Kansas football has continued building on its momentum from last season’s appearance in the Liberty Bowl by starting off the 2023 campaign at a respectable 5-2 overall record and a 2-2 record in Big 12 play.
The Preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, Jalon Daniels, has only played in three games so far due to lingering back issues. Jason Bean has been more than serviceable stepping into Daniels’ spot as the starting quarterback. Bean has thrown for 911 yards with a 9:2 TD-INT ratio, which has been good for a 66.7 QBR.
The defense has definitely had its ups and downs so far this season. Austin Booker and Jereme Robinson have shined with their pass-rush ability, racking up five and four sacks, respectively. A couple of stinkers have been a big part of the team’s two losses so far, giving up over 650 yards of total offense to Texas and over 550 yards to Oklahoma State.
The special teams have been great, with the exception of the disastrous kicking performance against Oklahoma State. Sean Snyder has transcended the special teams unit, and the difference between it this year and last year is stark.
Before the season began, I formed game-by-game predictions for all 12 of the Jayhawks’ regular season contests.