Post Game Notes

Nov. 6, 2004

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Postgame Notes – Nov. 6, 2004

Colorado 30, Kansas 21

Kansas’ Loss To Colorado…
…Marks KU’s fourth straight loss in the series.
…Marks KU’s third straight loss and second setback at home this season.
…Makes the all-time series 40-21-3 in favor of the Buffaloes.
…Gives KU an all-time record of 13-17-3 against the Buffaloes in Lawrence.
…Gives Mark Mangino an overall record of 11-23.
…Makes Kansas 528-525-58 all-time.

Kansas Notes
-Colorado’s seven points in the first quarter were the most points given up in a game by Kansas in the first stanza this season. KU has outscored its opponents 65-15 in the first stanza this year.

-The KU defense has not given up a touchdown in the first quarter this season.
-Kansas has given up a defensive touchdown via fumble return in each of its last three games.

-Kansas had three interceptions today to mark the fifth time this season in which KU has had multiple interceptions.

-Kansas’ 15 interceptions this season are the most since the 1996 Jayhawks also picked off 15.

-Junior quarterback Jason Swanson’s 33-yard pass to Mark Simmons on the first play of the game marked Swanson’s career-long. The reception also marked a season-long for Simmons.

-Rodney Harris’ interception of Colorado’s first pass of the game was his third of the season/career.

-Brandon Watkins’ made his first start of the season today at tight end.

-John Randle’s two rushing touchdowns tied his single-game career-high.

-Senior quarterback John Nielsen made his first appearance of the season and third of his career. Nielsen threw his first TD of the season in the third quarter.

-Sophomore Charles Gordon intercepted his team-high fifth and sixth passes of the season. No Jayhawk has had more than six interceptions in a single season since John Konek had eight in 1951. Four other KU players have had six — Remuise Johnson (2002), Jeff Colter (1983), Skip Sharp (1976) and Hal Cleavinger (1952).

-Gordon also picked up his first sack of the season and second of his career in the third quarter.

-With his TD reception in the third quarter, Brandon Rideau moved into sole possession of third place on KU’s career touchdown reception list with 13.

-Simmons, Randle and Rideau have each caught at least one pass in every game this season.

-Rideau moved into eighth place on the KU career receiving yards list at 1,478. He moved past David Verser who had 1,476 yards from 1977-80.

-Colorado’s punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter was the first TD given up by the KU special teams unit this season.

-Senior Lyonel Anderson had a career-high 60 receiving yards today.

-Redshirt freshman Derek Fine picked up his first receptions of the season/career. Fine had two receptions for 16 yards.

-Running back Clark Green moved into 10th on the KU career receptions list with 92. He trails teammate Mark Simmons who is ninth with 94 career receptions. Green has caught at least one pass in 30 of his 34 career games.

-Kansas has forced at least one turnover in 18 of its last 22 contests. The Jayhawks forced four turnovers today.

-Maurice Greene, the world record holder in the 60m dash and winner of four Olympic medals, was a special guest of Lew Perkins at today’s game.