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How to Watch: Kansas vs UNLV

Jayhawks are in Phoenix for the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 27 Guaranteed Rate Bowl Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For just the second time in program history, Kansas will take the field for a bowl game in consecutive seasons. This year, KU finds itself in Phoenix, Arizona, where the ‘Hawks will meet up with the Rebels of UNLV.

Kansas finished the season at 8-4 and is coming off a decisive 49-16 win over Cincinnati in the regular season finale.

UNLV comes in at 9-4 after having dropped their last two contests. The Rebels fell 37-31 to San Jose State in the regular season finale before dropping the Mountain West title game by a 44-20 count to Boise State.

The Jayhawks and Rebels have met twice previously, splitting a home-and-home back in 2002-03, with each team holding serve at home.

Here are the esstentials:

The Numbers

UNLV: 9-4, 6-2 Mountain West

Kansas: 8-4, 5-4 Big 12

Line: KU -13

How to Watch

Tuesday, Dec 26, 8:00 p.m. CST

Phoenix, AZ: Chase Field (48,519)


- Beth Mowins (Play-by-Play), Kirk Morrison (Analyst), Stormy Buonantony (Reporter)

Online streaming: or the ESPN App (subscription required)

Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network

- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), David Lawrence (Analyst), Brandon McAnderson (Reporter)

- SiriusXM 80, 375, 383, 973

- Radio Stream: Jayhawk Radio Network or the Kansas Jayhawks Mobile App

Fun Facts

A win would make KU 7-7 all-time in bowl games.

The Guaranteed Rate bowl previously known as the Insight Bowl, which KU fans have found memories of following a 42-21 thrashing of Minnesota back in December of 2008.

In 2023, Kansas was 5-1 in games that kicked after 6 PM, 2-0 on ESPN, and 7-0 when scoring first. (We’ve already got 2 of 3 set up, so let’s win the toss, take the ball, and go score first, whaddya say?)