Kansas vs. Texas - Game Notes
Oct. 29, 2011
TEXAS 43, KANSAS 0
October 29, 2011
- The Kansas-Texas series is 9-2 in favor of Texas.
- Today’s attendance: 99,211
CAPTAINS: Tim Biere (TE), Toben Opurum (DE), Jeremiah Hatch (C), Steven Johnson (LB).
FIRST TIME STARTERS: Shane Smith (DT)
- Kansas won the toss and elected to defer for the first time this season.
- The attendance of 99,211 is the largest crowd to see a KU game since 2009, which was also a game at Texas.
- Kansas wore blue helmets and white uniform tops and pants for the first time this season.
- Kansas was shutout for the first time since 2002.
- Texas recorded a safety in the first half, marking the first time an opponent has recorded a safety against KU since the Missouri game in 2009.
- Kansas did not pick up its second first down of the game until its second offensive possession of the third quarter.
- Freshman RB Brandon Bourbon recorded a 20-yard reception in the third quarter, which marked the longest pass reception of his career.
- Sophomore WR Christian Matthews recorded a catch in his third straight game.
- Freshman TE Trent Smiley made a seven-yard reception in the fourth quarter, marking the first of his career.
- KU picked up just three first downs in the game, its lowest total since before 1968.
- Kansas forced two turnovers in the game, marking its second game of the season forcing multiple turnovers.
- Senior linebacker Steven Johnson made a career-high 18 tackles. Johnson’s 18 stops were the most in a game by a Jayhawk since at least 2005.
- Junior safety Bradley McDougald made a career-best 11 tackles in the game, including five in the first quarter.
- Freshman safety Keeston Terry tallied a career-best 15 tackles.
- Junior linebacker Isaac Wright recorded a career-high 12 tackles.
- Junior linebacker Tunde Bakare collected a career-best 11 tackles.
- Junior cornerback Greg Brown intercepted a pass in the second quarter, marking KU’s third pick of the year.
- It was Brown’s first interception of the year and second of his career.
- Junior defensive end Toben Opurum recorded a sack in third quarter, which marked his third of the season and KU’s seventh.