Postgame Notes

Oct. 16, 2011

Recap | Final Stats | Quotes |

October 15, 2011
Postgame Notes


  • The Kansas-Oklahoma series is 69-27-6 in favor of OU.
  • Today’s attendance: 42,580.

KANSAS CAPTAINS: Jeremiah Hatch (C), Tim Biere (TE), Steven Johnson (LB), and Toben Opurum (DE)

DEBUTS: Collin Garrett (LB).



  • Kansas lost the opening coin toss for the second week in a row and did not receive for the first time this year.
  • The game was KU’s first against a team ranked No. 1 in either poll since 1997, when the Jayhawks faced then-No. 1 Nebraska.
  • Freshman JaCorey Shepherd made his first career start at wide receiver against Oklahoma. He is the second true freshman to start a game for KU this year. Marquis Jackson also started at wide receiver against Oklahoma State.
  • Senior C Jeremiah Hatch left the game in the first quarter with an injury. Junior Trevor Marrongelli handled snaps from scrimmage for the remainder of the game.
  • Oklahoma has now won seven-straight in the series with Kansas.


  • Sophomore RB James Sims scored KU’s first touchdown on a 56-yard run on a fourth-and-1 play. It was Sims’ longest run of the season and the longest run from scrimmage by a Jayhawk since the 2006 season.
  • Sims’ rushing touchdown was his sixth of the season, which leads the team.
  • Senior RB Rell Lewis caught a 26-yard pass from Jordan Webb in the second quarter, which marked the longest reception of his career.
  • Freshman RB Darrian Miller scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and the team’s 14 rushing touchdown of the year. Last year, KU recorded 14 rushing touchdowns all season.
  • Freshman WR JaCorey Shepherd matched his season high with three catches on the evening.
  • Kansas recorded just one first down in the second half.


  • Senior LB Steven Johnson recorded his first pass breakup of the season in the first quarter. He has four in his career.
  • Johnson recorded 13 tackles in the game, which marked his fourth time this season breaking double-digits in stops.
  • Johnson intercepted Landry Jones in the fourth quarter, marking his first career interception and second INT of the year for KU.
  • Freshman CB Victor Simmons recorded a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the second quarter, marking his first in each category and KU’s third forced turnover of the season.
  • KU’s defensive backs recorded six pass breakups in the game, which is the most by a Jayhawk team since the Oklahoma State game last season.
  • Kansas gave up just three points in the third quarter, marking the first time the Jayhawks have held their opponent without a touchdown in the third.
  • Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles recorded 13 catches in the game, which were the most by a Jayhawk opponent since Missouri’s Dana Alexander collected 15 receptions against KU in 2009.


  • Sophomore P Ron Doherty had three punts downed inside the 20-yard line, which doubled his total for the year.
  • Freshman K Alex Mueller connected on a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter, which marked his longest of the season.
  • Junior KR D.J. Beshears recorded 155 yards on kick returns, which marked the fifth-straight game that he has amassed 100 yards in kick return yardage.