Kansas 44, Duke 16 Postgame Notes
Sept. 19, 2009
Kansas 44, Duke 16
September 19, 2009
-Kansas has started the season 3-0 for the third time in the last five seasons (2005, 2007).
-KU is 25-4 at home since the beginning of the 2005 season.
-KU has won 19 consecutive home non-conference games since losing the 2003 home opener to Northwestern.
-KU has won 19 of its last 21 non-Big 12 conference games including three bowl victories.
-Head Coach Mark Mangino gained sole possession of second-place on the KU career victory list. He surpassed Glen Mason with 48 victories (A.R. Kennedy is the leader with 52 wins).
-KU is 26-7 in its last 33 games overall dating back to late 2006.
-KU is 23-7 in the month of September in the Mark Mangino era.
-KU has won five-straight games dating back to last season.
-KU scored 40 or more for the second time in the 2009 season and 25th time in the Mark Mangino era.
-KU has trailed for only 2:29 this season, following Duke's first touchdown in the first quarter.
-Today marked the fifth-straight game of 50,000 or more fans with 50,101 in attendance.
-Senior wide receiver Kerry Meier's touchdown reception in the first half tied him for ninth place with two players on the KU career touchdown receptions list.
-Meier has caught at least two passes in 24 consecutive games.
-Junior wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe's 117 yards gives him sole possession of first place on the KU career 100-yard receiving games list
-Briscoe's 117 yards receiving marked his sixth-straight 100-yard receiving game. The 117 yards also moved Briscoe into second place on the KU career receiving yardage list passing Mark Simmons who finished his Jayhawk career with 2,161 receiving yards. He needs just 93 more receiving yards to top the all-time chart. Willie Vaughn is the current leader with 2,266 yards receiving in his Kansas career.
-Jake Sharp recorded his 23rd career touchdown with a seven-yard receiving TD in the second quarter. The TD moved him into a tie with Brandon McAnderson and Chip Hilleary for third on the KU career touchdowns list.
-With 338 passing yards, senior quarterback Todd Reesing has now passed for over 300 yards in 14 games, and passed Major Applewhite of Texas for seventh place on the Big 12 career passing yardage list. He also threw for three touchdowns, making it his 13th career game with three or more touchdowns.
-Reesing's 389 total offensive yards moved him past Reggie McNeal of Texas A&M for eighth on the Big 12 career total offense list.
-Reesing's 28 completions moved him ahead of Josh Freeman of Kansas State for eighth on the Big 12 career completions list.
-Freshman running back Toben Opurum scored two touchdowns on the day, giving him five touchdowns for the season to open his freshman campaign.
-Junior punter Alonso Rojas kicked a 47-yard punt in the first quarter, marking his longest punt of the 2009 season.
-With a 66-yard completion on its first offensive play of the game, Duke recorded the second longest play against the Kansas defense this season. UTEP had a 75-yard completion against KU last week.
-With five sacks on the day, the Jayhawks have already recorded 14 sacks on the season.
-KU has posted at least three sacks in the last four games dating back to last year.
-Senior defensive end Maxwell Onyegbule registered his second career interception and returned it for his first career touchdown.
-The last Jayhawk defensive end to return an interception for a touchdown was defensive end Charlton Keith in 2005 in the Fort Worth Bowl.
-Onyegbule's sack in the first half marked his third sack in two games.
-Onyegbule's interception marked KU's eighth interception by a defensive lineman in the last three years.
-Junior linebacker Drew Dudley recorded a career-high eight tackles.
-Senior safety Darrell Stuckey tallied 10 tackles, marking the fifth game in his career he has tallied 10 or more tackles.
-Freshman linebacker Huldon Tharp collected a career-best 10 tackles.