1974 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1974 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1974 record 4–7 (1–6 Big 8)
Head coach Don Fambrough (4th season)
Captain Robert Miller, Steve Towle
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Oklahoma $ 7 0 0     11 0 0
No. 9 Nebraska 5 2 0     9 3 0
Missouri 5 2 0     7 4 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     7 5 0
Colorado 3 4 0     5 6 0
Iowa State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas 1 6 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1974 college football season. In their fourth and final season under head coach Don Fambrough, the Jayhawks compiled a 4–7 record (1–6 against conference opponents), tied for last place in the conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 247 to 157.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Scott McMichael with 1,044 passing yards, Laverne Smith with 1,181 rushing yards and Emmett Edwards with 542 receiving yards.[3] Robert Miller and Steve Towle were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 14at Washington State*W 14–7 
September 21at No. 17 Tennessee*L 3–17 
September 28Florida State*W 40–9 
October 5No. 5 Texas A&M*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 28–10 
October 12at Kansas StateNo. 19W 20–13 
October 19No. 12 NebraskaNo. 13
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 0–56 
October 26Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 6–22 
November 2at Oklahoma StateL 13–24 
November 9at ColoradoL 16–17 
November 16No. 1 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 14–45 
November 23at MissouriL 3–27 
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster[edit]

1974 Kansas Jayhawks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 22 Paul Bower Jr
WR 25 Bruce Adams Sr
WR 47 Emmett Edwards Sr
FB 33 Steve Elliott Jr
G 66 Mike Englebrake Sr
TE 84 Jerry Gilmore Jr
TE 88 Gregg Hosack Jr
QB 10 Scott McMichael Jr
QB 11 Jud Mitchell Jr
G 65 John Morgan Jr
G 71 Leonard Schmitz Jr
FB 32 Robert Miller Sr
RB 17 Randy Ross Sr
WR 83 Ken Saathoff Sr
T 76 Dave Scott Jr
T 70 Gordon Stockemer Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 51 Dean Baird Sr
DB 9 Nolan Cromwell So
FS 30 Jim David Jr
DE 68 Don Goode Sr
CB 18 Kurt Knoff Jr
DT 45 Mike Lemon Sr
LB 53 Randy Robinson Sr
CB 34 Steve Taylor Jr
LB 50 Steve Towle Sr
DE 87 Dean Zook Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 31 Bob Swift Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Emmett Edwards Wide Receiver 2 40 Houston Oilers
Bruce Adams Wide Recelver 4 103 Minnesota Vikings
Robert Miller Running Back 5 129 Minnesota Vikings
Steve Towle Linebacker 6 143 Miami Dolphins
Mike Lemon Linebacker 6 149 New Orleans Saints

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974 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. ^ "1974 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017.