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Louisiana-Monroe at Kansas State Postgame Notes


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Sept. 7, 2002

K-StateTeam Notes
* Tonight's game marked the second of four straight home contests against non-conference opponents.

* The Wildcats ran their home winning streak over non-conference opponents to 36 games this evening.

* Kansas State has now won 34 straight September home games dating back to a loss at home to Northern Illinois on 9/23/89.

* Against all non-conference opponents home or away in the regular season, K-State has won 33 straight games.

* With tonight's victory, K-State has now started a season 2-0 for the 12th straight time.

* K-State has won 55 of its last 57 games when scoring first; including 85-9 under head coach Bill Snyder.

* Tonight's 68 points are the most points since K-State scored 76 against Ball State on 9/16/00. The 68 points is the fifth-most points scored by a Wildcat team.

* With tonight's shutout, K-State now owns a league-high nine since the inception of the Big 12.

* K-State has at least one shutout in each season since 1994 and has 13 shutouts in the last nine seasons.

* With tonight's one interception, K-State has now gotten a pick in 42 of the last 47 games and in 51 of the last 57 outings (including bowl games).

* Kansas State has six of 10 scoring drives under a minute that have resulted in a touchdown in the last two games.

* With only 160 total yards, ULM became the second straight K-State opponent to be held below the 200-yard plateau. Though the 'Cats held four opponents below 200 net yards during 2001, none were in consecutive games. The last time Kansas State held back-to-back opponents below 200 yards was during the 2000 season, when it limited Ball State (51 yds; 9/16) and North Texas (138 yds; 9/23).

* The last time K-State held its first two opponents below 200 total yards dates to the 1998 season, when the 'Cats held Indiana State to 87 yards (9/5) and Northern Illinois to 170 yards (9/12). Tonight's 160 total yards by ULM ranks as the 25th-fewest yards in school history and as the 28th time a Bill Snyder-team held a squad to less than 200 total yards in a game.

K-State Individual Notes
* Terence Newman scored on a punt return and a 51-yard touchdown pass this evening making him the first Wildcat to score on special teams and offense in the same game since Aaron Lockett caught a 13-yard touchdown pass and had a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against New Mexico State on 9/22/01.

* Terence Newman registered K-State's first punt return for a touchdown when he returned a 40-yarder to end the first quarter. The last Wildcat to return a punt for a score was Aaron Lockett vs. Oklahoma for 58 yards on 11/2/00.

* On his first career reception, minus a reception in the Insight.com Bowl last year, Terence Newman tallied his first career touchdown. He caught a 51-yard pass from Marc Dunn late in the first quarter. Dunn's pass bettered his previous high of 47 yards at Texas Tech on 10/13/01.

* Andy Klocke registered his and K-State's first blocked punt of the season in the first quarter. The last 'Cat to block a punt was Terence Newman at Nebraska on 11/10/01. Carlos Alsup blocked Kansas State's second punt of the game in the second quarter. Danny Morris returned the blocked punt for 14-yard touchdown. Morris added his second touchdown of the night with a 3-yarder in the third quarter.

* Joe Rheem hit six extra-point kicks tonight but had his 26-game streak snapped in the second quarter with a block by Louisiana-Monroe.

* James Terry scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 17-yard reception in the first quarter, the first reception of his career.

* Thomas Hill caught a career-high two passes for 17 yards tonight.

* Marc Dunn threw for a career high 147 yards on 7 of 10 completions and three touchdowns. The last Wildcat to throw three touchdown passes in a game was Jonathan Beasley at Colorado on 9/30/00.

* Ayo Saba scored his third straight touchdown of the season on his third consecutive rush of two yards.

* Nick Hoheisel tallied his first career touchdown with a 3-yard rush in the second quarter.

* Eight different Wildcats have rushing touchdowns in nearly eight quarters this year.

* Jeff Schwinn played in his first collegiate game tonight and posted career highs of 4 of 6 passing for 48 yards and 36 rushing yards on seven carries and a 13-yard touchdown.

* Antoine Polite caught a 6-yard pass, his first collegiate reception, late in the second quarter.

