Saturday, October 21, 2017

Jayhawks shutout for the second straight week, 43-0

Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender (7) recovers a fumbled snap before TCU defensive tackle L.J. Collier (91) during the second quarter, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.

Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender (7) recovers a fumbled snap before TCU defensive tackle L.J. Collier (91) during the second quarter, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.


For the first time since 1986, the Kansas football team failed to score any points in back-to-back weeks.

If there was any doubt whether the Jayhawks could repeat their disastrous offensive performance from last week, Kansas produced a negative net total of yardage through the first three quarters in an eventual 43-0 loss to fourth-ranked TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium, which included a running clock in the fourth quarter because of pending severe weather.

It was the 44th consecutive road loss for the Jayhawks (1-6, 0-4 Big 12), which ties the longest such streak in college football history.

The Horned Frogs (7-0, 4-0) rolled to a 24-0 lead at halftime and never looked back with a defensive performance that included 11 tackles for loss. TCU quarterback Kenny Hill completed 19 of 26 passes for 278 yards and five touchdowns. 

Kansas finished with 21 total yards, including -25 rushing yards, four first downs and a 2-of-15 mark on third downs. Quarterback Peyton Bender was 7 of 16 passing for 38 yards. Tight end Ben Johnson had four catches for 35 yards. Carter Stanley completed one pass for eight yards late in the fourth quarter. 

Running back Khalil Herbert returned from a hamstring injury to run for eight yards on six attempts. Deron Thompson had a team-high 10 yards on five carries.

Here’s a quick look back at some of the action:

The game turned when: With the way TCU’s defense clamped down on KU’s offense, the Horned Frogs were never threatened after they scored a touchdown on their first offensive series.

Hill threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Desmon White, completing an 8-play, 71-yard drive midway through the first quarter. KU’s offense never crossed midfield.

Offensive highlight: Kansas senior Cole Moos had a 67-yard punt in the second quarter, pinning the Horned Frogs at their own 6-yard line.

Defensive highlight: The Jayhawks held the Horned Frogs to a field goal with a stand in the red zone during the end of the first quarter. With first-and-goal from the 2-yard line, Bryce Torneden, Daniel Wise and Dorance Armstrong recorded tackles on two straight run play. Torneden provided pass pressure on third down, forcing Hill to throw an incomplete pass.

But it was only a mini-highlight because the Horned Frogs scored touchdowns on six of their first nine drives.

Key stat: Total yards. TCU had 475 yards, KU had 21. That says it all.

Up next: Kansas will welcome Kansas State to Memorial Stadium at 2 p.m. Saturday.



8:28 — Desmon White 6 pass from Kenny Hill. Jonathan Song kick. Eight-play drive for 71 yards, in 3:13. (TCU 7, KU 0.)

1:41 — Song 19 field goal. Thirteen-play drive for 52 yards, in 5:28. (TCU 10, KU 0.)


8:53 — Jalen Reagor 22 pass from Hill. Song kick. Five-play drive for 35 yards, in 2:10. (TCU 17, KU 0.)

4:54 — John Diarse 67 pass from Hill. Song kick. Five-play drive for 76 yards, in 2:11. (TCU 24, KU 0.)


12:34 — Reagor 15 pass from Hill. Song kick failed. Six-paly drive for 75 yards, in 2:26. (TCU 30, KU 0.)

9:02 — Taj Williams 26 pass from Hill. Song kick. Three-play drive for 45 yards, in 1:01. (TCU 37, KU 0.)

6:46 — KaVontae Turpin 90 punt return. Cole Bunce kick failed. (TCU 43, KU 0.)

— See what people were saying about the game during's live coverage.

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Whitney Tangeman 4 years, 9 months ago

I like where your head is at Brett. Sounds like he's got the rebuild experience. Let's keep the candidates coming in, because I completely give up on David Beaty after tonight.

Bryce Landon 4 years, 9 months ago

Shut out in back-to-back weeks for the first time since before I was born...21 total yards of total offense...a running clock in the fourth quarter...tied for the all-time longest road losing streak in NCAA history...this is rock-freaking-bottom.

David Kemp 4 years, 9 months ago

Agreed. This takes humiliation to to a whole new level. Beatty needs to do the right thing and quit. He has lost this team.

