The Jayhawks' winning ways faltered in an offensive showdown with Colorado.
Leading 35-24 and in control at halftime, Kansas University's defense melted down in the second half which proved lethal as Colorado stormed back and defeated the Jayhawks, 50-47, in overtime Saturday at Folsom Field. "Give credit to Colorado," KU head coach Mark Mangino said. "They fought hard the whole game. We fought hard, but they fought harder. Today's game will benefit our program in the long run, and will be something we learn from. We have some things to work on, but we will keep up our effort."
The Kansas University volleyball squad shook off the absence of freshman standout Janaina Correa to sweep Oklahoma, 3-0, Saturday at McCasland Fieldhouse.
Despite trailing 35-24 after giving up a last-gasp touchdown to Kansas University as the first half expired, the Colorado Buffaloes didn't get dismayed.
Kansas University entered Saturday's game at Folsom Field ranked second in the nation in kickoff returns, fourth in punt returns and 14th in net punting and led the Big 12 Conference in kickoff coverage.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, guest conductor for the song, "Take Me out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch of a midsummer contest two seasons ago at Wrigley Field, is a Chicago Cubs fan -- and proud of it.
Maybe Kansas University's football players felt sorry for Colorado. The once-proud Buffaloes were beat up all week for having lost three straight, including an ignominious setback to lowly Baylor. Then along came the Jayhawks, who, despite another big offensive game, were their own worst enemies in a 50-47 overtime loss to the Buffs Saturday at Folsom Field.
It was an author named Irving Stone, I believe, who penned the book titled "The Agony and The Ecstasy." Stone's novel was about the life of the artist Michelangelo, but the title just as easily could be applied to Saturday's Kansas University-Colorado football game. It was ecstasy watching Kansas quarterback Bill Whittemore and the KU offense run through Colorado's defense like tanks through a cornfield. And it was agony watching Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt and the CU offense careen through Kansas' defense like a dose of salts.