushed for 280 yards against Kansas State in 2008.
- Freshman RB Darrian Miller recorded a 25-yard reception in the first quarter, marking his longest of the season.
- Sophomore RB James Sims scored a touchdown on an 11-yard run. It marked the first time since the Oklahoma State game last season that KU scored on its first possession of the game.
- Freshman RB Brandon Bourbon scored in the first quarter on a 51-yard run, marking his first touchdown of the season. It was KU’s longest run from scrimmage this season.
- Bourbon’s touchdown marked the fifth different Jayhawk to score a rushing touchdown and fifth first-year player to score a touchdown. He is also the 10th different Kansas player to reach the end zone.
- Bourbon finished the day with 101 yards rushing, which marked his first career 100-yard game and the first of Bourbon’s career.
- Bourbon became the first Jayhawk other than James Sims to rush for 100 yards since Toben Opurum rushed for 109 against Southern Mississippi in 2009.
- Junior WR D.J. Beshears collected a 51-yard reception in the first quarter, which was the longest of his career and the team’s second-longest of the season.
- KU’s 20 first quarter points were the most in a quarter since the team scored 35 in the fourth quarter of the Colorado game last season. It was the most first-quarter points since the Jayhawks scored 21 points in the opening period against K-State in 2008.
- Senior RB Rell Lewis scored a second-quarter touchdown, which marked the first of his career. He became the 11th different Jayhawk to score a touchdown this season.
- Senior TE AJ Steward caught a fourth-quarter touchdown, which marked the senior’s second career reception and first career touchdown.
- Steward was the 12th different Jayhawk to score a touchdown this season.
- Sophomore DE Keba Agostinho recorded a sack in the first quarter, marking the first of his career and fifth this season by the Jayhawks.
- Freshman S Keeston Terry recorded an interception in the first quarter, which was the first of his career and first by the Jayhawks this season.
- Terry finished with a career-best 12 stops.
- Senior LB Steven Johnson made 12 tackles in the game, marking his third game of 2011 with double-digit tackles.
- Junior LB Malcolm Walker tallied four tackles in the first quarter, which marked his first stats of the season. He finished the game with eight stops.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- In the first quarter, freshman PK Alex Mueller had his extra point blocked. It marked his first missed extra point of the season.
- It was the first time KU has had an extra point blocked since the Duke game in 2009.