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September 12, 2004

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  • Red-shirt freshman kicker Scott Webb, making his collegiate debut, booted a school-record nine extra points. "Boy, I sure liked that," coach Mark Mangino said. Mangino had tapped Webb for extra-point duties after senior Johnny Beck missed a conversion in last week's 21-3 win over Tulsa.
  • Beck, who handled all the kickoffs, was wide-left on a 43-yard field-goal attempt early in the third quarter.
  • Kansas needed just 10 1/2 minutes to score as many points as it scored all last Saturday against the Golden Hurricane.
  • Wide receiver-cornerback Charles Gordon, who didn't play on offense until the third quarter last week, made his first appearance on offense late in the first quarter. Gordon finished with two catches for seven yards.
  • Kansas went nearly six quarters before surrendering its first touchdown of the season. Toledo's TD 2:02 before halftime ended the streak.
  • Kansas ran only four more plays than Toledo in the first half (41 to 37), but outgained the Rockets 334 yards to 177 while building a 49-7 lead. Toledo quarterback Bruce Gradkowski completed only seven of 17 passes, threw two interceptions (to Tony Stubbs and Nick Reid) and lost a fumble. All three gaffes resulted directly or indirectly in KU touchdowns.
  • Toledo's leading first-half rusher was offensive tackle Nick Kaczur, who lugged the ball 23 yards on a fake punt.
  • With 9:14 remaining and KU ahead 56-14, junior-college transfer Jason Swanson made his debut at quarterback. Barmann had gone all the way in the opener.
  • Reserve running back Brandon McAnderson, a red-shirt freshman from Lawrence High, scored his first collegiate TD with 4:56 remaining on a short run. McAnderson has been playing on the the kickoff team.
  • The 63 points were the most by a KU team against an NCAA Div. I-A opponent since the 1968 Orange Bowl team waxed New Mexico, 68-7, at Memorial Stadium. KU flogged Cal State Northridge, a Div. I-AA school, 71-14, in 1999.
  • KU was a perfect 7-for-7 inside the red zone. The Jayhawks had 501 yards of offense, exactly 300 more than last week against Tulsa.
  • Stubbs and Reid, who had the Jayhawks' two interceptions, also finished 1-2 in tackles with 12 and 10 respectively. Jermial Ashley and Greg Tyree were credited with sacks. Charlton Keith had two fumble recoveries, one for a touchdown, and true freshman defensive tackle Todd Haselhorst also fell on a fumble.
  • All seven officials were assigned by the Mid-American Conference. A Big 12 Conference crew will work the Jayhawks' meeting with the Rockets in 2006 in Toledo. ... Kickoff temperature was 84 degrees under fair skies with a light breeze out of the south. ... The announced attendance of 41,251 including a few thousand high school bandsmen, most of whom departed after performing at halftime.

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