The Cinderella season continues for the Kansas Jayhawks as they improve to 5-0 following an upset win at home over the Iowa State Cyclones.
Unlike previous Kansas wins this season, this was not a high-scoring affair.
The Jayhawks scored just 14 points on 93 yards passing and 9 yards rushing from quarterback Jalon Daniels. The Jayhawks’ two scores were a 2-yard touchdown run from Daniels and a 4-yard touchdown run from Daniel Hishaw Jr.
Hishaw would later leave the game on a stretcher due to a leg injury.
This game was won thanks to some stout defense and good fortune on special teams.
The Jayhawks held Iowa State to 287 yards passing and an incredible 16 yards rushing on the day. The Jayhawks also garnered 8 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.
The Jayhawks also won the special teams battle thanks to some great punts by punter Reis Vernon – who pinned three punts inside the 20-yard line – and some gaffes by Iowa State kicker Jace Gilbert who missed three field goals, including what would have been the game-tying kick.
Most importantly, the Jayhawks showed they can win a defensive-minded, drag-it-out type of game. Not all games are going to be shootouts – especially as the schedule gets tougher in the second half of the season – and the Jayhawks proved they can win in a variety of ways.
College GameDay heading to Lawrence
For the first time in school history, the College GameDay crew is headed to Lawrence for football.
The news was announced Saturday night following wins by both Kansas and TCU. The two teams will head into the matchup next Saturday at 5-0 and both schools are likely to be ranked in the AP Top 25.
For Kansas to be hosting College GameDay given where this program was a year ago and have been for the last decade, is nothing short of miraculous.
Expect Kansas students and fans to come out in droves for this special occasion and look for another sellout crowd at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for the third straight week.
It’s an exciting time to be a Kansas football fan and that excitement is growing week by week.