After suffering an embarrassing defeat to in-state rival Kansas State, the Jayhawks are heading into the bye week with a sour taste in their mouth. What are some things Kansas football can focus on to finish strong?
The Jayhawks still have a long way to go, but that doesn’t mean they can’t win a few more games this season. After the bye week, Kansas football will travel to Oklahoma State and Iowa State before finishing the season at home vs. Baylor.
The Jayhawks’ final three opponents are formidable, with Baylor and Oklahoma State both being ranked, but Kansas has already proven that they can play on the road against ranked teams.
The last time the Jayhawks came out of a bye week, they went on the road to take on number 15 Texas. The Longhorns were favored by 21, but that didn’t deter Kansas. It was a back and forth game that came down to the wire, as Texas kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired.
Offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon had the Jayhawk offense looking absolutely incredible, and replicating that performance will be huge this season. The defense though… that’s been another story.
The Jayhawks just arent good enough to make mistakes, so the defensive and special teams errors have to be corrected for Kansas to have a chance in their final three games of the year.
Receivers Daylon Charlot and Andrew Parchment have been adamant all season about making a bowl game, and now, the Jayhawks have to win out to do so. After the Jayhawks’ loss to Texas, Parchment let the team know:
“Seniors, we’re going to get y’all to a —-ing bowl game.” – Andrew Parchment
It isn’t going to be easy at all, but if there’s a team that can pull off three wins in a row, it’s this one. This is probably one of the best, if not the best team Kansas football has had in years. Now, with their backs against the wall, how will they respond?
Here are the three keys for Kansas to make a bowl game: