Archive for Sunday, October 7, 2001

Kansas-TTech notebook

October 7, 2001

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  • Curtis Ansel, KU's regular punter, didn't suit up because of a groin injury. Red-shirt freshman Chris Tyrrell replaced the juco transfer and averaged 39.0 yards on five punts.. "
  • Four true freshmen -- linebacker Banks Floodman, running back Marshell Chiles, kicker Johnny Beck and wide receiver Brandon Rideau -- were on the Kansas travel roster. Seventeen native Texans were on the 62-man travel squad. "
  • Tech lost standout junior middle linebacker Lawrence Flugence to a knee sprain on KU's first possession. Quarterback Kliff Kingsbury suffered a sprained thumb while throwing a TD pass to Ricky Williams late in the third quarter and did not return. B.J. Symons took over. "
  • Tech wasted a 59-yard kickoff return by Ivory McCann on its first possession. The Red Raiders started on the KU 26, but failed to make a first down and Carl Ivey blocked Clinton Greathouse's 45-yard field goal attempt, Andrew Davison grabbed the ball and returned it 36 yards to the Tech 34. The turnover resulted in a 42-yard field goal by Beck. "
  • Both teams, coincidentally, had 196 yards of offense in the first half. All but 13 of Tech's yards were through the air. KU had 141 rushing and 55 passing. Neither team had a turnover. Tech led, 17-13. "
  • Tech's Robert Treece misfired on a 43-yard field goal attempt midway through the third quarter after the Red Raiders had erased 7 1/2 minutes from the clock with a 16-play drive. "
  • In the third quarter, Tech ran 25 plays to KU's nine, but the Raiders scored just seven points. "
  • KU kicker Beck's 48-yard field goal attempt with 9:58 remaining hit the right upright and bounced away. It was Beck's first career miss. The freshman from Kansas City Piper had made all seven of his previous attempts, all from 40 yards or longer. Beck started a new streak about five minutes later when he nailed a 44-yarder. In the second overtime, Beck's 37-yarder proved to be the game winner. "
  • Reggie Duncan's career-high 227 yards rushing were twice as many as the entire KU team compiled against Colorado in the Jayhawks' last game (113 yards).
  • KU's victory was its first ever over Texas Tech. The Red Raiders won the first seven meetings. "
  • Termaine Fulton's seven receptions were a career-high. "
  • KU suffered no apparent serious injuries. Ivey, a cornerback, sprained a ankle in the fourth quarter and was replaced by Quincy Roe. "
  • Texas Tech's venerable Jones SBC Stadium is undergoing a $90 million expansion project that will boost capacity from about 50,000 to around 62,000. Saturday night's homecoming attendance was 45,343. "
  • Kickoff temperature was 64 degrees under clear skies with a 5-15 mph wind out of the south.
  • Steve Usechek of Northglenn, Colo., was the referee in charge of the seven-man Big 12-assigned officiating crew. "

-- Compiled by Chuck Woodling

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