LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks opened up conference play with a 38-27 win over BYU in front of a raucous David Booth Memorial Stadium.
They have now started 4-0 for the second consecutive season, doing so for the first time in over a century.
It was a big day for Jayhawks defensive back Cobee Bryant. He got Kansas on the board first after a 22-yard fumble return touchdown in the first quarter after laying out a nice hit.
BYU bounced back on their next drive after Kedon Slevis found Darius Lassiter for a seven-yard touchdown. Lassiter is also the brother of Jayhawks defensive back Kwinton Lassiter.
Kansas responded with a Jalon Daniels 15-yard touchdown pass to Lee’s Summit West alum Trevor Kardell to go up 14-7.
The Cougars tied things up early in the 2nd quarter after a Slevis 10-yard touchdown pass to LJ Martin. They took a 17-14 lead into the half after a 33-yard field goal from Will Ferrin.
KU opened up the second half with another defensive touchdown after a Kenny Logan 30-yard interception return. They scored again on their next drive after Daniels hit Luke Grimm for a five-yard touchdown, putting them up 28-20.
Bryant snagged an interception on the Cougars next drive, and Kansas capitalized with a Daniels finding Grimm once again for a 13-yard score.
Daniels finished the game 14/19 with 130 yards and three touchdowns.
Kansas will now prepare for arguably their toughest test of the season when they face Texas on the road next Saturday at 2:30 p.m.