*Sophomore receiver D.J. Beshears' 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter tied for the eight-longest kickoff return in school history. He entered the week ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 18 nationally with a 30.0 yard kickoff return yard average.
Beshears scored KU's first three touchdowns. In addition to his TD
kickoff return, he rushed for a 10-yard touchdown in the first quarter
(his first career TD) and a seven-yard score in the second quarter.
This marked the first time a Jayhawk recorded multiple rushing
touchdowns in a half since Toben Opurum had two touchdowns on the
ground against Duke last year.
Beshears finished the game with 38 rushing yards on eight carries, both
*True freshman James Sims rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 16
carries. This marked his second game this season of 100-plus rushing
yards. He's the first KU frosh to record multiple 100-yard games since
Clark Green in 2002.
*KU's 237 rushing yards were the most since the Jayhawks ran for 255
yards against UTEP last season...Kansas' 501 yards of total offense
were also a season high and the most since the ‘Hawks gained 574 yards
in the season finale last season against Missouri...And KU's four
rushing TDs were the most since the Jayhawks had five touchdowns on the
ground against Northern Colorado last year.
*Senior running back Angus Quigley caught a 43-yard pass on a screen
play in the first quarter, the longest pass play of the season and
longest of Quigley's career.
*Junior wide receiver Daymond Patterson had a 23-yard punt return in
the second quarter, the longest by a Jayhawk this season.
*Redshirt freshman quarterback Jordan Webb completed his first six
passes for 104 yards. He finished the night passing for a season and
career-high 249 yards (17-27) while also rushing for a
season/career-best 33 yards on five carries. His run of 24 yards was
his longest of the year.
*Senior punter Alonzo Rojas booted a 50-yard punt in the second
quarter, marking the fourth straight game that Rojas has had a punt of
50-plus yards. Rojas entered the week ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 with
four punts greater than 50 yards.
*Wide receivers Chris Omegie and Christian Mathews each had their first
career reception. The 15-yard pass completion to Omegie was the first
by sophomore Kale Pick since the North Dakota State game.
*Senior cornerback Chris Harris had a season-high eight tackles, his
most since he had 10 stops at Texas last season. Harris is fifth on the
team with 18 tackles.
*KU is now 22-4 in its last 26 nonconference games, and 20-4 in its
last 24 home nonconference games.
*Attendance was 46,719.
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