Kansas' thrilling 38-33 win over No. 6 Oklahoma was the first home win for the Jayhawks over a top-10 ranked team since 1984 against No. 2 Oklahoma. The Sooners have won the last 18 matchups against the two teams, with the Jayhawks last winning in 1997.
The historic win caused Jayhawks fans at Memorial Stadium to rush the field and take the goalposts down for a trip to Potter lake.
Potter Lake time pic.twitter.com/zdzlI91GRH
— Braiden Turner (@bturner23) October 28, 2023
The upset win for Kansas included a 30 minute rain delay, six turnovers and six lead changes. Kansas initially took a 14-0 lead on Oklahoma, but the Sooners would fight back with 21 unanswered points, 14 coming after the weather delay. The rainy conditions caused both teams to rely on the run game, with the two team's combining for a total of 494 rushing yards.
Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel only threw for 171 yards and an interception, but led the Sooners with three rushing touchdowns. Kansas quarterback Jason Bean also rushed for a touchdown in the third quarter that gave Kansas a 26-21 lead. Oklahoma had the chance to win the game on the final drive, down 38-33 with under a minute remaining, but an unsuccessful hail mary attempt from Gabriel ended the game and was immediately followed by Kansas fans rushing the field.
The herd quickly took the goalposts to nearby Potter lake.
THE GOALPOST IS IN POTTER LAKE pic.twitter.com/0kaThQ7O2P
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 28, 2023
The upset win is only the latest of victories that has turned around the Kansas football program. For 12 straight seasons from 2010-2021, the Jayhawks finished the season with less than three wins. A 6-7 season in 2022, the second under head coach Lance Leipold, placed Kansas in its first bowl game since 2008. Kansas, now 6-2, will look to build on the momentum from its Oklahoma next week when they travel to play 4-3 Iowa State.
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