For the first time since 2009, the Kansas football team has a 3-0 record. On Saturday at TDECU Stadium in Houston, the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Houston Cougars by a score of 48-30. The Jayhawks had an over/under of 2.5 wins for the season based on their 2-10 record a year before. Follow stoptechy for more trending news.
After a 70-minute rain delay in the second quarter, Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels passed for 158 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 123 yards on 12 runs with two more touchdowns for the Jayhawks, who clinched their second consecutive road win for the first time since 2007.
The Jayhawks will host (3-0) Duke next Saturday at 11 a.m. The Jayhawks defeated West Virginia 55-42 in overtime a week ago and defeated Tennessee Tech 56-10 in their season opener. “It’s a madhouse in there,” Daniels stated after the game, referring to the locker room of the winning team.
To witness the enthusiasm among the people I came in with (in 2020) and the ones who were already here… we love it.”
On Saturday, the 6-foot junior from Lawndale, California became the first Kansas quarterback to sprint for and throw for multiple touchdowns in the same game since 2009, when Todd Reesing did it against Northern Colorado. Daniels has helped KU score 159 points in the first three games of the season, tying the 2007 Orange Bowl squad for the most points scored by a Jayhawks team.
Through three games, Kansas averages 53 points per game. It feels great. Super-senior defensive lineman Caleb Sampson, who recorded one of KU’s four sacks, said, “I’m telling everyone on the team we deserve it.” “I am aware that I have been here so long. Just to see everything come together this year… it feels fantastic to finally succeed in my last year.” The Kansas Jayhawks recovered for the second consecutive week after falling down 14-0 early. “This demonstrates how far the squad has come. I believe we would have crumbled in the past. It would have been concluded,” Sampson said. This squad… We continued cutting and battling, and the battle concluded as it should have.”
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Houston (1-2), which gained 446 yards to Kansas’s 438, lost its home opener for the first time in eight attempts. The Cougars lost at Texas Tech in two overtimes last week after defeating UTSA in three overtimes on the road on September 3.
Daniels, who completed 14 of 23 passes, tossed touchdown passes to Luke Grimm (5 yards), Torry Locklin (60 yards), and Jared Casey (75 yards) (8). Both of Daniels’ running scores spanned a distance of nine yards. Daniel Hishaw scored a touchdown on an 8-yard run, while Jacob Borcila kicked field goals from 22 and 33 yards for the unbeaten Jayhawks.
“I felt Jalen performed well today. Coach Lance Leipold of Kansas University said, “He made several outstanding plays when scrimmaging, keeping drives alive.” “Three touchdown passes… it’s not like he threw for 158 yards or something, but in the grand scheme of things, what he accomplished for this club today was just extraordinary.Some of the gritty scrambles that resulted in first downs (24 to Houston’s 26) were vital for extending drives and generating chances. No. 6 delivers another gritty, superb performance.” Perhaps the only bad aspect of Saturday was the Jayhawks’ poor start for the second consecutive week.
Kansas football defeats Houston 48-30
Leipold remarked, “I’m apprehensive, but I’m too excited about my return to be excessively distressed.” “You cannot sit there and continually dig holes and expect to live. We have knowledge.” After Kansas University advanced to 3-0, the second-year coach was ecstatic to see so many players smiling in the locker room. “It is evident how delighted and ecstatic they are,” Leipold remarked. This group demonstrates resilience. I am pleased with them.” The most important question is how will we manage this? Next week, we will participate in another nonconference game, bringing our season total to 25 percent.
I am thrilled that we have games at home (next three weeks). I really hope that people and our fans would check out these guys, since they are playing with inspiration and skill. We must have a formidable home-field advantage.” Sampson asserts that there will be no complacency among the players. We have won just three games. We are preparing five, six, seven, and eight chops. They want it everything. We need to recognize we’ve got to keep going.”