Candidates for Game balls
• WR Dezmon Briscoe for making eight receptions for 154 yards in his 2009 debut.
• DE Jeff Wheeler for harassing the QB in his 2009 debut.
• CB/PR Daymond Patterson played a solid game defensively and gave KU good field position all night.
Candidates for Gassers
• C Brad Thorson for errant snaps in shotgun formation after taking the place of flu-ridden Jeremiah Hatch, who had trouble snapping the ball between hurls.
• KR Briscoe for fielding a kick headed out of bounds and then stepping out of bounds.
• PR Patterson for letting a couple of punts hit the ground.