News and Notes: KU-Iowa State

News and Notes while hoping the Jayhawks have a little mojo stored away from last year's nail-biter win over the Cyclones at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas (2-5 overall, 0-3 Big 12) will make the scenic drive to Ames to take on Iowa State (4-4, 2-2) Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff. Thankfully, the game will not be televised. This will be the first time in 23 games that the Jayhawks haven't been on the tube. The last KU game was the 2008 Nebraska game in Lincoln (although it was available on pay per view).

• KU is 0-2 on the road this season and has lost six straight road games since winning at UTEP Sept. 12, 2009.

• KU has lost 10 consecutive Big 12 games since beating these same Cyclones over a year ago.

• KU has lost three straight and 12 of their last 14 games since starting last season 5-0.

• Kansas leads the all-time series with ISU, 49-34-6, including a 22-19-3 advantage in Ames. The Jayhawks have won five straight against the Cyclones since dropping a 13-7 decision at Ames in 2004. KU has won two straight at Ames since that 2004 loss, posting a 41-10 win in 2006 and a thrilling come-from-behind 35-33 victory in 2008.

• Kansas' current five-game winning streak against Iowa State is its currentlongest winning streak against any opponent that still plays football. KU has also won five straight against perennial hockey power Denver and Washington University (Mo.).

• Last time out against ISU, WR Kerry Meier established a school record with 16 receptions (142 yards and two touchdowns) and QB Todd Reesing tied a school record with 37 completions for a then career-high 442 yards and four touchdowns as No. 16 Kansas outlasted Iowa State, 41-36. Dezmon Briscoe collected 12 passes himself for 186 yards, contributing to 551 yards of total Jayhawk offense. Iowa State registered 512 yards of offense themselves. The Clones had a chance to win the game on the final play but QB Austin Arnaud overthrew an open receiver in the end zone to end the game.

• Last time in Ames, RB Jake Sharp picked up 186 all-purpose yards from Jake Sharp, Todd Reesing couldn't miss in the second half and KU overcame a 20-point halftime hole to win, 35-33, in 2008.

• WR Johnathan Wilson (109) needs nine receptions to pass Richard Estell (117) for eighth on the KU career receptions list. With 81 more receiving yards, Wilson (1,347) will surpass Kenny Drayton (1,427) for 17th on the KU career receiving yardage list.

• QB Jordan Webb (1,114) needs 102 passing yards to pass Mario "Double Sausage and Pepperoni" Kinsey for the freshman season passing yardage record (1,215).

• P Alonso Rojas has booted at least one 50-yard punt and landed at least one inside the opponent's 20-yard line in all seven games this season.

• The good news is, KU's d-line finally has a sack, thanks to Jake Laptad last week against Texas A&M.

• The bad news is, KU has not recorded an interception in four straight games.

• Look for CB Chris Harris to make his team-high 37th career start.

• Celebrity birthdays Saturday include Mr. Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale (43); soccer legend and drug mule Diego Maradona (50); The Fonz, Henry Winkler (65); and Jefferson Airplane singer – and I use that term loosely – Grace Slick (70).

• Celebrities who are way too dead to go out for cake: Oscar winner Ruth Gordon (114); original fitness guru Charles Atlas (117); poet and early Modernist Ezra Pound (125); author Fyodor Dostoevsky (189); and founding father and TV star John Adams (275). Top Stories