Monday, November 6, 2006

KU football notebook


Bueltel leaves: Kansas University backup cornerback Blake Bueltel has left the team, coach Mark Mangino said.

"He wants an opportunity to play at another division," Mangino said Sunday.

Bueltel started the first three games of the season before losing his job to freshman Anthony Webb. He had 17 tackles and four pass break-ups this year, his only season with the Jayhawks. Bueltel came to Kansas after two years at Butler County Community College.

"He just wants an opportunity to get out on the field," Mangino said. "We support his decision."

¢ Cornish correction: KU running back Jon Cornish was erroneously slighted 10 rushing yards from his Saturday total by scorekeepers. The yards were given to fullback Brandon McAnderson accidentally.

Cornish had a 32-yard rush in the third quarter, followed immediately by a 17-yard run by McAnderson. Stat keepers accidentally gave Cornish 22 yards and McAnderson 27.

With the change, Cornish rushed 17 times for 89 yards against Iowa State, while McAnderson had seven carries for 32 yards. It also means that Cornish, with 1,130 yards this year, jumps all the way to fifth on KU's all-time single season rushing list. He passed four players with the correction.

¢ Dominating: KU cornerback Aqib Talib, at least statistically, is the best defensive back in Division I-A so far this season.

Talib has a national-best 21 passes defended (16 passes broken up, five interceptions) and is on top despite missing the first two games of the season with a disciplinary suspension.

Talib's five interceptions is tied for first in the Big 12 Conference and tied for ninth in Division I-A. Texas' Aaron Ross and Colorado's Terrence Wheatley also have five picks.


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