The Kansas Jayhawks were on national television on Saturday night for their game against the TCU Horned Frogs in Manhattan. This was the main Fox game, while Game 7 of the ALCS was on Fox’s secondary channel, FS1 (so Fox could boost FS1’s ratings).
TCU entered this game as 37.5-point favorites and wound up winning 43-0.
What’s more impressive than that score is how badly TCU locked down Kansas’ offense.
To tell this very sad story, we’ll sum up tonight’s game with some tweets. Essentially, the Jayhawks spent very close to entire night in negative yardage, and people tuned in just to see whether KU could finish on the positive side.
Let's check in on TCU-Kans...... WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT pic.twitter.com/Tf8Hz5UgBx— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 22, 2017
SOOOOOOOOOOO CLOOOOOOOOOSEEEEEEEEEEEEE pic.twitter.com/6ULZ8uI2Ct— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 22, 2017
FINALLY KANSAS GOT TO POSITIVE YARDAGE IN THE THIRD QUARTER!
Aaaaand all that hope was quickly taken away.
In the end, Kansas’ final stat line of the night included 21 total yards, including -25 rushing, 46 passing, and a 2-for-15 mark on third down. A lot of that negative yardage is thanks to the four sacks Kansas took, but filtering out sacks they carried 27 times for negative one yard.
That total yardage number of 21, by the way is a new Big 12 record for the fewest yards in a game, the previous one being 44.
David Beaty is a good coach but man, losses like this certainly remind us all that yeah, he’s still coaching Kansas. Just go ahead and throw out the film on this one, coach. The loss brings the Jayhawks to 1-6 on the year, their lone win coming against Southeast Missouri State during Week 1.