The Kansas Jayhawks did what absolutely nobody saw coming on Saturday. And I mean nobody. KU rolled over Rutgers 55-14 at Memorial Stadium.
The win was the Jayhawks’ biggest margin of victory against an FBS opponent since they beat Baylor, 58-10, in 2007, when they went 12-1 and reached No. 2 in the polls under then head coach Mark Mangino. It was the first time that KU has won back-to-back FBS games this decade. KU forced six turnovers, three interceptions and three forced fumbles. Who are these guys?!
While KU might be improved over recent seasons, it still lost its opener to an FCS program in Nicholls State. Also, the Jayhawks will still be an underdog in every game it plays the rest of the year. There’s no question about that.
But let’s now take a look at ESPN analyst Joey Galloway. I was sitting around watching College Football Final on Sunday morning (I guess this is what I deserve for turning this on) and Joey Galloway gave the Jayhawks his “helmet sticker” of the week.
That’s fine. Kansas deserves it after what has been a horrible several-year stretch of football. But then what came out of his mouth made me spit the pumpkin spice coffee I was drinking out of my own mouth.
Galloway said, “You talked about the Big 12 being wide open, keep your eye on Kansas.”
Don’t believe me? See the video below.
— Heartland College Sports (@Heartland_CS) September 16, 2018
Galloway probably had the worst prediction of the 2017 season when he said that he thought Baylor would end up winning the Big 12 Conference last season.
That being said, I think this one might be even more bizarre and worse.
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