Watch: Kansas football vs. Iowa State highlights and analysis

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Kansas football lost a hard-fought battle yesterday to Iowa State on the road. Watch the Jayhawks make incredible highlight plays down the stretch to give themselves a chance to win.

Kansas football is making progress, maybe not by wins, but the culture is changing. The Jayhawks played the twenty-second ranked Cyclones to the wire yesterday but ended up losing 41-31. The Jayhawks were a 25 point underdog, so it’s hard to get too upset with the team for the loss.

There’s still a lot of work to be done though, especially on the recruiting trail.

The biggest challenge facing head coach Les Miles and his staff is bringing in talent, and more importantly, coaching them up. It’s very unlikely that the Jayhawks pull in many big-name recruits, so Kansas is going to have to figure out how to do more with less.

Games like yesterday are extremely helpful though. Just look at last year when Kansas played Iowa State, the Jayhawks lost at home 27-3. Now, Kansas is competing with teams in the Big 12, and that’s a good sign for potential recruits.

Here are the Kansas football highlights from the Jayhawks’ game yesterday against Iowa State:

The Jayhawks didn’t score a single touchdown until the second half, but a 15-point third-quarter propelled Kansas to a lead, but after trading blows with the Cyclones, the Jayhawks eventually fell 41-31.

Quarterback Carter Stanley had a big game, throwing for 328 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Running back Pooka Williams also had a good day, rushing for over 150 yards plus a receiving touchdown.

As usual, the Kansas receiving corps balled out. Andrew Parchment, Stephon Robinson, Kwamie Lassiter II, and Daylon Charlot combined for 20 receptions and 274 yards; which averages out to13.7 yards per reception for those four.

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Kansas football is improving. If you doubt that, just think about whether or not last year’s squad would have been able to keep this game close. Hopefully, Les Miles can keep things rolling into next week’s home matchup with Baylor.