Looking for a bit of a momentum change in the 2020 season, the Kansas Jayhawks elected to start Jalon Daniels at quarterback in a road test against the Baylor Bears. In the second quarter of the game, Baylor welcomed Daniels to the game in a brutal way.
Daniels took off with the ball on a play and began to slide in order to protect himself. But instead of avoiding the hit, Daniels was leveled by Christian Morgan of the Bears. It ended up being Morgan’s last play of the game.
The hit was ruled as a targeting penalty on the field and then upheld upon review. Morgan was forced to exit the game after the brutal hit on Daniels, which might be a notable loss for the Bears’ defense later in the game.
— Mitchel Summers (@WIBWMitchel) September 27, 2020
Though it is early in the game, the Jayhawks appear to be hanging with Baylor right now and look like they might put up a fight for just their second Big 12 win of the Les Miles era. Baylor knocked down a field goal with 8:12 to play in the second quarter to grab its first lead of the game. It would no doubt be a massive one for the Kansas football program.
The Jayhawks’ football program was in shambles when Miles arrived ahead of the 2019 season. The last time they posted a winning record was the 2008 season, when Mark Mangino took KU to 8-5 and a bowl victory. Since then, KU has fired four different head coaches and has only won more than three games in a season, one time. The Jayhawks also posted a winless season in 2015.