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2005 Kansas Jayhawks Football Preview

In this Big 12 individual team section you can find all the news for the 2005 Kansas Jayhawks. We have taken the time to preview the team and give you some info about the University of Kansas. You will be also be able to find the 2005 Kansas Jayhawks Football Schedule. We remind you that if you are contemplating betting College football don't forget to pick up our Expert College football predictions we offer to visitors. Like every football season when it comes to College football or NFL betting maddux sports has you one step ahead of the bookmaker.

Coach: Mark Mangino (4th year at Kansas)
Team Name: Jayhawks
2004 Record: 4-7
2004 Big 12 Conference Record 2-6
2004 ATS Record: 7-4
Returning Starters: 14

In each of the last 3 years the Kansas defense has improved. In 2002 the Jayhawks allowed 42 ppg, which dropped to 30 ppg in 2003, and last year dropped all the way down to 21 ppg. This season the defense should be superb and could improve once again as they return 8 starters including all Big 12 selection Nick Reid and All-America corner Charles Gordon.

While the Kansas defense is formable, the offense is a mess. Last season the Jayhawks had one of the worst rushing attacks in the country. Their leading rusher from 2004 was dismissed from the team in the offseason which won’t help the Jayhawks putrid rushing attack this season. The Jayhawks also have QB issues and haven’t named a starter just yet. The line has to replace 3 starters and figures to be another liability. It really is a shame all the offensive questions Kansas has, with even just mediocre offensive play, this team would have a shot at the North Division title.

The non conference schedule is easy and should be 3-0 heading into to conference play but the remainder of the schedule is tough. Kansas could squeak out a winning record if the offense can put points on the board and move the chains, giving the defense a rest.

Kansas Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Sep 3
Fla Atlantic
Home
Sep 10
Appalachian St.
Home
Sep 17
La Tech
Home
Oct 1
Texas Tech
Away
Oct 8
Kansas St.
Away
Oct 15
Oklahoma
Home
Oct 22
Colorado
Away
Oct 29
Missouri
Home
Nov 5
Nebraska
Home
Nov 12
Texas
Away
Nov 19
Iowa St.
Home

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