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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 9.13.2015

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Mauled: Tigers handle Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium |
The Kansas University football team's shift to an up-tempo, Air Raid offense, though more exciting for the Memorial Stadium crowd of 37,798 to watch, became the Jayhawks' biggest problem during Saturday's 55-23 loss to Memphis, as the Tigers took advantage of several short KU drives and wore down the out-manned and overmatched Kansas defense.

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Memphis |
Montell Cozart repeatedly overthrew receivers on his way to completing 13 of 28 passes for 118 yards.

KU football doesn't play role of underdog in 55-23 loss to Memphis |
“Initially, we were going to do some different things there to give us a chance to take a look at what they were in,” Beaty said of the decision. “From that point forward, we just wanted to go ahead and take points there and get those points on the board.”

Offensive coordinator says 90 plays not enough for KU football |
Though the Kansas offense ran 90 plays in a Week 1 loss to South Dakota State, offensive coordinator Rob Likens is looking for more.

Local sports briefs for Sept. 11: WU volleyball improves to 6-0 |
The No. 9-ranked Washburn volleyball team opened the Steel & Silver Classic in Colorado Springs with a 3-0 victory against Adams State and followed it up with a 3-1 win over UC-Colorado Springs on Friday.

University of Kansas Athletics - Quick Start for Kansas Doesn't Faze Memphis in 55-23 Loss
Missed opportunities and a near perfect effort from Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch doomed the Kansas football team Saturday night, as the Jayhawks dropped their second-straight home game, 55-23, to the Tigers at Memorial stadium.

Around the Big 12

NCAA College Football Recap - Kansas State Wildcats at Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners - Sep 12, 2015 -
''I was just antsy,'' Hubener said. ''I was nervous all day. There were a lot of throws that I just rushed. I just need to focus on staying calm. I said I was going to treat it just like any other day and it still got me nervous.'

NCAA College Football Recap - Liberty Flames at West Virginia Mountaineers - Sep 12, 2015 -
Skyler Howard is avoiding significant mistakes as West Virginia's new starting quarterback, and his steady play is a big reason the Mountaineers are 2-0 for the first time since 2012.

NCAA College Football Recap - Texas-El Paso Miners at Texas Tech Red Raiders - Sep 12, 2015 -
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury finally saw the killer instinct Saturday that his Red Raiders were lacking last week.

NCAA College Football Recap - Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at TCU Horned Frogs - Sep 12, 2015 -
Trevone Boykin took the field midway through the first quarter with No. 3 TCU in a scoreless tie after lower-division Stephen F. Austin passed on a chance to take the lead because it didn't have its regular kicker.

NCAA College Football Recap - Iowa Hawkeyes at Iowa State Cyclones - Sep 12, 2015 -
Beathard threw three touchdown passes, including the tie-breaker to Riley McCarron with 2:14 left, lifting Iowa to a 31-17 victory over Iowa State on Saturday.

NCAA College Football Recap - Oklahoma Sooners at Tennessee Volunteers - Sep 12, 2015 -
Oklahoma continued its recent run of success against the Southeastern Conference with a dramatic overtime victory that Sooners coach Bob Stoops won't soon forget.

NCAA College Football Recap - Central Arkansas Bears at Oklahoma State Cowboys - Sep 12, 2015 -
Mike Gundy, the former Oklahoma State quarterback and Rudolph's coach, was more interested in how much more damage his star pupil could have done.

NCAA College Football Recap - Lamar Cardinals at Baylor Bears - Sep 12, 2015 -
Baylor quarterback Seth Russell completed nine passes to three receivers other than Corey Coleman on the Bears' first two series.

NCAA College Football Recap - Rice Owls at Texas Longhorns - Sep 12, 2015 -
Finally given the ball, Jerrod Heard delivered what the Texas coaching staff had said he wasn't ready to do: win and provide some hope for a struggling program.

Moses Malone

Former 76ers star Moses Malone dies at 60 -
Hall of Fame center Moses Malone died on Sunday morning. He was 60 years old.