Austin Lopez 4 years, 9 months ago

This Kansas football team has serious issues, I don’t remember Charlie Weis teams ever looking this bad on offense. I’m tired of the people that keep saying let Bender play through the whole season well how about this... Bender isn’t a power 5 caliber starter! Why are we wasting a season playing a QB that isn’t a power five QB? Now or in the future? We are waisting time! It’s clear as day Bender isn’t a power 5 type of player! His numbers through the last two games are laughable! Seriously you can’t throw over 50 yards? We all know Carter Stanley can play and is power 5 caliber player! Look to his last season numbers from the last 5 or 6 games he played! Give Carter Stanley a freaking chance!! A Play? A Drive? A Half? Isn’t a freaking chance! A chance is a full freaking game with the ball in his hands all 4 quarters !! Why waist a year on a QB that isn’t power 5 caliber when we have a QB in Stanley that can be developing right now!!! Beaty has to go! Now! How many of you would question Stanley if he decided to transfer at the end of the season for more playing time elsewhere? It’s to the point where it’s obvious Stanley should be giving a chance, now it’s to the point it looks like favoritism to me!! If Carter transfers at the season end, what a job Beaty you could potential run off the 4th QB in 2 years? It could be more than 4 correct me if I’m wrong please. Don’t let me get started with the defense still continue to miss tackle after tackle!! But the defense has been the story for some time no need to continue to waist time on that subject, same issues different week with the defense. Beaty why the hell are you still running a air raid? Can’t you see it’s a disadvantage to your personal? You don’t have the players to run a air raid!! Scrap it and put a offense in that works to Kansas strong points not its weakness!! It hurts to have the Fox Sports TV crew clown on us every single kansas game that airs on there channel. “Come to Kansas we punt more”. Say what you want about Gill or Weis but they never had us being the laughing stock of college football every time we play! Beaty has managed to run x amount of QBs out of town, Run a offense that doesn’t manage many yards and puts us at a disadvantage, make us the laughing stock of college football! This has to be the less competitive football season Kansas has by far experience the last 10 years. Can you guys tell me again how much money is Kansas paying Beaty? I know with my job if I don’t perform I’m axed out! Along with many of you! Beaty signed up for the job and he knew what he was getting into! He’s getting paid 6 figures to perform and move the football team forward not backwards. In the real world your work performance is held accountable off what you are accomplishing and not what you plan to accomplish after 3 years.

David Kemp 4 years, 9 months ago

Austin doesn’t matter who the qb is we have 5 olineman who can’t block. Really watch replays, they ALL get beat every play. I say bench all of them and put 5 new guys in there who want to play.

Bryce Landon 4 years, 9 months ago

At this point it doesn't matter whether he's getting 6 or 7 figures. It's 6 or 7 figures more than what he should be getting for this body of work...

Randy Bombardier 4 years, 9 months ago

I've wanted to give this coach 5 years. I think right now as we are setting historically bad records we can no longer afford that. I firmly believe keeping this AD just because of a fund drive is a very lame excuse, and thats just what it is.

David Kemp 4 years, 9 months ago

If we are to take fb seriously this needs to change now. This team is no longer playing for Beatty. Clearly his upbeat demeanor is not rubbing off

Austin Lopez 4 years, 9 months ago

@DavidKemp according to The Kansas Star Beaty is making $800,000 a year, $25,000 extra for every Big 12 win.

Jeff Coffman 4 years, 9 months ago

Offseason he signed a 5 year extension for $1.6mm/ year, but with a 1.2 mm buyout if I recall correctly.

Jeff Coffman 4 years, 9 months ago

When the players are better then the coaching.... things change.

The new deal had a favorable buyout. I'm guessing Zinger out this week and beauty out not too much later.

Whitney Tangeman 4 years, 9 months ago

I'd like to request that until a change is made, KU Sports photographers quit taking pictures of the players and instead photograph Beaty and Zengers' faces the entire game. I'd like the photo evidence of reaction to their own pathetic work.

Austin Lopez 4 years, 9 months ago

Kansas WTF ARE YOU DOING SIGNING HIM TO A 1.6 Million dollars a year contract!!! I’m not surprised he talks a big game but lacks any results.

