Army running back Kell Walker (5) avoids a tackle by Oklahoma defensive end Amani Bledsoe (72) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Tom Keegan: Army’s near upset of Oklahoma a nice blueprint

Look for eight more Big 12 defenses to play Kansas the way Baylor did Saturday in scoring a 26-7 victory vs. the Jayhawks: Put eight men in the box, gang tackle Pooka Williams, and trust that KU’s receivers won’t get open deep.

September 23, 2018


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QB Miles Kendrick 'day-to-day' with shoulder injury

After suffering a shoulder injury during the Kansas football team’s 26-7 road loss at Baylor this past Saturday, sophomore quarterback Miles Kendrick’s status for the Jayhawks’ upcoming matchup with Oklahoma State remains undetermined. By Benton Smith

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QB Miles Kendrick injured during KU loss at Baylor

Waco, Texas — Backup quarterback Miles Kendrick left the game with an unspecified injury midway through the third quarter and did not return.

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Kansas offense reverts to past in 26-7 loss to Baylor in Big 12 opener

Waco, Texas — The Baylor football team’s defense figured out how to take Pooka Williams out of the game for all but one big run and poof, just like magic, the Kansas offense vanished.

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Bears welcome Jayhawks to Big 12 play with 26-7 defeat

The harsh reality of Big 12 football hit visiting Kansas hard Saturday afternoon inside Baylor’s McLane Stadium. After winning their final two nonconference games by an average margin of more than 30 points, the Jayhawks couldn’t score on the Bears until six-plus minutes into the third quarter and stumbled to a 26-7 loss. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: KU football bettter prepared for Baylor this time

There are tangible reasons to believe KU has a better shot of competing in the Baylor game this time. Yet, the intangible factors appear even stronger.

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Gameday Breakdown: KU football at Baylor

Sure, Baylor remains in the early stages of a massive rebuild, finished ninth in the Big 12 in 2017 and was picked in the preseason poll to again land next to last (also known as one spot better than KU). Nevertheless, the Bears (2-1) are easily the best team Kansas has faced this season. By Benton Smith

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Former FSHS standouts continue to lead KU defense

The names broadcasted over the public address system for tackles in Kansas' 55-14 win over Rutgers had a familiar ring with Lawrence residents.

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Pooka Williams rated 3rd-best true freshman in FBS

Pooka Williams’ skills aren’t only dropping jaws around Lawrence. According to Pro Football Focus, the Jayhawks’ young offensive star is the third-best true freshman in all of FBS through three weeks. By Benton Smith

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Can KU football lay another streak to rest?

Jayhawks haven't won a Big 12 road game since 2008

Especially for the players who have suffered through the program’s struggles the longest, burying KU’s 46-game road losing streak in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and delivering consecutive victories for the first time since 2011 felt meaningful. Now there is another streak for the Jayhawks to vanquish. And redshirt senior linebacker Joe Dineen didn’t need to hear the entirety of a question earlier this week to identify it. By Benton Smith

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Defensive takeaways fueling KU football's confidence

“Guys are playing more confident and more relaxed and listening to (defensive coordinator Clint Bowen), and obviously applying it,” Daniel Wise said. “And you see what happens when you do that.” The most eye-popping upshot, through three nonconference games at least, has been the defense’s ability to turn opponent mistakes into punishing takeaways. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Pooka Williams as flexbone QB?

So you have to wonder, if KU implemented a flexbone offense, a la Army and Navy, would that improve both the running game and the passing game?

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Tom Keegan: Azur Kamara grateful for journey from African soccer player to Kansas football player

Before taking up football, Azur Kamara’s dream was to return to Ivory Coast to become a soccer player for the national team. He said when he walked onto the field for his first high school football practice, he didn't have the first clue how to watch the sport, much less play it.

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'Little sprain' won't keep KU defensive tackle Daniel Wise out of lineup

When Daniel Wise hurt an ankle badly enough to limp off the field this past Saturday during the Kansas football team’s home game against Rutgers, the redshirt senior defensive tackle was adamant about checking back in. By Benton Smith

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Peyton Bender will remain KU's starting QB at Baylor

Miles Kendrick remains part of game plan

Although he watched the entire second half of the Kansas football team’s home win over Rutgers from the sideline with coaches and reserves, senior quarterback Peyton Bender will keep his spot as the Jayhawks’ starting QB on Saturday at Baylor. However, David Beaty also said Bender might man the spot for “one” play or “50” plays. By Benton Smith

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