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Notes & Numbers: Kansas 38, No. 6 Oklahoma 33

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Kansas coach Lance Leipold throws his hands in the air to signal touchdown as cornerback Mello Dotson takes back an interception for six points to get the scoring started in KU's win over No. 6 Oklahoma. [Chance Parker photo]

Throughout each season, there are interesting notes and nuggets of information that come out of every game, win or lose.

Here’s a quick look at some of the more interesting and noteworthy facts and stats from KU's historic win over No. 6 Oklahoma at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The win made the Jayhawks bowl eligible for a second consecutive year for just the second time in program history and also kept alive KU's hopes of playing its way into the Big 12 title game later this season.

Next up, Kansas will travel to Iowa State for a road test against the Cyclones. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN.


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Moments That Popped

Series History: Oklahoma leads 80-28-6 overall and 37-15-3 in Lawrence. Kansas win snaps an 18-game Oklahoma win streak in the series.

Kansas Captains: Jalon Daniels, Mason Fairchild, Rich Miller, Mike Novitsky

Coin Toss: Oklahoma won the toss and deferred to the second half.

Team Notes

• Kansas is now 603-677-58 all-time, including 14-19 in the Lance Leipold era.

• Kansas improved to 10-96-2 all-time against Top-10 ranked opponents. The win marked the first against a Top-10 ranked opponent since Jan. 3, 2008 vs.
No. 5 Virginia Tech, snapping a streak of 19 consecutive losses.

• The win was Kansas’ first regular season win over a Top-10 opponent since defeating No. 4 Colorado on October 7, 1995, and the first win over a Top-10
opponent in Lawrence since defeating No. 2 Oklahoma on October 27, 1984.

Kansas captured its first win against Oklahoma since a 20-17 victory during the 1997 season, and is now 28-80-6 all-time against the Sooners.

• Kansas has won back-to-back Homecoming games for the first time since 2003-05 when the Jayhawks won three consecutive Homecoming contests.

• Kansas trailed 21-17 at halftime. The comeback in the second half marked the second time this season KU has come from behind to win this season.

Offensive Notes

• Devin Neal rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. This is the third time this season and ninth time in his career that Neal has rushed for at
least 100 yards. Neal moves into sole possession of fourth place in Kansas history with 24 rushing touchdowns, and he remains ninth in career rushing
yards with 2,568 yards.

• Jason Bean finished 15-of-32 for 218 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 62 yards and his first touchdown of the season on the ground. Bean has now
helped the Jayhawks become bowl eligible in back-to-back seasons against ranked opponents (No. 18 Oklahoma State in 2022).

• In the game, Bean moved into 10th in Kansas football history for career passing yards, surpassing Dylen Smith. Bean has now thrown for 3,663 career
yards as a Jayhawk.

• Daniel Hishaw Jr. finished with two rushing touchdowns on 12 carries for 51 yards. His two touchdowns mark the second time this season with multiple
touchdowns in a game and the third time in his career. He has scored a rushing touchdown in six of eight games this season.

Defensive Notes

• Kansas ended Oklahoma’s first offensive drive with a 37-yard pick-six by Mello Dotson. It was the fifth career interception for Dotson and his first career
pick-six. It was also the third defensive touchdown scored by the Jayhawks this season.

• For the second time this season, the Kansas defense opened up scoring. The last time came against BYU when Cobee Bryant forced a fumble and returned
it for 22 yards in the first quarter. It’s the third time this season the defense has scored since Kenny Logan’s 30 yard interception against BYU in the third

• For the fifth time this season, Kansas held an opponent scoreless in the first quarter.

• Austin Booker’s sixth sack of the season came on 4th-and-3 at Kansas’ 22 yard line. This ties him for first in the Big 12 in sacks. Booker has forced at least
half of a sack for two yards in five out of the seven games he’s played in this season.

• Jereme Robinson added his 6th tackle for loss on the season and 19th of his career at the end of the first half. He’s recorded a tackle for loss in five out
of eight games this season.

• Kenny Logan Jr. led with ten tackles, including six solo and four assists. Logan now has 346 career tackles, moving into 8th in school history past Mike
Sweatman with 341.

• JB Brown finished with five tackles, four solo and one assist, and both forced and recovered a fumble in the third quarter. It was his second fumble forced
and first recovered this season.

• Marvin Grant set a new season-high with eight tackles, which is his second-highest single game total as a Jayhawk.

• Kwinton Lassiter broke up an Oklahoma pass with three seconds left in the game on Kansas’s 27-yard line to seal the 38-33 win.

Special Teams Notes

• Seth Keller was 2-for-3 on field goal attempts, connecting from 24 yards late in the first half and from 29 yards in the third quarter, while also hitting both
of his extra point attempts. He is now 9-for-11 (81.8%) on field goals this season and 28-for-29 (96.6%) on extra points.

• Cornell Wheeler picked up a career first fumble recovery after an unforced Oklahoma fumble during a kickoff return at Kansas’ 20 yard line.

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