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Kansas falls to Memphis, 55-23

Well that sucked.

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After a hot start with a couple of great defensive stops, Kansas jumped out to an early lead. The Jayhawks failed to get in the end zone after Memphis fumbled on the first play of the game and had to settle for a field goal. Ke'aun Kinner later pushed the score to 10-0 on a short touchdown run. If you stop reading here, it would seem like a great effort.

As we have come to expect in Jayhawk land, Memphis turned it up and quickly went up 17-10. After deciding to not go for it on 4th and 1, Bartolotta kicked a 33 yard field goal to bring the score to 17-13. The decision to not go for it on 4th and 1 might have come back to kick them in the butt when they went to the locker room at halftime down 24-13.

Montell Cozart completed 11 out of 21 of his passes in the first half for 105 yards. Ke'aun Kinner lead all rushers with 76 yards and the single first half touchdown.

Kansas must have had problems opening the locker room door because Memphis almost immediately scored on a 60 yard TD run. Cozart answered with a little TD run of his own to bring the the score to 31-20. KU's elation was naturally short lived when Paxton Lynch threw for a short touchdown pass. 38-20 Memphis.

It only gets worse from here. We all predicted a blowout and that's what we got. KU travels to New Jersey in two weeks to take on the mighty Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.