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Nicholls State defeats Kansas, 26-23

  • 6 p.m., Sept. 1, 2018
  • David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
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Tom Keegan: KU football lets season opener slip away

It happens all the time in sports. It starts to occur to the underdog from the smaller conference that it’s about to score a significant victory. The moment becomes too big. The jitters set in. The underdog makes one too many mistakes and the bigger school escapes with a victory.

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Notebook: Pooka Williams unavailable in Week 1

The long-awaited debut of freshman running back Pooka Williams didn’t go as planned Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

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Familiar result: Kansas football suffers overtime loss to Nicholls State

In a game marred by bad snaps, sacks and no real running threat, the Kansas football team somehow found itself with a chance to open the season with a victory, in overtime at that. But head coach David Beaty’s fourth season opener ended the same as his first, in 2015, with a home defeat at the hands of an FCS opponent.

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Quick recap: KU football falls to Nicholls State in overtime

The University of Kansas football team lost its 12th-straight game Saturday at Memorial Stadium in the season opener. Following a field goal by Gabriel Rui on the first possession of overtime, Nicholls State scored the necessary touchdown to finish off a 26-23 victory. Junior quarterback Chase Fourcade delivered the game-winning score on a 4-yard rushing touchdown.

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Game blog: KU football vs. Nicholls State

Year 4 of the David Beaty era for Kansas football begins with a potentially challenging FCS matchup, as Nicholls State, ranked No. 17 in the preseason coaches poll, visits Kansas David Booth Memorial Stadium.

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