Kansas Football Trails Colorado 24-10 At Halftime In Boulder

Oct. 17, 2009

Kansas trails Colorado 24-10 at hafltime in Boulder, Colo. The Jayhawks scored first on a career-long 37-yard field goal by Jacob Branstetter midway through the first quarter before Colorado scored 24 consecutive points. The Jayhawks got back on the board with 11 seconds left in the half.

Colorado turned two KU turnovers into points as the Jayhawks found themselves trailing by more than one score for the first time this year.

Jayhawk fans can follow the game on twitter at twitter.com/kuathletics. The game is also being televised on FSN.

Kansas will host Oklahoma on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m. in a game which will be broadcast on ABC.

Halftime Notes at Colorado

– Redshirt freshmen DT John Williams and S Lubbock Smith both made their first career starts. They became the 13th and 14th Jayhawks to make their first career start this year, as well as the fifth and sixth freshmen.

– True freshman CB D.J. Beshears made his first appearance in a KU uniform this season. He became the 11th freshman to play for KU this year and fourth true freshman.

– Five Jayhawks made their first appearance on the defensive side of the ball this season in DT John Williams, S Lubbock Smith, LB Angus Quigley, CB D.J. Beshears and DE Quinton Woods.

– DE Jake Laptad recorded a sack in a game for the fifth time in six contests this year. He entered the game with 4.5 sacks this year and 14.5 in his career.

– PK Jacob Branstetter booted a career-long 37-yard field goal in the first quarter. His previous long was 34 vs. Missouri in last regular season game of 2007. Branstetter had not attempted a field goal in the previous two games since making a 31-yarder vs. Duke.

– Kansas’ three points in the first quarter were its fewest in a quarter in the last 16 periods (three in first quarter at UTEP). Meanwhile KU held an opponent scoreless in a quarter for the ninth time this season.

– Colorado then scored 24 points in the second quarter, the most allowed in a period by KU since Texas scored 24 in the second quarter en route to a 66-14 win in 2005. The Longhorns scored 28 in the first quarter that day as well.

– KU’s late second quarter touchdown extended KU’s streak of scoring in a quarter to 19 straight periods.

– When Colorado scored a touchdown off a Kansas fumble early in the second quarter it marked just the second time a KU opponent has scored off a KU turnover this season (USM scored a touchdown earlier this season). CU did it again late in the second quarter off an interception.

– Before today KU had fallen behind five times this season and responded with a game-tying or go-ahead touchdown on the next drive four times. KU fell behind 10-3 in the second quarter today and had to punt on its next possession. CU then scored to mark the first time the Jayhawks trailed by more than one score this year.

– S Darrell Stuckey recorded his first interception of the season and eighth of his career. That tied him for 10th on the KU career interception list with Richard Bertuzzi and current Jayhawk Justin Thornton.

– WR Kerry Meier recorded his team-high sixth touchdown reception this season (all in the last four games). He has now caught at least eight passes in four straight games.