Kansas Jayhawks football

Kansas Jayhawks football

TeamName = University of Kansas Jayhawks

ImageSize = 145px
HeadCoachDisplay = Mark Mangino
HeadCoachLink = Mark Mangino
HeadCoachYear = 7th
HCWins = 41
HCLosses = 37
Stadium = University of Kansas Memorial Stadium
StadCapacity = 50,071
StadSurface = AstroPlay
Location = Lawrence, Kansas
ConferenceDisplay= Big 12
ConferenceLink = Big 12
ConfDivision = North
FirstYear = 1890
AthlDirectorDisp = Lew Perkins
AthlDirectorLink = Lew Perkins
WebsiteName = KU Athletics
WebsiteURL = http://kuathletics.cstv.com/
ATWins = 559
ATLosses = 540
ATTies = 58
ATPercentage = .508
BowlWins = 5
BowlLosses = 6
BowlTies =
NatlTitles =
ConfTitles = 4
Heismans =
AllAmericans = 12
Color1 = Blue
Color1Hex = 006DF2
Color2 = Crimson
Color2Hex = F20030
FightSong = I'm a Jayhawk
MascotDisplay = Big Jay, Baby Jay
MascotLink = Baby Jay
MarchingBand =
PagFreeLabel = Outfitter
PagFreeValue = Adidas
PagFreeLabel = Major Rivals
PagFreeValue = Missouri Tigers, Kansas State Wildcats

The Kansas Jayhawks football program is the intercollegiate football program of the University of Kansas Jayhawks. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the North Division of the Big 12 Conference.

KU football dates from 1890. While not a national powerhouse like the men's basketball team, the football team has had notable alumni including Gale Sayers, a two time All-American who later enjoyed an injury-shortened yet Hall of Fame career with the Chicago Bears; John Riggins, another Pro Football Hall of Famer with the Washington Redskins; Pro Football Hall of Famer for the Cleveland Browns, Mike McCormack; plus John Hadl, Dana Stubblefield, Bobby Douglass, and Nolan Cromwell. The Jayhawks have appeared three times in the Orange Bowl: 1948, 1969 and 2008. The team currently plays in Memorial Stadium (capacity 50,071), the first stadium built on a college campus west of the Mississippi River, which opened in 1921. It replaced McCook Field, which had been constructed in 1892. Mark Mangino, former Kansas State assistant coach, has coached the team since 2002. As of January 4, 2008, the program's overall record is 554-538-58 (.507).

The Jayhawks have two traditional archrivals. KU competes with the University of Missouri Tigers in the longest uninterrupted rivalry in college football west of the Mississippi River, first played in 1891 and known as the "Border War." The name of the rivalry has since been officially rebranded as the "Border Showdown" following the advent of the Iraq War, although the historical name prevails in usage. Each year the winner of the game is awarded a traveling trophy, the Indian War Drum. Following the 2007 Border Showdown Kansas retired the current drum. In addition, KU has a rivalry with the Kansas State Wildcats called the Sunflower Showdown; when the two teams compete in football, the winner is awarded the Governor's Cup by the governor of Kansas.

Kansas has also played an annual game with the Nebraska Cornhuskers since 1905. This gives Kansas the second- and third-most played college football games in existence. KU is only 23-88-3 all-time against the Cornhuskers (as of 2007), and from 1969-2004 the Huskers rang up 36 consecutive victories, second longest in NCAA Division I (only Notre Dame's streak over Navy was longer). That streak ended on November 5, 2005, when Kansas defeated Nebraska 40-15 in Lawrence. They also beat Nebraska 76-39 in Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2007. This was the largest number of points ever surrendered by a Nebraska team; the Jayhawks also set records for most points against Nebraska in a half (1st half, 48 points) and quarter (2nd quarter, 27 points). The 95 points scored by the Jayhawks in 2006 and 2007 combined is the largest consecutive two-year total in the series. Also, the 32 points scored in an overtime loss at Nebraska on September 30, 2006, was the most by any Jayhawk team in Lincoln since 1899, when KU won 36-20 in the two teams' eighth all-time meeting. [Cite press release| publisher=University of Kansas| date=September 30, 2006| url=http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/093006aab.html| title=Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Nebraska| accessdate=2006-10-07|]

