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KU Sports Hour: Breaking down a season-opening KU football win & a monster of a challenge in Week 2

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Kansas wide receiver Lawrence Arnold (2) reacts after scoring what proved to be the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 at Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Nick Krug/Special to the Journal-World)

Kansas wide receiver Lawrence Arnold (2) reacts after scoring what proved to be the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 at Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Nick Krug/Special to the Journal-World) by Nick Krug

The Kansas football team picked up a rare victory in the opening game of the Lance Leipold era last Friday night, 17-14 over visiting South Dakota.

Now, the 1-0 Jayhawks head south to take on No. 17 Coastal Carolina in a monster of a challenge in Week 2. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. and the game will be televised by ESPN2.

Here's a look back at the opener and a look ahead at the challenge that awaits.

This episode includes:

• Jason Bean's strong debut

• What to make of the running game issues

• Game balls from Game 1

• Can KU stay competitive with Coastal Carolina?

• And more...

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Comments

Dirk Medema 1 year ago

“The crowds gonna be nuts”

By Texas HS football stds. The reality is their stadium only seats 15k, or something like that. That is about half of our turnout when we have a historically small crowd.

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