Friday, October 7, 2011

The Oklahoma State - Kansas Series

Crowd Noise
The Kansas-Oklahoma State game figures to draw one of the largest crowds in OSU stadium history with advance sales topping the 57,000 mark. Already this season OSU has set a record for season ticket sales (more than 48,000 as of last week). In its first two home games of the season, Oklahoma State has had the fifth and sixth largest home crowds in its history.

Series Stuff
Oklahoma State is 30-29-2 all-time against Kansas in a series that has been feast or famine for both sides. Things worth noting from the series:

  • Kansas holds a 14-13-1 series advantage in Stillwater while OSU is 17-15-1 in Lawrence.
  • Kansas won nine of the first 11 meetings between 1923 and 1952.
  • KU held a 21-6 series advantage through 1968.
  • The series flipped in 1969 with OSU going on an 18-1-2 run. Including the ties, Oklahoma State did not lose to Kansas over a 17-year period (1973 to 1989).
  • Kansas turned things around, winning the last six games between the schools as members of the Big Eight Conference (1990-95).
  • During the Big 12 era, OSU holds a 6-1 advantage and has lost to KU just once since 1995.

    KU Connections
    There are several connections between the Cowboys and the Jayhawks.

  • OSU co-defensive coordinator Bill Young was the DC at Kansas from 2002 through 2007 and was the coordinator for the Jayhawks' Orange Bowl team in '07.
  • OSU defensive graduate assistant Jermial Ashley played for Bill Young at Kansas.
  • KU co-defensive coordinator Buddy Wyatt was an OSU assistant in 1996.
  • Lee Fobbs is KU's director of high school relations and the father of former OSU running back Jamal Fobbs.
  • Murphy Grant is KU's director of sports medicine and served for five years as OSU's athletic trainer for men's basketball.
  • Kansas basketball staffers Bill Self and Barry Hinson are OSU grads, as is Chris Theisen, KU's assistant AD for media relations.
  • No comments:

    Post a Comment