KU Football

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: ...

High-scoring Sooners next challenge for KU football

Like most people who caught the Big 12’s latest football shootout Saturday night between Oklahoma and Texas Tech, University of Kansas football coach David Beaty often just shook his head, marveling at the display.“It was amazing to watch both those teams go to work offensively,” Beaty ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas defense among best in Big 12

Third down, the clutch down in football, tells polar-opposite tales about a Kansas football team seeking its first Big 12 victory in two seasons.In games against Big 12 competition only, the Kansas defense ranks first in the conference with a 37.7 percent success rate on third down. The offense ...

David Beaty: Offense looked better, but Jayhawks aren’t scoring enough

The 250 passing yards and season-high 204 rushing yards posted in a loss to Oklahoma State allowed David Beaty to call his offense an improved product this week. The reality of life in the Big 12, though, meant the University of Kansas football coach could hardly characterize the effort as a ...

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Oklahoma State

Game BallsKe’aun Kinner rushed for 145 yards on 14 carries.Fish Smithson was in on 16 tackles, 14 solos, and had a strip-sack/fumble recovery on a huge play that preceded the game’s first touchdown. GassersJayson Rhodes was flagged for a personal foul, leaving Kansas with a third-and-18 ...

KU football notebook: Big play nets first career sack for KU’s Smithson

When Kansas safety Fish Smithson delivered the first sack of his college career in the first quarter Saturday against Oklahoma State, the impact of the play didn’t stop with junior quarterback Mason Rudolph heading toward the Memorial Stadium turf.Smithson, a 5-foot-11 senior from Baltimore, ...

Homecoming Horror: Mistakes cost Kansas again in 44-20 loss to Oklahoma State

Even on a homecoming afternoon when the University of Kansas football team teased the 26,262 in attendance at Memorial Stadium into thinking the Jayhawks just might stick around and give Oklahoma State a legitimate battle, KU’s upset bid Saturday only lasted as long as the offense’s ...

Okie State Runaway: Cowboys roll past Kansas 44-20 with strong second half

With Montell Cozart back in the starting role at quarterback for Kansas, the Jayhawks got out to a good start, took two first-half leads but, once again, could not escape their own mistakes during Saturday’s 44-20 loss to Oklahoma State at Memorial Stadium. The loss dropped the Jayhawks to ...

Montell Cozart to start at QB vs. Oklahoma State

After two weeks of sophomore Ryan Willis at quarterback, Kansas football coach David Beaty announced Saturday morning, a few hours before the Jayhawks’ homecoming game against Oklahoma State, his decision to return to junior Montell Cozart as the No. 1 QB.Willis threw six interceptions and ...

KU football facing OSU QB who seldom makes mistakes

When Kansas football coach David Beaty watches his defense play Saturday against Oklahoma State, he’ll hope they can stop quarterback Mason Rudolph, a 6-foot-5 junior who has specialized in making wise decisions as a passer.So far this season, Beaty’s quarterbacks have combined to throw 12 ...

Gameday Breakdown: KU football vs. Oklahoma State

— Oklahoma State (4-2 overall, 2-1 Big 12) at Kansas (1-5 overall, 0-3 Big 12) 11 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 58 degrees, sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports 1— Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog and follow our coverage team on Twitter: ...

Kansas defense unsatisfied, eager to bounce back

In a 49-7 defeat at Baylor, the University of Kansas football team surrendered just more than twice as many points as it did seven days earlier against TCU. Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen, though, didn’t head into this week’s preparation thinking his group regressed.As well as the Bears ...

Who’s No. 3? KU football looking for more productivity at WR

In the ongoing search for a more productive offense, the Kansas football team could benefit from the emergence of a third receiving threat within the passing game.Halfway through the season, the Jayhawks know they can rely on junior wideout LaQuvionte Gonzalez and sophomore Steven Sims Jr. ...

Tom Keegan: Career statistical quarterback comparison at Kansas virtual dead heat

Forget for a moment trying to calculate the statistical probability of Kansas, with 37,000 high schools across America from which to choose, recruiting its top two quarterbacks from the same school and put yourself in the chair of Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy to try to guess which KU ...

Tyriek Starks running scout team for now and running it well

Kansas second-year football coach David Beaty did not name his quarterback for Saturday’s Oklahoma State game, but it won’t be the possible quarterback of the future.Tyriek Starks, a red-shirting freshman from New Orleans, will not play this season, “unless we have something crazy ...

KU quarterbacks not progressing like David Beaty hoped

David Beaty possesses no “magic little answer.” If the head coach could “sprinkle some dust” on a quarterback and fix the Kansas football team’s offensive tribulations, he would.At the midway mark of his second season in charge and first as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks ...

Big 12 presidents pass on expansion

Grapevine, Texas (ap) — The smallest Power Five conference is not getting any larger. The Big 12 is staying at 10 schools.After three months of analyzing, vetting and interviewing possible new members, Big 12 leaders on Monday took expansion off their agenda.“This was not a decision to not ...