Kansas Postgame Notes
Nov. 24, 2007
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Nov. 24, 2007 – Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas Postgame Notes
–Missouri’s win ended an 11-game winning streak for Kansas, the longest in school history.
–Kansas and Missouri tied for the Big 12 North title, KU’s highest finish in Big 12 history.
–Tonight’s attendance of 80,537 is the largest crowd to watch a Kansas game at a neutral site, surpassing the 77,719 against Penn State in the 1968 Orange Bowl. It is second largest crowd of the season – 85,341 at Texas A&M – for KU and seventh largest to ever watch a Kansas game. It is the second largest crowd at Arrowhead Stadium – 82,094 when the Kansas City Chief hosted Oakland on Nov. 5, 1972.
–This is the second game this season KU did not score in the first half. KU and Texas A&M were tied at 0-0 on Oct. 27.
–Sophomore Todd Reesing set the Kansas single-season record for passing yards, currently at 3,259. Reesing passed Mike Norseth who had 2,995 passing yards in 1985.
–Reesing’s touchdown run in the fourth quarter was his second of the season. He also had a TD rush against Florida International on Sept. 22.
–With his touchdown pass to Dexton Fields, Reesing has had at least one TD pass in 11 of 12 games this season. Including tonight, Reesing has nine games with two or more TDs, including each of his last three games.
–Reesing’s two TD passes moved him into a tie for the KU all-time career touchdown pass list, with 35. He is tied with David Jaynes who had 35 TD passes from 1971-73.
–With his 349 yards passing, Reesing became the KU single-season record holder for 300-yard passing games in a season with his fifth tonight. He also became the single-season record holder for 200-yard passing games in a season with nine.
–Reesing’s interception in the second quarter was his first after 213 straight attempts or since the Kansas State game on Oct. 6 (six games ago). Reesing’s 213 straight attempts without an interception set the Big 12 season record (previous mark was 205 by Reggie McNeal of Texas A&M in 2004). Chase Daniel of Missouri had 254 attempts without an interception spanning two seasons.
–Junior Dexton Fields’ 116 yards receiving were career high and marked his fourth game of 70-plus receiving yards this season. His previous high was 109 yards receiving against Iowa State last week.
–Fields’ touchdown catch was his sixth of the season and 12th of his career. Fields has three TDs in his last two games.
–Senior Brandon McAnderson’s touchdown in the third quarter was his 16th of the season. The 16 TDs rank one behind the KU single season record of 17 held by June Henley in 1996.
–McAnderson’s 23 career TDs tie for third on the KU all-time list. He is tied with Chip Hilleary (1989-92).
–Freshman Dezmon Briscoe had a career-high eight receptions for a career-high 94 yards.
–Sophomore Kerry Meier had a career-high 70 receiving yards, including a career-long 39 yard catch. His four receptions tied his career best.
–Junior Mike Rivera had a career-high 14 tackles. His previous high was 11 stops against Northwestern State in 2006.
–Sophomore Darrell Stuckey registered his first double-digit tackle game of his career with 12.
–Freshman Chris Harris had 12 tackles and has 23 stops in his last two games.
–Sophomore Justin Thornton had a career high 16 tackles. He surpassed his 10 against Nebraska last season. Thorton’s 16 tackles were a season high for a KU player.
–Junior LB Joe Mortensen recorded 13 tackles to mark his fourth double-figure tackle game of the season.
–Junior James Holt’s 13 tackles were the second-most in his career and two shy of his career-high 15 at Colorado earlier this season.
–Missouri freshman Jeremy Maclin’s 43-yard punt return in the first quarter was the longest against Kansas this season. The previous long for a KU foe was 14 yards. Kansas entered the game allowing 3.2 yards per punt return.
–The 33-degrees at kickoff was by far the coldest for a KU game this season (47-degrees against Nebraska on Nov. 3 in Lawrence).
–Senior DL James McClinton has started 32 consecutive games, while OT Cesar Rodriguez has started 27 straight and LBs Joe Mortensen and Mike Rivera have each started 24 in a row. WR Marcus Henry and CB Aqib Talib notched their 22nd straight starts.