Whitney Tangeman 4 years, 9 months ago

What may be worse is how BGL extended/increased Zenger's contract right as she left office.

Adam Engelbrecht 4 years, 9 months ago

Hey Austin you know there is a little reply button next to posts so your replies don't get lost in the shuffle, right? You keep replying but not using it and sometimes it's hard to make sense of what you're replying to. Just a suggestion.

Austin Lopez 4 years, 9 months ago

Yeah I know I happened to be on my Phone on my internet safari last night which doesn't show the reply button.

Austin Lopez 4 years, 9 months ago

Where all those Beaty supports at that was talking about give him 5 years? I’m hearing crickets.

John Fitzgerald 4 years, 9 months ago

If KU loses by 30 or more to Baylor Zenger will be fired. And then Beaty will follow shortly after the season is over.

Brian Leslie 4 years, 9 months ago

I think it's a fait accompli for both, but Zenger being fired right after the K-State game would be fitting. Maybe he can ride the team bus back to Manhattan.

Jim Keen 4 years, 9 months ago

That, Brian, is VERY FUNNY! Thanks for the early Sunday morning laugh.

Whitney Tangeman 4 years, 9 months ago

Maybe Kansas football will land an ESPN 30for30, or Netflix series!

Bryce Landon 4 years, 9 months ago

And to think, ten years ago at this time, we were 7-0 and bound for the Orange Bowl!

Brett McCabe 4 years, 9 months ago

Here's why Beaty has to be gone tomorrow. This was an embarrassment of epic proportions. Literally a nationally televised debacle. Keeping Beaty puts you in the position of dragging the program down further each and every week. Believe me, there is a real chance that we get shut out again at home on Saturday.

If you put in an interim head coach, you are sending the signal that the program is moving forward. The interim HC can't really take too much heat and we get a bit of a pass for the rest of the season. Keep Beaty in place, and you may eliminate yourself from contention for almost any new HC.

If Bowen won't take over - and I wouldn't blame him if he said no - then you've got to have Perry do it, or bring in a temporary guy. Keeping Beaty in charge for the rest of this season is the worst possible outcome for the program.

Zenger and Beaty must both be gone tomorrow. Give Clint $500K extra to take over, and let's get busy living instead of getting busy dying.

Gary Wilson 4 years, 9 months ago

Why would you want Bowen to stay? And there is no down further. This is it, right here and now.

Brett McCabe 4 years, 9 months ago

Not saying Bowen stays, saying we have to have an HC for the rest of the season. And no, it's going to get much worse if we don't admit we've got a problem and start fixing it.

Lucas Town 4 years, 9 months ago

As long as we keep Zenger, Beaty will be our HC. As long as Beaty is our HC, Bowen will be the DC. Until these things change we will run the Air Raid offense.

Brett McCabe 4 years, 9 months ago

While I understand the power of money, there are other Jayhawks in the world besides big donors. And, if big donors don't see the problem, I'm not sure how the heck they accumulated those fortunes.

Bryce Landon 4 years, 9 months ago

For Mellinger to suggest that Zenger doesn't deserve to be fired because of the stadium renovation project is ludicrous. A new AD can proceed with the renovation as easily as Zenger could.

Chris Bailey 4 years, 9 months ago

@AustinLopez the people saying give him five years are too busy getting drunk trying to forget about this season and just hoping they won’t have to do the walk of shame wearing paper bags the rest of the decade.

Clarence Glasse 4 years, 9 months ago

Just a thought. Why does our offensive coordinator get a free ride in these posts? Many of us want the athletic director gone, the head football coach gone, the football defensive coordinator gone. But the offensive coordinator, after the offensive results we've seen all year, slides through these games (and offensive failures) without being questioned by any of us. Why is that?

Brett McCabe 4 years, 9 months ago

He doesn't deserve a pass. My focus has been on the head coach, assuming that when he goes, everyone goes with him. And part of the O.C. problem is that Beaty is on his third O.C. in three years. Funny how so many supporters think Beaty deserves 5 years but he gives his coaches one.

Chris Bailey 4 years, 9 months ago

We don’t need another ultimatium in a score to keep their jobs. They suck and need to go NOW! Hire a damn AD that knows what he’s doing and maybe he’ll in tern hire a football coach that knows what he’s doing.

