Kansas vs. Baylor Postgame Notes
Oct. 21, 2006
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<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas’ loss to Baylor…
…Makes KU 3-5 all-time against Baylor.
…Drops the Jayhawks to 0-4 all-time in Waco, Texas.
…Gave Mark Mangino an overall record of 22-34 as a head coach.
…Made Kansas 539-536-58 all-time.
– Senior WR Jonathan Lamb made his first start of the season.
– Freshman DE Jason Thompson saw his first career action.
– Senior OL Bob Whitaker extended his starting streak to 44 games, the longest of any player on the team.
– Freshman LB Arist Wright recorded his first career interception and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown. It marked KU’s first defensive TD of the season. It was KU’s longest interception return of the season. Kansas’ last touchdown on an interception was by Charlton Keith (14 yards) vs. Houston in the 2005 Fort Worth Bowl.
– Redshirt-freshman DE Jeff Wheeler recorded his first career sack when he dropped Baylor QB Shawn Bell for a 16-yard loss in the first quarter.
– The Jayhawks’ 14 first-quarter points were the most for KU in the opening period since Kansas scored 14 in the first quarter in the season-opener against NorthwesternState.
– Sophomore WR Dexton Fields hauled in a 13-yard throw from freshman QB Kerry Meier for Kansas’ third touchdown of the game in the second quarter. The TD catch was Fields’ fifth of the season and the sixth of his career.
– Meier’s TD pass moved his career total 10, which is the most by a rookie quarterback in KU history. Meier also ran for his fifth rushing score of the season.
– Freshman S Justin Thornton forced his second career fumble in the second quarter. Freshman LB Jake Schermer picked up his first career fumble recovery on the play.
– Senior RB Jon Cornish raced 15 yards for his 13th career rushing touchdown in the second quarter. It was his fourth TD of the season. He added his fifth rushing TD on a 1-yard run later in the second quarter.
– Cornish finished the game with 24 carries for a career-high 196 yards to mark his sixth 100 yard rushing game of the year. His season totals moved to 170 carries for 961 yards. It marked his 10th career 100-yard game, moving him in sole possession of fifth place on KU’s all-time list. His next 100 yard game would tie him with Gale Sayers for fourth place. His six 100-yard games this season tied Kerwin Bell, who reached the century mark six times in 1980, for fourth place on the single season list.
– Lamb ran back a punt 52 yards to mark the longest punt return of his career.
– Kansas’ 35 first-half points were its most since it scored 49 in the first half against Toledo on Sept. 11, 2004.
– Freshman CB Anthony Webb recorded his first career interception at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
– Junior PK Scott Webb was a perfect 5-of-5 on PATs to move his career total to 81, moving him past Bill Bell for fourth place on the KU all-time PAT kicks made list.