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Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook

November 21, 2006


Cornish honored: KU running back Jon Cornish was named Big 12 offensive player of the week for his 201-yard, 25-carry performance against Kansas State.

Cornish is the first Jayhawk to be honored this year on offense, defense or special teams. In addition to the yardage, he had touchdown runs of 13 and 12 yards.

Defensive back Reggie Smith of Oklahoma snagged defensive honors, while OU kick returner Juaquin Iglesias picked up special teams honors.

¢ Franklin out: Missouri coach Gary Pinkel confirmed Monday that top wide receiver Will Franklin will not play against Kansas.

"He had a labrum tear in his shoulder and he'll be out," Pinkel said. "It's unfortunate because he's a great football player. He's one of the best players on our offense."

Franklin is the Tigers' leading receiver with 46 catches for 793 yards and six touchdowns. Freshman Jared Perry is expected to see more playing time as a result.

¢ Moore doing better: Kansas State cornerback Josh Moore was released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Saturday night after colliding viciously with teammate Chris Carney and being taken off the field on a stretcher during the Kansas game.

Kansas State officials have been mum about what particularly ailed Moore, but coach Ron Prince said Monday he expects Moore to play again in the future.

"He's in good spirits," Prince said. "I went over and saw him Saturday night after the game. He was in our team meeting yesterday.

"He's going to have some lingering effects from that kind of hit. But as far as his ability to play again, i believe he will."


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