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Archive for Sunday, September 19, 1999

KANSAS FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK

September 19, 1999

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* Joey Pelfanio, a first-year junior college transfer, leads the Big 12 in punting with an average of 48.63. Pelfanio had a 75-yarder against Notre Dame. "

  • Backup Kansas QB Dylen Smith ranks third in the Big 12 in passing efficiency. He has completed 17 of 24 passes for three TDs and no interceptions, good for 181 rating points. Nebraska's Bobby Newcombe leads the lead with 191.1 points, and Oklahoma's Josh Heupel is second with 185.4. Kansas starter Zac Wegner checks in at 10th in the league with 125.8 points.
  • KU's David Winbush ranks fourth in the league and 32nd nationally in rushing with 105.5 yards pergame. Iowa State's Darren Davis leads the league with 173.5 yards per game.
  • Other KU team rankings: rushing offense, fourth in league, 17th nationally, 237.5 yard per game; passing offense, fifth in league, 48th nationally, 216.5 yards per game; total offense, fifth in league, 23rd nationally with 454 yards per game; net punting, first in league, fifth nationally, 44.1-yard net average; punt returns, second in league, fourth nationally with 23.3-yard average; scoring offense, fourth in league, 11th nationally, 42 points per game; rushing defense, 11th in league, 103rd nationally, 240.5 yards per game; total defense, 10th in league, 73rd nationally, 375 yards per game; scoring defense, 11th in league, 84th nationally, 31 points per game; and turnover margin, tied for first in league (with Texas) and tied for ninth nationally, plus-two per game.

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