FanDuel reveals preliminary win total odds for 2024 Kansas Jayhawks football season

How many games do bettors think the Jayhawks will win next year?
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After years of dismay for Kansas football fans, the program is finally back on its feet thanks to head coach Lance Leipold. The Jayhawks finished above .500 for the first time since 2008 and ended the year with a 9-4 record and a Guaranteed Rate Bowl victory.

There have already been a considerable amount of changes to the team over the offseason, specifically in the coaching department. Offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki left KU to take the same position at Penn State and was replaced by former Baylor and BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes. Additionally, D.K. McDonald replaced Jordan Peterson as defensive backs coach.

With the program on the upswing and one of the easiest schedules in the Big 12 Conference next season, many view Kansas as one of the top favorites to make the championship game. They have a top-three player in the league in Jalon Daniels, and the sky is the limit if he can stay healthy.

Recently, FanDuel Sportsbook unveiled the preliminary college football win totals for power conferences in the upcoming campaign. Kansas' prediction might be higher than it ever has.

What is the projected win total for Kansas football in 2024?

FanDuel has KU's over/under win total set at 8.5 victories. Numbers like that seemed far-fetched in past years, but the Jayhawks certainly have the talent to get there. They are returning all three of their top wide receivers, two star cornerbacks, and a running back that some consider among the best in the NCAA.

The Kansas football schedule includes home games vs. Lindenwood, UNLV, TCU, Houston, Iowa State, and Colorado and road games vs. Illinois, West Virginia, Arizona State, Kansas State, BYU, and Baylor. Winning nine or more games won't come easy for the Jayhawks, especially if they deal with injuries at the quarterback position, but it is safe to say there is a very positive outlook for next year.