Kansas football: Top five wins of the decade for the Jayhawks

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1. Kansas vs. Texas, 2016

Could number one have been anything else?

When the one-win Jayhawks beat Texas in 2016, the whole world stopped turning. It was the first time since 1938 that Kansas had beat the Longhorns in football, and it’s still being celebrated to this day. There’s just something inherently intriguing about a school like Kansas beating a school like Texas in football.

The game wasn’t particularly pretty though.

Starting quarterback Carter Stanley was just a freshman at the time, throwing for 220 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception.

The heroes of the game though were the Kansas defense and kicker Matthew Wyman. The defense recorded three interceptions, including a pick-six by Brandon Stewart and two other interceptions by Mike Lee and Fish Smithson.

With seven seconds left in regulation, Wyman kicked a 36-yard field goal to send the game into overtime and then nailed a 25-yard field goal to give Kansas the 24-21 win over the Texas Longhorns.

This win is one of the best in Kansas football history, and it deserves the top spot as the Jayhawks’ best win of the decade.

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What wins over the past decade got left off the list? Did you attend one of these historic games? Comment below!