Game No. 9 - Jayhawks Host Colorado Saturday At 1 p.m.
Nov. 1, 2010
Kansas Press Conference Quotes
GAME NO. 9
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, 1 p.m. (Central)
Memorial Stadium (50,270), Lawrence, Kan.
Radio: Jayhawk Network
(Bob Davis, David Lawrence, Nate Bukaty, Bob Newton [producer])
www.kuathletics.com (All Access)
Sirius – ch. 129
Live Stats: www.kuathletics.com
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QUICKLY — Kansas (2-6 overall, 0-4 Big 12) returns home to host Colorado (3-5, 0-4) Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. in the final matchup between the schools as members of the Big 12 Conference. The game will not be televised.
– The game features the only two teams in the conference, who do not have a league win this year.
– Kansas is 2-3 at home this season.
– KU has lost four straight home games against Big 12 Conference opponents dating back to last year’s 41-36 victory against Iowa State Oct. 10.
– KU had played 22 consecutive games on television before last week’s game at Iowa State. This week’s game marks the second straight non-televised game for the Jayhawks.
– KU is 4-1 in its first game in the month of November in the last five years since losing to Colorado in the first game of the month in 2004. KU defeated Nebraska twice, Iowa State and Kansas State and lost a narrow 17-10 decision to Kansas State to open the month in the last five years.
– KU has lost 11 consecutive Big 12 games since beating Iowa State Oct. 10, 2009.
– KU has lost four straight games, as well as 13 of its last 15 games since opening the 2009 season with five consecutive victories.
BACK-TO-BACK WITH DEPARTING MEMBERS — Kansas is playing consecutive games against the two teams leaving the Big 12 Conference with this Saturday’s meeting against Colorado and next week’s game at Nebraska.
KU-CU SERIES — Colorado leads the all-time series by a 42-24-3 count, including a narrow 17-15-3 advantage in games played in Lawrence. KU had won three straight in the series before dropping a 34-30 decision at Boulder last year. That loss was KU’s first of the 2009 season after starting the season 5-0 and earning a national ranking of 17th in the Associated Press poll.
KU-CU LAST TIME — No. 17 Kansas erased a 21-point deficit, but couldn’t manage to come up with a victory as the Jayhawks fell at Colorado 34-30 to suffer their first loss of the season after starting 5-0 on Oct. 17, 2009. Kansas trailed 24-3 late in the second quarter before fighting back to take a 30-27 lead with 13:02 remaining. Colorado responded with the go-ahead touchdowns at the 8:36 mark to lead 34-30. Kansas then had two potential go-ahead touchdown drives stopped at the Colorado six and 19-yard lines to end the game. Todd Reesing threw for 401 yards and two touchdowns while Dezmon Briscoe pulled in eight balls for 154 yards and one score and Kerry Meier had 11 receptions for 103 yards and another touchdown. Two KU turnovers gave Colorado the ball at the three and one-yard lines and the Buffaloes took advantage with touchdowns. On the day Kansas registered 431 passing yards, but had minus-eight rushing yards due to five Colorado sacks for 50 yards. KU played six players on defense for the first time on the season. LB Drew Dudley recorded 17 tackles while Darrell Stuckey added 12 tackles, an interception and a pass broken up.
KU-CU LAST TIME IN LAWRENCE — 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-CU CONNECTIONS — Redshirt freshman RB Ryan Burton (Colorado Springs/Air Academy HS) is the only KU player on the roster from the state of Colorado… KU DL coach Buddy Wyatt coached the DL at Colorado in 1999 when the Buffaloes went to the Insight Bowl… KU CB coach Vic Shealy coached in the state as the DB coach at Air Force from 1999-2004… KU offensive assistant Brian Miller was born in Golden, Colo… KU FB SID Mike Strauss was a student assistant in the CU media relations office.