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Long-struggling KU football program hopes to build off of marquee win at Texas

Nearing the end of his sixth year in the Kansas football program, super-senior receiver Kwamie Lassiter II has witnessed more losses than he cares to remember, as well as a handful of victories — 11 to be exact. But the Jayhawks’ latest victory, a 57-56 overtime shocker at Texas that grabbed the attention of the college football world, seemingly was on another level.

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3 keys for KU football at TCU

Kansas football offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki often mentions how just a handful of plays can ultimately decide a game’s outcome. In an overtime thriller at Texas last week, there was no shortage of crucial snaps. But given the Jayhawks’ struggles this season and how important it was to get off to a positive start, Kotelnicki was asked whether the third snap of the game — a Jalon Daniels rush on third-and-7 — was a game-altering play. “Hell, yes,” Kotelnicki replied.

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Unbeaten Jayhawks ready to welcome Jalen Wilson back to lineup

Three games into a regular season in which third-ranked Kansas has outscored its opponents by an average margin of 88-65, the Jayhawks are poised to bring back one of their top players from a season ago. By Matt Tait