Kansas-Texas Postgame Notes
Nov. 15, 2008
Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Texas
Nov. 15, 2008
The Kansas Loss…
- Marked the Jayhawks seventh-straight loss against Texas since the formation of the Big 12 Conference. Texas leads the series 7-2.
- Gave KU a loss for the fourth time in its last five games.
- Was just KU’s sixth loss in its last 24 games and seventh loss in its last 28 games.
Kansas Postgame Notes
- Kansas employed the same offensive and defensive starting lineups for the third straight game.
- Kansas set a new average attendance record in the 2008 season. The Jayhawks averaged 50,907 in seven home games. The previous record was 46,784 set during the 2007 season.
- The attendance total of 51,930 is the third-largest crowd in Memorial Stadium. The top two attendance records have both come this season.
- Junior QB Todd Reesing moved up the KU record list for season passing yards (3,200) to place second behind his own record (3,486) set in 2007.
- Reesing’s 50 passing attempts marks his third game this season with 50 or more attempts. He attempted 52 passes against FIU and 51 passes against South Florida, respectively.
- Junior WR Kerry Meier passed Richard Estell (70) to become the KU season record holder for receptions (73).
- Meier’s four receptionson the day made him the 13th player in KU history to record 100 career catches.
- Sophomore DE Jake Laptad recorded a new career-high with six tackles. His previous best was five against Nebraska last weekend.
- Senior LB Mike Rivera posted his third forced fumble of the season, placing him second on the team behind James Holt (six).
- Sophomore WR Dezmon Briscoe (69) passed Dexton Fields (63 last year) to place third on the KU season receptions list.
- Briscoe finished with nine catches for 115 yards. It marked his fifth 100+ yard game of the season and his 17th-straight game with multiple catches. With this performance, he matches former KU players Marcus Henry (2007) and Bob Johnson (1983) for the KU single season record.
- Briscoe increased his career reception total to112which places him seventh on the all-time list ahead of Harrison Hill.
- Briscoe (1,587)became the 11th player in KU history with at least 1,500 career receiving yards.His 1,091receiving yards this season also make him just the fourth player in KU history with 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
- Senior LB James Holt recovered a Colt McCoy fumble in the first quarter for his second fumble recovery of the year.
- Senior WR Dexton Fields hauled in his 14th career TD reception to tie Brandon Rideau on the all-time KU list. Fields has two catches in the last four games, both for touchdowns.
- Kansas’ seven points is the lowest point total for the Jayhawks since losing to Oklahoma 19-3 in 2005.
- The game marked the final home appearance for eighteen seniors including: DE Richard Alspaugh, S Tang Bacheyie, DE Russell Brorsen, WR Micah Brown, WR Raymond Brown, OC Ryan Cantrell, OT Matt Darton, WR Dexton Fields, WR Gary Green, CB Kendrick Harper, OG Chet Hartley, WR Marcus Herford, LB James Holt, DE John Larson, OG Adrian Mayes, LB Joe Mortensen, S Patrick Resby and LB Mike Rivera.