Kansas football won its first bowl game in 15 years last night when they took down the UNLV Rebels in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Jason Bean threw for 449 yards and six touchdowns in a career game, and the Jayhawks were able to overcome the often questionable refereeing to defeat them 49-36.
It was the final ride for 16 senior scholarship players, including KU's signal caller. He expressed his gratitude on the social media app X (formerly Twitter) after the win.
Star quarterback Jalon Daniels, who had not appeared in a contest since Week 4 against BYU due to a back injury, celebrated on Instagram Live and tweeted about the team's bowl victory.
Cornerback Cobee Bryant posed with the Guaranteed Rate Bowl trophy, attempting to mimic the legendary picture that was taken of the late Kobe Bryant after the 2001 NBA Finals.
Safety Kenny Logan Jr., who has contributed so much during the program's upswing, donned the crimson and blue for the final time yesterday. He wrote a heartfelt message after the win.
Wide receiver Luke Grimm praised the seniors following his 160-yard, 3-touchdown outing.
Another senior, tight end Mason Fairchild, penned a sincere message to the Jayhawk faithful. He had been with the Kansas football program since 2019.
Backup center Dre Doiron came to the defense of Kansas' QB1, who received a lot of flack in the offseason.
Kwinton Lassiter, the brother of former KU wide receiver Kwamie, said his goodbyes now that his eligibility is up.
Quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski shared a snapshot of him and the rest of the Jayhawks quarterback room on the field after the win. He was promoted to co-offensive coordinator after Andy Kotelnicki left for the Penn State job, and Kansas had arguably its best showing of the year with him as the primary playcaller.
Fourth-string quarterback Ben Easters thanked Jason Bean for his time at KU.
Quentin Skinner, who made a pair of SportsCenter Top Ten-esque catches last night, reposted this tweet.