Game No. 6 - Jayhawks Host Kansas State In Nationally-Televised Game Thursday
Oct. 11, 2010
Kansas Press Conference Quotes
GAME NO. 6 VS. KANSAS STATE
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, 6:30 p.m.. (Central)
Memorial Stadium (50,271), Lawrence, Kan.
QUICKLY — Kansas (2-3 overall, 0-1 Big 12) will host Kansas State (4-1, 1-1) Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in a game televised nationally on FSN. KU is appearing on FSN for the third time in six games this season and is making its 22nd straight television appearance.
– KU has won three of the last four matchups against KSU.
– KU has won three straight at home against Kansas State.
– KU has lost eight straight Big 12 games dating back to a 41-36 win against Iowa State Oct. 10, 2009.
– KU has not won or lost consecutive games this season (lost last game at Baylor).
– KU is 2-1 at home this season and has won two in a row at Memorial Stadium.
– KU is looking to avoid an 0-2 start in Big 12 play and the last time KU was 0-2 in conference play was 2006.
100TH CONSECUTIVE MEETING — Thursday’s game will mark the 100th consecutive meeting between Kansas and Kansas State. That ranks as the fourth-longest uninterrupted series in the nation behind Kansas-Nebraska (104), Minnesota-Wisconsin (103) and Clemson-South Carolina (101). The teams have met every year beginning in 1911. The schools played each other eight straight years from 1902-1909 before not playing in 1910.
KU-KANSAS STATE SERIES — Kansas and Kansas State will be playing for the 108th time, including the 100th consecutive year. Kansas leads the series 65-37-5, including a 37-15-2 advantage in games played at Lawrence. KU has won four of the last six, including three of the last four. However, Kansas State won the last matchup – 17-10 at Manhattan last year. The Jayhawks have won three straight at home since KSU’s last victory here in 2002.
KU-KANSAS STATE LAST TIME — QB Todd Reesing threw for 241 yards, but committed three turnovers as Kansas fell 17-10 at Manhattan, Nov. 7, 2009. After a scoreless first quarter, Kansas State struck first with a 47-yard field goal. Kansas responded with a 17-yard pass from Reesing to Dezmon Briscoe before KSU scored on a 31-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds left in the second quarter to take a 10-7 lead into the break. KSU upped the margin to 17-7 with a touchdown run early in the third. Kansas added a 46-yard Jacob Branstetter field goal with 5:20 left in the game for the final scoring. KSU produced 332 yards, including 266 rushing and just 66 passing, while Kansas added 301 yards with 241 passing and 60 rushing.
KU-KANSAS STATE LAST TIME IN LAWRENCE — Jake Sharp ran for a career-high 181 yards and a school-record tying four touchdowns, while adding five receptions for 76 more yards to lead Kansas to a 52-21 victory against Kansas State in Lawrence Nov. 1, 2009. The win was the third straight in the series for Kansas and the 31-point victory margin was the widest in a KU victory against the Wildcats since 1985. Additionally, KU’s 52 points were its most against KSU since a 55-0 victory in 1947. The Jayhawks led 31-0 at halftime. KU rushed for 280 yards and had 469 yards of total offense, while Kansas State put up 355 yards of total offense.