Kansas Football Supplemental Notes vs. Iowa State

Nov. 15, 2007

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Vs. IowaState

Nov. 17, 2007

These are mid-week notes to supplement the weekly press release that is sent out on Sunday.

This Week…

CB Aqib Talib was named to the Walter Camp College Player of the Year Watch List (15 players) on Tuesday and one of five Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Year finalists on Thursday… Last week the junior was named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation’s top defensive back… Talib was tabbed the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Monday… QB Todd Reesing received a letter from the Heisman Trophy Trust to inform him that is a Heisman Trophy Contender… KU was named the CollegeSportsReport.com national team of the week after its win at OklahomaState.

Mangino Looking To Tie Fambrough…

Kansas head coach Mark Mangino enters the IowaState game with a 35-35 record at Kansas. He needs one win to tie former Jayhawk coach Don Fambrough for fourth on the all-time KU victory list.

KU Coaching Wins

1. 52, A.R. Kennedy, 1904-10 (52-9-4 in seven seasons)

2. 47, Glen Mason, 1988-96 (47-54-1 in nine seasons)

3. 44, Jack Mitchell, 1958-66 (44-42-5 in nine seasons)

4. 36, Don Fambrough, 1971-74, 1979-82 (36-49-5 in eight seasons)

5. 35, Mark Mangino, 2002-present (35-35 in sixth season)

5. 35, J.V. Sikes, 1948-53 (35-25 in six seasons)

A Kansas Win Would…

– Give KU an 11-0 record for the first time in school history.

– Give KU 11 wins for the first time in school history (have won 10 three times (1899, 1905, and 1995).

– Keep KU on track for its fifth undefeated season in school history (7-0-1 in 1891, 10-0 in 1899, 9-0 in 1908 and 5-0-3 in 1923).

– Give KU 11 consecutive wins, its longest winning streak since winning 18 straight from 1907-09.

– Be KU’s 14th win in its last 15 games

– Give KU seven conference wins for the first time in school history (KU was 6-1 in 1968).

– Be KU’s 10th straight home win as well as 18th win in its last 20 home games.

– Mean KU has beaten IowaState three straight, four of the last five and 12 of the last 17 times.

A Kansas Loss Would…

– Stop a 10-game winning streak.

– Stop a nine-game home winning streak.

– Stop a two-game winning streak against IowaState.

– Be less good than a win.

Three Straight Season Attendance Average Records…

For the third straight season, Kansas should draw a school record for season attendance average. In 2005 KU averaged 43,675 for a new mark. Last season that record was broken with an average of 44,137. Heading into the final home game KU has averaged 45,740 this season. That means KU needs 34,525 fans against IowaState to break the school’s season average for the third straight year.

Things To Look For Against IowaState…


– The opponent has not scored off a KU turnover in the last five games (KU has only had two turnovers in that time).

– KU has recorded at least two interceptions on defense in six of the last eight games.

– KU has allowed 80 rushing yards by the opponent just once in six conference games (OSU had 195 last week).

– KU has rushed for at least 200 yards in seven of 10 games.

– KU has produced at least 400 yards of total offense in nine of 10 games.

– KU has scored on 16 straight trips into the red zone.


– QB Todd Reesing enters the game having attempted a school-record 179 consecutive passes without an interception.

– Reesing (207) needs 20 completions to tie Mike Norseth (227 in 1985) for the school record for season completions.

– Reesing (2,657) needs 132 passing yards to tie Frank Seuer (2,789 in 1983) for second on the KU season passing list (Mike Norseth is first with 2,995 yards in 1985).

– Reesing (seven) needs to throw for 200 yards to tie Bill Whittemore and Mike Norseth for the school record of eight 200-yard passing games in a season.

– Reesing (29) needs one touchdown pass to tie Frank Seuer (30) for second on the school’s career touchdown pass list (David Jaynes holds the record with 35).

– WR Marcus Henry (885) needs just 13 receiving yards to tie Quintin Smith (898 in 1989) for third on the KU receiving yardage list.

– Henry (885) needs 115 receiving yards to become the third KU player to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season (1,144 by Bob Johnson in 1983 and 1,109 by Richard Estell in 1985.

– Henry (seven) needs one touchdown reception to tie for the school season touchdown receptions record (Quintin Smith and Bruce Adams each had eight).

– WR Dezmon Briscoe (seven) needs one touchdown reception to tie for the school season touchdown receptions record (Quintin Smith and Bruce Adams each had eight).

– TE Derek Fine (38) needs two receptions to tie John Schroll (40 in 1971) for the school record for season receptions by a tight end.

– PK Scott Webb (101) needs seven points to tie June Henley (108 in 1996) for the school record for season points.

– Webb (16) needs two field goals made to tie two players for second on the KU season field goals made list.

