KU Football: Bovada has over/under for Jayhawks at three wins

(Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images) Steven Sims Jr.
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KU football fans are used to outsiders doubting them, as the program hasn’t been very successful over the last several years. Bovada has the over/under win total for the Jayhawks set at three wins for 2017.

It’s amazing how three wins in the over/under category actually seems like an accomplishment, but for KU football, it very much is! The Jayhawks have been slowly, but surely improving over the past few years and the good people in Vegas are taking notice.

Two years ago, the Jayhawks went winless in David Beaty’s first year on the job. In year two, Beaty led his squad to two wins. Now it makes sense for Kansas to get even better and rack up at least three wins on the year.

I have no problem taking the over on this, as KU’s schedule should pan out for them to at least hit three wins. Their first games of the year are against non-conference opponents, which will see them square off against SEMO, Central Michigan, and Ohio.

The Jayhawks should be able to win two out of three of those games and should take care of business against the Iowa State Cyclones this season. Usually the winner of that game ends up in the second to last spot in the Big 12 with the loser being the biggest loser of the conference.

Recently, KU football was ranked dead last in the Big 12 preseason poll, which came as a surprise to literally no one. The Jayhawks aren’t going to go out there this season and upset teams like Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, and as much as KU fans hate to admit it, they’re not as good as the Kansas State Wildcats.

Even though Texas somehow placed fourth in that poll, KU had the last laugh last year and should be able to give the Longhorns a run for their money again in 2017. Texas has a new coach and isn’t going to be all that relevant in the Big 12 or at all.

The important thing for the Kansas Jayhawks is the beginning of the season. If they can’t take down teams like SEMO and Ohio, it could be a long year for the crimson and blue. Now I’ll give credit to Ohio… They’re a very good team, but Big 12 programs shouldn’t be losing to MAC programs, at least not in football.

What do you think, Jayhawk fans? Are you taking the over or the under on KU football wins for 2017?