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Notebook: Texas Mauls Kansas, But Just Barely

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 Kansas at Texas Photo by Allan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

Notebook: Freshman QB Torry Locklin earns first career snap in KU's 50-48 loss at Texas |
KU can use Locklin as needed this year as a reserve rushing option behind starter Pooka Williams Jr. and No. 2 back Velton Gardner if the coaches want to, or have to out of necessity. But it appears Dearmon will use Locklin in some packages at QB moving forward

KU football vs. Texas: Quick recap and instant analysis
In its first game under offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon, the KU football offense was able to keep up with Texas. KU looked poised for an upset when it took the lead late in the game, but KU was unable to stop Texas on a final drive.

The special teams miscues that kept Kansas from upsetting Texas
Under new offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon, the offense roared to life and posted 48 points for the second time on the year. The defense struggled to get stops, but came up with timely turnovers to keep the Jayhawks in the game. Ultimately the inability to get stops down the stretch and several special teams miscues led to the Jayhawks giving up 50 points and falling short.

Offensive performance vs. Texas has KU football players excited
In KU’s loss, the Jayhawks did those three things almost to perfection. KU didn’t turn the ball over, went 10 of 19 on third down and scored on six of its seven red zone opportunities — all while putting up a season-high 569 yards of offense and matching a season-high mark with 48 points.

Late 2-point conversion at Texas gave Jayhawks confidence |
They arrived at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday convinced they could knock off No. 15 Texas. And when KU quarterback Carter Stanley found receiver Daylon Charlot in the back of the burnt orange south end zone for a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter, the underdogs felt justified in their confidence.

A Tom Herman question unintentionally motivated Carter Stanley and Jayhawks |
In college football, motivational ploys know no bounds. And it appears one such behind-the-scenes tactic carried out by the Kansas staff this past week left its mark on quarterback Carter Stanley.

Despite late-game heroics, KU drops 50-48 decision at No. 15 Texas |
Les Miles didn’t shake up his coaching staff in the middle of the season to play it conservatively with a chance to knock off a top-15 ranked Texas team on the road.

Bits o Chalk

Dancing by Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina players leads to penalties
Georgia Southern plays a hype song over the loudspeakers before the start of the fourth quarter in every game, and on Saturday, "Mo Bamba" came on the loudspeakers, as it has before. The Georgia Southern players threw four fingers up, signifying that the game was heading to the fourth quarter, and started dancing and jumping around to the music in what the team calls "bringing the juice."

Tom Brady upset Netflix cameo viewed as attack on Patriots owner Robert Kraft
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady explained his cameo appearance in the new Netflix comedy series "Living With Yourself," expressing disgust Saturday with those who thought he was taking a shot at owner Robert Kraft.

Heat suspend Dion Waiters for season opener over conduct
"There were a number of unacceptable incidents this week, culminating with his unprofessional conduct on the bench last night," Heat president Pat Riley said in a statement Saturday night. "As a consequence, I feel we had to suspend him."

Astros biggest World Series favorites since 2007
Caesars Sportsbook on Sunday opened the Astros as -235 favorites to beat the Nationals in the best-of-seven series. The Nationals are listed as +195 underdogs.

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa suffers high ankle sprain vs. Tennessee
The right ankle injury that knocked Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out of the No. 1 Crimson Tide's 35-13 victory over Tennessee on Saturday night likely will keep him on the sideline for next week's home game against Arkansas, according to coach Nick Saban.

Eraser Dust

Daily Inter Lake - Montana Life, Family’s rotating Halloween displays are a spooky neighborhood attraction
When the snow melted, the scene changed again, this time to a hunting panorama including a tent, campfire, a skeleton roasting marshmallows, and two skeletons shouldering a deer they killed and are bringing back to camp. As Cody and his daughter Clara, 14, and son Joel, 12, worked for about an hour in the evening light, no less than six voices of encouragement arrived with well wishes.

Parliament votes to withhold approval of Brexit deal, postponing Boris Johnson’s moment of reckoning - The Washington Post
Lawmakers voted to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal, scuppering his hope of finalizing Britain’s exit plan at an extraordinary “Super Saturday” session in Parliament.

Video Shows Former Oregon Receiver Keanon Lowe Disarming, Hugging Suicidal Student
Former Oregon Ducks wide receiver Keanon Lowe was heralded as a hero back in May when it was reported that he brought down a would-be school shooter before anyone at a Portland high school could get hurt. Video of the incident has since been released because of a public records request from KOIN 6 in Portland. While the footage does not show Lowe tackling the student, as was reported at the time, it does show the former player snatching the shotgun away from the kid and embracing him while trying to calm him down.

Judge temporarily blocks Florida law limiting ex-felons’ voting rights - Vox
A group of Floridians with felony convictions won an important victory in their fight for voting rights on Friday when a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against a controversial state law that requires the payment of court fines and fees before people with felony records can regain the right to vote.