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Kansas junior WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez recorded five receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown in last Saturday's loss to Kansas State.

In his first season in Lawrence after transferring over from Texas A&M, Gonzalez had three 100-yard receiving games, finishing with a solid 62-729-3 line. While the Jayhawks are still making up ground in the Big 12 talent divide, they boast a great receiving duo in Gonzalez and Steven Sims Jr.
Dec 1 - 2:16 PM

Kansas redshirt freshman QB Carter Stanley went 24-of-44 passing for 302 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 34-19 loss to Kansas State.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound redshirt freshman was impressive again, likely solidifying himself as Kansas' quarterback of the future if he hadn't already. Stanley held the Jayhawks in there against Iowa State in his first start (seven-point loss), went 21-of-42 for 220 yards in the upset of Texas, and surpassed 300 yards passing for the first time today. The Jayhawks (2-10 overall, 1-8 Big 12) will be much improved next year.
Nov 26 - 3:41 PM

Former Washington State redshirt sophomore QB Peyton Bender has committed to a transfer to Kansas.

Bender visited Lawrence over the weekend. Nice timing, that one, as the Jayhawks proceeded to upset Texas. Kansas will have the opportunity to mold the 6-foot, 187-pound redshirt sophomore after he was ruled academically eligible to play for Washington State in 2016. That decision was reached in June, after which he dropped his game down to the JUCO level. In parts of five games last season (including an Apple Cup start in place of an injured Luke Falk), Bender threw for 498 yards with a 3/4 TD/INT ratio.
Nov 22 - 6:28 PM

Kansas sophomore WR Steven Sims Jr. caught seven passes for 79 yards in Saturday's 24-21 victory over Texas.

Matthew Wyman's 25-yard field goal in overtime gave Kansas their first Big 12 win in two years, snapping a 19-game conference losing streak, and first win over the Longhorns since 1938. Sims also converted a crucial 2-point conversion that pulled Kansas to within 21-18 in the fourth quarter. Kansas has shown signs of turning around the ship this season, nearly upsetting TCU and Iowa State prior to today. They close out the season next Saturday at Kansas State.
Nov 19 - 8:12 PM

Former Washington State redshirt sophomore QB Peyton Bender is visiting Kansas this weekend, according to Jon Kirby.

Bender spent the 2016 season at the JUCO level after being ruled academically ineligible for the year. Kansas head coach David Beaty recently said he would look at JUCO quarterbacks ahead of the 2017 season.
Nov 19 - 10:18 AM

Kansas junior RB Ke'aun Kinner had 152 yards rushing in a 31-24 loss against Iowa State on Saturday.

Kansas (1-9, Big 12 0-7) has lost 23-straight games against FBS teams. Their last such win? It came against these Cyclones on Nov. 8, 2014. Kansas welcomes the Texas Longhorns to town next weekend. Rock Chalk's next Big 12 win will likely have to wait until next season, at the earliest.
Nov 12 - 4:58 PM

Kansas redshirt freshman QB Carter Stanley will start against Iowa State on Saturday.

With Montell Cozart dealing with a concussion, Stanley receives an opportunity to show his starting moxie. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound redshirt freshman completed 9-of-11 passes for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns after Cozart exited action against West Virginia last weekend. That was the most extensive action he has seen this season.
Nov 11 - 8:24 PM

Kansas redshirt junior QB Montell Cozart (concussion) will be available for Saturday's game against Iowa State.

While Cozart will be available should his presence be needed, Carter Stanley will draw the start for this weekend's spin with the Cyclones. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Cozart was initially forced out of action with concussion-like symptoms in last weekend's loss to West Virginia.
Nov 11 - 8:17 PM

Kansas sophomore WR Steven Sims Jr. caught nine passes for 124 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 48-21 loss to West Virginia.

Sims was held out of the end zone for the first three quarters before an 11-yard scoring pass with 11:52 remaining in the game finally brought him to glory. This was the 5-foot-10, 176-pounder's first 100-yard receiving effort since October 8. Through nine games, Sims has caught 51 passes for 702 yards and five touchdowns.
Nov 5 - 11:06 PM

Kansas junior WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez recorded six catches for 106 yards and a score in Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State.

One of the most talented players on the roster, Gonzalez, a former Texas A&M Aggie, is oft targeted. That's the good news, and the reason he has 42 catches. The bad news is that Kansas' offense stinks, so the explosive Gonzalez has been held to 484 yards and two scores. Kansas gets an Oklahoma secondary that just got lit up in record proportions by Pat Mahomes next week.
Oct 24 - 7:58 PM

Kansas sophomore WR Steven Sims Jr. hauled in nine catches for 90 yards in Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State.

Sims is up to a 37-543-5 line. He holds some promise, and plays in a spread system inclined to throw, but Kansas' offense doesn't reach the end zone enough to make him a high-end fantasy option. The Jayhawks are at Oklahoma next time.
Oct 23 - 10:44 AM

Kansas junior RB Ke'aun Kinner rushed for 145 yards on 14 carries in a loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Kinner looked like a star, at least on this afternoon against OSU's weak defense. Case in point: Kinner hadn't reached 70 yards rushing this season until this afternoon. The setback in Lawrence was the Jayhawks' 21st-straight loss to an FBS opponent.
Oct 22 - 4:12 PM

Kansas dismissed redshirt sophomore DT D.J. Williams due to a violation of team rules.

There is no information as of yet as to what precipitated this dismissal. In four games this season, Williams had registered a trio of tackles, one of which went for a loss. The 6-foot-5, 292-pounder was a three-star recruit for the 2014 cycle.
Oct 14 - 2:02 PM

Kansas sophomore QB Ryan Willis completed 31-of-45 balls for 348 yards and three interception in Saturday's 24-23 loss to TCU.

This was a stomach-punch loss for the Kansas program, which is still looking for its first Big 12 win since 2014. But there were positive signs galore in Lawrence on Saturday. Firstly, Kansas should have beat TCU and would have had they not missed three field goal attempts in the fourth quarter, including one with only seconds remaining. Secondly, the Jayhawks found their quarterback of the present and future. Willis should have been starting from the first snap on Week 1, but better-late-than-never is a welcome change for Kansas fans used to a steady diet of never-never-never-never.
Oct 8 - 4:19 PM

Kansas senior T Jordan Shelley-Smith retired due to concussions.

Shelley-Smith suffered a concussion against Oklahoma State last season and ended up missing games. The effects of the injury lingered into a new year and he was barely able to play this year.
Oct 5 - 5:16 PM


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