Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Jalon Daniels suffered a shoulder injury last weekend against TCU and is labeled doubtful to play Oct. 15th against Oklahoma.
Lance Leipold made the comments on Tuesday during his press availability. He said Daniels did not practice on Tuesday, is listed as day-to-day, but officially went on to label his as doubtful ahead of Kansas’ trip to Norman.
The Jayhawks are coming off their first loss of the season last week against TCU, a 38-31 loss in which Daniels exited the game late in the second quarter. Senior quarterback Jason Bean came in relief of Daniels and gave the Jayhawks a chance to win it late.
Bean went 16/24 for 262 yards, four scores, and one interception against the horned frogs and will start next week against Oklahoma if Daniels isn’t ready to go. Daniels, to this point in the season, has thrown for nearly 1,000 yards (983) and 11 touchdowns for the Jayhawks while adding 329 rushing yards and five scores.
Daniels was considered a potential Heisman contender before his injury on Saturday and will undoubtedly be a huge loss if he can’t go on Saturday.
But for Kansas, the good news is that Oklahoma’s defense has struggled mightily in conference play, giving up over 48 points per game and over 1,700 total yards of offense against K-State, TCU and Texas, while losing all three games.