KU coach Turner Gill makes an opening statement following his team's 43-0 loss to Texas on Oct. 29, 2011.
Red-shirt freshman Keeston Terry, a safety who has struggled to overcome injuries throughout 2011, finished Saturday’s 43-0 loss to Texas with 15 tackles and delivered what many believed was his best performance of the season.
For the second time in three years, a Kansas University football coach sitting on the hottest seat in college football came into Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium with his reeling team.
Without asking anyone, Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho ran back onto the field. Immediately, linebacker Keenan Robinson followed him.
Kansas coach Turner Gill talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 43-0 loss to Texas on Oct. 29, 2011.
Maybe the Kansas football team's offense isn't as improved as coach Turner Gill says it is. The Jayhawks set one more record for futility on Saturday night, mustering just 46 yards and three first downs in a 43-0 loss to Texas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.
The fewest known first downs for KU in a game before Saturday was four against Nebraska in 1972. Those records go back to 1968.
The lowest known total for yardage in a game for KU is 44 yards against Nebraska in 1997.
In the first half, KU ran 13 plays for 10 yards (Texas had 316 first-half yards). The Jayhawks had seven rushes for six yards and two completions for four yards.
Also at half, Texas had 21 first downs to KU's one. The Longhorns also held the ball 24 minutes, 35 seconds in the first half, while KU had it 5:25.
Through three quarters, KU had just nine yards on 25 plays. That included 16 rushes for negative-three yards.
It was the first time KU had been shut out since losing 64-0 to Kansas State in 2002.
KU finished with 20 rushes for negative-two yards. Texas ended with 35 first downs.
KU linebacker Steven Johnson set a career high with 18 tackles.
The Jayhawks (2-6) will travel to face Iowa State on Nov. 5.