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Sunday, September 28, 2003

Notebook

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  • Saturday's crowd of 50,071 was the largest ever for a KU-MU game in Lawrence. The previous high was 48,474 in 1969. KU officials called it a sellout, saying that's the maximum capacity under the current configuration. The listed capacity is 50,250....
  • Former Kansas head coach Don Fambrough, long known for his anti-Missouri sentiments, was awarded the game ball. "He supports the program with unconditional loyalty," KU coach Mark Mangino said of Fambrough, who turns 81 next month. ...
  • Kansas misfired on a gadget play late in the first half when wide receiver Charles Gordon's left-handed pass intended for fellow wide receiver Mark Simmons in the end zone was high. ...
  • Freshman wide receiver Moderick Johnson dropped an apparent 44-yard TD pass from Bill Whittemore early in the second quarter. Johnson had the defense beaten by 15 yards, but bobbled the pass in the end zone. ...
  • Kansas botched a 36-yard field-goal attempt early in the second quarter when holder Curtis Ansel couldn't handle Kevin Kane's low snap. Kane was making his debut as the Jayhawks' long snapper. ...
  • Johnny Beck missed an extra point and KU also had a bad snap on a field goal in the second quarter. "One thing I've got to get fixed is the snap, hold and kick on extra points," Mangino said. "I promise I'll get that fixed." ...
  • Senior Denver Latimore opened at tight end for Lyonel Anderson, who missed a couple of practices last week because of an unspecified injury. Anderson suited, and played in the second half. ...
  • Adrian Jones, a former tight end, caught a fourth-quarter pass from Whittemore on a tackle-eligible play. It went for one yard. ...
  • MU QB Brad Smith completed a pass to himself midway through the fourth quarter when his aerial was tipped by defensive end Monroe Weekley right into his hands. ...
  • Kansas was called for a rare penalty in the fourth quarter -- aiding a runner (John Randle) by pushing him forward. Cost: Five yards.
  • Linebackers Gabe Toomey, Nick Reid and Banks Floodman led the Jayhawks in tackling with 12, 11 and 8. Safeties Jonathan Lamb and Tony Stubbs had seven apiece. ...
  • Jon Bible of Austin, Texas, was the referee in charge of the officiating crew assigned by the Big 12 Conference. Kickoff temperature was 70 degrees under bright sunny skies. The wind was out of the northwest at 10 mph. ...

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