Kansas football saw improvement in year one under Les Miles. What will 2020 have in store for the Jayhawks? Let’s take a look at their 2020 season schedule.
The Kansas Jayhawks made strides in the first year of Les Miles’ tenure in Lawrence. They might not have made a bowl game, but KU was able to win games they shouldn’t have and compete in games they usually would have no business competing in. The hope is that if there’s a 2020 season, the Jayhawks will pick up where they left off and continue what they built in 2019.
Being in the Big 12 Conference, Kansas will play everyone in their conference as well as three non-conference opponents. Three of their first four games are against non-conference teams with their home (and season) opener coming against New Hampshire.
After that, the Jayhawks hit the road for the first time and it’ll be to Waco against Baylor. Usually Kansas doesn’t play conference games this early in the season, but they’ll open their Big 12 play early on.
Baylor was one of the best teams not only in the conference last year, but also in all of college football. They lost Matt Rhule to the NFL and might have a setback this season, but this will still be a pretty difficult game for KU, especially just two weeks in.
After the road game in Waco, KU returns home for a non-conference game against Boston College. Last season the Jayhawks traveled to face the Eagles and were able to beat them in blowout fashion, something Kansas football fans aren’t used to being on the winning side of. It was quite the moment and Boston College will certainly be out for revenge when they come to Lawrence in late September.
Week four is the Jayhawks’ final non-conference game and they’ll head to Myrtle Beach to square off against Coastal Carolina – a team they SHOULD have beaten in Lawrence last season, but couldn’t execute. This time the game comes on the road and hopefully Kansas will be on the right side of the scoreboard.
It’s all conference games for the rest of the way from here with a home game against Iowa State to kick things off. The next week the Jayhawks travel to Manhattan for a date with in-state rival Kansas State in hopes of beating them for the first time in over a decade.
The Jayhawks continue to switch between home and away games with the next bunch coming at home against Oklahoma State, on the road against West Virginia, at home against Texas, and on the road against Texas Tech. After that they travel to Norman to play Oklahoma before closing the season against the TCU Horned Frogs in Lawrence.
Kansas football probably isn’t going to be anything special this season, but maybe – just maybe – they’ll be able to win six games and become bowl eligible for the first time in over a decade.