Everything Lance Leipold said after KU football win over Oklahoma State


Kansas football is bowling eligible for the first time since 2008. The Jayhawks picked up their sixth win of the season on Saturday with a 37-16 win over Oklahoma State. KU controlled the wire-to-wire play and never looked very threatened by Oklahoma State. The win over the No. 18-ranked Cowboys gives the Jayhawks their first ranked win since 2010 and their first ranked home win since 2005.

At the end, Kansas beat Oklahoma State 554 yards to 415 yards, totaling 351 rushing yards and 203 passing yards. Devin Neal led KU with 224 rushing yards and 110 receiving yards. Neal is the first Jayhawk to reach that yardage total in program history, according to KU game notes. In the air, quarterback Jason Bean completed 18 of 23 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kenny Logan led KU with eight tackles.

After game, Lance Leipold met with the media to discuss the game. Here’s everything Coach KU said after the game…

On what the victory means for the program…

“Like I told them, I’m really proud of them and happy for them. Most of all, we look at the guys who have been there a long time and everything they’ve been through. They persevered. They stuck with that program. And then holistically for this band and like I told them, we’re pretty demanding and everything. And there’s a big reason why we are; for times like this. And to see them play well. , I thought we played physical today and did some things that challenged us First play of the game Devin broke a big one or something and that was a first down I remember that last year we didn’t have a first down in the first half, and I think that’s a bit of a sock that really helped, as football teams come in. And that’s where I’m really proud of them And you might say yeah I mean I know they’re banged up But I’m not gonna let that take away from the performances of some guys and the way Jason played as well.”

If it was the most complete game the team has played since he’s been here…

“I haven’t had time to really think about it. I’ll probably lean that way when I stop for a minute and think. I haven’t looked at everything statistically. They still had 75 games for 400 But I didn’t know we were holding them under 18 points at home, which, you know, college football is pretty tough for the under-21s. Cobee Bryant getting an interception right after being taken down and Mello got his, and of course rich at the end. The fourth and one play. I mean, really, we kind of looked at some opportunities and made some big saves today at key times. And again, Devin Neal’s performance was nothing short of outstanding. We kind of talked about it, that we’re going to need him to have one of those games, and he responded to that.”