* Victor Mann rushed for four yards on his first career carry. He ended the evening with three carries for eight yards.

* Taco Wallace caught his first collegiate touchdown reception with a 17-yard catch in the third quarter from Marc Dunn.

Louisiana-Monroe Postgame Notes
ULM is outfitted in all white uniforms today. This is just the second time the Indians have worn that uniform combination since the 1999 season. ULM also wore all white in last year's season finale at Cincinnati. Last week, the Indians wore white jerseys and maroon pants in the season opener at Ole Miss.

Wide receiver Sean Brown and defensive end Brennan Bertrand serve as ULM's captains tonight.

Linebacker Maurice Sonnier, the Preseason Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year, is in the Indians' starting lineup but is playing with a cast on his left hand and wrist. Sonnier suffered a broken hand during last Saturday's game at Ole Miss.

Sophomore Travin Moore draws the start at right strong safety tonight rather than A.J. Bocard who started the opener. True freshman Joel Stelly handles the Indians' punting chores after Tyler Kuecker did all the punting last week.

When Joel Stelly's punt is partially blocked in the first quarter it is the first for the Indians since Wofford blocked a ULM punt in the 2000 season finale. That season the Indians had seven punts blocked, but none last year.

In the second quarter, Kansas State blocks a punt for a touchdown, the first time that has happened to the Indians since the season opener at Minnesota in 1999.

Late in the first quarter, wide receiver Floyd Smith lines up at quarterback for the Indians in the shotgun and runs for three yards on a keeper, picking up the Indians' first first down. Smith rushed for 42 yards on 10 carries in last season's final game at Cincinnati coming on as an emergency replacement at quarterback.

Last week, Ole Miss Heisman Trophy candidate Eli Manning threw one touchdown pass in the game against the Indians. In the first quarter tonight, Kansas State's Marc Dunn throws two TD passes.

Twenty-something quarters are getting to be a ULM problem. Tonight, Kansas State scores 28 points in the first quarter. Last week, Ole Miss scored 21 points in the second quarter. And in last year's season finale, Cincinnati scored 21 first-quarter points against the Indians.

With Kansas State's 28 points in the first quarter, ULM has been outscored 239-41 in the first quarter of the last 23 games. Indians' opponents have scored first in 11 of the last 13 games. The 28 points by the Wildcats is the most in a quarter by a ULM opponent since then No. 1 Florida scored 31 second-quarter points on the Indians in last year's second game. It's the most first-quarter points allowed by the Indians since Tennessee also scored 28 points on Sept. 23, 2000.

Average starting field position in the first quarter: ULM - own 16; Kansas State - ULM 40.

Tight end Ben Wright, who was fourth on the Indians last year with 19 receptions, catches his first pass of the season late in the second quarter, a 19-yarder for a first down.

Kansas State's 47 first-half points are the most by a ULM opponent since Tennessee led 49-0 at halftime on Sept. 23, 2000.

ULM's Damien Richard blocks the first Kansas State extra point after KSU led 34-0 and defensive tackle Jamond Mason-Taylor blocked the next PAT try by the Wildcats.

True freshman Steven Jyles, who came on for the first time in his career on the final possession last week, starts the second half at quarterback for ULM.

Another true freshman, Errol Hogan enters the game at tailback in the third quarter. Hogan had rushed for 0 yards on two carries last week.

The attendance tonight of 43,104 is the 19th largest crowd to ever see a ULM football game, just ahead of the 42,029 who saw the Indians play here in 1998. Eight of the 25 largest crowds to ever see ULM play have come at Big XII Conference opponents.

Steven Jyle's 65-yard pass to Floyd Smith in the fourth quarter is the longest play from scrimmage for the Indians since Andy Chance's 67-yard pass to Darryl Carter (no score) vs. Nicholls State in 2000.

The 68-point margin of defeat is the worst for the Indians since a 92-0 loss to Texarkana Junior College in 1932. It is the worst loss since ULM began a senior college in 1951 with the 70-3 loss at Tennessee in 2000 the previous largest margin.