KU Football

Kansas will attempt to solve West Virginia’s 3-3-5 scheme

When No. 14 West Virginia lines up in its 3-3-5 defense, the only thing opposing offenses can expect is the unexpected.Kansas junior quarterback Montell Cozart and the Jayhawks (1-7 overall, 0-5 Big 12) will try to solve the conference’s best defense in hostile territory Saturday night at ...

Gameday Breakdown: KU football at No. 14 West Virginia

— Kansas (1-7 overall, 0-5 Big 12) at No. 14 West Virginia (6-1 overall, 3-1 Big 12) • 6 p.m., Saturday, Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W. Va. • Game-time forecast: 57 degrees, sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: ESPN2— Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog and follow our ...

Tom Keegan: Hunt is on for graduate or juco transfer QB

Kansas second-year head football coach David Beaty consistently praised quarterbacks Montell Cozart, Ryan Willis and Carter Stanley during fall camp, but that says more about the coach's optimistic nature than about reality.Seasons change more than leaves. They change opinions, too, and another ...

Too strong to keep down: Dorance Armstrong Jr. surging after injury scare

Dorance Armstrong Jr. hasn’t thought about the particular preseason rep in months. Still, the sophomore defensive end remembers it well.On the first day of August camp, just after the Kansas football coaches pitted offensive and defensive linemen against each other to simulate pass-rush ...

Jayhawks lead Big 12 in third-down defense

Even playing for an over-the-top positive head coach like David Beaty can only do so much before human nature kicks in. The Kansas football team’s defensive players haven’t experienced a victory since the first week of September, and coordinator Clint Bowen could sense members of his crew ...

Joe Dineen injury has silver lining for KU football

The longer Joe Dineen remained out of the Kansas football lineup the more inevitable the news seemed. Tuesday at David Beaty’s weekly press conference, the Jayhawks’ head coach made it official: Dineen, a junior linebacker who hasn’t played for KU since a Week 3 loss at Memphis, will miss ...

Dorance Armstrong Jr. partially tore ACL in preseason

Neither health nor production has ever seemed like an issue for Kansas sophomore defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. this season. But head coach David Beaty revealed this week the defense’s sack-master partially tore his right anterior cruciate ligament on the first day of preseason ...

David Beaty contends KU made progress in latest road thrashing

The road, as anyone who keeps up with University of Kansas football would tell you, can be cruel to a struggling program. So can timing. The Jayhawks, coming off their seventh straight loss of the year and 42nd consecutive setback outside of Lawrence, travel this week to No. 14 West Virginia. ...

Jayhawks trying to recover from worst loss of season

After surrendering a season-high 56 points and scoring a season-low three Saturday night at Oklahoma, the down-and-out Kansas football team’s players and coaches couldn’t leave Norman, Okla., feeling as if they made any progress.Doggedly positive second-year head coach David Beaty chose to ...

Notebook: Jayhawks fail to produce enough QB pressure at OU

Norman, Okla. ? If massive underdog Kansas had any chance of competing on the road at No. 16 Oklahoma Saturday, the Jayhawks’ defense needed to get pressure on Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield.However, KU, only sacked Mayfield once, he threw for 236 yards and four touchdowns, and the ...

Tom Keegan: One great play is better than none for Kansas football

Norman, Okla. ? Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook flew around the right end and had his eyes trained on another big play when freshman safety Mike Lee closed on him aggressively, hit him hard and popped the football loose with his helmet, a big play at the time in a game Kansas went on to ...

Jayhawks have no answers for Sooners in blowout

Norman, Okla. ? The high-octane, score-at-will Oklahoma football offense lived up to its hype Saturday night at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. However, the Sooners’ homecoming foe, ever-overmatched Kansas, couldn’t expose OU’s biggest weakness, its defense.Oklahoma scored six ...

Oklahoma blasts Kansas, 56-3

Norman, Okla. ? Oklahoma didn’t have injured running back Samaje Perine, who two years ago torched Kansas with an NCAA-record 427 rushing yards, Saturday night at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.Nor did the Sooners need him.KU’s inept offense and the versatility and speed of Oklahoma’s wide ...

KU football offense costing team’s defense

Norman, Okla. ? One could point to any number of factors while explaining how the Kansas football team has lost six consecutive games this season. Still, it’s difficult to ignore how the Jayhawks’ offensive tribulations have undermined the team’s defense.Leading all FBS teams in turnovers ...

Gameday Breakdown: KU football at No. 16 Oklahoma

— Kansas (1-6 overall, 0-4 Big 12) at No. 16 Oklahoma (5-2 overall, 4-0 Big 12) • 6 p.m. Saturday, Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Okla. • Game-time forecast: 78 degrees, mostly sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports 1— Log on to KUsports.com for our live game ...

Beaty wanted to hire Oklahoma offensive coordinator

Every week when David Beaty previews his team’s upcoming foe, the Kansas football coach with seemingly endless ties to his home state of Texas references various assistants he knows on opposing staffs and praises them for what they’re accomplishing.Beaty delivered more of the same leading ...

David Beaty wants Montell Cozart to be game manager at QB

No young Pop Warner quarterback thinks to himself, “One day, I want to be a game manager.”In the highly competitive Big 12 though, that’s exactly what University of Kansas coach David Beaty needs his QB to be.“You know, the quarterback that runs your offense — from a coaching ...

David Beaty: Sooners’ defense better than ranking indicates

Yes, David Beaty has seen the numbers. But no, the University of Kansas football coach doesn’t have much interest in giving them a lot of merit.The digits in question are those associated with Oklahoma’s defense, specifically the total yardage allowed by the Sooners this season — 475.9 a ...

Tom Keegan: Gamblers on Kansas football spell ATS with a P and a U

Any hack who hovers around the Mendoza line in getting the ball onto the green in one from a sand trap, has an even lower batting average hitting fairways and can't reach a par-four in regulation unless aided by a rock-hard fairway, has no trouble naming the greatest invention in golf history: ...