November 19, 2016
Kansas place kicker Matthew Wyman (7) celebrates with his teammates following the Jayhawks' 24-21 overtime upset of Texas on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. Wyman kicked the game-winning field goal.
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An old one-liner among those in the coaching profession goes: The best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores. While the idea of first-year players making significant jumps in their impact and productivity is a popular one with the Kansas football program, too, head coach David Beaty and his staff enjoyed watching some freshmen perform ahead of schedule in 2016. By Benton Smith
Following KU’s galvanizing overtime victory over Texas, a pair of Jayhawks received the league’s top weekly honors. Matthew Wyman, the senior kicker mobbed by teammates after his field goal sealed the upset win, fittingly earned the distinction of Special Teams Player of the Week, while sophomore defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. shared Defensive Player of the Week with Iowa State junior safety Kamari Cotton-Moya. By Benton Smith