Week 6 – Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. – For the first time ever, ESPN College GameDay will kick off from David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 8 when No. 19 Kansas hosts No. 17 TCU in an undefeated battle. The 5-0 Jayhawks take on the 4-0 Horned Frogs at 11 am CT, with national telecast on FS1.

The game was selected to host College GameDay after each team went undefeated and ranked in the second week of October. Kansas is 5-0 for the year and 2-0 in the Big 12 game after beating Iowa State 14-11 in Lawrence on Oct. 1, while TCU held out with a 55-24 win over No 18 improved to 4-0 last Saturday in Fort Worth.

Saturday’s matchup marks the 39th all-time meeting between Kansas and TCU on the gridiron, in a streak dating back to 1942. The Horned Frogs have been a member of the Big 12 Conference since 2012 and the two teams have met every season since. TCU leads the all-time streak 25-9-4, with KU’s most recent win coming on October 27, 2018 at Lawrence.

Quote #1

“If you want to be good football, you have to find a way. We found a way (Saturday). It wasn’t stellar or glitzy or glamorous, but you can have games like this. We get caught up in those things sometimes because They’re really starting to look at defensive performance and we should be really excited, so we’re going to get back to work.

Lance Leipold, head coach

Nationally Classified – AP survey | Coach Survey
The Kansas Jayhawks rank 19th in the Associated Press’s top 25 college football poll, announced Sunday. This is Kansas’ first rank in the survey since October 24, 2009, which recorded the longest unrated drought among Power 5 schools.

The Kansas Jayhawks have also appeared at No. 17 in the USA TODAY AFCA Coaches Poll, the organization announced Sunday. It marks Kansas’ first placement in the Coaches’ Poll since October 18, 2009 (No. 21).

The ranking comes after Kansas’ first 5-0 start since 2009 with home wins over Tennessee Tech (September 2, 56-10), Duke (September 24, 35-27) and Iowa State (October 1, 14) . -11) and en route in West Virginia (Sep 10, 55-42) and Houston (Sep 17, 48-30).

The #19 ranking is Kansas’ 110th appearance on the AP poll of all time, with the highest ranking of #2 being achieved on November 18, 2007. Kansas has been ranked number 19 nine times, most recently on October 25, 2008. The Jayhawks previously received 125 votes in the AP’s fifth week poll on September 25.

University game day – full version
ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is college football’s premier pre-game show. Entering its 36th season, the show travels to a different college campus or venue each week of the season from early September through the College Football Playoff National Championship in January. Locations — usually announced a week in advance — are chosen by ESPN based on competition, rivalry, and other factors.

college game day will air throughout the football season from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CT on ESPN and ESPNU and is available to stream via the ESPN app. ESPN’s social and digital pre-game show Countdown to College GameDay begins weekly at 7:30 a.m. CT and can be viewed on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and the ESPN app.

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“Let’s make this the best college game day ever Jayhawks! Incredible opportunity to shine a spotlight on this team, our campus and the Lawrence community. Rock Chalk!” – Jason Booker, Assistant Athletic Director

Week 5 Summary – full summary
After second-quarter touchdowns from junior quarterback Jalon Daniels and redshirt student Daniel Hishaw Jr., Kansas defeated Iowa State 14-11 on Saturday afternoon at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Before a sold-out homecoming crowd of 47,233, Kansas improved for the first time since the 2009 season to 5:0. The Jayhawks are 2-0 in the Big 12 game for the first time since the 2008 season.

Hishaw put Kansas on the scoreboard first with a 4-yard touchdown run at 11:30 to play in the first half and level the score 7-0 in favor of the home team. The result capped a seven-game, 79-yard drive that went 3:59 off the clock. Hishaw rushed 18 yards on the drive while sophomore running back Devin Neal took a Daniels pitch and ran 30 yards early on the drive to give Hishaw’s score, his fifth of the season. Hishaw ended the match with 28 yards on eight carries and the score. Neal ran 75 yards on 12 carries to lead all rushers. Daniels was in the air 7 of 14 for 90 yards.

Kansas benefited from a small field when sophomore Cobee Bryant recorded his second interception of the season at Iowa State’s 19-yard line with 7:25 before the break. Four games later, Daniels scored his fifth touchdown of the season with a two-yard rush from left tackle to put Kansas 5-25 14-0 before halftime.

