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This weekend the KU soccer team will try to continue a recent trend of solid performances against schools from the state of Texas. Lone Star State foes Texas and Baylor will journey to Rock Chalk Park on Friday and Sunday, respectively. The Jayhawks have been pests to Texas schools over the last three-plus regular seasons. In its 17 games against schools from the state of Texas, KU has amassed a record of 12-4-1, a goal differential of +12 and a goals-against average of 0.75.
The record includes some positive results against this weekend’s two opponents. The Jayhawks have claimed five victories in their last eight meetings with UT, this after KU posted only one win in its first 15 outings against the Longhorns. The Bears have also had a tough time against KU in recent years. Kansas has come out on top over Baylor in each of the last five meetings, which included a 1-0 double overtime win for the Jayhawks in BU’s last trip to Lawrence in 2015.
In its first 20 years as a program, the state of Texas proved to be a tough place to play for a host of Jayhawk squads, that is until the 2014 season and forward. Prior to 2014, Kansas amassed an overall record of 11-30-8 in matches played inside the Lone Star State, resulting in a win percentage of just .306. Since the start of 2014 though, the Jayhawks turned that trend on its head, going 8-2-1 inside the Lone Star State. KU’s loss to Texas Tech in Lubbock in 2015 and its loss to TCU two weeks ago are its only two blemishes in Texas over the last three years.