Kansas Postgame Notes
Nov. 4, 2006
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Nov. 4, 2006 * Jack Trice Stadium * Ames, Iowa
KU Postgame Notes
Kansas’ win over IowaState…
…Makes the all-time series 46-34-6 in favor of KU.
…Marks KU’s second-straight win in the series and third in the last four matchups.
…Snaps ISU’s four-game win streak over the Jayhawks in Ames, Iowa.
…Handed Mark Mangino his 24th career win as a head coach, making his overall record 24-34.
…Made Kansas 541-536-58 all-time on the gridiron.
– Kansas’ 31-point margin of victory was its largest in a road game since the beginning of Big 12 play in 1996. Previously, KU’s largest road victory over a Big 12 opponent was a 28-point (52-24) win over Oklahoma on Oct. 5, 1996 in the Jayhawks’ first-ever Big 12 game. KU defeated TCU by 35 (52-17) on Sept. 14, 1996, which is KU’s largest road win over any opponent since the inception of the Big 12.
– The 31-point win was KU’s largest (home or away) against a conference opponent since defeating Baylor by 35 (45-10) on Nov. 6, 1999 in Lawrence.
– The Jayhawk defense continued its strong play by holding the Cyclones to 0-3 on fourth down. KU opponents have converted only twice in 13 tries on fourth down this season. KU hasn’t allowed a successful conversion since the third game of the season.
– KU scored 20 points off four Cyclone turnovers and has scored 58 points off 13 opponent miscues over the last four outings. The Jayhawks have scored 74 points off 22 takeaways for the season.
– Freshman RB Jake Sharp recorded a career-long 15-yard kick-off return after ISU’s field goal to open the game.
– Sophomore LB Joe Mortensen picked up his second career fumble recovery in the first quarter to set up KU’s first touchdown, a 50-yard pass from freshman QB Kerry Meier to senior WR Brian Murph.
– The 50-yard catch marked a career-long TD catch by Murph, and a career-long pass by Meier. It was KU’s longest touchdown through the air this season.
– Meier tossed completed 17-of-22 passes and threw for two scores and no interceptions. His 12 touchdown passes this season stand as a KU freshman record.
– Junior DL James McClinton recorded one tackle for loss to bring his team-leading total to nine for the season.
– Sophomore CB Aqib Talib picked off his team-leading fifth pass of the season to set up KU’s second touchdown. It marked Talib’s third INT in the last two games, and the team’s sixth over the last four contests.
– Freshman QB Todd Reesing connected with Fine on a 29-yard pass play for KU’s second touchdown. It was Reesing’s third TD pass of his career and Fine’s fifth career touchdown catch. Reesing added a one-yard TD plunge in the third quarter. The Austin, Texas, native has played a role in five touchdowns in the last two weeks.
– Fine added his second TD catch of the game in the second quarter on a three-yard pass play from Meier. It marked Fine’s first career multi-touchdown performance.
– Senior RB Jon Cornish moved up to 10th place on the KU single-season all-purpose yards list with 1,293 yards. He moved past Clark Green (1221 in 2002) and June Henley (1,270 in 1995).
– Cornish moved up to 11th place on the KU career rushing yardage list. His career total of 1,908 yards moved him past Norris Banks (1,862 yards). On the single season list, Cornish moved into ninth place, and now has 1,120 yards.
– The dependable Cornish fumbled for just the first time in his last 145 rushing attempts. It was just his second fumble of the season with his only other miscue against Toledo in overtime on a botched handoff.
– Senior WR Jonathan Lamb hauled in a career-long 43-yard reception in the final minutes of the first half. His previous long was a 40-yard catch at Nebraska earlier this season. Lamb posted career-highs of five receptions and 76 yards. His previous highs were three catches vs. Texas A&M and 40 yards vs. Nebraska.
– Junior RB Brandon McAnderson scored KU’s fourth touchdown on a four-yard run to end the first half. McAnderson added a one-yard rushing score in the fourth quarter. The pair of TDs marked his first career multi-touchdown game. He now has five touchdowns for the season and seven in his career.
– The Jayhawks recorded their third takeaway of the game on sophomore LB Mike Rivera’s first career forced fumble and senior S Jerome Kemp’s first career fumble recovery.
– KU set a season-high with its third fumble recovery and fourth overall takeaway at the end of the third quarter. Kemp notched his fourth career forced fumble and freshman S Darrell Stuckey picked up his first career fumble recovery on the play.
– Senior OL Bob Whitaker extended his team-best starting streak to 46. He ranks among the nation’s leaders in career starts.