Game No. 8 - Kansas Football Travels To Iowa State Saturday
Oct. 25, 2010
Press Conference Quotes and Video
QUICKLY — Kansas (2-5 overall, 0-3 Big 12) will travel to Iowa State (4-4, 2-2) Saturday, Oct. 30 for a 1 p.m. kickoff. The game will not be televised, snapping a streak of 22 consecutive Kansas games which have been televised (Last Kansas game not televised was at Nebraska in 2008. That game was available on pay-per-view however).
– KU is 0-2 on the road this season and has lost six straight road games since winning at UTEP Sept. 12, 2009.
– KU has lost 10 consecutive Big 12 games since beating Iowa State Oct. 10, 2009.
– KU has lost three straight games, as well as 12 of its last 14 games since opening the 2009 season with five consecutive victories.
KU-ISU SERIES — Kansas leads the all-time series by a 49-34-6 count, including a 22-19-3 advantage in games played in Ames. The Jayhawks have won five straight against the Cyclones since dropping a 13-7 decision at Ames in 2004. KU has won two straight at Ames since that 2004 loss, posting a 41-10 win 2006 and a thrilling come-from-behind 35-33 victory in 2008.
DID YOU KNOW? — KU’s current five-game winning streak against Iowa State is its current longest winning streak against any opponent, which still has football (KU has won five straight against Denver and Washington (Mo.).
DID YOU KNOW? — KU’s last Big 12 Conference victory was against Iowa State in last season’s Big 12 opener. Since then the Jayhawks have dropped 10 straight league games.
KU-ISU LAST TIME — WR Kerry Meier established a school record with 16 receptions for a then career-high 142 yards and two touchdowns, while QB Todd Reesing tied his school record with 37 completions for a then career-high 442 yards and four touchdowns as No. 16 Kansas outlasted Iowa State 41-36 Oct. 10, 2009. Dezmon Briscoe pulled in 12 passes for 186 yards for KU, which ran up 551 yards of total offense. However, ISU registered 512 yards of offense. KU led 41-30 with 8:42 left before ISU scored a touchdown with 4:55 left. The Cyclones marched to the KU 31 yard line on its final possession before Chris Harris made a big tackle on second down and broke up a pass on third down. On fourth down, KU pressure forced an incomplete pass as KU held on for the victory.
KU-ISU LAST TIME IN AMES — Behind 186 all-purpose yards from Jake Sharp and an impressive second-half passing performance from Todd Reesing, Kansas turned a 20-point halftime deficit into a 35-33 win at Iowa State Oct. 4, 2008. The come-from-behind victory tied for the third biggest comeback in school history. By halftime KU was down 20-0 and had mustered just 93 yards and five first downs. In the second half KU scored on five of six possessions as Reesing was 10 of 12 for 260 yards and three touchdowns in the second half. Reesing finished 18 of 26 for 319 yards, while Sharp rushed for 79 yards and one touchdown and had 107 yards and another score on three receptions. Kerry Meier pulled in seven balls for 125 yards and two touchdowns. KU gained 436 yards and Iowa State had 365.
KU-ISU CONNECTIONS — Kansas players from the state of Iowa include freshman LB Jake Farley (Cedar Falls) and TE Ted McNulty (Iowa City)… KU OC and QB coach Chuck Long was a Heisman Trophy runner-up while playing collegiately in the state (played at Iowa from 1981-85). He also coached at his alma mater from 1995-98 after his NFL career.
THINGS TO LOOK FOR AGAINST IOWA STATE:
– WR Johnathan Wilson (109) needs nine receptions to pass Richard Estell (117) for eighth on the KU career receptions list.
– Wilson (1,347) needs 81 receiving yards to move past Kenny Drayton (1,427) for 17th on the KU career receiving yardage list.
– QB Jordan Webb (1,114) needs 102 passing yards to set the KU season freshman passing yardage record held by Mario Kinsey, who threw for 1,215 yards in 2001.
– P Alonso Rojas has at least one 50-yard punt and landed at least one punt inside the 20-yard line in all seven games this season.
– KU has not recorded an interception in four straight games.
– CB Chris Harris should make his team-high 37th career start.
– Four Jayhawks should make their 20th consecutive starts in CB Chris Harris and OL Tanner Hawkinson, Brad Thorson and Sal Capra.
A KU win would…
– Stop a three-game losing streak, a 10-game Big 12 losing streak and a six-game road losing streak.
– Be KU’s sixth straight against Iowa State.
A KU loss would…
– Give KU a four-game losing streak, an 11-game Big 12 losing streak and a seven-game road losing streak.
– Stop a five-game winning streak against Iowa State.
– Be less good than a win.