Kansas Falls To Colorado, 44-13
Oct. 22, 2005
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Colorado 44, Kansas 13
October 22, 2005
Kansas’ loss to Colorado…
…Extends CU’s winning streak in the series to five straight games.
…Gives Mark Mangino an overall record of 15-28 as a head coach.
…Marks KU’s fifth straight loss in Boulder, Colo.
…Makes Kansas 532-530-58 all-time.
– Freshman offensive lineman Ryan Cantrell made his first career start, getting the nod at right guard.
– Senior offensive lineman Matt Thompson extended his starting streak to 31 games – he has started every game of his career dating back to the 2003 season.
– Senior linebacker Nick Reid extended his team-best starting streak to 37-straight games.
– Senior wide receiver Mark Simmons extended his streak to 31-straight games with at least one pass reception, which ranks among the top 10 streaks in the nation.
– Senior quarterback Jason Swanson made his first appearance of the season midway through the first quarter.
– Simmons’ tied the KU all-time record with his 133rd career reception on a pass from Swanson at the six-minute mark of the first quarter. Simmons’ finished the game with five catches to move his career total to 137. Willie Vaughn, who played from 1985-88, previously held the record.
– Junior Charles Gordon hauled in a 40-yard reception in the first quarter – his longest catch since a 50-yard grab on Nov. 22, 2003 against Iowa State.
– Junior Jonathan Lamb made his first appearance of the season, holding on a 25-yard field goal in the first quarter.
– Sophomore kicker Scott Webb has connected on at least one field goal in every game this season. He tied a career-high with two field goals made.
– Sophomore running back Brandon McAnderson recorded a career long 12-yard rush in the second quarter.
– Gordon laid out for a seven yard touchdown catch from Swanson with 1:44 remaining in the first half, moving him into a tie for 10th place on the KU all-time TD receptions list. He now has nine for his career and is tied with Kenny Drayton (1988-91) and Quintin Smith (1986-89).
– The TD pass from Swanson to Gordon was Swanson’s first of the season and the third of his career. The catch by Gordon was his second TD grab of the season, which leads the team.
– Kansas had a punt blocked in the third quarter for the first time since Oct. 30, 2004 when ISU blocked a KU punt in the first quarter in Ames, Iowa.
– Gordon grabbed a season-high eight pass receptions, eclipsing his previous high of four done last week against Oklahoma.
– Swanson posted career single-game highs in pass attempts (50), pass completions (26), passing yards (291) and long pass (40). His one touchdown pass also tied his single-game high.
– Senior running back Clark Green recorded a season-long 37-yard reception on a shovel pass from Swanson late in the third quarter.
– Senior Greg Heaggans recorded a season-high 31-yard kick-off return in the fourth quarter, his longest since a 45-yard return against Texas last season.
– Colorado’s Stephen Robinson returned a punt 81 yards for a TD, marking the first time a KU opponent had a punt return for a touchdown since Robinson ran back a 48-yard punt last season in Lawrence.
– The Jayhawks did not allow a rushing touchdown for the sixth game this season and have allowed just one rushing TD in their last eight games dating back to last season.
– Kansas posted a season-high 34:00 time of possession.