Kansas Football Supplemental Notes vs. Texas
Nov. 13, 2008
Nov. 15, 2008
These are mid-week notes to supplement the weekly press release that is sent out on Sunday.
A Kansas Win Would…
– Give KU at least seven wins in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1960 (7-2-1) and 1961 (7-3-1). KU was 12-1 a year ago.
– Give KU a win on senior day for the fifth time in the last six years.
– Make KU 15-1 in its last 16 home games.
– Be KU’s first win against Texas since the formation of the Big 12 Conference (six straight UT wins).
– Be the first against a team ranked as high as No. 4 since KU beat No. 4 Colorado in 1995.
– Give head coach Mark Mangino a 44-39 record at KU, tying him for third on the KU coaches victory list with Jack Mitchell, who was 44-42-5 from 1958-66.
A Kansas Loss Would…
– Be its seventh straight to Texas since the formation of the Big 12 Conference.
– Be KU’s fourth loss in its last five games.
– Be less good than a win.
Things To Look For Against Texas…
– WR Dexton Fields (120) needs three receptions to pass Clark Green (122) for fourth on the KU career receptions list.
– Fields (13) needs just one touchdown reception to tie Brandon Rideau (14) for fifth on the KU career touchdown receptions list.
– WR Dezmon Briscoe (103) needs six receptions to jump ahead of Marcus Henry (10th at 104), Emmett Edwards (ninth at 105), Charles Gordon (eighth at 106) and pass Harrison Hill (108) for seventh place on the KU career receptions list.
– Briscoe (1,472) needs just 38 receiving yards to become the 11th player in KU history with at least 1,500 career receiving yards.
– Briscoe (976) needs just 34 yards to become the fourth player in KU history with 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
– Briscoe (four) needs one 100-yard receiving game to tie Marcus Henry (five in 2007) and Bob Johnson (five in 1983) for most 100-yard receiving games in a season in school history.
– Briscoe (60) needs four receptions to pass Dexton Fields (63 last year) for third on the KU season receptions list.
– WR Kerry Meier (96) needs four receptions to become the 13th player in KU history with 100 career catches.
– Meier (69) needs two receptions to pass Richard Estell (70) for the KU season record.
– QB Todd Reesing (240) needs 37 completions to pass the school record of 276 he set last season.
– Reesing (2,942) needs 54 passing yards to pass Mike Norseth (2,995) for second on the KU season passing yardage list. Reesing set the school record last year with 3,486 yards.
– Reesing (27) needs one touchdown responsible for (rushing or passing) to move ahead of Bill Whittemore (28) for the second best season in school history. Reesing owns the record with 36 set last year.
– Reesing has thrown a touchdown pass in 15 consecutive games.
Three With 100…
WR Kerry Meier has 96 career receptions and needs just four more catches to become one of three active KU players to record 100 career receptions (Dexton Fields enters the game with 120 and Dezmon Briscoe has 103). KU had a trio of 100-reception players in 2005 in Mark Simmons, Clark Green and Charles Gordon.
Big 12 Conference Games Only…
Rushing – 1. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State, 119.0; 2. Jake Sharp, KANSAS, 108.5
Receiving – 1. Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State, 116.0; 2. Dezmon Briscoe, KANSAS, 101.7
Tackles by Defensive Backs – 1. Jordan Lake, Baylor, 10.2; 2. Darrell Stuckey, KANSAS, 9.5
Here is a look at results from KU’s senior day since the formation of the Big 12 Conference. The Jayhawks are 8-4 in the final home game of the year with Texas spoiling the day in three of the four losses:
1996 – L 17-38 vs. Texas
1997 – W 34-24 vs. Iowa State
1998 – W 23-14 vs. North Texas
1999 – W 31-28 vs. Iowa State
2000 – L 16-51 vs. Texas
2001 – W 27-14 vs. Wyoming
2002 – L 20-55 vs. Oklahoma State
2003 – W 36-7 vs. Iowa State
2004 – L 23-27 vs. Texas
2005 – W 24-21 (ot) vs. Iowa State
2006 – W 39-20 vs. Kansas State
2007 – W 45-7 vs. Iowa State
Here is a quick look at the senior class (Career/2008 Starts):
DE Richard Alspaugh (0/0)… 2006 co-Defensive Scout Player of the Year before missing 2007 with injury.
S Tang Bacheyie (0/0)… Started his career at running back before being moved to the secondary.
DE Russell Brorsen (33/10)… Voted by teammates as most likely to succeed after college… Academic standout.
WR Micah Brown (0/0)… Came to KU on a track scholarship before walking on and playing special teams.
WR Raymond Brown (3/1)… Started career in secondary before being moved to wide receiver this season.
OC Ryan Cantrell (28/10)… All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2007… Earned KU Gale Sayers Award for courage.
OT Matt Darton (2/1)… Backup offensive tackle, who started season opener this year.
WR Dexton Fields (31/7)… Led team in catches in 2006 and 2007 before missing some action this year with injury.
WR Gary Green (0/0)… Has been listed as a running back, cornerback and wide receiver in his KU career.
CB Kendrick Harper (8/5)… Junior College transfer has battled injuries during two-year career.
OG Chet Hartley (23/10)… JC transfer has been a fixture on the offensive line for last two seasons.
WR Marcus Herford (2/0)… Is the KU all-time kickoff return yardage leader… Came to KU as a quarterback.
LB James Holt (26/10)… Has put up great numbers despite playing in the shadows of Mike Rivera and Joe Mortensen.
DE John Larson (16/3)… Was a starter in 2007 while excelling in the classroom throughout his KU career.
OG Adrian Mayes (23/10)… Considered KU’s top lineman this year after coming to KU as a walkon from Manhattan.
LB Joe Mortensen (35/10)… KU’s leading tackler a year ago, but underwent offseason knee surgery.
S Patrick Resby (9/0)… Was a starter in 2007 and has played as a backup and on special teams this year.
LB Mike Rivera (33/8)… Voted the most competitive player on the team… Made 90-plus tackles in 2006 and 2007.
Kansas is expected to draw 50,000-plus to the game against Texas, which will give the Jayhawks’ five out of seven home games drawing 50,000-plus. Kansas entered the year with 19 crowds of 50,000-plus in its history. The only seasons KU drew that many more than once were 2003 and 2007, when there were two 50,000-plus crowds each year. Here is a look at the top 10 home single-game attendance marks in school history.
1. 52,230 vs. KANSAS STATE, 2008
2. 52,112 vs. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL, 2008
3. 51,910 vs. Nebraska, 2007
4. 51,821 vs. Kansas State, 2006
5. 51,767 vs. SAM HOUSTON STATE, 2008
6. 51,750 vs. Nebraska, 2005
7. 51,574 vs. Kansas State, 1973
8. 51,172 vs. Nebraska, 1982
9. 51,151 vs. Kansas State, 1971
10. 51,050 vs. Iowa State, 2007
This Date In History…
1989 – Kansas City pitcher Bret Saberhagen wins American League Cy Young Award.
1953- WIBW TV (channel 13) in Topeka, Kan. begins broadcasting.
1930 – Kansas shutout Oklahoma 13-0, the second straight shutout of the Sooners by the Jayhawks.