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1974 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1974 record4–7 (1–6 Big 8)
Head coachDon Fambrough (4th season)
CaptainRobert Miller, Steve Towle
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 7 0 0     11 0 0
#9 Nebraska 5 2 0     9 3 0
Missouri 5 2 0     7 4 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     7 5 0
Colorado 3 4 0     5 6 0
Iowa State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas 1 6 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1974 NCAA Division I football season. In their fourth and final season under head coach Don Fambrough, the Jayhawks compiled a 4–7 record (1–6 against conference opponents), tied for last place in the conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 247 to 157.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Scott McMichael with 1,044 passing yards, Laverne Smith with 1,181 rushing yards and Emmett Edwards with 542 receiving yards.[3] Robert Miller and Steve Towle were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 14at Washington State*W 14–7
September 21at No. 17 Tennessee*L 3–17
September 28Florida State*W 40–9
October 5No. 5 Texas A&M*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 28–10
October 12at Kansas StateNo. 19W 20–13
October 19No. 12 NebraskaNo. 13
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 0–56
October 26Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 6–22
November 2at Oklahoma StateL 13–24
November 9at ColoradoL 16–17
November 16No. 1 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 14–45
November 23at MissouriL 3–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1974 Kansas Jayhawks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 22 Bower, PaulPaul Bower Jr
WR 25 Adams, BruceBruce Adams Sr
WR 47 Edwards, EmmettEmmett Edwards Sr
FB 33 Elliott, SteveSteve Elliott Jr
G 66 Englebrake, MikeMike Englebrake Sr
TE 84 Gilmore, JerryJerry Gilmore Jr
TE 88 Hosack, GreggGregg Hosack Jr
QB 10 McMichael, ScottScott McMichael Jr
QB 11 Mitchell, JudJud Mitchell Jr
G 65 Morgan, JohnJohn Morgan Jr
G 71 Schmitz, LeonardLeonard Schmitz Jr
FB 32 Miller, RobertRobert Miller Sr
RB 17 Ross, RandyRandy Ross Sr
WR 83 Saathoff, KenKen Saathoff Sr
T 76 Scott, DaveDave Scott Jr
T 70 Stockemer, GordonGordon Stockemer Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 51 Baird, DeanDean Baird Sr
DB 9 Cromwell, NolanNolan Cromwell So
FS 30 David, JimJim David Jr
DE 68 Goode, DonDon Goode Sr
CB 18 Knoff, KurtKurt Knoff Jr
DT 45 Lemon, MikeMike Lemon Sr
LB 53 Robinson, RandyRandy Robinson Sr
CB 34 Taylor, SteveSteve Taylor Jr
LB 50 Towle, SteveSteve Towle Sr
DE 87 Zook, DeanDean Zook Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 31 Swift, BobBob Swift Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Emmett Edwards Wide Receiver 2 40 Houston Oilers
Bruce Adams Wide Recelver 4 103 Minnesota Vikings
Robert Miller Running Back 5 129 Minnesota Vikings
Steve Towle Linebacker 6 143 Miami Dolphins
Mike Lemon Linebacker 6 149 New Orleans Saints

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1974 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1974-schedule.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 185.
  3. "1974 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1974.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
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