After Saturday's 27-23 loss to Texas, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino wanted to talk about one specific play. Not Vince Young's 22-yard scamper on fourth-and-18 that kept the Longhorns' final drive alive. Not Young's 22-yard touchdown pass to Tony Jeffery with 11 seconds left that gave Texas the victory. No, Mangino wanted to discuss the offensive pass interference call on Charles Gordon that negated a first down that would have kept KU's final drive alive and possibly kept the Longhorns from getting back on the field for the game-winning score.
Texas quarterback Vince Young became the first quarterback in the school's history to rush for four touchdowns in a game. But coach Mangino says that although his defense will be facing a new offensive system Saturday, he's confident in his entire defense.
Texas running back Cedric Benson is fourth in the nation in rushing and leads the nation in scoring with 18 touchdowns. Although Benson may be a challenge for Kansas University Saturday, senior safety Tony Stubbs says the Jayhawks will just have to wrap him up.
Nineteen Kansas seniors will play their final game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday against the Longhorns.
John McCoy, former starting defensive end for Kansas, recently e-mailed Coach Mark Mangino about his current service with the Army Reserves in the Middle East.
John Nielsen will start against Texas, and Brian Luke will back up. After that, no one's quite sure what the Jayhawks will do now that it's confirmed that they have only two healthy quarterbacks.
The team is having a rough season after losing two quarterbacks.
Nielsen is not a scholarship player, but has made a good showing in practices and performed admirably when starting quarterback Jason Swanson was injured in Saturday's game.
The look in Jason Swanson's eyes as he sat on the Memorial Stadium turf told Colorado defensive end Matt McChesney something was wrong. Seriously wrong.
Kansas University's proposed centralized football facility at Memorial Stadium received $3 million in seed money Friday.
So far, Kansas University is 3-1 at Memorial Stadium and on Saturday, the Jayhawks hope to continue that good run against the Buffaloes.
Kansas University's football team suffered through the terrible threes against Colorado on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Three straight games replacing the starting quarterback. Three straight games with a fumble returned for a touchdown by the other team. And, most importantly, a third straight loss after starting the season 3-3 as the Jayhawks fell, 30-21.
An early two-touchdown lead had Kansas fans' hopes up for a win at home, but the Buffaloes came back and the Jayhawk woes continued.
The Jayhawks need to win the next three games, including this Saturday's game against Colorado, to be eligible for a bowl.
The last time Kansas University met Colorado, the Jayhawks lost the game, 50-47, in overtime. Although the team put up a lot of stats that game, KU's Mark Simmons says the only stat he'll be concentrating on this Saturday is the big W.