• A Kansas win would give the Jayhawks consecutive seven-plus win seasons for the first time since 1960 (7-2-1) and 1961 (7-3-1). It would also mean victories in five out of KU’s last six senior days.
• It would also be the
Jayhawks’ first victory against Texas since the formation of
the Big 12 Conference.
• A win over the #4-ranked
Longhorns would be KU’s first against a team ranked as high
as #4 since KU beat No. 4 Colorado in 1995.
• WR Dexton Fields needs three
receptions to pass Clark Green (122) for fourth on the KU career
receptions list. He also needs a TD catch to tie Brandon Rideau for
fifth on the KU career touchdown receptions list (15).
• If he grabs six catches
Saturday, WR Dezmon Briscoe would jump Marcus Henry, Emmett Edwards,
Charles Gordon and Harrison Hill for seventh place on the KU career
receptions list with 109.
• He needs just 38 receiving
yards to become the 11th player in school history with at least 1,500
career receiving yards and 34 yards to become the fourth player in KU
history with 1,000 receiving yards in a season. A 100-yard receiving
game would give Briscoe five 100-yard games in a season, tying him with
Marcus Henry (2007) and Bob Johnson (1983) for the school record.
• Four more catches will put WR
Kerry Meier in a group of just 13 players in Jayhawk history with 100
career catches. Two more catches and he’ll set a new KU
season record (71).
• QB Todd Reesing needs 37
completions to pass the school record of 276 he set last season. Just
54 more passing yards will put him past Mike Norseth (2,995) for second
on the KU season passing yardage list. Reesing already owns the school
record with 3,486 yards passing last year.
• Reesing (27) needs one
touchdown responsible for (rushing or passing) to move ahead of Bill
Whittemore (28) for the second best season in school history. Again,
Reesing already holds the record with 36 set last year.
• Reesing has thrown a touchdown
pass in 15 consecutive games.
• If Meier does reach 100
catches, he will join teammates Briscoe (120) and WR Dexton Fields
(103) in the 100 Catch Club. KU had a trio of 100-reception players in
2005, too, in Mark Simmons, Clark Green and Charles Gordon.
• RB Jake Sharp is averaging
108.5 yards rushing per game in Big 12 games, second only to Oklahoma State’s Kendall Hunter (119.0).
• Dezmon Briscoe is #2 in the
conference in receiving yards per game in Big 12 games with 101.7
yards. Okie State’s Dez Bryant leads the league with 116.0.
• Since the formation of the Big
12, KU is 8-4 on Senior Day. Texas has handed the Jayhawks three of
their four losses (1996, 2000, 2004). The other loss came at the hands
of Oklahoma State (2002).
• Don’t let the cold
weather scare you away from giving Kansas’ seniors a great
send-off. Big wooty-woots to DE Richard Alspaugh; S Tang Bachyie; DE
Russell Brorsen; WR Micah Brown; WR Raymond Brown; OC Ryan Cantrell; OT
Matt Darton; WR Dexton Fields; WR Gary Green; CB Kendrick Harper; OG
Chet Hartley; WR Marcus Herford;
• LB James Holt; DE John Larson;
OG Adrian Mayes; LB Joe Mortensen; S Patrick Resby; and LB Mike Rivera.
• Kansas is expected to draw
50,000-plus to the game against Texas, which will give the
Jayhawks’ five out of seven home games drawing
50,000-plus. Prior to this season, the Jayhawks had only had
19 crowds of 50,000-plus in its history. The only seasons KU drew
50K-plus were 2003 and 2007, when there were two 50,000-plus crowds
• On November 15th in
history… Kansas City pitcher Bret Saberhagen won the
American League Cy Young Award (1989); WIBW TV, channel 13 in Topeka,
KS, began broadcasting; and Kansas shutout Oklahoma 13-0, the second
straight shutout of the Sooners by the Jayhawks (1930)
• November 15th celebrity
birthdays? Oh, yeah. All over it. TV’s Lou Grant, Ed Asner
(79); Mrs. Clark Griswold, Beverly D’Angelo (57); and
Ol’ Dirty B@stard (40).
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