Iowa State field goal kicker Jace Gilbert missed three field goals for the game, including a 37-yarder that went wide left with 32 seconds left and would have leveled the contest.

Sold out
For the second straight weekend, Kansas Athletics announced a sell-out crowd of 47,233 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for their homecoming win over Iowa State. Prior to this season, KU had not had a home sellout since 2019 and the straight sellouts are their first since 2009. It was the 17th sellout for Kansas since 2000, with the Jayhawks holding an 11-6 record in those games.

game preview
The No. 19 Kansas Jayhawks, listed in the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2009, will host the No. 17 TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m. CT at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The game will be broadcast from FS1 with Jason Benetti (Play-by-Play), Brock Huard (Analyst) and Allison Williams (Sideline).

Game Notes | Kansas Game Preview

Saturday’s Big 12 Conference matchup will be the first game in Lawrence to feature two top-20 teams since Oct. 25, 2008, when No. 19 Kansas hosted No. 8 Texas Tech. With two top-25 teams in Lawrence, ESPN’s College GameDay will be there to broadcast its show from the Kansas campus for the first time in the show’s history.

Kansas goes into Saturday’s game as the No. 12 attacking USA, averaging 41.6 points per game. Kansas also ranks #3 in the country in third down conversion percentage (60%), #8 in team passing efficiency (177.88), #2 in sacks allowed (2) and ranked 16th in rushing offense (220.4 yards per game).

TCU comes to Lawrence after beating Oklahoma 55-24 on Oct. 1 in Fort Worth. The Horned Frogs have now surpassed 50 points in two games this season while averaging 549.5 yards per game, the second-highest in the country this season. The Horned Frogs are led by quarterback Max Duggan (70/94, 997 yards, 11 TD) and running back Kendre Miller (51 rushes, 388 yards, 5 TD).

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I love being an underdog. I love having a chip on my shoulder. That’s how I made it this far. So consider us outsiders. This will make us even hungrier. But be careful if you try to make us an underdog.” — Rich Miller, senior linebacker

Did you know?
The Kansas defense had its best performance of the season against Iowa State. The Jayhawks held ISU to just 26 rushing yards, which is the lowest performance by a Jayhawk opponent since UTEP was limited to four yards on September 19, 2009. The 11 points allowed was the fewest allowed against a conference opponent since KU led Iowa State 45-7 on November 17, 2007.

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Big lunchtime starter
Tom Rinaldi paid a visit to Lawrence last week to learn more about the identity that formed Kansas in the 4-0 start of the season for Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff. His story included interviews with athletic director Travis Goff, coach Lance Leipold, quarterback Jalon Daniels, running back Devin Neal, sideline reporter Brandon McAnderson, and KU fans. The feature aired Saturday morning ahead of KU’s victory over Iowa State and can be seen below.

Featured on game day
ESPN’s College GameDay’s Gene Wojciechowski traveled to Lawrence ahead of the KU-Iowa State duel. While in town, he visited campus and a few local spots to speak with fans before speaking with head coach Lance Leipold, strength and conditioning coach Matt Gildersleeve and safety Kenny Logan Jr. to discuss the then 4-0 Start of KU to speak of the season. Wojciechowski ended his visit by attending Hawk Talk with Leipold. Watch the full segment below, which aired on Saturday morning.

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“Everything is real. All substance. Has that connection to his roots, small town Wisconsin, that keeps him grounded. Keep him present. I honestly don’t know that everyone has these traits. Let’s be honest. Not everyone does. His attention to detail and daily commitment to improvement and development, that’s happening differently now in this program.” – Travis Goff, Director of Athletics, on On3

Get your tickets
With three home games remaining on the 2022 schedule, Kansas Athletics has announced a KU Football mini-schedule that includes games against TCU, Oklahoma State and Texas. Fans can get a ticket for any of the last three games in the Mini schedule, with prices starting at $155. For more information on purchasing the Mini plan click here or buy single game tickets here.

The Big 12 game resumes with Kansas next Saturday, October 15, when the Jayhawks travel to Norman, Oklahoma to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. This competition is scheduled to kick off at 11 am CT and will be televised on either ABC or ESPN2.

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