1971 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1971 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1971 record 4–7 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coach Don Fambrough (4th season)
Captain Kenny Page, Bob Childs
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     13 0 0
No. 2 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 3 Colorado 5 2 0     10 2 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Missouri 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1971 college football season. In their first season under head coach Don Fambrough, the Jayhawks compiled a 4–7 record (2–5 against conference opponents), tied for fifth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 286 to 187.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Dave Jaynes with 748 passing yards, Delvin Williams with 509 rushing yards and John Schroll with 491 receiving yards.[3] Kenny Page and Bob Childs were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 11Washington State*W 34–0 
September 18Baylor*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 22–0 
September 25at Florida State*L 7–30 
October 2at Minnesota*L 20–38 
October 9Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
W 39–13 
October 16at No. 1 NebraskaL 0–55 
October 23at Iowa StateL 24–40 
October 30Oklahoma State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 10–17 
November 6No. 13 Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 14–35 
November 13at No. 2 OklahomaL 10–56 
November 20Missouri
W 7–2 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1971 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. ^ "1971 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017.