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1962 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1962 record6–3–1 (4–2–1 Big 8)
Head coachJack Mitchell (5th season)
CaptainRodger McFarland, Ken Tiger
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Oklahoma 7 0 0     8 3 0
Missouri 5 1 1     8 1 2
Nebraska 5 2 0     9 2 0
Kansas 4 2 1     6 3 1
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Colorado 1 6 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1962 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach Jack Mitchell, the Jayhawks compiled a 6–3–1 record (4–2–1 against conference opponents), finished fourth in the Big Eight Conference, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 214 to 116.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Gale Sayers with 1,125 rushing yards, Lloyd Buzzi with 118 receiving yards and Rodger McFarland with 366 passing yards.[3] McFarland and Ken Tiger were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 22TCU*L 3–6
September 29at Boston University*W 14–0
October 6Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 35–8
October 13at Iowa StateW 29–8
October 20Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 7–13
October 27at Oklahoma StateW 36–17
November 3at Kansas StateW 38–0
November 10Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 16–40
November 17California*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 33–21
November 24at MissouriT 3–3
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1962 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1962-schedule.html. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
  3. "1962 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1962.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
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