Dearmon Finds Success in First Game at OC

After being promoted to Offensive Coordinator on Oct. 6, Brent Dearmon made his debut as OC against Texas on Oct. 19, where the Jayhawks averaged 6.6 yards per play and scored 48 points on the Longhorns, marking the first time since 2008 (Kansas State) the Jayhawks averaged at least 6.6 yards per game and scored 48 or more points in a conference game. The Jayhawks’ explosive effort led to a 24-point performance in the fourth quarter.

Combined with Texas’ 26 points in the fourth quarter, it was the fourth game since NCAA classification in 1937 in which two teams each scored at least 24 points in the fourth quarter, and the first time ever between two Power 5 opponents. Before joining the Jayhawks, Dearmon guided his alma mater, Bethel University, to its best season in school history, posting a 10-0 regular-season record and a No. 3 ranking, while averaging 540.3 yards and a nation’s-best 55.0 points per game, the highest scoring offense not just in NAIA, but in all of college football.

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