Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Nebraska

Kansas Football Postgame Notes
vs. Nebraska
KU Memorial Stadium
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007

Kansas’ win against Nebraska...

...Makes Kansas 9-0 for the first time since 1908.

...Gives KU a 9-0 record for the third time in school history (1908, 1899)

...Gives Kansas a nine-win season for the sixth time in school history and the first since going 10-2 in 1995.

...Gives Kansas nine straight wins for the first time since winning nine consecutive in 1951-52.

...Makes KU 5-0 in conference play for the first time in school history.

...Gives Kansas five wins for the first time in Big 12 history (KU was 5-2 in the final year of the Big Eight Conference in 1995 and its previous best record was 3-5 on five occasions).

...Marks Kansas’ 12th win in its last 13 games.

...Is KU’s eighth straight home win and 17th in its last 19 games at Memorial Stadium.

...Gives Kansas two wins against Nebraska in the last three seasons after losing 36 straight to NU in games prior to that.


  • Kansas’ 76 points were its most ever in a conference game surpassing the 58 scored against Baylor earlier this season (Oct. 13). Prior to this year, the previous league high was 55 points against Kansas State in 1947. The 76 points rank as the third most in school history.

Kansas’ All-Time Scoring Games
1. 86-6 vs. South Dakota State, 10-11-47
2. 83-0 vs. Washington (Mo.), 11-10-23
3. 76-39 vs. Nebraska, 11-3-07
4. 72-0 vs. UAB, 9-24-94"
5. 71-14 vs. Cal-State Northridge, 9-11-99

  • Kansas’ 76 points were the most ever allowed against Nebraska. Its 48 first half points were the most allowed against Nebraska and its 27 points in the second quarter were also the most allowed versus the Huskers.
  • The combined points of 115 broke the previous Kansas record of 97 set twice before - last in 2003 against Colorado (a CU 50-47 win).
  • Kansas’ 48 first half points were the second most scored in a half at KU and the most since KU scored 49 points in the first half against Toledo in 2004. Kansas has actually scored 49 points in a half on three occasions.
  • Kansas’ 34 first downs tied the school record - vs. Washington (Mo.) in 1923.
  • Through nine games, Kansas has broken the KU single-season record for points scored with 416. The previous record was 384 points in 2003 (13 games).
  • Today’s attendance of 51,910 set an all-time record for Memorial Stadium, surpassing the 51,821 when Kansas hosted Kansas State in 2006.
  • Six of the seven times this season when Kansas has trailed, the next possession Kansas has either tied or moved ahead of its opponent, including twice today.
  • Seven of KU’s 11 scoring drives were under two minutes.
  • Nebraska scored 14 points in the first quarter against Kansas after the Jayhawks had allowed only 13 points in the first quarter in the first eight games combined.
  • Sophomore QB Todd Reesing threw a game school record six touchdown passes.
  • Reesing set the Kansas single-season record with 23 touchdown passes this year. Today he passed current graduate assistant coach Bill Whittemore who had 18 TD passes during the 2003 season.
  • Reesing’s 26 career TD passes are fourth most in school history.
  • Today marked Reesing’s third game of 300-plus yards passing and his second most yards this season - 368 vs. Florida International. His 354 yards passing are 10th most in school history.
  • Reesing moved into third on the KU single-season completions list, currently at 180. He is seven shy from second. His 2,339 passing yards this season rank fourth best in school history, 46 shy from third.
  • Reesing’s 2,542 yards total offense in 2007 moved him into fourth most in the KU season chart.
  • Reesing moved into 11th on the KU career passing yards list, currently at 2,543.
  • Junior Marcus Herford broke the school’s single game record with 203 kick return yards. He broke the mark of 195 set by Greg Heaggans against Missouri State in 2002.
  • Senior RB Brandon McAnderson scored four touchdowns, which ties a school record held by five others (last being June Henley vs. TCU in 1996).
  • McAnderson now has 13 touchdowns on the season which ranks tied for fifth on the Kansas single-season list. The 13 are the most touchdowns since June Henley set the school record with 18 in 1996.
  • McAnderson’s 119 yards rushing marked his second straight 100-yard game and fourth of the season.
  • Freshman Dezmon Briscoe’s three touchdown receptions rank second most in a game at Kansas and one shy of the school record of four by Quintin Smith against Louisville in 1989.
  • Briscoe’s seven TD receptions in 2007 are a KU freshman record and ranks tied for third on the KU single-season list.
  • Senior PK Scott Webb broke the KU game record with 10 PATs. He broke his own mark set against Toledo, 9-11-04.
  • Webb also broke the KU single-season record for PATs in a season, currently at 49. With his 10 today, he broke the record of 48 by Bill Bell set in 1968.
  • Webb moved into third place on the KU single-season scoring list, currently at 88 points. He is 10 shy of second and 20 from first.
  • Kerry Meier’s TD reception from Reesing was Meier’s second TD of the season and first by receiving.
  • Meier became the first Jayhawk since Garfield Taylor in 1981 to have rushed, received and passed for a touchdown in the same season as he caught a scoring pass in the first quarter.
  • Senior TE Derek Fine has caught at least two passes in 10 straight games and has at least three receptions in six consecutive games.
  • Senior DL James McClinton has started 29 consecutive games, while OT Cesar Rodriguez has started 24 straight and LBs Joe Mortensen and Mike Rivera have each started 21 in a row.