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1975 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1975 record7–5 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachBud Moore (1st season)
CaptainRick Kovatch, John Morgan, Steve Taylor
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
#9 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
#16 Colorado 5 2 0     9 3 0
Kansas 4 3 0     7 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     7 4 0
Missouri 3 4 0     6 5 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. In their first season under head coach Bud Moore, the Jayhawks compiled a 7–5 record (4–3 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 262 to 180.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Nolan Cromwell with 333 passing yards and 1,223 rushing yards, and Waddell Smith with 205 receiving yards.[3] Rick Kovatch, John Morgan, and Steve Taylor were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 13Washington State*L 14–18
September 20at Kentucky*W 14–10
September 27Oregon State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 20–0
October 4at Wisconsin*W 41–7
October 11at No. 4 NebraskaL 0–16
October 18at Iowa StateW 21–10
October 25Oklahoma State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 19–35
November 1Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
W 28–0
November 8at No. 2 OklahomaW 23–3
November 15No. 10 ColoradoNo. 17
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 21–24
November 22No. 18 Missouri
W 42–24
December 26vs. No. 20 Pittsburgh*No. 19L 19–33
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1975 Kansas Jayhawks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 9 Cromwell, NolanNolan Cromwell Jr
QB 10 McMichael, ScottScott McMichael Sr
C 65 Morgan, JohnJohn Morgan So
T 76 Scott, DaveDave Scott So
RB 29 Sharp, SkipSkip Sharp Jr
RB 30 Smith, LaverneLaverne Smith Jr
T 72 Thompson, BlakeBlake Thompson Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 78 Beeson, TerryTerry Beeson Jr
DT 77 Butler, MikeMike Butler Jr
DE 93 Dinkel, TomTom Dinkel So
CB 18 Knoff, KurtKurt Knoff Sr
LB 69 Kovatch, RickRick Kovatch Sr
CB 13 Fitch, TomTom Fitch So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1975 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1975-schedule.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 185.
  3. "1975 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1975.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
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