– P Kyle Tucker (216) needs one punt to tie two players for second most punts in a career at KU. Mike Hubach holds school record with 259.

Historical KU Performances Vs. IowaState…

June Henley had two 200-plus yard rushing games against Iowa State in his career as he ran for 237 yards in 1993 (sixth all-time at KU) and 226 yards against the Cyclones in 1996 (ninth all-time)… Nolan Cromwell ran for 134 yards against ISU in 1975 for the fourth-most rushing yards in a game by a Jayhawk quarterback… No Jayhawk has run for 100 yards against ISU since Eric Vann had 126 in 1997… Kelly Donohoe threw for 411 yards against ISU in 1989 for the third most in school history… Chip Hilleary threw four touchdown passes against ISU in the 1992 contest… Isaac Byrd tied the school single-game record with 11 receptions against ISU in 1996… Ted Rohde had an 84-yard punt against ISU in 1955 for what was then a school record before John Hadl eclipsed that mark with a 94-yarder against Oklahoma in 1959… Bruce Kallmeyer kicked a 57-yard field goal against ISU in 1983 for what was then a school record (now fourth)… Lee Hawkins had an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown against ISU in 1971… Curtis Moore tied the school record with 25 tackles against ISU in 1988 (tied with two others).

Limiting Mistakes…

Kansas has been able to limit its mistakes this year. Here is a game-by-game look at turnovers and penalties:

Opponent KU Turnovers TO Margin KU Penalties

Central Michigan0 +1 7

Southeastern La.0 Even 3

Toledo3 +1 1

Florida International 3 +2 6

at Kansas State 3 Even 3

Baylor 0 +5 2

at Colorado 2 +1 3

at Texas A&M 0 +1 7

Nebraska0 +5 2

at OklahomaState 0 +4 3

National Quarterback Comparisons…

In his first year as a starter, and thus not getting any preseason recognition (he wasn’t named the starting quarterback until August 18 after a battle with Kerry Meier), Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing has quietly put up great numbers while leading the Jayhawks to a 10-0 record and a ranking of third in this week’s BCS poll. Here is a look at how he compares statistically to some of the nation’s quarterbacks, who get mentioned as Heisman Trophy candidates:

Candidates Passing Yards

Chase Daniel, Missouri 3,306

Matt Ryan, BostonCollege 3,269

Colt Brennan, Hawaii 3,216

Andre’ Woodson, Kentucky 2,653

Todd Reesing, Kansas 2,647

Tim Tebow, Florida 2,532

Todd Boeckman, OhioState 2,121

Dennis Dixon, Oregon 2,074

Pat White, West Virginia 1,251

Candidates Touchdown Passes

Andre’ Woodson, Kentucky 29

Colt Brennan, Hawaii 28

Todd Reesing, Kansas 26

Chase Daniel, Missouri 26

Matt Ryan, BostonCollege 24

Todd Boeckman, OhioState 23

Tim Tebow, Florida 23

Dennis Dixon, Oregon 20

Pat White, West Virginia 11

Candidates Interceptions

Pat White, West Virginia 2

Dennis Dixon, Oregon 3

Todd Reesing, Kansas 4

Tim Tebow, Florida 5

Andre’ Woodson, Kentucky 7

Chase Daniel, Missouri 9

Todd Boeckman, OhioState 11

Colt Brennan, Hawaii 12

Matt Ryan, BostonCollege 13

Candidates TD:INT Ratio

Dennis Dixon, Oregon 6.7:1

Todd Reesing, Kansas 6.5:1

Pat White, West Virginia 5.5:1

Tim Tebow, Florida 4.6:1

Andre’ Woodson, Kentucky 4.1:1

Chase Daniel, Missouri 2.9:1

Colt Brennan, Hawaii 2.3:1

Todd Boeckman, OhioState 2.1:1

Matt Ryan, BostonCollege 1.9:1

Candidates W-L Record

Todd Reesing, Kansas 10-0

Colt Brennan, Hawaii 10-0

Todd Boeckman, OhioState 10-1

Chase Daniel, Missouri 9-1

Pat White, West Virginia 8-1

Dennis Dixon, Oregon 8-1

Matt Ryan, BostonCollege 8-2

Tim Tebow, Florida 7-3

Andre’ Woodson, Kentucky 7-3

Candidates Completion Percentage

Chase Daniel, Missouri 69.4

Pat White, West Virginia 69.0

Colt Brennan, Hawaii 68.9

Dennis Dixon, Oregon 67.9

Tim Tebow, Florida 67.8

Todd Boeckman, OhioState 65.0

Andre’ Woodson 63.6

Todd Reesing, Kansas 62.0

Matt Ryan, BostonCollege 59.4