Kansas football is one victory away from obtaining bowl eligibility for a consecutive season. This is the date that the Jayhawks will learn their postseason fate.
Last season, the Kansas Jayhawks were bowl-eligible for the first time since 2008. They were selected to compete against Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl, falling 55-53 in a triple-overtime thriller.
Lance Leipold and his squad look poised to play another postseason game this year, barring an unlikely 0-5 finish. They sit at 5-2 (2-2 Big 12) and have games against Oklahoma, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Kansas State, and Cincinnati to round the year off.
The regular season comes to a close in nearly one month. KU takes on Cincinnati on Nov. 25 in their final contest in Big 12 play. If you’re wondering when Kansas football will learn its postseason fate, you’re about to find out.
Kansas football will have its bowl game selected on Dec. 3
All 43 bowl games in the 2023 season will be determined on Sunday, Dec. 3. That includes the College Football Playoff.
Kansas has been mentioned in the conversation for several prestigious bowl games. Those include the Pop-Tarts Bowl, which CBS projects KU to square off against Notre Dame. Louisville is another candidate. Meanwhile, Athlon Sports predicts USC and former Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams to play Kansas in the Alamo Bowl.
For reference, the Big 12 has ties to eight bowl games (excluding the College Football Playoff). Those include the Alamo Bowl, Pop-Tarts Bowl, Texas Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Guaranteed Rate Bowl, Independence Bowl, Armed Forces Bowl, and First Responder Bowl.
Kansas has not won a bowl game since their 2008 appearance in the Insight Bowl. The Jayhawks won three of their four bowl games under former head coach Mark Mangino. They defeated Virginia Tech in the 2007 Orange Bowl and Houston in the 2005 Fort Worth Bowl.