🏈 Inside Kansas Football: Week 5

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The 4-0 Kansas Jayhawks are back at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m. CT to host Iowa State. The Jayhawks, who are 1-0 in Big 12 Conference play, will welcome in an Iowa State team that is 3-1 (0-1 Big 12) on the year following a 31-24 defeat against Baylor last weekend.

Saturday’s matchup, which will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2, will be the 102nd all-time between Kansas and Iowa State on the gridiron. The series dates back to 1898, with Kansas holding the all-time advantage at 50-45-6, including a 28-19-3 mark in games played in Lawrence. The Jayhawks, however, have dropped seven-straight against the Cyclones, with the KU’s last victory over ISU coming in 2014.

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"It’s good for Lawrence. It’s good for our university and community, all those different things. And you say it a lot, but then you’ve got to recognize it when it happens. Yeah, there’s probably times a year ago that, when it was really tough, that we’d say, ‘We’ll get this thing filled someday.’ I’m really proud of the way our guys keep progressing and finding ways."

Lance Leipold

Third Straight Week of Honors – full release
Jalon Daniels picked up a pair of honors for the third-straight week, being named an Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award Star of the Week and to the Davey O’Brien Great 8 List, the organizations announced Monday. Daniels has received numerous national honors this season, being named the Walter Camp National FBS Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 18 and the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on September 19.

Daniels accounted for five touchdowns and 407 yards of offense in Kansas’ 35-27 win over Duke on Saturday. Daniels has now been named to both lists for three-consecutive weeks following other breakout performances at West Virginia (Sept. 10) and Houston (Sept. 17). Daniels completed 19-of-23 passes for 324 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday, while picking up 83 yards and one score on the ground on 11 carries.

Through four games this season, Daniels has completed 66-of-93 passing attempts for 890 yards and 11 touchdowns, while leading the team in rushing with 320 yards and four touchdowns on 38 attempts. Over the last three games, Daniels has thrown 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

The Manning Award Star of the Week honor marks Daniels’ fourth-career time receiving the award. After being named a Manning Award Star of the Week last week, Daniels was voted the Quarterback of the week in a fan vote. Fans will now have the opportunity to vote for Daniels to be named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week through the Sugar Bowl’s Facebook page.

Week 3 Recap – full recap
Junior quarterback Jalon Daniels accounted for all five touchdowns to lead Kansas to a 35-27 win against Duke Saturday in front of a crowd of 47,233 fans at a sold-out David Booth Memorial Stadium. Kansas improved to 4-0 for the first time since the 2009 season.

Daniels passed for four touchdowns and rushed for another, amassing 407 yards of total offense to lead KU. The Lawndale, California, native was 19-for-23 for 324 yards passing and rushed for 83 yards on 11 carries.

For the game, KU posted a season-high 528 yards with 324 yards in the air and 204 on the ground. The Jayhawks improved to 2-0 at home for the first time since the 2013 season. KU also improved to 3-0 in non-conference play for the first time since 2009.

Sold Out
For the first time since 2019 and the 16th time since 2000, Kansas Athletics announced a sellout crowd of 47,233 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24, for the 35-27 victory over Duke. The Jayhawks snapped a three-game losing streak in front of a capacity crowd with its first win since defeating Duke 44-16 in front of 50,101 fans on Sept. 19, 2009. Kansas is now 10-6 in front of a sellout crowd since 2000.


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“Every win we’ve had these past couple weeks has motivated us every week to do better and I think we just all haven’t let anything get to our heads. We just keep practicing good every day.” – Daniel Hishaw, redshirt sophomore running back

Game Preview
The Kansas Jayhawks (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) return to Big 12 Conference play this weekend, hosting the Iowa State Cyclones (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) for the 110th Homecoming game in program history on Saturday, October 1 at 2:30 p.m. CT. The game will air on ESPN2 with Brian Custer (Play-by-Play), Dustin Fox (Analyst) and Lauren Sisler (Sideline) on the call.

Game Notes | Kansas Game Preview

Kansas has started the season 4-0 for the first time since 2009, as the Jayhawks enter the second of a three-game homestand. The Jayhawks moved to 4-0 with a 35-27 win over Duke in front of a sold-out crowd of 47,233 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, while the Cyclones fell in their first conference game of the season, 31-24, against Baylor.

Kansas gained 528 yards of total offense in the win against Duke, marking the second-straight year the Jayhawks topped the 500-yard mark against the Blue Devils, and the second time this season the Jayhawks have gone over the 500-yard plateau.

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Football Fever
ESPN Senior Writer Andrea Adelson was in Lawrence last weekend to cover the Jayhawks game against Duke. While on campus, Adelson witnessed Kansas defeating Duke 35-27 to improve to 4-0 on the year while also speaking with several fans prior to the game.


An excerpt from Adelson’s story:


After Kansas made a defensive stop to seal the 35-27 victory and move to 4-0 for the first time since 2009, the crowd was at its loudest, waving white towels in the air to punctuate the moment. As the final seconds ticked off the clock, a will-they-or-won’t-they dance ensued between security and the students.


After a few moments delay, one segment of the rope was let down, and students poured onto the field in a fairly orderly fashion, without pushing, shoving or trampling but rather pure elation and some disbelief, streaming for the players chanting, “4-0! 4-0!”


Read the entire story at ESPN.com


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Did You Know?
Kansas has scored a combined 28 touchdowns in the first four games of the 2022 season after reaching the end zone 32 times in 12 games during the 2021 season. In the last decade, Kansas has scored 28 or more touchdowns in a season six times. The current mark of 28 touchdowns would rank as the fifth-best mark of the past decade, with the highest mark being 36 touchdowns scored during the 2019 season.

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What Others Are Saying
Nick Baumgardner of The Athletic recaps another Saturday of college football with complimentary praise of Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels. Daniels has been the catalyst for the Jayhawks 4-0 start to the 2022 season and is quickly making a name for himself nationally. Below is an excerpt from Baumgartner’s story.

Kansas is 4-0 for the first time since 2009, and Daniels, who started the final three games of 2021 for Leipold before winning the job in full this year, is now 66-of-93 (71 percent) for 890 yards, 11 touchdowns and one pick. He’s rushed 38 times for 320 yards and four scores.

And although Leipold’s run-heavy offense — which revolves around plenty of QB run reads — certainly puts Daniels in plenty of advantageous situations, the junior from Southern California has a very interesting skill set that could wind up really taking off in Lawrence. Daniels is a twitchy athlete who doesn’t need much space in the pocket to throw with velocity. He can flip his hips and drive the ball in a blink, be it out wide on a bubble screen or over the middle in the face of pressure. Daniels is delivering when his number is called — from the pocket, on the run, wherever.

Get Your Tickets
The Jayhawks will be back at home next week for the third-straight week, again looking to pack David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for a Big 12 Conference matchup against TCU on Saturday, October 8. The Jayhawks will also host Big 12 opponents Oklahoma State and Texas later this season and single-game tickets can be purchased here.

Quotable #4
“This is a tremendous statement regarding both the exciting trajectory of Kansas Football and the incredible passion of Jayhawk fans. We are excited to host an atmosphere at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium that will rival the best in college football. We are grateful for the way our fans have responded to the momentum of Kansas Football and I am confident sellouts will no longer be the exception to the rule in our bright future.” – Kansas Director of Athletics, Travis Goff

Up Next
Kansas will return to ‘The Booth’ next Saturday, October 8, for another Big 12 Conference home game against TCU. Kickoff between the Jayhawks and Horned Frogs is set for 11 a.m. CT and it will be televised nationally by FS1.