Kansas-Texas A&M Postgame Notes
Oct. 23, 2010
Texas A&M 45, Kansas 10
Oct. 23, 2010 – Lawrence, Kan.
– Kansas CB Calvin Rubles made his first career start, while DE Toben Opurum made his first start on the defensive side of the ball. Opurum becomes the third Jayhawk to start games on both offense and defense in his career.
– Kansas wore all blue uniforms for the first time since the Glen Mason era.
– The Jayhawks gained 201 yards on the ground, marking the most rushing yards by KU in a conference game since it ran for 280 against Kansas State in 2008.
– Kansas QB Jordan Webb had scrambles of 19 and 25 yards on KU’s first quarter scoring drive, marking his longest and third-longest runs from scrimmage this season.
– Webb’s 75 yards rushing were a season high.
– Kansas DE Jake Laptad’s sack in the second quarter gave him 17.5 for his career, which moved him into fifth place in KU history, passing Nate Dwyer (17) and Dana Stubblefield (17). His sack was the first of the year.
– Kansas TE Tim Biere made a 32-yard reception in the second quarter, which was his longest of the season and second-longest of his career (33 yard catch vs. Missouri, 2009). He also caught a 16-yard touchdown pass on the drive.
– Biere made four catches for 67 yards in Saturday’s game, which marked a career high in both categories.
– KU’s touchdown drive in the second quarter took three plays and covered 62 yards in 38 seconds. It marked KU’s third touchdown drive which took less than a minute this season.
– Kansas K Jacob Branstetter’s first quarter field goal gave him 25 for his career, which tied him for sixth in school history with Jeff McCord. It was the senior kicker’s first field goal since the Southern Miss game.
– P Alonso Rojas recorded a 70-yard punt in the third quarter, which marks the third season in a row that he has a punt of 70 yards or more. It also marked the seventh consecutive game with a punt of 50-plus yards.
– Kansas CB Isiah Barfield made a career-high 10 tackles in Saturday’s game, and was one of three Jayhawks to record double-digit numbers in tackles.
– Kansas LB Justin Springer made 12 tackles, the second-highest total of his career.
– S Chris Harris’ 10 tackles were the most since he tallied 15 against Southern Miss in the 2009 game.
– S Tyler Patmon recorded a quarterback sack in the third quarter, the first of his career. KU’s two sacks marked the first time it has recorded multiple sacks in a game since the Texas game last season.
– DE Toben Opurum made six tackles in Saturday’s game, which were the most by a defensive end this season.
– Kansas WR D.J. Beshears rushed for a career-high 64 yards against Texas A&M
– Kansas QB Quinn Mecham made his first appearance in a Jayhawk uniform Saturday against Texas A&M but did not attempt a pass.