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Jason Bean to Start vs. Oklahoma State: Report

According to a report from Brett McMurphy, Kansas quarterback Jason Bean is set to make his fourth start of the 2023 season against Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Starting quarterback Jalon Daniels has missed each of the last two games with a back injury and his availability remains “doubtful” heading into the weekend. If the Jayhawks can get through Week 7 with a win, they’ll get a chance to reset next week with a bye ahead of a huge matchup against Oklahoma on October 28.


In the three games that Daniels has missed this season, Bean has gone 2-1 as a starter, with a 48-17 win over Missouri State, a 40-14 loss to Texas, and last week’s 51-22 win over UCF.

In those games, Bean has completed 63.9% of his attempts for 503 yards and four touchdowns (no interceptions) through the air and 19 rushes for 91 yards (4.8 ypc), including a rush of 17 yards or more in each game.

The Kansas offense has leaned heavily on the running game this season, averaging 232.3 rushing yards per game and a Big 12-leading 16 rushing touchdowns on the year. This week against Oklahoma State, who ranks 11th in the conference in rushing defense (154.0 ypg), the Jayhawks will likely stick with a heavy dose of run game, especially coming off a 399-yard, five-touchdown performance against UCF.

The 23rd-ranked Jayhawks are set to kickoff against Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. on FS1, with KU being favored by 3.0 points.

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