Jay You! Kansas Runs Brilliant Camo Play
Kansas football doesn't do many things right. The Jayhawks had a fun ride between 2005-08, culminating in an epic Orange Bowl victory in 2007, but since a 5-0 start in 2009, Kansas football is a whopping 14-76, and hasn't beaten a fellow FBS/Division I-A opponent in two years. To put that in perspective, Kansas basketball probably has that many wins by early January.
However, for one play...one epic play...things actually looked OK in Lawrence. Granted, it was a mere kickoff return to their own 35-yard line, but hey, this team's fan literally tried to bring their goal posts down for beating RHODE ISLAND back in September, so let them have this moment.
Wearing their blue jerseys with red numbers for their tilt with equally God-awful Iowa State (the two teams entered with an identical 1-8 record), the Jayhawks must've called up the Memorial Stadium end zones, because they were dressed in pretty much the same way, blue with red lettering. Channeling his inner Predator, LaQuivonte Gonzalez laid down in the end zone, hiding from the pursuing Cyclones as the Jayhawks prepared to get the ball back with a 14-10 lead. As Emmanuel Moore caught, he advanced it a few yards before embracing an alter ego of his own, resembling Frank Wychek, who threw the famous backwards pass (or depending if you're a Bills fan, illegal forward pass) in the famous Tennessee Titans' Music City Miracle during the 2000 NFL playoffs.
Despite a solid return, the Jayhawks could not capitalize on their camo craziness, as they missed a field goal on the ensuing drive.
To cap things off, the Jayhawks fell once again, dropping a 31-24 decision to the Cyclones. Well, at least basketball season start last night aaaaaaaaaaaand they lost 103-99 to Indiana.
Safe to say, there have been more joyful weekends in Lawrence.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffMags5490
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