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25 years ago: KU fans celebrate Homecoming upset

October 28, 2009

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Kansas football fans were relishing a 28-11 Jayhawk upset win over Oklahoma at KU homecoming. Mike Gottfried was KU coach. Among the Sooners in the loss was freshman quarterback Troy Aikman who later transferred to UCLA and then became a pro Hall of Fame star with the Dallas Cowboys. KU, with a 3-5 record, was to go to Colorado for the coming weekend.

After the Kansas football game, KU fans stormed the field and downed a goal post. Several persons were injured, including two campus police officers.

Mike Kautsch, Kansas University journalism professor, was named the 1984 HOPE Award winner as one of the most outstanding teachers on the campus. The winner is chosen by members of the senior class.

A KU fan who had suffered a heart attack during the Jayhawk upset of Oklahoma was listed in stable condition and given a good chance of recovery. Two doctors in the stands had helped care for the victim prior to his being moved to the hospital.

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