GAME PREVIEW: vs. Coastal Carolina
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks are set to host the second game of the 2019 season on Saturday, as they host the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. and will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with Mark Neely (play-by-play) and Mike Golic Jr., (analyst) on the call.
The game comes after the Jayhawks kicked off the season on August 31, with a 24-17 win over Indiana State, the first victory under head Coach Les Miles. Kansas was led by 121 yards receiving from Andrew Parchment in his first-career game as a Jayhawk, while the defense forced two takeaways, including a 57-yard interception return from Hasan Defense.
Saturday’s matchup marks the first ever between the Jayhawks and the Chanticleers, after Coastal Carolina dropped their season-opener to Eastern Michigan, 30-23, on Aug. 31.
Prior to Saturday’s contest, head coach Les Miles met with the media to preview the Jayhawks’ meeting with the Chanticleers.
vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Date/Time: September 7 at 6 p.m.
Watch: Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Listen: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Senior defensive back Hasan Defense lived up to his name in the Jayhawks’ season opener, where he returned a 57-yard interception to the house early in the first quarter. The touchdown marked the first of his career and the first interception returned for a touchdown by a Jayhawk since Sept. 15, 2018 (Bryce Torneden, Mike Lee). Defense’s pick-six marked the sixth of his career, while he also moved up the Kansas career interception return yards list to No. 2 all-time with 192 yards, trailing only Aqib Talib (322).
- In his first-career game as Jayhawk, junior Andrew Parchment broke the 100-yard receiving barrier, hauling in eight receptions for 121 yards. His 121 yards were the first 100+ yard receiving game since Steven Sims Jr., (113 yds.) against Kansas State in 2018, and the most yards since Sims tallied 233 yards against Kansas State on Oct. 28, 2017. In addition to his career day receiving, Parchment threw for a crucial two-point conversion to Jack Luavasa in the fourth quarter, which put the Jayhawks up, 24-17 on Indiana State.
- Junior punter Kyle Thompson has made a great impact for the Jayhawks in his career, amassing 3,280 total yards on 76 career punts. Entering Saturday’s contest, Thompson ranks third in KU history in punting average (min. 75 punts) with a 43.2 average. Thompson holds a career-long punt of 76 yards, recorded in 2018 against Texas.
- Junior linebacker Dru Prox came through with a clutch 12-yard sack in the fourth quarter last week against Indiana State, which was the first sack of his career. In addition to the big play, Prox led the team with nine total tackles, marking a career-high.
Overall: First Meeting
In Lawrence: N/A
Last Meeting: N/A
First Meeting: N/A
vs. Sun Belt Conference: 5-1
Current Streak: Won 3
In Lawrence: 5-1
First Meeting: Oct. 3, 1981
Last Meeting: Sept. 25, 2010
The Jayhawks will arrive at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium two hours and 15 minutes before kickoff. They will be dropped off on the southeast corner of the stadium in Lot 94, with Hawk Walk taking place as they walk from their drop off around the south perimeter and into the stadium. Fans can line the walk and greet them as they arrive for the day’s game.
Lot 94, located on the east side of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium was recently resurfaced and restriped. The project provides improved ADA accessible parking stalls. Additionally, with the completion of the new Indoor Practice Facility, Williams Education Fund regained more than 180 prime parking spaces on the west side of the stadium, including 14 ADA accessible spots.