Nebraska 31, Kansas 17 Postgame Notes
Nov. 14, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Nebraska 31, Kansas 17
November 14, 2009
– Nebraska leads the all-time series with a record of (90-23-3), including an (47-8-1) advantage in games played in Lawrence. The Kansas-Nebraska series is the nation’s longest uninterrupted series with 104 consecutive games played dating back to 1906.
– A sell-out crowd of 51,525 witnessed Kansas’ final home game. Average attendance was 50,581 this season, second in Kansas history to the average of 50,907 that attended games in 2008. It was also the 12th time in the last 15 home games that attendance was at least 50,000.
– Saturday’s game was the final home appearance for the following seniors: LS Kayl Anderson, DT Caleb Blakesley, WR Kerry Meier, DE Maxwell Onyegbule, WR Raymond Pendleton, OL Jose Rodriguez, LB Angus Quigley, QB Todd Reesing, LB Jake Schermer, RB Jake Sharp, DE Justin Spears, S Darrell Stuckey, S Justin Thornton, DE Jeff Wheeler and LB Arist Wright.
– QB Todd Reesing has now thrown touchdown passes in 34 of 36 career starts.
– Reesing recorded his fifth rushing touchdown of the season in the second quarter. It was Reesing’s 14th career rushing touchdown.
– Reesing rushed for 42 yards on nine attempts. He had three rushes for 10 or more yards against the Cornhuskers.
– RB Toben Opurum converted on two fourth-and-one situations on Kansas’ scoring drive during the second quarter. Reesing capped the drive with a 5-yard rushing touchdown.
– WR Kerry Meier (2,209) moved into third on the KU career receiving yardage list, passing Mark Simmons (2,161). Meier finished the game with 10 receptions for 127 yards.
– Meier (207) moved past Jordy Nelson (206) to claim sole possession of 10th place on the Big 12 career receptions list.
– Meier recorded 10 or more catches for the seventh time in his career and recorded more than 100 yards receiving for the tenth time.
– Meier has caught at least one pass in 33 straight games and at least two in 31 consecutive games.
– Meier has (83) receptions this season, which is third on the KU single-season list. Last year Meier set the school record with 97 receptions.
– WR Dezmon Briscoe (2,897) moved into sole possession of eighth place on the Big 12 career receiving list with 77 yards receiving. He passed Jordy Nelson (2,822) of Kansas State, Jarrett Hicks (2,859) of Texas Tech and Juanquin Isglesias (2,861) of Oklahoma.
– Briscoe’s touchdown reception in the fourth quarter was his seventh of the season and extended his own KU record to 29career receiving touchdowns.
– With four receptions against Nebraska, Briscoe (65) moved into fourth place on the Kansas single season receptions list.
– Briscoe has also caught at least two passes in 28 straight games and at least four passes in 13 consecutive contests.
– OL Jeff Spikes started at RG for the first time in his career. Spikes has previously started at LT and RT.
– LB Huldon Tharp recorded a career high in tackles with 13. His previous high was 10 against Duke on September 19. He has started the last six games.
– S Darrell Stuckey recorded his fourth game with 10 or more tackles this season. Stuckey finished with 11 tackles against Nebraska.
– DE Maxwell Onyegbule recorded his fifth sack of the season in the third quarter. Onyegbule’s previous season high was 3.5 sacks.