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Memphis defeats Kansas, 55-23

  • 6 p.m., Sept. 12, 2015
  • David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Memphis

Ke’aun Kinner rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown, averaging 7.1 yards per carry.

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Tigers ‘didn’t panic’ early

Memphis’ explosive football team, which scored 63 points in its season-opener last week against Missouri State, didn’t fret after falling behind 10-0 to Kansas University on Saturday night in Memorial Stadium. By Gary Bedore

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Notebook: Juco transfer QB Ford takes snaps; Dineen starts

One week after sending true freshman Ryan Willis into the game to relieve starting quarterback Montell Cozart for a couple of plays, Kansas University coach David Beaty went a different direction during Saturday’s 55-23 loss to Memphis at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait

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Column: Montell Cozart's old problems return

Junior quarterback Montell Cozart’s mostly strong showing in Kansas University’s season-opening loss inspired cautious optimism regarding his future. The caution came from the caliber of the opponent and begged the question of how Cozart’s improvement would translate against a faster defense. The answer came Saturday night: Not very well. By Tom Keegan

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Postgame: David Beaty addresses 55-23 loss to Memphis

After his Kansas football team fell to 0-2 on the season, first-year Jayhawks coach David Beaty speaks with media members regarding the struggles of a 55-23 home loss to Memphis.

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Memphis blows out Kansas, 55-23

Despite an early 10-point lead against favored Memphis, the Kansas football team, early in a major rebuilding project, couldn’t keep up with the Tigers the rest of Saturday night’s 55-23 loss at Memorial Stadium. Junior KU quarterback Montell Cozart struggled to hit open receivers early, often overthrowing them, and completed just 13 of his 28 passes for 118 yards, with no interceptions and no touchdowns. Tigers QB Paxton Lynch, on the other hand, had his way with the Jayhawks (0-2), with just three incompletions on 25 attempts. The veteran threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns as Memphis (2-0) moved the ball with ease, routinely picking up massive chunks of yardage. Just as he did in KU’s opener, junior running back Ke’aun Kinner impressed — this time rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown. However, the Tigers’ 651 yards of offense, compared to KU’s 359, made it a long night for the Jayhawks. KU will have next week off and visit Rutgers on Sept. 26 for its non-conference finale. — Check back in at KUsports.com later for much more.

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