#KUFallCamp Day 3: Rise in Intensity
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Wednesday morning came quick as the Kansas football team returned to the practice fields for its third practice of 2017 Fall Camp bright and early. Not only did KU move into shells as they work through the acclimatization schedule, but the intensity level ramped up a notch as well.
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The quarterback battle continues to be one to watch as the two leading candidates for playing time, juniors Peyton Bender and Carter Stanley, have started off camp looking impressive.
Bender, who arrived at Kansas in January, after spending time on the field at both Washington State and Itawamba Community College. In 2016, Bender connected on 211-of-324 attempts for ICC, on his way to throwing for 2,733 yards and 21 touchdowns against just four interceptions on the year.
Stanley started the final three games for the Jayhawks in 2016, and completed 96-of-153 passes in nine games on the year. The Vero Beach, Florida, native was instrumental in leading the Jayhawks to a win over Texas as he notched a career-high 220 yards on 21-of-42 passing in the victory over the Longhorns. Stanley drove KU 52 yards (3-of-5 passing for 37 yards) in 51 seconds with no timeouts to set up the game-tying field goal.
Also competing at the quarterback position are redshirt freshman Tyriek Starks and freshman Miles Fallin. Starks, who is in his second year with the KU program, passed for more than 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in 2015 for Warren Easton High School in New Orleans. Fallin threw for 2,267 yards and 16 scores as a senior in 2016 at Canyon High School in Canyon Country, California.
Another day in shells is on deck for Thursday, while the Jayhawks will hold their first full-pad practice on Friday. The Kansas football media day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5 with Beaty giving a press conference that will be available for fans to view through Facebook Live at Facebook.com/KansasFootball at approximately 11:45 a.m.
Kansas will begin the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 with a home game against Southeast Missouri State. The Jayhawks will also host nonconference opponent Central Michigan (Sept. 9/Family Weekend, Band Day).
Five Big 12 rivals will visit Lawrence, including West Virginia (Sept. 23/Jayhawks for a Cure), Texas Tech (Oct. 7/Homecoming, K-Club Weekend), Kansas State (Oct. 28/Sunflower Showdown), Baylor (Nov. 4/Salute to Service) and Oklahoma (Nov. 18/Senior Day, Youth Football Day).
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