Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Iowa State
Oct. 30, 2010
– Kansas QB Quinn Mecham, WR Erick McGriff, CB Greg Brown made their first career starts in the Crimson and Blue. DT John Williams made his first start of the season.
– Kansas played its first game of the season on natural grass. The last time was the season finale against Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in 2009.
– Kansas S Lubbock Smith recovered a fumble on Iowa State’s first play from scrimmage. It marked just the fifth turnover forced by the Jayhawk defense this season.
– Kansas K Jacob Branstetter made three field goals Saturday, which matched a single-game career high. His 42-yarder in the first quarter was a season-long and the longest since he booted a 46-yard kick against Kansas State last year.
– Branstetter’s first field goal of the game moved him into sole possession of sixth in KU history in successful kicks. While his 41 attempts are the seventh-most in school history.
– Junior Richard Johnson recorded a quarterback sack in the first quarter, which was his first of the season.
– Johnson tallied a career-high seven tackles Saturday, including his first solo sack.
– In the second quarter, Jake Laptad recorded a sack giving him 18.5 for his career. It marked the second-straight game KU has tallied multiple sacks. The Jayhawks have eight sacks this season.
– Kansas held Iowa State to just 12 yards of total offense in the first quarter – a season best for one quarter.
– KU converted on a pair of fourth down plays in the first half after going 6-of-15 on fourth down in the first six games of the season.
– Late in the first half, RB Angus Quigley recorded a 30-yard pass reception on a screen, marking his second-longest catch of the year and the longest pass completion for QB Quinn Mecham.
– Quigley picked up a season-best 125 all-purpose yards, which included 69 rushing and 56 receiving.
– Kansas RB James Sims rushed for 60 yards on 19 carries, his best total since rushing for 119 yards against New Mexico State.
– WR Daymond Patterson made six receptions in the game, which matched his second-highest total for the season.
– RB James Sims recorded a five-yard touchdown reception late in the game, which marked his first score through the air. It also marked Mecham’s first career TD pass.
– Sims recorded five catches in the game, which were also a season high.
– WR Erick McGriff matched a season high with three pass receptions.
– CB Greg Brown tallied a season-best six tackles, while DT John Williams’ five tackles were also a season high.
– CB Tyler Patmon recorded two pass break-ups Saturday, which is a season high by a Jayhawk this year.
– P Alonso Rojas recorded a 77-yard punt in the second quarter, which matched a career long. Rojas also had a 77-yard punt against Colorado. He has recorded at least one punt of 50-plus yards in each game this season.
– Rojas’ 77-yard punt was tied for the ninth-longest in school history.