Kansas Football Supplemental Notes vs. Missouri

Nov. 22, 2007

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Vs. Missouri

Nov. 24, 2007

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

This Week…

OT Anthony Collins was named as one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy and will be at the awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, Dec. 6… QB Todd Reesing shared the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honor with Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell. He was the fourth Jayhawk to win a Big 12 POW this year, joining Return Man Marcus Herford, PK Scott Webb and CB Aqib Talib… Fourteen Jayhawks were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Conference teams. On that list were five full-time starters (QB Todd Reesing, DE Russell Brorsen, DE John Larson, LB Mike Rivera and PK Scott Webb) and two part-time starters (RB Jake Sharp and QB/WR Kerry Meier).

A Kansas Win Would…

– Give KU a 12-0 record for the first time in school history.

– Give KU 12 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 12 consecutive wins, its longest winning streak since winning 18 straight from 1907-09.

– Give KU 12 straight wins to match the second-longest winning streak in school history (won 12 straight in 1898-99 and 1904-05).

– Be KU’s 15th win in its last 16 games

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

– Mean KU has beaten Missouri four of the last five years.

– Put KU in the Big 12 Conference Championship game and have a shot at its first league title since tying for the Big Eight Championship in 1968.

A Kansas Loss Would…

– Stop an 11-game winning streak.

– Be its second straight to Missouri after winning three straight in the series.

– Be less good than a win.

KU Vs. Highly Ranked Teams…

Kansas will be playing third-ranked Missouri and the last time the Jayhawks defeated a team ranked that high was a 28-11 win against #2 Oklahoma in 1984. Kansas defeated Missouri when the Tigers were number one in 1960. All-time KU is 4-45-1 against top five teams. Here is a look at its wins against top five teams all-time:

Score Opponent Notes

W 23-7 at #1 Missouri, 1960 KU later forfeited due to using an ineligible player

W 28-10 vs. #5 Texas A&M, 1974 KU would win the next week before losing the final six games of the year

W 28-11 vs. #2 Oklahoma, 1984 KU was 2-5 entering the game and finished the year 5-6

W 40-24 at #4 Colorado, 1995 KU was 24th at time of win and would reach sixth in the AP poll

Mangino Looking For Fourth Win Vs. Missouri…

Kansas head coach Mark Mangino is looking to become the fourth Kansas coach to post more than three wins against Missouri during his tenure at KU. Mangino is 3-2 vs. the Tigers in his KU career and only Glen Mason (5-4 from 1988-96), Don Fambrough (4-4 from 1971-74 and 1979-82) and A.R. Kennedy (4-1-2 from 1904-10) have beaten the border showdown opponent more. This will be just Mangino’s sixth meeting against Missouri.

Things To Look For Against Missouri…


– KU has not committed a turnover in the last four games.

– KU has not thrown an interception in the last six games.

– KU has produced at least 400 yards in 10 of 11 games this year (exception was 333 at Colorado).

– KU has scored at least 40 points in eight of 11 games.

– KU has scored on 22 straight trips into the red zone.

– The KU defense has limited the opponent to less than 80 yards rushing in six of the last seven games (exception was 195 by OklahomaState).

– The opponent has converted just three of KU’s 11 turnovers into scores this year with none in the last six games.

– KU has not let the opponent score more than once in a quarter in the last two games.


– QB Todd Reesing enters the game having attempted a school record and Big 12-tying 205 passes without an interception. He started the year attempting 119 passes before throwing his first pick. The NCAA record for consecutive attempts without an interception is 271 by Trent Dilfer of FresnoState in 1993.

– Reesing (2,910) needs 85 passing yards to tie Mike Norseth (2,995 in 1985) for the KU season passing yardage record.

– Reesing (33) needs two touchdown passes to tie David Jaynes (35) for the KU career touchdown pass record.

– RB Brandon McAnderson (22) needs one rushing touchdown to tie Chip Hilleary (23) for third on the KU career list.

– McAnderson (15) needs two rushing touchdowns to tie June Henley (17 in 1996) for the KU season record.

– McAnderson (15) needs three touchdowns to tie June Henley (18 in 1996) for the KU season record.

– WR Marcus Henry (977) needs just 23 receiving yards to become the third Jayhawk with a 1,000-yard season.

– PK Scott Webb (290) needs 12 points to tie Dan Eichloff (302) for the KU career points record.

– Webb (17) needs one made field goal to tie two others (18) for second on the KU season field goals made list.

Mangino Tied Fambrough…

Kansas head coach Mark Mangino enters the Missouri game with a 36-35 record at Kansas. Last week he tied 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, Mark Mangino, 2002-present (36-35 in sixth season)

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

Big Crowds...

With an expected sellout crowd of 79,451, Kansas will be playing in front of one of the biggest crowds in school history on Saturday. Earlier this season the Jayhawks played in front of 85,341 at Texas A&M for the second biggest crowd to see a KU game in person. Here is a look at the crowds of 80,000-plus KU has played in front of in school history: 1. 100,118 at Michigan, 1979; 2. 85,341 at Texas A&M, 2007; 3. 85,069 at Nebraska, 2006; 4. 84,520 at Oklahoma, 2004; 5. 83,696 at Texas, 2005; 6. 83,111 at Texas, 2001; 7. 80,012 at Notre Dame, 1999

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 Michigan 0 +1 7

Southeastern La. 0 Even 3

Toledo 3 +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

Nebraska 0 +5 2

at OklahomaState 0 +4 3

Iowa State 0 +1 9

Three Straight Season Attendance Average Records…

For the third straight season, Kansas set a school season attendance average record at home. In 2005 KU averaged 43,675 for a then-school record. Last year KU averaged 44,137 and this season the Jayhawks averaged 46,498 with two sellouts (Nebraska and IowaState).