KU-CU Postgame Notes
Oct. 28, 2006
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Oct. 28, 2006 * Memorial Stadium * Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas’ win against Colorado…
…Improves Kansas to 4-5 on the season and 1-4 in Big 12 play.
…Marks the eighth straight game decided by 10 points or less this season for Kansas.
…Snaps a Colorado five-game winning streak against Kansas and makes the series 41-22-3 in favor of CU.
…Marks the eighth time in the last 10 meetings between Kansas and Colorado that the home team has won.
…Improves head coach Mark Mangino to 23-34 as a head coach.
…Makes Kansas 540-536-58 all time.
–Kansas forced two turnovers and has created at least one turnover in 39 of the last 42 contests, including 16 of its last 19 games.
–Kansas’ five-point victory marks the eighth-straight game involving the Jayhawks that was decided by less than 10 points, the longest streak in Kansas history.
–Through eight games, Kansas has rushed for 1,745 yards, which already surpasses last season’s total of 1,608. The 1,745 represents the third-highest total of rushing yards for a Jayhawks squad in the last 10 seasons.
–Colorado was 0-for-1 on fourth down conversions. KU has held opponents to 2-for-10 on fourth-down attempts this season.
–Senior RB Jon Cornish became the ninth KU player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and the first since June Henley rushed for 1,349 yards in 1996. Cornish currently has 1,041 yards this season, moving him into 10th place on KU’s single-season rushing list.
–Cornish moved into 12th place on the Kansas career-rushing list with 1,829 yards. Cornish passed Arnold Snell who rushed for 1,762 from 1986-88.
–Cornish’s 22-yard TD reception in the third quarter was his sixth TD of the season and first receiving. Cornish has scored three career TDs receiving while at Kansas.
–Cornish moved into 12th place on the Kansas single-season all-purpose yards list. He currently sits at 1,207 yards, 63 yards away from entering the top 10.
–Sophomore Aqib Talib intercepted two passes, giving him four in the season and six in his career. His 59-yard interception return in the third quarter was a season long for KU and the longest of his career. The last time KU had a player with two INTs in a game was Theo Baines against Houston in the Fort Worth Bowl last December.
–Freshman Jake Sharp’s 42-yard catch from Todd Reesing in the third quarter was his longest reception of the season.
–Junior TE Derek Fine caught his third touchdown pass of the season and sixth of his career.
–Junior WR Jeff Foster had his first reception of the season, a 31-yarder from Reesing.
–Freshman QB Todd Reesing saw his first action of the season when he started the second half.
–Reesing’s 63-yard run in the fourth quarter was the longest this season for a KU quarterback.
–Reesing’s 90 rushing yards led the team, the first time a Kansas quarterback led the team in rushing since Jason Swanson rushed for 45 yards against IowaState in 2004.
–Freshman DB Darrell Stuckey received his first start of the season.
–Senior OL Bob Whitaker started his 45th-straight game, the longest streak on the KU team. Whitaker has started every game of his KU career.
–Senior OL David Ochoa started his 32nd-straight game.
–Sophomore defensive end Russell Brorsen set a career high with his seven tackles.
–Senior safety Jerome Kemp tied a career high with his 11 tackles.
–Redshirt sophomore linebacker Joe Mortensen tied a career high with his nine tackles.
–Today marked the debut of senior Dominic Roux at defensive back. He wore #30 in the game, switching from #80 and the wide receiver position.