Game No. 7 - Kansas Game Notes Vs. Oklahoma

Oct. 19, 2009

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(5-1, 1-1 Big 12) (AP: 24, Coaches: 21, Harris: 21, BCS: 25)


Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, 2:30 p.m. (Central)

Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium (50,071)

Lawrence, Kan.

Radio: Jayhawk Network

(Bob Davis, David Lawrence, Nate Bukaty, Bob Newton [producer])


(Ron Franklin and Ed Cunningham)

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QUICKLY — In a game which will be televised on ABC, No. 24 AP/No. 21 Coaches Kansas (5-1, 1-1 Big 12) hosts No. 25 AP Oklahoma (3-3, 1-1 Big 12) on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m.

– KU is 27-4 at home in the last five seasons.

– KU is 28-8 in its last 36 games overall.

– Saturday’s game is the only home game in a four-game stretch for Kansas, which played at Colorado last week and will go to Texas Tech and Kansas State the next two weeks.

– KU is 17-5 playing as a ranked team in the era.Mark Mangino

– KU won its last game vs. a ranked team defeating No. 12 Missouri on Nov. 29, 2008.

– KU will be hosting a ranked team in Lawrence for the eighth time in the era. KU is 2-5 in the seven times a ranked opponent played in Memorial Stadium, with wins against No. 23 Missouri in 2003 and No. 25 Iowa State in 2005.Mark Mangino

– While KU is 19-18 against Big 12 North teams in the era, KU is 4-17 against South team rivals (was 0-3 last year after going 3-0 vs. the South in 2007).Mark Mangino

– KU is looking for its sixth win of the season, which would give the Jayhawks at least six victories for the fifth consecutive season, a streak which has only been accomplished twice in school history (1895-99 and 1902-06).

KU RANKED VS. OPPONENT RANKED — Saturday’s game features two ranked teams, an occurrence which has been rare for Kansas football. In fact, since No. 11 KU defeated No. 25 UCLA in the 1995 Aloha Bowl, both teams have been ranked in a Kansas football game just five times. Here is a look:

2007 – No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 4 Missouri – L 28-36

2007 – No. 8 Kansas vs. No. 5 Virginia Tech (Orange Bowl) – W 24-21

2008 – No. 13 Kansas at No. 19 South Florida – L 34-37

2008 – No. 16 Kansas at No. 4 Oklahoma – L 31-45

2008 – No. 19 Kansas vs. No. 8 Texas Tech – L 21-63

DID YOU KNOW? — Kansas has won five of its 17 games against ranked teams in the Mark Mangino era. Prior to his arrival, KU had posted five wins its previous 60 games against ranked teams.

1-2-3-3-3 — WR Dezmon Briscoe is leading the nation in receiving yards per game (134.20), WR Kerry Meier is second in receptions (9.00) and QB Todd Reesing is third in passing yards (330.00), completions (27.17) and total offense (340.17). In all, Jayhawks are in the top 10 nationally in eight different individual statistical categories (see page six of this release).

ABC IN LAWRENCE — For just the second time since 1998, ABC will be broadcasting a game out of Lawrence (2007 game against Iowa State).

KU-OU SERIES — Oklahoma leads the all-time series 67-27-6, including a 30-14-3 advantage in games played at Lawrence. The Sooners have won five straight in the series since KU won three straight from 1995-97. Oklahoma is making its first trip to Lawrence since 2001 as the teams played in Norman in 2004 and 2008 and in Kansas City in 2005.

KU-OU HISTORICAL NOTE — The 96 straight games KU and OU played against each other from 1903-97 ranks as the nation’s fifth-longest uninterrupted series. The streak was stopped for Big 12 scheduling. This year’s meeting is the 101st in the series.

KU-OU LAST YEAR — Despite a record-breaking performance by KU WR Dezmon Briscoe, No. 16 Kansas lost 45-31 at No. 4 Oklahoma on Oct. 11. Briscoe caught what was then a school record 12 passes for what still is a school best 269 yards and two touchdowns. The 269 yards were the most in a game in the NCAA last year. QB Todd Reesing was 24 of 41 for 342 yards and two touchdowns. RB Jake Sharp ran 12 times for 103 yards and a touchdown. KU put up 491 yards of offense, but the Sooners ran up 674, including 468 passing. KU trailed just 31-24 early in the third quarter before Oklahoma scored two touchdowns to lead 45-24 with 12:02 left.

KU-OU LAST TIME AT LAWRENCE — As mentioned Oklahoma has not played at Lawrence since the 2001 season. Kansas opened the scoring with a Johnny Beck field goal in the first quarter before the Sooners ran up 38 consecutive points before KU scored on a 77-yard pass from Mario Kinsey to Roger Ross with five minutes left. The Sooners won 38-10 behind 151 passing yards and 117 rushing yards from Jason White. Kansas gained just 223 yards, while Oklahoma accumulated 403. KU LB Leo Etienne recorded 18 tackles in the loss.

KU’S OKLAHOMANS — Kansas has 11 players from the state of Oklahoma including LS Kayl Anderson (Tulsa/Bishop Kelley), PK Jacob Branstetter (Lawton/MacArthur), CB Anthony Davis (Tulsa/East Central), TE Bradley Dedeaux (Midwest City), CB Chris Harris (Bixby), OL Gavin Howard (Owasso), DE Jake Laptad (Tulsa/Jenks), LB Dakota Lewis (Sulphur), RB Rell Lewis (Muskogee), OL Michael Martinovich (Tulsa/Cascia Hall Prep), and DT John Williams (Tulsa/Washington).

MORE KU-OU CONNECTIONS — KU Head Coach Mark Mangino was an assistant coach at Oklahoma from 1999-2001, serving as the offensive coordinator in 2000 and 2001… KU TE Coach Brandon Blaney was a GA at Oklahoma in 1999 and 2000… KU Director of Strength and Conditioning Chris Dawson was a LB at Oklahoma from 1992-94 and was a GA at OU in 1995 and an assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1996-2000… KU On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator Rajeeb Hossain is a Norman HS graduate… KU Offensive Graduate Assistant Tommy Mangino played high school football at Norman HS before moving to Lawrence for his junior and senior seasons… OU players from the state of Kansas include LB Jayden Bird (Conway Springs), TE Brody Eldridge (La Cygne/Prairie View) and FB Marshall Musil (La Crosse).


– KU will be trying to win consecutive games against a ranked opponent for the first time since beating No. 4 Colorado and No. 15 Oklahoma in 1995 (KU defeated No. 12 Missouri last year in its last game against a ranked opponent).

– KU has scored at least 30 points in eight straight games dating back to last year.

– KU has produced at least 400 yards of total offense in eight games in a row.

– KU has scored points in 21 consecutive quarters (and in 23 of 24 this season).

– QB has thrown multiple touchdowns in four straight games.Todd Reesing

– Reesing has thrown for 400 yards in two straight games.

– WR has recorded at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in three straight games.Kerry Meier

– Meier has at least one touchdown catch in four straight games.

– Meier (1,904) needs 96 yards to become the fourth KU player to record 2,000 career receiving yards.

– Meier has caught at least four passes in nine straight games and at least two in 27 consecutive.

– WR has caught at least four passes in nine straight games and at least two in 24 consecutive contests.Dezmon Briscoe

– Briscoe has recorded at least 100 receiving yards in eight of the last nine games.

– DE has been in on a sack in five of six games this year and in six of the last eight contests.Jake Laptad

– S has recorded double-digit tackle totals in two straight games. Darrell Stuckey