Team records and statistics


*October 6, 1990: KU and Iowa State end their game in a 34-34 tie [ [http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_game_by_game.php?coachid=1464&year=1990 Coaching Records Game by Game ] ] , giving KU the all-time NCAA Division I-A record for number of tie games with 57. [ [http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/misc/div_ia_wins.php Division I-A All-Time Wins ] ] Since then, NCAA football games have a tie-breaking rule, so only a rule change would allow this record to be broken.
*December 23, 2005: KU's strong rushing defense finishes the season by limiting Houston to just 30 rushing yards in the Fort Worth Bowl, a KU bowl record, bringing its season average down to 83.3 yards allowed per game [Cite press release| publisher=University of Kansas| date=December 23, 2005| url=http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/122405aaa.html| title=Kansas Postgame Notes| accessdate=2006-10-07|] and breaking the school record of 109.2 set in 1948. [Cite press release| publisher=University of Kansas| date=November 26, 2005| url=http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/093006aab.html| title=Kansas Postgame Notes| accessdate=2006-10-07|] It was the ninth time in the season the Jayhawks held their opponent to less than 100 yards on the ground. For the season, their defense ranked 3rd nationally against the rush.
*September 23, 2006: KU's win over South Florida extends its home winning streak to eight games against non-conference foes. The Jayhawks are 7-1 in their last eight non-conference games and 14-6 in non-conference games since 2002. [Cite press release| publisher=University of Kansas| date=September 23, 2006| url=http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/092306aae.html| title=Kansas Postgame Notes| accessdate=2006-10-07|]
*November 18, 2006: Kansas State rusher Leon Patton's 102 yards rushing breaks the Jayhawk defense's record setting 23 game streak without allowing a 100-yard rusher. [Cite press release| publisher=University of Kansas| date=November 18, 2006| url=http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/111806aad.html| title=KU-KSU Postgame Notes| accessdate=2006-11-19|] The streak started following a controversial 27-23 loss to Texas on November 13, 2004.
*November 25, 2006: In the regular season finale, senior running back Jon Cornish rushes for 126 yards in a 42-17 loss to Missouri to become KU's all-time single season leading rusher. His 1,457 yards surpassed the previous record of 1,442 yards set by Tony Sands in 1991. [Cite press release| publisher=University of Kansas| date=November 25, 2006| url=http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/112506aaa.html| title=Kansas Postgame Notes vs. Missouri| accessdate=2006-11-25|]
*November 17, 2007: Kansas defeats Iowa State 45-7, moving to 11-0 for the first time in school history.

Bowl appearances

The Jayhawks have a 5-6 bowl record:(*) Indicates a co-championship.

Note: While officially recognized as 2007 divisional co-champions by the Big 12, the Jayhawks lost the tie-breaker game to Missouri, giving them the championship game berth.

eries records

Players of note

First-Team AP All-Americans

*1947- Ray Evans, running back/defensive back
*1947- Otto Schnellbacher, wide receiver
*1951- George Mrkonic, offensive line
*1952- Oliver Spencer, offensive line
*1952- Gil Reich, defensive back
*1960- John Hadl, running back
*1961- John Hadl, quarterback
*1963- Gale Sayers, running back
*1964- Gale Sayers, running back
*1968- Bobby Douglass, quarterback
*1968- John Zook, defensive end
*1973- David Jaynes, quarterback
*1981- Bruce Kallmeyer, place kicker
*2007- Anthony Collins, offensive line
*2007- Aqib Talib, defensive back

