Nov. 17, 2007
No. 3 <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas 45, IowaState 7<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Nov. 17, 2007 – Memorial Stadium (Kivisto Field) – Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas‘ win against IowaState…
…Makes Kansas 11-0 for the first time in school history.
…Gives KU 11 wins for the first time in school history.
…Keeps Kansas on track for its fifth undefeated season in school history.
…Guarantees Kansas at least a share of the Big 12 North title, its first. KU’s previous best finish in the Big 12 North was fourth on three occasions (last being 2006).
…Makes KU undefeated at home for the second time under Mark Mangino era (6-0 in 2005), the second time in the Big 12 era and the sixth time at Memorial Stadium (4-0-2 in 1923, 5-0 in 1951, 5-0-1 in 1973, 6-0 in 2005, 7-0 in 2007).
…Gives Kansas its most home victories in a season.
…Improves the Kansas head coach to 36-35 for his career and moved Mangino into a tie for fourth on the school’s all-time win list. The last KU coach to have a winning record was Jack Mitchell, 1958-66 (44-42-5).
–Kansas averaged 56.1 points in seven homes games this season. Kansas scored 45 or more points in each of its home contests.
–Kansas had 566 yards of total offense. KU has registered 400-plus yards total offense in 10 of 11 games this season – 333 at Colorado – and 500-plus in seven games.
–With today’s attendance of 51,050, Kansas has now set its home attendance average record for the third straight season. KU averaged 46,498 in seven games this season, surpassing the 44,137 set last season, which broke the 2005 season average of 43,675.
–Kansas’ final two games of the season were sell outs – vs. Nebraska and IowaState.
–IowaState rushed for 52 yards tonight to mark the 10th game KU has held its opponent to under 100 yards rushing.
–Iowa State’s 234 yards total offense was the third-lowest against KU this season and the sixth opponent this season the Jayhawks have held to under 300 yards total offense.
–Nine different Jayhawks caught a pass to mark the 10th time this season KU has had at least six different receivers catch a pass in a game.
–Kansas’ 28 points in the first half marked the eighth time this season the Jayhawks have scored 20 or more points in the first half. That includes its last three games – 48 vs. Nebraska, 20 at OklahomaState and 28 today against IowaState.
–Kansas has led at half in all but two games this season. KU was tied at KansasState (14-14) and at Texas A&M (0-0) at intermission.
–Sophomore QB Todd Reesing broke the Kansas single-season completion record, currently at 228. He passed Mike Norseth who had 227 completions in 1985.
–Reesing has 2,910 passing yards in 2007 and is 85 shy of the school record of 2,995 by Norseth in 1985.
–With his four TD passes, Reesing moved into second on the KU career touchdown passes list, currently at 33. Reesing passed Frank Sauer who had 30 TD passes from 1980-83. Reesing is two TD passes from the record held by David Jaynes (35 from 1971-73).
–Reesing’s four TD passes marked his third straight game of three-plus TD passes and the sixth time he has done it this season. His four TDs rank tie for third on the KU single game list with 11 others including himself twice. Reesing holds the top spot as well with six against Nebraska earlier this season.
–Reesing threw for 253 yards. He has now tied the KU single-season record with eight games of 200 or more yards passing. He has tied Bill Whittemore (2003) and Mike Norseth (1985).
–Reesing has improved his season passing totals to 30 touchdowns with only four interceptions.
–Reesing is responsible for 31 touchdowns this season surpassing the school record of 28 by Bill Whittemore in 2003.
–Reesing completed 19 of his first 20 pass attempts with the one incompletion being a throw away. He completed his first nine to start the game. Then he had the throw away. Then he completed his next 10 straight.
–Reesing was 21-of-26 passing and the 80.8 completion percentage ranks sixth best on the KU all-time list and is a personal best.
–Reesing has 205 consecutive pass attempts without an interception.
–Only a sophomore, Reesing has moved into seventh on the KU career passing yards list, currently at 3,114 yards.
–Today marked the fifth game this season Reesing did not play in the fourth quarter.
–Junior Dexton Fields tied a school record with 11 receptions in a game. He tied three others – Isaac Byrd vs. IowaState in 1996, Quintin Smith vs. Louisville in 1989 and Willie Vaughn vs. Colorado in 1986.
–Fields’ two touchdown receptions marked his first multi-TD reception game of his career. Fields has five TD catches this season which ties his output from last season. He has 11 career TD receptions which ranks tied for sixth on the KU career list.
–Senior Brandon McAnderson became the 12th Jayhawk to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. McAnderson has 1,009 yards this season.
–Senior Marcus Henry has eight TD receptions this season, which ties two others for the single-season record at KU.
–Senior Derek Fine caught his fourth TD pass of the season and 10th of his career.
–Fine’s 41 receptions in 2007, Fine is first in receptions by a tight end – John Scroll, 40 catches in 1971.
–Senior Scott Webb scored nine points and now has 110 points this season to become KU’s single-season scoring leader. Webb moved past June Henley who scored 108 points in 1996.
–Senior Kyle Tucker moved into second on the KU career punts list, currently at 220.
–Senior DB Sadiq Muhammed intercepted his second pass of the season and third of his career. He also had an interception against Baylor earlier this season.
–Freshman Chris Harris had a season high 11 total tackles today, including a season high nine solo.
–Sophomore Kerry Meier’s touchdown catch was his second of the season, with the two TDs coming in the last three games. Tonight marked the first time Meier has caught and thrown for touchdowns.
–Junior Matt Darton started at left tackle in place of Anthony Collins. It was Darton’s first career start.
–Sophomore RB Angus Quigley rushed for his second touchdown of the season.
–Senior DL James McClinton has started 31 consecutive games, while OT Cesar Rodriguez has started 26 straight and LBs Joe Mortensen and Mike Rivera have each started 23 in a row. WR Marcus Henry and CB Aqib Talib notched their 21st straight starts.
–Kansas recognized its 13 seniors prior to the game. Those were DL Marcus Anderson, OL Ramses Arceo, TE Derek Fine, WR Jeff Foster, WR Marcus Henry, TE Marc Jones, RB Brandon McAnderson, DT James McClinton, S Sadiq Muhammed, OT Cesar Rodriguez, S Brian Seymour, P Kyle Tucker and PK Scott Webb.