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Archive for Sunday, October 27, 1996

KU-N NOTEBOOKE

October 27, 1996

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* Terry Turlington of Kennett, Mo., was the referee and Ron Johnson of Oskaloosa, Iowa, the umpire. The Big 12 Conference officiating crew included one Kansan -- line judge Steve Stelljes of Derby. ...

  • Big 12 commissioner Steve Hatchell was in the press box. So was Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick, prompting a press box wag to quip that both the Big 12 North and the Big 12 South commissioners were at a Big 12 football game for the first time. ...
  • Nebraska retired the jersey of former quarterback Tommie Frazier in pre-game ceremonies. Frazier, a consensus All-America, was MVP of three national championship bowl games. ...
  • Kickoff temperature: An unseasonable 71 degrees. Wind: Cannonading out of the southwest at 30 to 45 mph.
  • Eric Vann replaced the suspended June Henley at tailback for Kansas. Wide receivers Michael Chandler and Isaac Byrd took Henley's place as a kickoff returner. ...
  • Matt Johner's 77-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Byrd early in the second quarter ended Nebraska's streak of not allowing a touchdown at 15 quarters. ...
  • Other than the Johner-to-Byrd TD pass, the Jayhawks managed only 53 yards of offense in the first half, including just three yards rushing. ...
  • Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost, who had thrown only four TD passes all season and was the lowest rated starting QB in the Big 12, threw three TD aerials in the first half while completing 11 of 15 for 220 yards. Two of his four incompletions were intentional spikes to stop the clock. ...
  • Kansas tight end Jim Moore didn't suit for the second half after suffering a concussion late in the first half. ...
  • Kansas stopped Nebraska on a fourth down neear midfield midway through the third quarter, but the Jayhawks were detected with 12 men on the field and NU earned a first down by penalty. On the same series, Kansas stopped the Huskers four times inside their own 10. ...
  • Nebraska's 63 points tied for the most scored against a Glen Mason-coached team at Kansas. The most points NU has ever scored against KU is 70. ...
  • Linebacker Steve Bratten, subbing for the injured Jason Thoren, who suited but didn't play, led the Jayhawks with 13 tackles. Linebacker Ronnie Ward and free safety Tony Blevins had 11 apiece. ...
  • Red-shirt freshman Dameon Hunt made his first career start, replacing Jim Stiebel at left guard. Stiebel shifted to center for the ailing Jared Smith (shoulder). ...
  • Isaac Byrd, who caught 4 passes for 111 yards, has now caught a pass in 18 consecutive games. ...

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