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.
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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