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September 14, 2003

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  • KU defensive end David McMillan scored his second touchdown of the season in the first quarter when he picked up a fumble by Wyoming QB Casey Bramlet and returned it 53 yards. McMillan scored on a pass theft against Northwestern in the opener. ...
  • Shades of last year were revealed when punter Curtis Ansel tossed a 26-yard shovel pass to Nick Reid for a first down early in the second quarter. Ansel completed a similar pass to Greg Heaggans out of punt formation against Nebraska during the 2002 season. "He's probably a good bowler," KU coach Mark Mangino said about Ansel. ...
  • In the first half, KU QB Bill Whittemore threw only seven times, but completed six, and half of those went for touchdowns. With 183 yards passing and 44 rushing, Whittemore compiled 227 yards of offense. He finished with 338 yards. ...
  • Greg Tyree took over for regular outside linebacker and team co-captain Banks Floodman early in the second quarter. No explanation was given. Coach Mark Mangino just said "he wasn't available." Free safety Jonathan Lamb appeared to suffer a shoulder injury after Wyoming's last TD. Otherwise, KU suffered no other apparent serious injuries. ...
  • Linebacker Gabe Toomey led KU with 12 tackles. Cornerback Remuise Johnson was credited with nine and Tyree eight. Tyree also forced a fumble. Linebacker Brandon Perkins and cornerback Donnie Amadi also forced fumbles. Perkins also had a sack. Lamb contributed a fumble recovery. ...
  • Kansas had a 65-yard pass from Whittemore to Charles Gordon wiped out by a holding penalty midway through the third quarter. ...
  • KU's Johnny Beck was wide right on a 48-yard field goal attempt with 9:10 remaining. If good, it would have given the Jayhawks a 48-21 lead. ...
  • Five true freshmen made the trip to Laramie -- RB John Randle, WR Moderick Johnson, QB Adam Barmann, PK Scott Webb and LS Zack Hood. ...
  • How high was the grass at War Memorial Stadium? "It's so high we almost lost some players," Mangino said. "We couldn't find them after the game." ...
  • Kansas committed a season-high five penalties at a cost of 34 yards. ...
  • Wyoming's board of trustees bit the facilities bullet last week and approved a plan to spend more than $16 million to refurbish the aging stadium. Also OKed were $6.5 million for an indoor football and soccer practice facility and $1 million to put artificial turf on the football practice field. ...
  • All seven officials were supplied by the Mountain West Conference. Ken Flaherty was the referee. ...
  • Kickoff temperature was 48 degrees under mostly sunny skies with a northwest wind of 10 mph. UW officials pegged the crowd at 18,329. ...

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