1972 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1972 record4–7 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coach
CaptainDon Perkins, Pat Ryan
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Oklahoma $ 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 4 Nebraska $ 5 1 1     9 2 1
No. 16 Colorado 4 3 0     8 4 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Missouri 3 4 0     6 6 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     5 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Due to a dispute over Oklahoma forfeiting games, both Oklahoma[1] and Nebraska[2] claim this title.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1972 NCAA University Division football season. In their second season under head coach Don Fambrough, the Jayhawks compiled a 4–7 record (2–5 against conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 305 to 208.[3][4] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included David Jaynes with 2,253 passing yards, Jerome Nellums with 684 rushing yards and Bruce Adams with 704 receiving yards.[5] Don Perkins and Pat Ryan were the team captains.[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 9Washington State*L 17–18
September 23Wyoming*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 52–14
September 30No. 16 Florida State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 22–44
October 7at Minnesota*W 34–28
October 14at Kansas StateL 19–20
October 21No. 5 Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 0–56
October 28No. 15 Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 8–34
November 4at Oklahoma StateW 13–10
November 11at No. 16 ColoradoL 8–33
November 18No. 4 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 7–31
November 25at No. 16 MissouriW 28–17
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "2018 Media Guide" (PDF). soonersports.com. Oklahoma Athletics. p. 6. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Media Guide" (PDF). huskers.com. Nebraska Athletics. p. 206. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "1972 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  4. ^ a b 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 185.
  5. ^ "1972 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017.