November 10, 2018
Kansas wide receiver Daylon Charlot (2) gets up for a catch near the sideline as he is covered by Kansas State defensive back AJ Parker (12) during the third quarter on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan.
It’s not often that a Kansas football game in November is greeted with anticipation in the days leading up to it. With the Jayhawks winning three or fewer games each of the past nine years, a late-season malaise became the norm for many within the fan base. Something about this season, and this week’s Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State, feels distinctly different, though, to KU’s veterans. By Benton Smith
Maybe Daylon Charlot leads KU in receptions by a landslide this year. Perhaps junior Andrew Parchment delivers a breakthrough season. For all one knows days ahead of KU’s season opener, junior Stephon Robinson could outproduce the rest of his fellow receivers. Even if no such scenario transpires, the absence of a clearcut No. 1 wideout won’t alarm Emmett Jones. By Benton Smith
When Daylon Charlot left college football juggernaut Alabama in 2016, he had extensive on-field plans in store for his next stop. The receiver from Patterson, La., didn’t anticipate it taking him long to become a prominent part of the offense at his new home, the University of Kansas. By Benton Smith