The last time the football team at the University of Kansas won, Michael Cummings played quarterback and Clint Bowen served as the Jayhawks’ interim head coach.
That was Nov. 8, 2014 — 665 days ago — against Iowa State. KU has since added a permanent head coach in David Beaty, of course, but after a winless 2015 the Jayhawks’ losing streak stands at 15 games entering tonight’s season opener against Rhode Island.
Beaty chose not to reveal who will start at quarterback for Kansas in the team’s debut, but either sophomore Ryan Willis or redshirt junior Montell Cozart (or even unproven redshirt freshman Carter Stanley), should be able to navigate the offense to more than enough points to win comfortably.
As difficult as last season proved to be for KU, the visiting Rams, who went 1-10 in 2015, can relate. Given URI’s significant struggles while playing in the NCAA’s FCS division — a rung below the FBS — the Jayhawks are favored to put an end to their winless streak, with ease.