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Friday, November 11, 2016

David Beaty names Carter Stanley starter for Iowa State game

Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley (9) heaves a pass around Baylor linebacker Raaquan Davis (19) during the third quarter on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley (9) heaves a pass around Baylor linebacker Raaquan Davis (19) during the third quarter on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

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Redshirt freshman Carter Stanley will become the 10th quarterback in seven seasons to start a game for Kansas in Saturday's 11 a.m. kickoff vs. Iowa State at Memorial Stadium. Head coach David Beaty went public with that decision on 610 Radio on Friday morning.

Stanley, who pumped some life into KU's stagnant offense with a strong second-half performance in last Saturday's 48-21 loss to West Virginia, completed 9 of 11 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns and threw one interception. He also rushed for 34 yards in a game that Kansas trailed 31-0 at the half.

It was the first significant playing time for the quarterback who was recruited to Kansas from Vero Beach (Fla.) High by former Kansas linebackers coach Kevin Kane, now defensive coordinator at Northern Illinois.

Montell Cozart has started seven games and Ryan Willis two for Kansas (1-8).

Comments

Tom Keegan 5 years, 9 months ago

Did you mean so far into the week, or so far into the season? If it's the former, Beaty let it spill out on radio in conversation and it was too late to take it back. If you meant so far into the season, unlike Crist, Heaps, etc., Stanley does not show as well in practice as in games, according to KU's coaches and Stanley's high school coach: http://www2.kusports.com/news/2016/no...

John Fitzgerald 5 years, 9 months ago

He may not be our savior, he may not be any better than Cozart or Willis, and he may even be worse than them. But, this decision by Beaty shows he's willing to try anything to find success on offense. Like Mark above though, I'm curious why it took so long.

Dillon Davis 5 years, 9 months ago

Barring injury, he needs to stay the QB the rest of the season. You have nothing to lose. But you get three more opportunities to see if he can maybe be your QB in the spring. If he has a poor showing, then it's time to look into JUCO QBs for 2017 because if Stanley doesn't show anything, then you are left with Starks, Willis, and Cozart. Willis and Cozart should not be options.

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