Kansas Football Supplemental Notes vs. Nebraska

Nov. 1, 2007

These are mid-week notes to supplement the weekly press release that is sent out on Sunday prior to a Kansas football game.

A Kansas Win Would…

– Give KU a 9-0 record for the first time since 1908.

– Give KU a 9-0 record for the third time in history (1908 and 1899).

– Give KU a nine-win season for the sixth time in school history as well as the first since going 10-2 in 1995.

– Give KU nine consecutive wins, its longest such streak since winning nine straight in 1951-52.

– Give KU a 5-0 conference mark for the first time in school history.

– Give KU five conference wins for the first time in its Big 12 history (KU was 5-2 in the final year of the Big Eight Conference in 1995 and best mark in Big 12 history was 3-5 on five occasions).

– Be KU’s 12th win in its last 13 games.

– Be KU’s eighth straight home win as well as 17th in last 19 home games.

– Give KU two wins in its last three meetings with Nebraska after dropping 36 straight games prior to that.

A Kansas Loss Would…

– Stop an eight-game winning streak.

– Give KU a 4-1 conference record, still its best four-game league mark since a 3-1 mark in 1995.

– Be less good than a win.

Things To Look For Against Nebraska


– QB Todd Reesing has not thrown an interception in three straight games as well as 98 straight attempts without a pickoff.

– Reesing (150) needs nine completions for fifth on the KU season completions list, 22 for fourth and 24 for third.

– Reesing (1,985) needs 146 passing yards for fifth on the KU season passing yards list.

– Reesing (2,178) needs 37 total yards for fifth on the KU season total offensive yards list, 156 for fourth and 326 for third.

– Reesing (17) needs one touchdown pass to tie Bill Whittemore (18 in 2003) for first on the KU season touchdown pass list.

– Reesing (18) needs two touchdowns responsible for (pass or rush) for third on the KU season touchdowns responsible for list.

– WR Dexton Fields (74) needs four catches for 20th on the KU career receptions list.

– Fields has caught at least two passes in 18 of the last 19 games.

– TE Derek Fine (82) needs five receptions for first on the KU career tight end receptions list.

– Fine has caught at least two passes in nine straight games as well as three straight in five consecutive games.

– PK Scott Webb (78) needs six points for fifth on the KU season points list.

– P Kyle Tucker has averaged at least 43 yards per punt in each of the last two games.

– LB James Holt has recorded double-digit tackle totals in two straight games

– S Darrell Stuckey has recorded at least five tackles in four straight games.

– DT James McClinton has started 28 consecutive games, while OT Cesar Rodriguez has started 23 straight and LBs Joe Mortensen and Mike Rivera have each started 20 in a row.


– KU has held the opponent to less than 75 yards rushing in four straight games.

– KU has produced at least one 30-yard play in every game this season as well as a play of at least 40 yards in three straight contests.

Bowl Scouts In Attendance…

Representatives from several bowls are in attendance at today’s game, with two members each from the Fiesta (Mike Wall and Steve Whiteman), Cotton (Michael Konradi and Jay McAuley), Orange (Shawn Crews and Hays Worley) and Sugar (James Fabacher and Chuck Zatarain) Bowls in the press box.