Kansas football: Highs and lows from the 2019-20 season

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High: Kansas football vs. Texas

In Brent Dearmon’s debut as the new offensive coordinator of Kansas football, he didn’t disappoint. As major road underdogs against a team they’d only beat three times ever, the Jayhawks gave #15 Texas all they could handle.

After going down 14 to nothing, the Jayhawks fought back and went into halftime down 17-21 in a game that felt like it could go either way. After the third quarter, both teams were tied at 24, and the game came down to which defense could stop the other team’s offense.

Suffice to say, not a lot of defense was played in the fourth quarter, as both teams traded blows. The Longhorns and Jayhawks would combine for 50 points in the final fifteen minutes of the game, but Texas would go on to win 50-48 thanks to a field goal as time expired.

Kansas football quarterback Carter Stanley had a career game, throwing for over 300 yards and four touchdowns on the day. Pooka Williams also had a huge game, rushing for 190 yards and two touchdowns.

Despite the loss, Kansas football fans and the team had all the confidence in the world the following week at home against Texas Tech.

The Jayhawks would beat Tech 37-34 on a game-winning field goal of their own, it what would be Kansas’ only Big 12 win of the season and final win of the season as well.