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1964 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig 8 Conference
1964 record6–4 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coachJack Mitchell (7th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 44,900)
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Nebraska 6 1 0     9 2 0
Oklahoma 5 1 1     6 4 1
Kansas 5 2 0     6 4 0
Missouri 4 2 1     6 3 1
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Kansas State 3 4 0     3 7 0
Colorado 1 6 0     2 8 0
Iowa State 0 7 0     1 8 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the 1964 college football season.

Regular seasonEdit

During his Jayhawk career, Gale Sayers rushed for 2,675 yards and gained 3,917 all-purpose yards. In 1963, he set an NCAA Division I record with a 99-yard run against Nebraska. In his senior year, he led the Jayhawks to a 15–14 upset victory over Oklahoma with a 96-yard kickoff return.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 19TCU*W 7–338,000
September 26at Syracuse*L 6–3828,000
October 3Wyoming*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas
L 14–1738,000
October 10at Iowa StateW 42–619,706
October 17Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas
W 15–1442,130
October 24at Oklahoma StateW 14–1336,500
October 31at Kansas StateW 7–021,300
November 7No. 5 Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas
L 7–1444,509
November 14Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas
W 10–737,000
November 21at MissouriL 14–3450,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

1965 NFL DraftEdit

Player Round Pick Position Club
Gale Sayers 1 4 Running back Chicago Bears
Brian Schweda 8 101 Tackle Chicago Bears
Mike Shinn 8 108 End Green Bay Packers
[1]
  • Gale Sayers was also drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1965 American Football League draft.[2]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1965.htm
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 395
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