1997 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1997 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big 12 Conference North
1997 record 5–6 (3–5 Big 12)
Head coach Terry Allen
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,250)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#2 Nebraska xy   8 0         13 0  
#8 Kansas State x   7 1         11 1  
#23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 5  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
South
#20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
#24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
*† – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big 12 Conference in the North Division. They were coached by head coach Terry Allen. They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:00 PM UAB* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 24–0   32,100
September 6 1:00 PM TCU* Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS W 17–10   35,000
September 13 11:30 AM Missouri Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS (Border War) FSN W 15–7   38,000
September 20 6:00 PM at Cincinnati* Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH L 7–34   17,636
October 4 1:00 PM Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS W 20–17   43,500
October 11 6:30 PM at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX L 7–17   43,012
October 18 6:00 PM at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO FSN L 6–42   52,097
October 25 6:00 PM #1 Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS FSN L 0–35   42,000
November 1 1:00 PM Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS W 34–24   34,000
November 8 1:10 PM at #11 Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) PPV L 16–48   43,832
November 15 1:00 PM at Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 31–45   68,097
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Table reference[1]

Some sources cite the record at 6 wins and 5 losses due to a forfeit from Colorado after the game was played. However, Colorado was not required to change the record and some sources will show the season record at 5 wins and 6 losses.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Coaching Records Game-by-Game-Kansas (1997)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Forfeits and Vacated Games". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 28, 2013.