Ring of Honor members

*Ray Evans (1941-42, 1946-47), defensive back/running back
*Otto Schnellbacher (1942, 1946-47), end
*Mike McCormack (1948-50), offensive tackle
*George Mrkonic (1950-52), offensive line
*Oliver Spencer (1950-52), offensive line
*Gil Reich (1952), defensive back/quarterback
*John Hadl (1959-61), quarterback, running back
*Curtis McClinton (1959-61), running back
*Gale Sayers (1962-64), running back
*Bobby Douglass (1966-68), quarterback
*John Zook (1966-68), defensive end
*John Riggins (1968-70), running back
*David Jaynes (1971-73), quarterback
*Nolan Cromwell (1973-76), quarterback, safety
*Bruce Kallmeyer, (1980, 1982-83), place kicker
*Willie Pless, (1982-85), linebacker(The Ring of Honor is located atop the northern bowl at Memorial Stadium and is intended to honor Kansas All-Americans and others who have made a significant on-field contribution to the football program.)

Retired numbers

*21- John Hadl, running back, quarterback (1959-61)
*42- Ray Evans, running back/defensive back (1941-42, 1946-47)
*48- Gale Sayers, running back (1962-64)

KU alumni currently in the NFL (2008)

*Anthony Collins, OT, Cincinnati
*Derek Fine, TE, Buffalo
*Charles Gordon, CB, Minnesota
*Justin Hartwig, C, Carolina
*Marcus Henry, WR, New York
*Adrian Jones, OT, Kansas City
*Aqib Talib, CB, Tampa Bay

:"Source: NFL.com [Cite web| url=http://www.nfl.com/rosters| title=NFL Rosters| accessdate=2006-09-09| publisher=National Football League|] "


Head football coaches, including their win-loss records, years coached, and reason for leaving if other than firing:
*E.M. Hopkins (6-1-1), 1891
*A.W. Shepard (9-6-0), 1892-1893
*Hector Cowan (15-7-1), 1894-1896
*Wylie G. Woodruff (15-3-0), 1897-1898
*Fielding Yost (10-0-0), 1899, accepted Stanford job
*Charles Boynton (2-5-2), 1900
*John H. Outland (3-5-2), 1901
*Arthur Curtis (6-4-0), 1902
*Harrison Weeks (6-3-0), 1903
*A. R. Kennedy (53-9-4), 1904-1910
*Ralph W. Sherwin (4-2-2), 1911
*Arthur Mosse (9-7-0), 1912-1913
*H.M. Wheaton (5-2-1), 1914
*Herman Olcott (16-7-1), 1915-1917
*Jay Bond (2-2-0), 1918
*Leon McCarty (3-2-3), 1919
*Forrest "Phog" Allen (5-2-1), 1920
*Potsy Clark (16-17-6), 1921-1925
*Franklin Cappon (5-10-1), 1926-1927
*Bill Hargiss (22-18-2), 1928-1932
*Ad Lindsey (19-28-8), 1933-1938
*Gwinn Henry (9-27-0), 1939-1942
*Henry Shenk (11-16-3), 1943-1945
*George Sauer (15-3-3), 1946-1947, accepted Navy job
*J.V. Sikes (35-25-0), 1948-1953
*Chuck Mather (11-26-3), 1954-1957
*Jack Mitchell (44-42-5), 1958–1966
*Pepper Rodgers (20-22), 1967–1970, accepted UCLA job
*Don Fambrough (19-25-1), 1971–1974
*Bud Moore (17-21-1), 1975–1978
*Don Fambrough (17-24-4), 1979–1982
*Mike Gottfried (15-18-1), 1983–1985, accepted Pittsburgh job
*Bob Valesente (4-17-1), 1986–1987
*Glen Mason (47-54-1), 1988–1996, accepted Minnesota job
*Terry Allen (20-33), 1997–2001
*Mark Mangino (42-37), 2002–present


External links

* [http://www.kuathletics.com Official KU Athletics website]
* [http://www2.kusports.com/news/football/ Lawrence Journal-World KU football website]
* [http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/big12/kansas/index.php Kansas Historical Data] - includes win-loss records since 1890

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