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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 9.4.2017

I told Althea I was feeling lost

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Kansas News

Houstonians Dorance Armstrong, Steven Sims thinking of home in midst of KU football opener |
Sims, one of several Jayhawks from areas affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, was in contact with his family often in the days before Kansas football's season debut, a 38-16 win over Southeast Missouri State. On the preceding Tuesday Sims wasn't sure if his family would be able to make the trip to Lawrence, and he was still concerned during interviews about their well-being after sending a text to his mother moments earlier.

Maddie Dobyns' improbable save preserves KU soccer's upset win over No. 7 USC |
Once ahead by two goals, the Kansas soccer team had one thing in mind as it neared the final whistle against No. 7 USC: Just hang on.

David Beaty expected much cleaner on-field product for KU's season debut |
In general, upbeat Kansas football coach David Beaty is happy to see his Jayhawks notch a mark in the victory column in any fashion. Still, following KU’s season-opening win against overmatched FCS visitor Southeast Missouri State, Beaty pinpointed numerous areas in need of improvement.

No. 10-ranked prep player Immanuel Quickley to start KU visit Friday
“I really liked the feel of Allen Fieldhouse when I visited,” Quickley, a 6-foot-4 senior from John Carroll High School in Bel Air, Md., told — the organization that rates him as the No. 10 player in the recruiting class of 2018.

Self pledges support to Houston: “Anything we have we are going to send down that way”
Bill Self’s Jayhawks are responding to University of Houston coach Kelvin Sampson’s Twitter request for all of his coaching counterparts to donate 10 pairs of shoes and 20 shirts to those who lost their belongings in Hurricane Harvey.

Other Sports

Comeback or choke? How UCLA rebounded from 34 down to shock Texas A&M -
UCLA came back from 34 points down in the third quarter to stun the Aggies in what was the second-largest comeback in college football history. The Bruins scored touchdowns on five straight drives of 66 yards or longer to end the game, and junior quarterback Josh Rosen completed the comeback with a fake spike touchdown toss that reminded of Dan Marino's heroics in 1994.

LOOK: Was UCLA's game-winning TD pass vs. Texas A&M actually incomplete? -
The referees never reviewed the game-winning touchdown pass thrown by UCLA star quarterback Josh Rosen to complete a historic comeback and erase a 34-point deficit against Texas A&M on Sunday night. Perhaps they should have done so.

One Texas A&M regent already cast his vote to fire Kevin Sumlin after UCLA comeback -
Now, a member of the Texas A&M board of regents has publicly called for Sumlin's job. Anthony Buzbee, an attorney in Houston, wrote on his Facebook page that he would not be endorsing Sumlin "when the time comes." Below is a screengrab of the post courtesy of Brent Zwerneman of Houston Chronicle along with the transcribed text ...

UCLA vs. Texas A&M: Twitter's best reactions to the Bruins' improbable win -
It's going to take awhile for UCLA's stunning 45-44 comeback victory over Texas A&M to sink in. The Bruins were down 44-10 late in the third quarter and nothing had gone right for them. Quarterback Josh Rosen was getting pummeled by the pressure applied by A&M and even an injury to Aggies quarterback Nick Starkel didn't seem like it would be enough to change the tides.