1940 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Six Conference
1940 record2–7 (0–5 Big 6)
Head coachGwinn Henry (2nd season)
CaptainDon Pierce
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 Big 6 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Nebraska 5 0 0     8 2 0
Oklahoma 4 1 0     6 3 0
Missouri 3 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa State 2 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas State 1 4 0     2 7 0
Kansas 0 5 0     2 7 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Six Conference during the 1940 college football season. In their second season under head coach Gwinn Henry, the Jayhawks compiled a 2–7 record (0–5 against conference opponents), finished in last place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 183 to 75.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Ed Hall with 294 rushing yards, 251 passing yards, and 27 points scored (four touchdowns and three extra points), and Don Pollom with 158 receiving yards.[3] Don Pierce was the team captain.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1940 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1940-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 183.
  3. 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, pp. 127-138.
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