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Archive for Sunday, September 19, 1999

KANSAS-COLORADO NOTEBOOK

September 19, 1999

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* Missing from the Kansas travel roster were starting wide receiver Termaine Fulton (ankle sprain) and special teams player Tywanne Aldridge (hamstring). "

  • One-tenth of KU's 70-man travel roster was composed of walk-ons, including three wide receivers -- Marcellus Jones, Algen Williams and Charlie Hoag. "
  • Saturday's seven-man Big 12 Conference officiating crew contained one Kansan -- field judge Duane Osborne of Seneca. "
  • Kickoff temperature was 77 degrees under mostly sunny skies. The humidity was a lip-drying 16 percent. A sporadic easterly wind blew at about 8 mph. "
  • Kansas running back David Winbush was leveled after catching a three-yard pass from Zac Wegner early on, but was able to walk off the field after KU trainers tended to him. Winbush returned two series later. Midway through the third quarter, Winbush went down with a left ankle injury and had to be helped off the field. He didn't return, but the injury isn't believed to be serious. "
  • In the first quarter, Colorado ran 27 offensive plays while Kansas had just nine. KU's lone first-quarter first down came on a 13-yard pass from Zac Wegner to Michael Chandler. "
  • Kansas failed on a fourth and four situation at the Colorado 25 in the second quarter when Dylen Smith's pass intended for Winbush fell incomplete after Winbush brushed umpire Joe Darden and lost his balance. Colorado drove 75 yards for a TD on the ensuing possession. "
  • Colorado's Ben Kelly returned a Joey Pelfanio punt 69 yards for an apparent touchdown with 7:08 remaining before halftime, but the score was erased by a holding penalty. "
  • Colorado lost quarterback Mike Moschetti with :31.7 remaining before halftime. Moschetti suffered an injury to his left knee after being tackled by KU linebacker Tim Bowers while passing. Moschetti was taken to a hospital for X-rays which were negative. He's listed as probable for next week. "
  • KU had a grand total of 11 rushing yards in the first half and 15 in the second half. "
  • KU linebacker Tim Bowers, who blocked a third-quarter punt that teammate Greg Erb covered for a touchdown, returned a fumble for a TD against the Buffs in last year's KU-CU game in Lawrence. "
  • Colorado's Jeremy Aldrich's five field goals were a school single-game record. Aldrich is also the Buffs' career record-holder in three-pointers. "
  • Carl Nesmith's 97-yard kickoff return was the longest non-scoring kickoff return in school history. Nesmith actually caught the ball about five yards deep in the end zone. He was hauled down from behind at the CU three. It all went for naught, too, because HenrÃ- Childs fumbled while trying to dive into the end zone. Colorado's Ben Kelly picked it up and returned it 96 yards for a touchdown. "
  • Nesmith came within one yard of John Hadl's school record for kickoff return yardage. Hadl had 153 yards against Syracuse in 1959. Nesmith had 152 on Saturday. "
  • Kansas lost back-up cornerback Chad Coellner to a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter. Coellner was injured while playing on the punt coverage team. Also, starting tackle John Oddonetto was sidelined with a shoulder injury. Their status for next week will be determined today. "
  • Andrew LeClair was far and away the Jayhawks' tackling leader. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound sophomore linebacker was credited with 17 stops. Three other Jayhawks -- Greg Erb, Kareem High and Dariss Lomax -- had 10 tackles apiece. "
  • Kansas had more points (14) than yards gained (8) in the third quarter. "
  • Katie Hnida, a freshman place-kicker from Littleton, Colo., suited for the Bufffaloes, but didn't play. She's believed to be the only woman on an NCAA Div. I-A roster. Hnida is listed at 5-foot-9, 130 pounds. "

-- Chuck Woodling

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