GAME PREVIEW: at Boston College
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks embark on their first road trip of the season this week, as they take on the Boston College Eagles in their final non-conference game of the season at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts on Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT on the ACC Network.
The Jayhawks are coming off a 12-7 defeat at the hands of Coastal Carolina at home on Saturday, which comes as their first loss of the 2019 season. In that game, the duo of Pooka Williams Jr., and Khalil Herbert combined for 181 rushing yards, while Herbert scored KU’s only touchdown.
Friday’s contest against Boston College is the first in program history for the Jayhawks and the 36th game played on a Friday in school history, where the team holds a 19-14-2 record. The game can be viewed live on ACC Network with Chris Cotter (Play-by-play), Mark Herzlich (Analyst), Kelsey Riggs (Reporter) or can be heard across the Jayhawk Radio Network with Brian Hanni (play-by-play), David Lawrence (analyst) and Josh Klingler (sidelines) on the call
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Prior to Friday’s matchup with Boston College, head coach Les Miles met with the media to preview the Jayhawks’ meeting with the Eagles.
Adeniji records 38th career start
- Senior offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji recorded his 38th-consecutive start on Saturday against Coastal Carolina, which currently ranks as the 16th-longest active streak in the NCAA and the second-longest active streak in the Big 12 Conference. Adeniji started in 12 games in each of his first three seasons, and in the Jayhawks’ first two games of the 2019 season.
Defense holds strong
- The Kansas defense has proven to be strong in the trenches this season, holding opponents to just three scores in seven trips to the red zone through the first two games of the season, ranking top in the Big 12 Conference and second in the FBS. The Jayhawks have only allowed two red zone touchdowns so far this season, while forcing one turnover, and are just one of two schools in the nation to hold their opponents to under 50 percent scoring while in the red zone.
Quick to the QB
- Through the first two games of the season, the Kansas defense has been quick to get to the opposing quarterback, registering six sacks, which currently is tied for the most in the Big 12 this season. Individually, seniors Azur Kamara and Darrius Moragne lead the way for the Jayhawks with two sacks a piece, which ties them for the second-most in the Big 12.
- Senior running back Khalil Herbert, who goes by the nickname “Juice”, is close to entering the top-20 rushers in Kansas history, as he enters Friday’s game with 1,521 career rushing yards, just 13 yards short of Homer Floyd’s 1,534 career rushing yards, which ranks 20th all-time. Herbert rushed for a career-high 663 yards during his sophomore campaign, while he has already rushed for 170 yards and one touchdown in 2019.
Overall: First Meeting
In Chestnut Hill: N/A
Last Meeting: N/A
First Meeting: N/A
vs. Atlantic Coast Conference: 9-28
Current Streak: Lost 2
On the Road: 3-13
First Meeting: Jan. 1, 1947 (Loss vs. Georgia Tech, 14-20) (Orange Bowl)
Last Meeting: Sept. 13, 2014 (Loss at Duke, 3-41)