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Notebook

October 26, 2003

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  • Kansas University's secondary thinned when starting cornerback Donnie Amadi left because of an apparent knee injury midway through the first quarter and didn't return. KU nickel back Kenneth Thompson suited, but had a brace on his right elbow and didn't play. Shelton Simmons, a junior-college transfer, replaced Amadi. ...
  • Late in the second quarter, Kansas turned a Kansas State punt into a Wildcat first down when the Jayhawks were detected with 12 players on the field, a 15-yard penalty. K-State scored its third touchdown minutes later. ...
  • Kansas contributed mightily to K-State's 28-3 halftime lead with two fumbles, an interception and 51 yards in penalties. Kansas was penalized 11 times for 90 yards, both season highs. ...
  • Kansas faced third down 11 times, and didn't convert any. ...
  • K-State cornerback Randy Jordan's first-quarter pass theft was the first interception thrown by KU quarterback Bill Whittemore since the second game of the season against UNLV. Earlier, Whittemore lost a fumble for the first time since the season opener. ...
  • Defensive tackle Travis Watkins, out since the preseason because of a foot injury, made the trip but did not suit. Also making the journey were Brian Seymour and Brandon McAnderson, two freshmen who played for Lawrence High last year. Neither was used. ...
  • Three place-kickers were on the travel roster -- incumbent Johnny Beck, juco transfer Jerod Brooks and freshman Scott Webb. It was the first road trip for Brooks, a junior from Ottawa who spent two seasons at Butler County CC ....
  • K-State kicker Joe Rheem was wide left on a 52-yard field-goal attempt with the wind. KU's Beck had nailed a 51-yarder from virtually the same spot in the third quarter. Beck's career long is 59 yards. ...
  • With his 28-yard kickoff return, soph Greg Heaggans became KU's career leader in kickoff-return yardage (1,105). ...
  • Linebacker Nick Reid led the Jayhawks with 14 tackles. Fellow linebackers Gabe Toomey and Banks Floodman were credited with eight apiece. Reid and Simmons had fumble recoveries. End David McMillan had a sack. ...
  • Cooper Castleberry, working his second year in the Big 12 Conference, was the referee in charge of the officiating crew. Kickoff temperature was 54 degrees under a cloudy sky with winds out of the northwest gusting to 17 mph.
  • K-State officials announced the crowd as 51,614. Capacity at KSU Stadium is listed as 50,000.
  • Kansas State kept the Governor's Cup for the 11th straight year.

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