Kansas Postgame Notes

Oct. 9, 2004

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas 31, Kansas State 28

October 9, 2004

Kansas’ Win Over Kansas State…

…Is the Jayhawks’ first win against Kansas State since the 1992 season and snaps a streak of 11 straight wins by the Wildcats.

…Snaps a three-game losing streak for the Jayhawks.

…Makes the all-time series 62-35-5 in favor of Kansas.

…Is Mark Mangino’s first win as a head coach over Kansas State.

…Gives Mark Mangino his 11th career win as a head coach, making his overall record 11-20.

…Makes Kansas 528-522-58 all-time.


  • Senior tight end Lyonel Anderson scored his first career touchdown, a two-yard reception in the first quarter.
  • The Jayhawks’ TD in the first quarter was their first scored since the second stanza of the Texas Tech game on Sept. 25 (six quarters.)
  • KU’s 7-0 lead on Kansas State marked its first lead against the Wildcats since a 3-0 first-quarter advantage on Nov. 9, 1996. The last time the Jayhawks scored a touchdown against K-State was Oct. 7, 2000, when Dylen Smith found the end zone on a five-yard run.
  • The last time KU led Kansas State at halftime was on Oct. 10, 1992, when the Jayhawks took a 17-7 lead at the break. KU went on to win that game 31-7 in Lawrence.
  • Sophomore Charles Gordon’s pick off in the first quarter marked his third of the season and of his career.
  • In holding the Wildcats scoreless in the first quarter, the Jayhawks have now held five of six opponents this season scoreless. KU has outscored its opponents 51-5 in the opening stanza in 2004.
  • Sophomore running back Jon Cornish had his first kick-off return and reception of his career tonight.
  • Gordon’s 49-yard punt return in the third quarter marked his season-long.
  • John Randle’s two touchdowns brought his total to seven on the season (four rushing, three receiving). Tonight’s performance was Randle’s third multiple-TD game of the season.
  • Junior Jermial Ashley’s blocked field goal in the fourth quarter was the first by a Jayhawk since Kevin Kane blocked one at Texas A&M on Nov. 1, 2003.
  • Junior Jason Swanson’s touchdown pass to Mark Simmons in the fourth quarter was his first career TD toss as a Jayhawk.
  • With his TD catch in the fourth quarter, Simmons moved into a tie for fourth place on the KU All-Time Touchdown Receptions list (11). Also tied for fourth on that list is current Jayhawk Brandon Rideau.
  • KU leads the Big 12 with 12 interceptions on the season, which includes Gordon’s pick-off tonight in the first quarter. The KU defense has recorded 12 total interceptions the last three seasons. In fact, the last time the Jayhawks had more than 12 in a season was in 1996.
  • Kansas had 109 penalty yards tonight, marking the most since Sept. 9, 2001, when the Jayhawks were penalized with 106 at Colorado.
  • In the series with Kansas State, KU’s 31 points tonight marked the most against the Wildcats since Oct. 10, 1992 (31 points). KU also won that game 31-7.
  • Tonight marked KU’s second come-from-behind win of the season. Tulsa led KU 3-0 in the season-opener.
  • Tonight’s crowd of 50,152 was the first Memorial Stadium sell-out of the season.