Nov. 28, 2009
Missouri 41, Kansas 39
November 28, 2009
– KU wore a Jayhawk logo on their helmets, marking the first time the logo has appeared on the team’s helmet since the 1991 season.
– The Jayhawks came out in crimson uniform tops again the Tigers. KU has worn the alternate jerseys nine times in the Mark Mangino era, and is 7-2 in those games, including a 35-28 win over Southern Mississippi on Sept. 26 this year.
– KU’s 39 points were the most points scored in a loss since scoring 47 in a 50-47 overtime loss at Colorado in 2003.
– Kansas’ 547 yards total offense marked the fourth time this season the Jayhawks have posted 500-plus yards total offense.
– Senior quarterback Todd Reesing’s 37 completions marked the fifth time this season and eighth time in his career that he has at least 30 completions in a game.
– Reesing’s 498 yards passing was a school record, passing Mike Norseth, who had 480 yards through the air against Vanderbilt in 1985. The senior also tied his own school record with 37 completions in the game, also done against Missouri last season and Florida International in 2008.
– Reesing’s 498 yards passing marked the fourth 400-plus yard passing day of his career and third this season. The senior also threw for over 400 yards against Iowa State (Oct. 10) and Colorado (Oct. 17). He also threw at least four touchdown passes for the eighth time in his career.
– Reesing’s 506 yards of total offense are the second most by at KU player in a game. He was three yards shy of Mike Norseth’s 509 against Vanderbilt in 1985.
– In four career games against Missouri, Reesing threw for 1,285 yards with eight touchdowns.
– Late in the first quarter, Reesing hit tight end Tim Biere with a 33-yard pass down to the Missouri one-yard line. The 33-yard catch was a career long for the sophomore tight end.
– Reesing’s 55 pass attempts gave him the school season record with 496 attempts in 2009. He passed his 495 attempts set last year.
– Reesing’s 313 pass completions ended second on the KU single-season list behind his 329 last season.
– Reesing ended his career:
o 1. passing yards (11,194)
o 1. attempts (1,461)
o 1. completions (932)
o 1. touchdown passes (90)
o 1. 300-yard passing games (18)
o 1. 200-yard passing games (31)
o 1. total offense yards (11,840)
o 1. plays (1,796)
o 1. touchdowns responsible for (105).
– On KU’s first series senior wide receiver Kerry Meier’s 14 receiving yards moved him in second in the KU career receiving yard list, passing Willie Vaughn (2,266). Meier finished the game with 54 yards, giving him 2,309 for his career.
– Meier had two touchdown receptions to give him 18 for his career. He trails only Dezmon Briscoe’s 31 career TDs on the KU list.
– Meier caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter for his fifth career multiple touchdown game, and third of the season.
– Meier’s 10 receptions gave him 102 for the season, breaking his own school record of 97 catches, which he set last year. His 226 career receptions are a KU all-time record and seventh most in Big 12 history.
– Senior tailback Jake Sharp had a career high eight catches for 78 yards. His eight catches are one shy of the Kansas record for receptions in a game by a running back, done twice by L.T. Levine (vs. Nebraska in 1995) and Sim Stokes (vs. Arizona in 1965).
– Kansas scored a touchdown on its second possession, driving 98 yards for the score – KU’s longest drive of the season. The drive was the fourth in the last three games that the Jayhawks have mounted an 80-plus yard scoring drive.
– In the second quarter, Kansas senior Maxwell Onyegbule forced his first fumble of the season, while junior Drew Dudley recovered for his first of the season.
– Junior wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe had 242 yards receiving which ranks second on the KU single-game list behind his 269 at Oklahoma last season.
– Briscoe became the eighth player in Big 12 history to record 3,000 career receiving yards. Briscoe finished the season with 3,240 career receiving yards, a KU career record.
– Briscoe’s 1,337 receiving yards this season are second on the KU list behind his 1,407 set last season.
– Briscoe’s 242 yards receiving marked the junior’s seventh game of the season with at least 100 yards, tying his own school record.
– Briscoe’s 14 receptions mark the 14th straight game that he has had at least four catches in a game.