Post Game Notes

Nov. 20, 2004

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Kansas 31, Missouri 14

Nov. 20, 2004

Kansas’ win over Missouri…

…Gives KU back-to-back wins over Missouri for the first time since the team claimed victory in 1999 and 2000.

…Gives KU a 54-51-9 all-time record against the Tigers.

…Gives KU its first Big 12 road victory since 2001.

…Gives KU an all-time record of 15-29-3 in Columbia.

…Gives KU wins over Missouri and Kansas State in the same season for the first time since 1989.

…Gives KU head coach Mark Mangino his second win over Missouri.

…Gives Mangino his 12th victory as head coach, making his record 12-24 at Kansas.

…Makes Kansas 529-526-58 all-time.


– The Kansas defense went the entire season without allowing a touchdown in the first quarter. KU finished the season outscoring its opponents 75-15 in the first stanza. The Jayhawks only allowed two field goals, a safety and a defensive touchdown in the first period all year.

– The Jayhawks allowed 21.36 points per game this season, which was the fewest allowed by KU since 1996, when KU opponents averaged 21.0 points per game.

– Kansas shut out Missouri 21-0 in the first half, marking the first time KU shut out an opponent in the first half since the Jayhawks blanked Southern Illinois in the first half on Sept. 23, 2000 in Lawrence.

– Junior running back Clark Green ran for a season-high 118 yards on 32 carries. It was his sixth career 100-yard rushing game, and the Jayhawks’ fourth of the season.

– Green’s first quarter touchdown was his first of the season and the 11th of his career. The 12-yard TD run tied his longest rush of the season.

– Green has caught at least one pass in 32 of his 36 career games.

– Green moved up the all-time rushes list, moving into fifth place.

– Green was the first KU rusher with 30+ attempts since Reggie Duncan rushed 30 times against Wyoming in 2001.

– Green’s 118 yards were the most by any Jayhawk this year.

– Senior defensive end David McMillan started the 36th consecutive game of his career.

– Sophomore defensive back Charles Gordon recorded a season-high seven punt returns for 87 yards.

– Junior quarterback Brian Luke set season/career highs in both completions (24), yards (239), attempts (36) and touchdowns (2).

– Senior wide receiver Brandon Rideau hauled in his seventh TD catch of the year and the 14th of his career in the second quarter.

– Senior running back Austine Nwabuisi punched in his third TD run of the season towards the end of the first half on a 1-yard plunge. It was the fifth rushing TD of his career.

– Senior tight end Lyonel Anderson hauled in a 30-yard TD pass early in the third quarter. It was his third touchdown catch of the season and the longest of his career.

– Anderson tied a career high with 60 yards receiving.

– Rideau and junior wide receiver Mark Simmons caught at least one pass in every game this season.

– Rideau finishes his career in second place on the KU all-time receptions list with 131.

– Rideau had season bests in catches (8) and yards (100)

– Simmons moved up on the KU all-time receptions list. With five catches he moves to fifth on the all-time list.

– Rideau’s 100-yard day was the second straight week KU has had a receiver reach the century mark (Simmons 135, vs Texas)

– Junior running back Clark Green has caught at least one pass in 32 of his 36 career games.

– Missouri’s -6 rushing yards were the fewest by an opponent since Kansas State rushed for -56 in 1992.

– Sophomore defensive back Charles Gordon picked off his seventh pass of the season. Going into the MU game, Gordon was ranked No. 1 in the nation with six picks.

– Gordon’s seven interception is the most by a Jayhawk since 1951, when John Konek had eight.

– The interception also moves Gordon into third place on the KU all-time list behind Konek and Ray Evans, who had 10 in 1942.

– Gordon’s pick was the 19th by KU this season, which is the most since 1987, when the Jayhawks had 23.

– With his field goal in the fourth quarter, senior kicker Johnny Beck ties Joe Garcia for third place with field goals made (40) and ties Bruce Kallmeyer for second place with 69 attempts.

– Senior tackle David McMillan recorded three sacks, the most of his career.