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1965 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1965 record2–8 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coachJack Mitchell (8th season)
CaptainGreg Roth, Mike Shinn
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Nebraska 7 0 0     10 1 0
#6 Missouri 6 1 0     8 2 1
Colorado 4 2 1     6 2 2
Iowa State 3 3 1     5 4 1
Oklahoma 3 4 0     3 7 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Kansas 2 5 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1965 college football season. In their eighth season under head coach Jack Mitchell, the Jayhawks compiled a 2–8 record (2–5 against conference opponents), tied for sixth in the Big Eight Conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 215 to 119.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Dan Miller with 356 rushing yards, Sims Stokes with 271 receiving yards and Bill Fenton with 500 passing yards.[3] Greg Roth and Mike Shinn were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 18at Texas Tech*L 7–26
September 25Arizona*L 15–23
October 2at California*L 0–17
October 9Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 7–21
October 16at OklahomaL 7–21
October 23Oklahoma State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 9–0
October 30Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
W 34–0
November 6at No. 3 NebraskaL 6–42
November 13at ColoradoL 14–21
November 20No. 8 Missouri
L 20–44
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1965 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1965-schedule.html. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
  3. "1965 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1965.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
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