Bill McGovern 4 years, 9 months ago

I'm convinced that the program has hit rock bottom, as previous posters have stated. Years ago with Weis I thought "well, at least it can't get any worse than this." Boy, was I wrong and I feel like a fool because it has gotten so much worse. It's as if the big wigs at KU just don't care about football anymore. The team has no spirit, no fight. Good thing KU basketball has the Border Showdown revival game tomorrow to distract from the abomination that is the KU football program.

Jeff Coffman 4 years, 9 months ago

I used to think that a rebuild would take 5 years...I've seen repeatedly that if the coach is good, you will see real progress in year 2 at the latest. We didn't see that, and now we see it goes down hill in year 3. We have seen that with the past three coaches. And every coach that isn't on the hot seat, has seen real progress in their first or second year.

There are way too many great coaches out there to keep thinking Beaty is good enough.

Bowen I think is the worst assistant coach ever. If you look he has consistently been around 120 to 125 (128th this year). The fact that he was allowed to stay when Beaty was hired was beyond belief. The fact he wasn't fired last year was horrendous, the fact that he continues to coach at our university is embarrassing.

We make $31MM+ from our Big XII football contract, there is plenty of money to buyout the coach. We can't afford to keep him.

Chris Browning 4 years, 9 months ago

There is so much to say, I don't know where to begin.

So let's start with the many times are we going to complete forward or sideways passes and continue to lose yards? When will Bender lose his starting job? When will we start a new O line?
There was a series in the 3rd quarter where we lost yards on every play, including 2 sacks.

Defense...or as I like to call them, the Destroyed 11. I feel so bad for those guys. They are on the field, giving up 6-14 yards every play..because they are to slow, over pursue, play soft coverage, apply no pressure and are simply gassed.

Special teams, or not so special teams...2 more shanked punts, another return for 6, penalties on the halo rule.

Coaching....entire staff.

AD..gotta go.

How many guys are going to transfer out after the end of the year? And how many guys will transfer to D1 schools to sit out a year. I can see a bulk of the transfers to go to FCS schools so they can play right away, because that is where they belong in the first place. We only have 2-3 guys on both sides of the ball who can actually play at this level. It is clear to this lifelong fan that the team has completely quit and won't respond to anything the Head coach or his staff has to say.

Thanks so much for firing Mark Mangino, because his above .500 record and 3-1 record in bowl games and full stadiums were the sources of his termination.

Joe Baker 4 years, 9 months ago

"We're missing something" - Beaty This line is worth $1.6m a yr?

This is as laughable as the loss.

Stupid azz comment. At least say you have no comment. Dont say we're missing something. At least sound like a coach.

Austin Lopez 4 years, 9 months ago

If you ask me there missing everything a football team is suppose to have.

Chris Condren 4 years, 9 months ago

We have to do something the right the ship. Pay off coaches. They stink. Let players transfer. I do not see many performing well or play8ng hard. Root out defeatism.

David Kemp 4 years, 9 months ago

Right losing is a disease and getting rid of those players and coaches can right ship

Chris DeWeese 4 years, 9 months ago

The thing that really bothered me (other than the obvious) was seeing a shot of Bender laughing on the sidelines while we were getting annihilated. It seems clear that Beaty has lost this team.

Whitney Tangeman 4 years, 9 months ago

I completely agree! I saw that as well and couldn't help wonder how anyone could have a smile on their face at that time?! Let alone the guy in charge of our -21 yards of offense! Thanks for bringing that up.

Barry Weiss 4 years, 9 months ago

No doubt this is the lowest I've ever seen KU football. And it appears to be going lower each week. It really is sad to hear the sports commentators either 1) cracking jokes about Kansas University or 2) Making sincere comments about how they feel bad for our players on defense, having to be out there the whole game as our offense moves backward each drive. They were down on Beatty for not playing the offense 4 complete downs, no matter where the ball is on the field, just on the outside chance we could get a first down to let the defense rest a little. They said forget the score, that was not a factor after TCU's first score. These comments, on national TV. Showing that game has to hurt any shot at recruiting. I hope we are not on TV any more this year. I feel so sad for the players and Kansas University.

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