Kansas football: Highlights from Jayhawks loss to Oklahoma

Linebacker Najee Stevens-McKenzie #9 of Kansas football breaks up a pass. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Linebacker Najee Stevens-McKenzie #9 of Kansas football breaks up a pass. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

Despite the loss, Kansas football showed some signs of improvement against the Sooners last Saturday. There were lots of exciting Kansas highlights, and they’re worth watching.

Kansas football has a long way to go before they’re competing in the Big 12, but that doesn’t mean the Jayhawks aren’t fun to watch this season. There were many great plays made, and Kansas highlights are something the fans need.

The Jayhawks played the Sooners pretty close and were a few plays away from going into halftime either tied or even possibly with a seven-point lead.

If Kansas football keeps pushing and maintains faith in the coaching staff plus the dream they sell, the Jayhawks will continue to improve and possibly win some games. Les Miles’ biggest challenge this season will be keeping the team focused, in spite of the heaping amount of adversity they face on a weekly basis.

Making big plays will be important for the rest of this season, and Kansas made a few against Oklahoma, so here are the Kansas football highlights from the game on Saturday:

Running back Pooka Williams looked really good this week, probably the best he seemed all season. Some of his runs resembled those of last season when he took the Big 12 by storm. Quarterback Carter Stanley also had a solid game, throwing for three touchdowns on the day, two of which were caught by wide receiver Stephon Robinson Jr.

Kansas football will need Stanley and Williams to step up in a big way for the rest of the season if they Jayhawks want to win some more games. Pooka, in particular, can completely take games over and should be the focal point of the offense.

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The Jayhawks will have a bye this week, before taking on Texas on October 19 in Austin. The break will hopefully give the Kansas football staff and players a break and opportunity to get prepared for the Longhorns on the road.