1986 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1986 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1986 record 3–8 (0–7 Big 8)
Head coach Bob Valesente (1st season)
Captain Phil Forte, Mike Orth, Paul Oswald, Wayne Ziegler, John Randolph
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Oklahoma $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
Colorado 6 1 0     6 6 0
No. 5 Nebraska 5 2 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Kansas 0 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Bob Valesente, the Jayhawks compiled a 3–8 record (0–7 against conference opponents), tied for last place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 327 to 112.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Mike Orth with 1,548 passing yards, Arnold Snell with 672 rushing yards, and Ronnie Caldwell with 423 receiving yards.[3] Phil Forte, Mike Orth, Paul Oswald, Wayne Ziegler, and John Randolph were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 13North Carolina*L 0–20 
September 20Utah State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 16–13 
September 27Indiana State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 20–6 
October 4Southern Illinois*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 35–23 
October 11Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 10–13 
October 18at Kansas StateL 12–29 
October 25at Oklahoma StateL 6–24 
November 1No. 4 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 3–64 
November 8at ColoradoL 10–17 
November 15No. 6 Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 0–70 
November 22at MissouriL 0–48 
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 186.
  3. ^ "1986 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017.