Kansas football’s magical start is no fluke as TCU looms

Let’s catch our breath here after a feisty noon window. Kansas won again, this time after Iowa State missed a game-tying field goal attempt late, and is now 5–0 after the 14–11 victory. Jayhawks fans stormed the field, and it sets up what could be the early game of the year in the Big 12 when Kansas hosts TCU next weekend.

It’s such a big deal that the operators put up 5–0 on the big screen in the stadium as fans poured onto the field. They are truly partying like it’s 2007 in Lawrence thanks to the belief second-year coach Lance Leipold has brought to the program. Saturday’s game showed that Kansas can win without much from quarterback Jalon Daniels (7-for-14, 93 passing yards) and the offense, as the low-scoring affair would indicate. It was able to lean on stingy defense to shut down Iowa State’s run game and keep the Cyclones fairly one-dimensional. (ISU coach Matt Campbell will be second-guessed for leaning on a field goal kicker who finished the game 1 for 4.) But these Jayhawks aren’t a fad, and they’re certainly a factor in the Big 12 race moving forward.

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