1890 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1890 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Independent
1890 record 1–2
Head coach Will Coleman (1st season)
Captain Howard Peairs
1891 →

The 1890 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the 1890 college football season. In just three games of the season, the Jayhawks offense scored 33 points while the defense allowed 52 points and ended with a record of one win and two losses.[1] This was the first season for Kansas Jayhawks football and the first game against Baker marked the first time college football was played in the state of Kansas.[2] The December 8 victory over Baker by a 14–12 score was the first victory in the program's history.[1][3]


Date Opponent Site Result
November 22 at Baker Baldwin City, KS L 9–22  
November 27 Kansas City YMCA Kansas City, MO L 10–18  
December 8 at Baker Lawrence, KS W 14–12  
All times are in Central Time.



  1. ^ a b c "2017 Kansas Football Media Guide". Kansas University. p. 179. 
  2. ^ Evans, Harold (August 1940). "College Football in Kansas". Kansas Historical Quarterly. p. 285-311. Retrieved September 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "A Briliant [Sic] Game: K.S.U. the Victor Despite the Decision Against It". Lawrence Daily Journal. December 9, 1890. p. 4.