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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

KU football’s trip to Boston College moved to Sept. 13

Kansas safety Mike Lee (11) and Kansas safety Bryce Torneden (1) put a hit on Texas wide receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey (84) after a catch during the first quarter on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas safety Mike Lee (11) and Kansas safety Bryce Torneden (1) put a hit on Texas wide receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey (84) after a catch during the first quarter on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at Memorial Stadium.

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The first road football game of the Les Miles era at the University of Kansas will come a day earlier than expected.

The Jayhawks’ trip to the eastern-most portion of ACC country to take on Boston College this coming season was moved up a day, to Friday, Sept. 13, the teams announced on Tuesday.

Kickoff time and television coverage for KU’s nonconference finale at Alumni Stadium, in Chestnut Hill, Mass., will be announced at a later date.

It will mark the first meeting between the football programs at Kansas and Boston College.

Head coach Steve Addazio’s Eagles went 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the ACC in 2018. BC was scheduled to face Boise State in the First Responders Bowl, but the game was canceled due to severe weather.

The Jayhawks, in the final year for former head coach David Beaty, finished 3-9, with a 1-8 mark in the Big 12 this past year.

KU will spend its first two weeks of the season in Lawrence, with home dates versus Indiana State and Coastal Carolina kicking off Miles’ first year in Lawrence.

The Big 12 schedule commences the week after KU’s trip to Boston College, when West Virginia visits David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Sept. 21.

2019 KU Football Schedule

Aug. 31 — Indiana State

Sept. 7 — Coastal Carolina

Sept. 13 — at Boston College

Sept. 21 — West Virginia

Sept. 28 — at TCU

Oct. 5 — Oklahoma

Oct. 12 — bye

Oct. 19 — at Texas

Oct. 26 — Texas Tech

Nov. 2 — Kansas State

Nov. 9 — bye

Nov. 16 — at Oklahoma State

Nov. 23 — at Iowa State

Nov. 30 — Baylor

Comments

Jeff Coffman 5 months ago

I hope there are six wins on the schedule.

Dane Pratt 5 months ago

Ugh, Boston College. How about we schedule Boston Community College.

Mike Bennett 5 months ago

Hey, you are supposed to play 1 P5 school every year under new Big XII scheduling guidelines. I guess BC is about as good a matchup as KU could hope for at this time.

Dane Pratt 5 months ago

Hmm, didn't know that was a rule. I'd rather take my chances with Rutgers again but we could do worse than BC. They are usually a good team but not a great team. Hopefully we can catch them in a down year.

Jason Venable 5 months ago

What is the reason for the two "bye" dates?

Edward Daub 5 months ago

Friday the 13th is certainly appropriate for Les Miles first road game.

Boston baked beans fuel the pre game meal? Yes!

Ryan Ferree 5 months ago

Well, we almost play a December game again!

Maybe Les will get us back there in a couple years!

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