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Kansas Falls to No.17/19 Oklahoma State, 47-7

Courtesy of Kansas Athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas Jayhawks suffered a 47-7 loss to the 17th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday afternoon at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

The loss dropped Kansas to 0-3 on the season and 0-2 in Big 12 play. Oklahoma State moved to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in the conference. The Cowboys are the only undefeated team left in the Big 12 at this point of the season.

“We’re in pain, but in my opinion, we’re going to continue to work hard, and be something,” head coach Les Miles said. “I’m still for us, and for our guys.”

The Jayhawks got on the board in the fourth quarter when sophomore running back Velton Gardner punched one in from a yard out for his fourth-career touchdown.

Kansas was led defensively by Kenny Logan Jr., who picked up a career high in tackles with 12 stops. Davon Ferguson also recorded a career-high 11 tackles, including 1 ½ for a loss. It marked the first time since last season’s game against Iowa State that the Jayhawks had two players register double-digit tackles.

Sophomore linebacker Nick Channel, making his first-career start for Kansas, collected eight tackles, including a sack and 1 ½ tackles-for-loss. DaJon Terry, Hayden Hatcher and Elijah Jones each registered a tackle-for-loss as well. The Jayhawks had seven tackles-for-loss, marking a new season high.

Offensively, junior quarterback Miles Kendrick entered in reserve and completed 11-of-19 passes for 90 yards. Kwamie Lassiter II led the team with four catches for 43 yards. The team’s leading rusher was freshman Daniel Hishaw, who had 51 yards on just five carries. Pooka Williams Jr., added 32 rushing yards on 14 carries.

The Jayhawks will have their second bye of the season next week, before returning to action on Oct. 17 at West Virginia.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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