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1957 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
1957 record5–4–1 (4–2 Big 7)
Head coachChuck Mather (4th season)
CaptainLynn McCarthy, Wally Strauch, Bob Kraus
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 1 0
Kansas 4 2 0     5 4 1
Colorado 3 3 0     6 3 1
Missouri 3 3 0     5 4 1
Iowa State 2 4 0     4 5 1
Kansas State 2 4 0     3 6 1
Nebraska 1 5 0     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Seven Conference during the 1957 college football season. In their fourth and final season under head coach Chuck Mather, the Jayhawks compiled a 5–4–1 record (4–2 against conference opponents), finished second in the Big Seven Conference, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 230 to 115. They played two ranked teams, losing to No. 2 Oklahoma by a 47–0 score and to No. 9 Oregon State by a 34–6 score.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Homer Floyd with 505 rushing yards and 189 receiving yards and Wally Strauch with 320 passing yards.[3] Lynn McCarthy, Wally Strauch, and Bob Kraus were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 21at TCU*T 13–13
September 28No. 9 Oregon State*L 6–34
October 5at ColoradoW 35–34
October 12Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 6–21
October 19at No. 2 OklahomaL 0–47
October 25at Miami (FL)*L 6–48
November 2at NebraskaW 14–12
November 9Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
W 13–7
November 16Oklahoma State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 13–7
November 23Missouri
W 9–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1957 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1957-schedule.html. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
  3. "1957 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1957.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
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