Following one of the biggest wins in recent history for Kansas football, the Jayhawks are being recognized as the Cheez-It National Team of the Week by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
The award was announced on Monday following KU’s massive upset win over No. 6-ranked Oklahoma this weekend. The Jayhawks topped the Sooners 38-33 to give the program its first victory against Oklahoma since 1997 and helped secure back-to-back bowl game appearances for the first time since 2007-08.
The win was the first over a top-10 team since the Jayhawks beat No. 5 Virginia Tech in the 2008 Orange Bowl. It was also KU’s first regular season win over a top-10 team since the Jayhawks beat No. 4 Colorado in 1995, and it was the first top-10 victory at home since beating No. 2 Oklahoma in 1984.
KU last won the award in 2021 when they went on the road to stun Texas in Austin 57-56 in overtime. If this team can keep building upon Saturday’s big win it won’t be the last award this team receives before the season is over.
The Jayhawks will look to continue their winning ways on Saturday as they head to Ames to face the Iowa State Cyclones. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN.