1968 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1968 Kansas Jayhawks football
Big Eight co-champion
Orange Bowl, L 14–15 vs. Penn State
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 7
1968 record 9–2 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coach Pepper Rodgers (2nd season)
Captain John Zook
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Kansas + 6 1 0     9 2 0
No. 11 Oklahoma + 6 1 0     7 4 0
No. 9 Missouri 5 2 0     8 3 0
Nebraska 3 4 0     6 4 0
Colorado 3 4 0     4 6 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1968 college football season. In their second season under head coach Pepper Rodgers, the Jayhawks compiled a 9–2 record (6–1 against conference opponents), tied with Oklahoma for the Big Eight Conference championship, lost to Penn State in the 1969 Orange Bowl, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 394 to 190.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Bobby Douglass with 1,316 passing yards, John Riggins with 866 rushing yards and George McGowan with 592 receiving yards.[3] John Zook was the team captain.[2]

Quarterback Bobby Douglass finished 7th in Heisman Trophy voting receiving 9 1st place votes.

Roster[edit]

1968 Kansas Jayhawks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 70 Larry Brown
T 76 Keith Christensen
QB 10 Bobby Douglass
WR -- Ron Jessie
RB 32 John Riggins
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 71 Jim Bailey
DE 81 John Zook
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 12 Bill Bell
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 185.
  3. ^ "1968 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017.