Nov. 10, 2012
SERIES: Kansas is now 1-13 all-time against Texas Tech, including 1-5 in Lubbock.
CAPTAINS: Dayne Crist (QB), Tanner Hawkinson (OT), Toben Opurum (DE/LB)
FIRST TIME STARTERS: JaCorey Shepherd (CB) – first start on defense; Tre’ Parmalee (WR).
DEBUTS: Luke Luhrsen (OL).
- Kansas won the toss and elected to defer to the second half. For the third consecutive week, KU kicked off on the opening kickoff.
- Senior OL Tanner Hawkinson started his 46th consecutive game, which ties him with Hessley Hempstead for the school record. Hempstead started every game of his career from 1991-94.
- Kansas played in its first overtime game of the season, and first since falling to Baylor 31-30 in 2011. It was also KU’s first game that went to double-overtime since Sept. 15, 2006 at Toledo.
- The Jayhawks moved to 3-5 in overtime games all-time.
- Kansas scored 34 points in the game, the most in a Big 12 game this season and the most since scoring 34 points against Texas Tech last season.
- As a team, Kansas rushed for 390 yards, the most its ever gained in a Big 12 game and the most since rushing for 418 against UAB in 1994.
- Sophomore HB Tony Pierson rushed for 202 yards in the game, the most rushing yards by a Jayhawk since Reggie Duncan rushed for 227 yards against Texas Tech in 2001.
- Pierson’s 69-yard run was the longest of the season by a Jayhawk and the longest since a 69-yard run by Cornish against Northwestern State in 2006.
- Pierson’s 206 yards marked his third game of rushing for at least 100 yards.
- Pierson rushed for 106 yards in the first half marking the third-straight week that a Jayhawk has broken 100 yards in the first half of play.
- Junior HB James Sims rushed for 127 yards in the game, marking his sixth-straight 100-yard game. Sims becomes the first Jayhawk to rush for 100-plus yards in sixth-straight contests.
- The two 100-yard rushers gives KU 10 games with a player rushing for at least 100 yards, which matches the school record. Kansas had two 100-yard rushers in the game for the first time since the South Dakota State game when Pierson and Taylor Cox both gained 100-plus yards.
- Sims rushed for 48 yards on KU’s 63-yard touchdown drive on its first possession. He scored his seventh rushing touchdown of the year.
- Sims scored two touchdowns in the game, giving him 26 in his career. It moves him within two scores of second place on KU’s all-time list (Tony Sands, 28).
- The touchdown on KU’s opening offensive possession marked its first since the Kansas State game (Oct. 6).
- In the second quarter, HB/FB Brandon Bourbon scored on a 10-yard touchdown reception, marking his first career receiving touchdown.
- Bourbon has scored two touchdowns in his career, both have come against Texas Tech. He had a 51-yard touchdown run in last year’s game.
- Freshman QB Michael Cummings threw two touchdown passes in the game, marking the first time a Jayhawk has thrown multiple TD passes in a game this season. It was the first time a Kansas QB has thrown multiple TD passes since the Oklahoma State game in 2011.
- Junior DL Kevin Young recorded his first career QB hurry in the first quarter, helping force an incompletion in Texas Tech’s second offensive series.
- Later in the quarter, Young recorded his first career solo sack, dropping QB Seth Doege for a five-yard loss.
- Senior CB Greg Brown tallied two pass breakups in the first quarter, giving him 11 for the season. Coming into action Saturday, Brown ranked second in the Big 12 in pass breakups, behind TCU’s Jason Verrett (12).
- Senior FS Bradley McDougald took over the team lead with his third interception of the season in the second quarter. McDougald’s three interceptions are tied for fifth-most in the Big 12.
- McDougald’s interception marked the team’s 10th of the season, KU’s highest total since the 2008 season.
- Sophomore CB JaCorey Shepherd collected a career-best three tackles.
- As a team, KU recorded eight TFLs in the game, which marked a season-high.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- Sophomore K Nick Prolago recorded four touchbacks in the game, which set a new season high.
- Prolago connected on two field goals in the game, the most by a Kansas kicker this season. Prolago’s 32-yarder that tied the game at the end of the fourth quarter was the longest of his career.