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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 9.6.2015

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Unfashionable late: Jayhawks drop season opener to South Dakota State | KUsports.com
“I feel like I got too lax and when the ball hit me I just never really got a good grasp on it and I fumbled it,” Cozart said after the crazy ending. “You never think about stuff like that until it happens to you, and it felt like someone just uppercut me right in the gut.”

Jackrabbits nab first victory over FBS team | KUsports.com
The Jackrabbits, who lost to Minnesota by three points in 2009, Nebraska and Kansas by 14 points in 2010 and 2012, and Missouri by 20 tallies last season, improved to 1-7 all-time as a Division I program against the FBS by outlasting KU, 41-38, on Saturday in steamy Memorial Stadium.

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. South Dakota State | KUsports.com
Junior running back Ke’aun Kinner rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries.

Notebook: RB Ke'aun Kinner impresses in KU debut | KUsports.com
Add junior Ke'aun Kinner's name to the list of recent Kansas University running backs who turned in one heck of a game in their Jayhawk debuts.

Despite loss to FCS team, David Beaty's Kansas football team shows improvements over Charlie Weis era | CJOnline.com
However, I'm a lot like Topeka Capital-Journal columnist Kevin Haskin in that I can find things from this loss that are a refreshing change of pace from what we've seen from this program in the past several years.

Kevin Haskin: KU football coach David Beaty quick to accept blame on fundamental mistake | CJOnline.com
Yet David Beaty insisted that one of the simplest plays a quarterback could execute — a proper spike — was his fault.

KU defense can't slow South Dakota State wide receiver Jake Wieneke | CJOnline.com
Kansas coach David Beaty warned reporters something like this might happen during his first game-week news conference Tuesday. He highlighted one player during practice and stressed how crucial locking him up on defense was.

Around the Big 12

NCAA College Football Recap - Sam Houston State Bearkats at Texas Tech Red Raiders - Sep 05, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury was glad for his team's 59-45 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday but wonders where their killer instinct is.

NCAA College Football Recap - Akron Zips at Oklahoma Sooners - Sep 05, 2015 - CBSSports.com
It was a bit rough early, but the 19th-ranked Sooners eventually rolled to a 41-3 victory over Akron on Saturday night.

NCAA College Football Recap - South Dakota Coyotes at Kansas State Wildcats - Sep 05, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Kansas State kicked off its season in dominating fashion Saturday, notching a 34-0 win over South Dakota. What stood out to Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, however, was the abundance of room for improvement.

NCAA College Football Recap - Texas Longhorns at Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Sep 05, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Malik Zaire showed he's more than a runner, picking apart the Texas defense in a dominant performance in his first home start.

NCAA College Football Recap - Georgia Southern Eagles at West Virginia Mountaineers - Sep 05, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Skyler Howard threw two touchdown passes in his first home start, Karl Joseph had three interceptions and West Virginia beat Georgia Southern 44-0 on Saturday night.

NCAA College Football Recap - Northern Iowa Panthers at Iowa State Cyclones - Sep 05, 2015 - CBSSports.com
A sign on a meeting room door at the Iowa State football complex laid out a simple goal. ''1-0,'' it read. ''MAKE IT HAPPEN.'' The Cyclones did just that.

Around College Football

Breakdown: Derrick Henry stars in Alabama's 35-17 win over Wisconsin - CBSSports.com
Alabama got off to a strong start in its 2015 season debut, answering some questions at the quarterback position and showing many of the reasons why the Tide are well-stocked to make another run at the title in a 35-17 win over Wisconsin.

BYU's Tanner Mangum shocks Nebraska 33-28 with Hail Mary TD - CBSSports.com
Ladies and gentlemen, the college football season has officially started. Oh, sure, there have been games going on since Thursday, but the season isn't real until somebody wins a game on a Hail Mary in the closing seconds.

Sportsmanship News

Kansas State Band Formation Is NSFW [UPDATE]
This is, supposedly, the Kansas State band as the U.S.S. Enterprise “encountering a horrible space creature.” It looks a lot more like the Kansas Jayhawk performing fellatio.