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1951 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
1951 record8–2 (4–2 Big 7)
Head coachJules V. Sikes (4th season)
CaptainAubrey Linville, Bill Schaake
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Oklahoma 6 0 0     8 2 0
Colorado 5 1 0     7 3 0
Kansas 4 2 0     8 2 0
Iowa State 2 4 0     4 4 1
Missouri 2 4 0     3 7 0
Nebraska 2 4 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 6 0     0 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Seven Conference during the 1951 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Jules V. Sikes, the Jayhawks compiled an 8–2 record (4–2 against conference opponents), finished third in the Big Seven Conference, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 316 to 208.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Bob Brandeberry with 649 rushing yards, Bud Laughlin with 78 points scored, and Jerry Robertson with 925 passing yards.[3] Aubrey Linville and Bill Schaake were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 22at TCU*W 27–13
September 29Iowa StateW 53–33
October 6at ColoradoNo. 20L 27–35
October 13Utah*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 26–7
October 20at No. 19 OklahomaL 21–33
October 27Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
W 33–14
November 3at NebraskaW 27–7
November 10Loyola (CA)*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 34–26
November 17at Oklahoma A&M*W 27–12
December 1Missouri
W 41–28
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1951 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1951-schedule.html. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 183.
  3. 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, pp. 127, 131, 138.
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