Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Missouri
Nov. 29, 2008
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…Gave KU at least seven wins in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1960 (7-2-1) and 1961 (7-3-1). KU was 12-1 a year ago.
…Stopped a two-game losing skid to the Tigers, and gave KU its fourth win in the last six games of the series.
…Gave head coach Mark Mangino a 44-40 record at KU, tying him for third on the KU coaches victory list with Jack Mitchell, who was 44-42-5 from 1958-66.
– Junior QB Todd Reesing broke his own school records for season completions (302), attempts (460) and passing yards (3,575). Last year he was 276-of-446 for 3,486 yards.
– Reesing broke his own school record for total offense in a season with 3,761 yards. Last season he posted 3,683 yards of total offense.
– Reesing also tied his own school season record with 10 games throwing for over 200 yards.
– Reesing has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 17 consecutive games.
– Junior S Darrell Stuckey picked off his fourth interception of the year and returned it 19 yards in the second quarter. It was his longest INT return of the year and the second longest of his career. He added his fifth interception in the third quarter. He became the third KU player with two interceptions in a game this season.
– Sophomore WR Dezmon Briscoe posted his sixth game of the season with over 100 yards receiving to take sole possession of the KU record. He was previously tied with former KU players Marcus Henry (2007) and Bob Johnson (1983) with five 100-yard receiving games.
– Briscoe picked up his 12th receiving touchdown of the season on a nine-yard pass play from Reesing in the first minute of the second quarter. It raised his KU record career total to 19 TDs in 25 games played.
– Briscoe had nine catches to make his career total 121. He passed Richard Estell for sixth on the KU all-time receptions list.
– Briscoe’s 115 yards moved his career total to 1,702 to move him past Marcus Henry and Brandon Rideau for fifth on the KU career list. Additionally, he broke the single season school record with 1,206. Bob Johnson previously held the record with 1,144 receiving yards in 1983.
– Briscoe returned his first career kickoff for 27 yards in the second quarter. He finished with seven returns for 195 yards with a long of 40.
– Sophomore DE Jake Laptad recorded his second safety of the year when he sacked Chase Daniel in the East endzone at the 6:16 mark of the second quarter. The sack came after a KU’s Alonso Rojas landed a punt on the MU two yardline.
– Senior WR Dexton Fields hauled in a 25-yard touchdown reception toward the end of the first half. It was his third-straight game with a TD catch.
– Fields had a season-high seven pass receptions. He increased his career total to 128 to pass Clark Green for fourth on KU all-time receptions list.
– Junior WR Kerry Meier had school-record 14 catches to make his career total 114. He passed five players to move into seventh place on the KU all-time list. His 106 yards marked his fourth game eclipsing 100 yards, his first since the IowaState game.
– Junior RB Jake Sharp’s 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his 11th of the season and 18th of his career.
– Senior WR Marcus Herford recorded his first catch of the season, a 31-yard grab, which set up KU’s touchdown that put the Jayhawks up 33-30.
– After the Herford catch, Reesing found Meier in the endzone from eight yards out. The TD catch was Meier’s sixth of the season.
– Senior LB James Holt has at least one sack in five straight games.
– Sophomore PK Jacob Branstetter connected on 34-yard field goal in the first quarter which was a career long.
– Kansas posted a season-high 12 successful third down conversions.
– Kansas started the same 11 on defense for the fourth straight game.