KU Football

Notebook: David Beaty explains onside kick attempt

Stillwater, Okla. ? Trailing by 25 points at halftime and looking for a spark to give them hope of crawling back into the game, in what turned out to be a 58-10 loss at Oklahoma State, Kansas started the second half with a surprise onside kick that resulted in two penalties — one for kicking ...

‘Rough day’: Freshman QB Ryan Willis struggles vs. Cowboys

Stillwater, Okla. ? Seven days after setting a handful of freshman passing records, Kansas University quarterback Ryan Willis was reminded of just how much he still has to learn during the Jayhawks' 58-10 loss at Oklahoma State.“I think he had a rough day,” KU coach David Beaty said of his ...

OSU defense devours Kansas

Stillwater, Okla. ? A wave of emotion leading up to kickoff gave way to a sea of orange jerseys swallowing the Kansas University offense during Oklahoma State's 58-10 victory Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.A few hours after a 25-year-old Stillwater woman drove her car into a crowd of people ...

Cowboys pressure Jayhawks throughout blowout

Oklahoma State stayed unbeaten and Kansas football remained winless as the Cowboys manhandled the Jayhawks, 58-10, Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium, where KU’s losing streak away from Lawrence reached 36 games.The Kansas offense never had a shot at developing any rhythm, as true freshman ...

Homecoming tragedy strikes Stillwater prior to KU-Oklahoma State football game

Stillwater, Okla. ? A woman suspected of driving under the influence plowed into a crowd Saturday during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people — including a toddler — and injuring dozens more after a collision that sent some spectators flying through the ...

GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday’s Kansas-Oklahoma State football game

Kansas Jayhawks (0-6 overall, 0-3 Big 12) vs. No. 14 Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0 overall, 3-0 Big 12)2:30 p.m., Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma — Game-time forecast: 66 degrees, mostly cloudy, 10 percent chance for rain, winds 11 mph from the north — TV: FOX Sports 1Log on to ...

Kansas kickers seeking revival

After starting the season 4-for-4 on field-goal tries, the Kansas University field-goal kickers have missed their last four attempts, including three misses last Saturday in a 10-point loss to Texas Tech. Despite the recent struggles, Matthew Wyman, who now also is listed as KU’s top punter, ...

Soph WR Neal taking snaps on defense, too

Kansas University wide receiver Derrick Neal admitted earlier this week that he was surprised when the KU coaching staff recently approached him about playing a few snaps on defense. But that did not prevent him from accepting the offer without hesitation.“It kind of shocked me,” said Neal, ...

Column: Stingy OSU will test Kansas

Offensive coordinator Rob Likens, true freshman quarterback Ryan Willis, the freshman-heavy receiving corps and Kansas University football’s flawed yet improving offensive line face the sort of heat Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma, that they haven’t seen yet and won’t see again.The ...

Column: Zunica’s attitude just right for KU

Michael Zunica’s introductory words to a man from whom he hoped to earn a job would not have been very well received had he spoken them to a human resources director or police officer, in a classroom or a courtroom.“I love to hit people,” Zunica said.Not to worry. A football coach, Kansas ...

Column: Cozart could receive medical redshirt

On a sunny late Tuesday afternoon, when most sports fans were indoors watching the Royals move closer to a second consecutive American League pennant, the Kansas University football team’s quarterbacks were in the middle of one of their rapid-fire throwing drills near the North end zone of ...

Winless Jayhawks continue to work like a team on a roll

After an 0-6 start to head coach David Beaty's first season in charge, the Kansas University football team would need to run the table the rest of the way in order to qualify for a bowl game.That, of course, is the goal for those inside the program — players talk every week about wanting and ...

KU QB Cozart remains out but may be used elsewhere upon return

Moments after revealing that injured starter Montell Cozart remained out for this week's 2:30 p.m. football game at Oklahoma State, Kansas University coach David Beaty was asked if he knew what he would do with Cozart when he returned.The answer was one of uncertainty but hinted toward a ...

Column: Kansas building strong corners

The progress Kansas University’s football team displayed in Saturday’s 30-20 loss to Texas Tech was followed by good news off the field.Kansas oral commitment Kyle Mayberry, a cornerback out of Booker T. Washington High in Tulsa, told Jon Kirby of Jayhawkslant.com, “I am 100 percent ...

KU QB Ryan Willis named freshman of the week by Athlon Sports

True freshman quarterback Ryan Willis was named Athlon Sports' national freshman of the week on Monday after throwing for 330 yards and two touchdowns, on 35-of-50 passing, in Kansas University's near upset of the Red Raiders.In just his second career start and fourth ever college football ...

Kansas football matured in loss

Kansas University’s 30-20 football loss to visiting Texas Tech on Saturday might go down as the day a bunch of young Jayhawks grew up.Led by true freshman quarterback Ryan Willis, who made his second consecutive start in place of the injured Montell Cozart, the Jayhawks rallied from a 20-0 ...

Column: A look at KU football at the half

David Beaty, Kansas University’s fifth head coach in seven seasons (including interim Clint Bowen), is halfway through his first season, which makes for a logical time to look at how things have gone so far for the Jayhawks (0-6).Offensive MVP: Tre’ Parmalee missed a game because of a ...

Kingsbury: Red Raiders ‘choked’ on offense vs. Kansas

Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury did not expect the Red Raiders’ explosive offense to struggle against Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.Not after last week’s effort against Iowa State in which the (5-2, 2-2) Raiders gained a school-record 776 yards in a 66-31 home ...

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Texas Tech

Game BallsLinebacker Joe Dineen, aka Local Boy, was all over the field delivering hits and fished with 10 tackles, 2.5 for a loss.Defensive tackle Daniel Wise had a sack, a pass break-up, a quarterback hurry, a blocked extra point and five tackles. GassersThe kickers. Nick Bartolotta missed a ...

Notebook: Jayhawks rediscover ground game

After three straight sub-par efforts on the ground, the Kansas running game got back on track Saturday during a 30-20 home loss to Texas Tech.The Jayhawks finished the game with 145 yards on 40 carries. Senior De'Andre Mann did most of the heavy lifting, finishing with 107 yards on 15 carries, ...