In recent weeks, the Kansas football defense has encountered running backs such as Coastal Carolina’s Reese White (102 rushing yards, three touchdowns), Baylor’s Abram Smith (123 yards, one TD), Duke’s Mataeo Durant (132 yards, one TD) and Iowa State’s Breece Hall (123 yards, two TDs). But KU defensive coordinator Brian Borland said the back the Jayhawks are facing this week, Kansas State sophomore Deuce Vaughn, might be “the most impactful player” that they’ve gone up against this year.
With a Champions Classic clash with Michigan State now just a couple of days away for the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, here's a first-glance look at the 2021-22 Spartans. Tom Izzo's latest team features a mixture of size, experience, fresh talent and, of course, toughness. By Matt Tait
In the midst of a one-sided home loss to rival Kansas State on Saturday, the Kansas football team had to play three quarterbacks — including sophomore Jalon Daniels, who is supposed to redshirt this year — before the Jayhawks even got to halftime.
Rival Kansas State kept the Kansas football offense out of the end zone until late in the third quarter Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, where the visiting Wildcats dominated in a 35-10 road win.