1958 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
1958 record4–5–1 (3–2–1 Big 7)
Head coachJack Mitchell (1st season)
CaptainHomer Floyd, Bob Marshall
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 1 0
Missouri 4 1 1     5 4 1
Colorado 4 2 0     6 4 0
Kansas 3 2 1     4 5 1
Kansas State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Nebraska 1 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 0 6 0     4 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Seven Conference during the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. In their first season under head coach Jack Mitchell, the Jayhawks compiled a 4–5–1 record (3–2–1 against conference opponents), finished fourth in the Big Seven Conference, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 175 to 87.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Homer Floyd with 391 rushing yards and 307 receiving yards and Larry McKown with 219 passing yards.[3] Homer Floyd and Bob Marshall were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 20No. 8 TCU*L 0–42
September 27at Oregon State*L 0–12
October 4Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 0–31
October 11at Iowa StateW 7–0
October 18No. 11 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 0–43
October 25Tulane*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 14–9
November 1at Kansas StateW 21–12
November 8Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
W 29–7
November 15at Oklahoma State*L 3–6
November 22at MissouriT 13–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1958 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1958-schedule.html. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
  3. "1958 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1958.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
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