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T DISHEARTENED ILLINOIS STATE. THE REDBIRDS HAVE DEFEATED THEIR OTHER FIVE OPPONENTS AND CURRENTLY RANK NO. 18 IN THE NCAA DIV. I-AA POLL. …

October 20, 1998

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* North Texas, KU's only remaining non-conference foe -- the Eagles will be here on Nov. 7, has won two straight after dropping its first four under first-year head coach Darrell Dickey, the former Kansas State quarterback. Three of those four losses were Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Texas A&M of the Big 12. ...

  • Saturday's Colorado game will be the Jayhawks' third straight with a 6 p.m. kickoff. ...
  • Kansas hasn't beaten the Buffaloes in Lawrence since 1981. ...
  • In this week's NCAA stats, Kansas is last in the Big 12 and No. 108 nationally in rushing defense while Colorado is last in the league and No. 94 nationally in rushing offense. ...
  • Kansas is also in triple digits nationally in scoring defense. The Jayhawks, surrendered 33.3 points a game, are No. 103. ...
  • Kansas State and Kansas rank 1-2 nationally in punt returns with averages of 21.0 and 17.8 respectively. ...
  • Kansas has 25 touchdowns this season -- four more than all of last season. KU has surrendered 31 TDS -- four fewer than all of `97. ...
  • Penalties haven't been a problem for the Jayhawks. Foes have been flagged 65 times for 466 while KU has been penalized only 35 times for 299 yards. ...
  • KU is being outscored 72-29 in the fourth quarter. The most points the Jayhawks have scored in the last period is eight against Alabama-Birmingham. ...
  • The CU game will be KU's fifth under the lights, a record. ...

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