In every way but the final score, Kansas University’s football team competed during its 28-16 loss to Iowa State on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.
Iowa State center Alex Alvarez could sense that his team’s hurry-up offense was tiring Kansas University’s defenders in the third quarter of the Cyclones’ 28-16 victory Saturday.
The final statistics told one story, and the gaping holes told another. Saturday, during Kansas University’s 28-16 football loss at Iowa State, the Jayhawks turned in their best rushing performance in weeks, buoyed by new schemes, all-out effort and the fact that many Jayhawks were embarrassed by their recent performances.
Highlights from Iowa State's 28-16 victory over Kansas on Oct. 30, 2010.
Kansas coach Turner Gill talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 28-16 loss to Iowa State on Oct. 30, 2010.
Since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996, Kansas University’s football team is a combined 2-20 against the University of Texas and Nebraska. What’s more, the Jayhawks haven’t beaten either program since 2007. Meanwhile, this week’s opponent, Iowa State — the Jayhawks will face ISU at 1 p.m. today at Jack Trice Stadium — has knocked off one of the conference powerhouses in back-to-back seasons.