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October 31, 2004

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  • Ronnie Amadi started at right cornerback for Theo Baines, who missed portions of the last two games because of a knee injury. It was Amadi's first start of the season. Baines suited, but did not play. ...
  • Amadi's twin brother Donnie also saw considerable duty at cornerback subbing for Charles Gordon, who was utilized extensively as a wide receiver until he suffered an apparent leg injury midway through the third quarter and played only sporadically thereafter. ...
  • Johnny Beck's 45-yard field-goal attempt early in the first quarter struck the left upright and bounced away, ending his streak of successful FG attempts at four. ...
  • A fourth-down pass-interference call against Ronnie Amadi late in the third quarter was the first flag thrown against the Jayhawks. Plagued by penalties all season, Kansas was flagged just three times for 19 yards -- a season low. ...
  • Iowa State forced four turnovers -- three interceptions and a fumble recovery that was returned for a touchdown. ISU also blocked a punt and had 10 tackles for losses, including four sacks. ...
  • KU's defense still hasn't surrendered a first-quarter touchdown. Foes have only eight first-quarter points against the Jayhawks -- three Saturday on Bret Culbertson's 22-yard field goal following the blocked punt, the first against KU this season. ...
  • Before he was injured midway through the second quarter, KU quarterback Adam Barmann already had accumulated a season-high 24 rushing yards. ...
  • Mark Simmons' 31-yard punt return in the fourth quarter, keyed by a spectacular flying block from Gary Heaggans, was the first of his career....
  • Marcus Herford, a true freshman quarterback, was suited and practiced with the receivers during pregame warm-ups. Herford, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder from DeSoto, Texas, is taking a redshirt. ...
  • Cooper Castleberry, a second-year referee from suburban Dallas, was in charge of the seven-man officiating crew assigned by the Big 12 Conference. ... Kickoff temperature was 47 degrees under cloudy skies with a 25 to 30 mph crosswind whipping out of the west. The wind chill was 38 degrees. ... ISU officials pegged the crowd at 36,384, about 10,000 shy of capacity, but the stadium looked only a little more than half full.

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