Game No. 6 - Jayhawks Travel To Colorado For 6 p.m. Game On FSN
Oct. 12, 2009
Press Conference Quotes
No. 17/No. 15 KANSAS JAYHAWKS
(5-0, 1-0 Big 12) (AP: 17, Coaches: 15, Harris: 16)
GAME NO. 6 AT COLORADO
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, 6 p.m. (Central)
Folsom Field (53,750)
Radio: Jayhawk Network
(Bob Davis, David Lawrence, Nate Bukaty, Bob Newton [producer])
(Bill Land, Dave Lapham, Jim Knox)
Live Stats: www.kuathletics.com
QUICKLY — After opening Big 12 Conference play with a 41-36 victory against Iowa State, No. 17 AP/No. 15 Coaches Kansas (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) travels to Colorado (1-4, 0-1) for a nationally-televised game on FSN at 6 p.m. Central.
– KU at 5-0, is one of nine remaining unbeaten teams in the country. Two schools are 6-0, while KU is one of seven listed at 5-0.
– KU owns a seven-game winning streak dating back to last year, which is tied for the nation’s fourth-longest winning streak.
– KU is 5-0 for the fourth time since 1921 and looking to improve to 6-0 for the fourth time in that span (11-0 in 2007, 7-0 in 1995 and 7-0 in 1968).
– KU is looking to start conference play 2-0 for the third straight season.
– KU is 15-4 in its last 19 games against Big 12 North opponents.
– KU is 28-7 in its last 35 games dating back to late in 2006.
– KU is playing just its second road game of the season (won 34-7 at UTEP on Sept. 12).
– KU is 7-4 in its last 11 road games.
– KU is 4-2 in Big 12 road games since the beginning of the 2007 season.
– KU is starting the last part of its schedule, which includes just two home games, four road games and one neutral site contest.
BIG 12 NORTH VS. BIG 12 NORTH — Since the start of 2007 Kansas owns a 9-2 record against other members of the Big 12 North Division. That is tied with Missouri’s 9-2 mark to top the Division rivalries. Nebraska is third at 7-4 while Colorado is 3-7, Kansas State is 3-8 and Iowa State is 2-10.
DID YOU KNOW? — While Kansas’ seven-game winning streak is tied for the fourth-longest active streak in the NCAA right now, it is the fourth-longest streak at KU in the last 56 years.
KU Seven-Game Winning Streaks Since 1900 (by date with most recent at top)
7 in 2008-09 (active)
11 in 2007
8 in 1994-95
8 in 1967-68
9 in 1951-52
7 in 1948
18 in 1907-09
9 in 1905-06
12 in 1904-05
KU-CU SERIES — Colorado leads the all-time series 41-24-3, including a 23-9 advantage in games played in Boulder. Kansas has won three straight in the series since CU won five consecutive from 2001-05.
LOOKING TO MAKE HISTORY — With its current three-game winning streak, Kansas is looking to win four straight against Colorado for the first time in the series which dates back to 1903. The Jayhawks won three straight from 1962-64. KU posted a five-game unbeaten streak from 1906-1948 with two wins, a tie and two wins.
REESING MADE COLLEGIATE DEBUT IN 2006 GAME — After sitting out the first eight games of his freshman year, Todd Reesing was summoned to the second half of the game against Colorado and rallied the Jayhawks from a 9-0 deficit to a 20-15 win. Reesing threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in his collegiate debut.
KU-CU LAST YEAR — RB Jake Sharp rushed for 118 yards on a career-high 31 attempts and scored three touchdowns to lead then No. 16 Kansas to a 30-14 victory at Lawrence on Oct. 11, 2008. Kansas limited Colorado to just 233 yards of total offense, nearly 100 yards shy of its 325 yards per game average. S Darrell Stuckey and CB Kendrick Harper both came up with interceptions. KU meanwhile produced 407 yards of total offense as QB Todd Reesing completed 27 of 34 passes for 256 yards. KU led 16-14 going into the fourth quarter before Sharp scored on touchdown runs of eight and seven yards to put the game away.
KU-CU LAST TIME AT BOULDER — Behind the leadership of QB Todd Reesing, then 15th-ranked Kansas held off Colorado 19-14 at Folsom Field on Oct. 20, 2007. Kansas built up a 19-7 lead after scoring on a 15-play, 94-yard drive with 10:23 left in the game. Colorado scored a touchdown to pull within 19-14 at the 3:42 mark. After Colorado forced KU to punt, the Buffaloes took over at their own 42-yard line with 2:16 remaining in the game. Kansas stopped the Buffs on four plays (CU lost eight yards on the possession) and the Jayhawks won their seventh straight game of the year. Reesing completed 20 of 29 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown while also rushing seven times for 84 yards. KU’s defense registered seven tackles for loss, including three sacks, and came up with three turnovers.
KU-CU CONNECTIONS — Kansas players from the state of Colorado include walkon RB Ryan Burton (Colorado Springs/Air Academy HS) and OL Ian Wolfe (Fort Collins)… PK Jacob Branstetter originally enrolled at Air Force, while OT Michael Martinovich spent one year at Air Force before transferring… Colorado does not list any Kansans on its roster.
JAYHAWKS VS. COLORADO — Here is a look at how some Jayhawks have done vs. Colorado:
– QB made his collegiate debut in the second half against Colorado in 2006 completing seven of 11 passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 90 yards and another score to rally the Jayhawks from a 9-0 deficit to a 20-15 win… In two and one half games against the Buffaloes he is a combined 54 of 74 (73 percent) for 515 yards and four passing touchdowns… The top two rushing games of his career have come against Colorado with 90 in 2006 and 84 in 2007 (his third-best rushing game was 79 vs. Northern Colorado this year).Todd Reesing
– WR did not have a catch at Colorado in 2007, but has recorded at least two receptions in his 23 games since then… He was shutout on receptions just one other time in his career (zero vs. SE Louisiana in game two of his freshman year.Dezmon Briscoe
– TE had his previous career bests in both receptions (two) and yards (26) against Colorado last year. He is coming off his new career game with three catches for 53 yards against Iowa State last week.Tim Biere
– WR/TE AJ Steward had his only career reception (for six yards) against Colorado last season.
THINGS TO LOOK FOR AGAINST COLORADO
– KU has scored at least 30 points in six straight road games.
– KU is looking to post its first ever four-game winning streak in the series with Colorado.
– QB (9,157) needs 343 yards to pass Bret Meyer of Iowa State for fifth on the Big 12 career passing yardage list.Todd Reesing
– WR (1,801) needs eight yards to pass Emmett Edwards (1,808) for fifth on the KU career receiving yardage list.Kerry Meier
– Meier (15) needs one touchdown reception to tie (16) for fourth and two to tie Willie Vaughn and Bruce Adams (17) for second on the KU career touchdown reception list.Mark Simmons