Nov. 12, 2011
BAYLOR 31, KANSAS 30 (overtime)
November 12, 2011
Postgame NotesSERIES INFORMATION
- The Kansas-Baylor series is now 7-4 in favor of Baylor.
- Today’s attendance: 35,188
CAPTAINS: Tim Biere (TE), Jeremiah Hatch (OT), Steven Johnson (LB), Toben Opurum (DE)GENERAL NOTES– Kansas won the toss and deferred to the second half. The Jayhawks received both the first and second half kicks.- KU led the game 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. It marked the second-straight game that the Jayhawks have held a lead after one quarter.- The Jayhawks led 17-3 at the half, giving them their third lead through two quarters this season.- Kansas played in its first overtime game since 2006 at Nebraska. It was the first overtime game at Memorial Stadium since KU defeated Iowa State in 2005.- Baylor leads the series with Kansas 7-4.OFFENSIVE NOTES– Freshman RB Darrian Miller recorded a 23-yard run in the first quarter, which represented his longest of the season.- Miller rushed for a career high 147 yards, becoming the third different Jayhawk to rush for 100 yards this season.- Miller’s 147 yards rushing were the most by an individual Jayhawk since Jake Sharp ran for 181 yards against Kansas State in 2008.- As a team, KU ran the ball 64 times, which was the most since the Jayhawks had 71 rushing attempts against Kansas State in 1992.- The Jayhawks’ 296 rushing yards were the most since the McNeese State game.- Kansas scored on its opening drive for the first time since the Oklahoma State game. – Sophomore WR/QB Christian Matthews scored on a two-yard run in the second quarter, which marked his first career touchdown.- Matthews became the 15th different Jayhawk to score a touchdown this season. Matthews became the 10th Jayhawk to score his first career touchdown in 2011.- KU was 3-for-3 on fourth down in the game and is 13-for-19 on the season.- Freshman RB Tony Pierson scored in the third quarter on a 34-yard run. It was his longest run since a 47-yard run in the McNeese State game.- In overtime, Webb threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Tim Biere. It was Biere’s first TD reception since the Oklahoma State game, his second of the season and sixth of his career.DEFENSIVE NOTES– Kansas forced two fumbles in the first half, which marked the second-straight game and the third time this season that the Jayhawks have forced multiple turnovers in a game.- Senior Anthony Davis recorded his first career interception and KU’s sixth pick of the season.- KU’s 3-0 lead at the end of the first quarter marked just the second time this season that the Jayhawks have held an opponent scoreless in the first period (McNeese State).- Senior LB Steven Johnson collected 10 tackles, which marked his seventh game this season with double-digit tackle numbers.- Junior S Bradley McDougald also recorded 10 tackles, which marked his third-straight game with double-digit tackle numbers.SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- Kansas PK Ron Doherty connected on a 37-yard field goal in the first quarter, which represented his longest kick of the year.
- Junior PR D.J. Beshears recorded a 30-yard punt return in the first quarter, which was KU’s longest of the season and the longest of Beshears’ career.
- Doherty also handled the kickoff duties and collected a pair of touchbacks in the first half, giving him three for the season on four kickoffs.
- Doherty recorded a 59-yard punt, which was downed inside the five-yard line in the fourth quarter. It matched his longest punt of the season.
- Junior KR D.J. Beshears recorded 46 yards in kick returns, which gave him the school record of 956 yards in kick returns this season. He needs 197 kick return yards to break the KU career record.