LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will possible be with out star quarterback Jalon Daniels, who harm his proper shoulder in final week’s loss to TCU, leaving backup Jason Bean to begin when the No. 19 Jayhawks go to struggling Oklahoma on Saturday.
Daniels was harm simply earlier than halftime of the 38-31 loss when he was scrambling towards the sideline and was sacked by the Horned Frogs’ Jamoi Hodge. He was evaluated within the medical tent earlier than heading to the locker room forward of the remainder of the workforce for extra exams. When he returned to the sideline within the second half, Daniels was wearing sweats.
“Jalon did not practice today and would probably be put in the doubtful area,” Jayhawks coach Lance Leipold stated Tuesday. “Again, looking at it day to day, but hasn’t done anything yet and that’s probably the extent I will comment at this time.”
Daniels had been the catalyst behind the Jayhawks’ 5-0 begin to the season, incomes early Heisman Trophy consideration by throwing for 1,072 yards with 11 touchdowns and one interception whereas operating for 335 yards and 5 extra scores.
He was 5 of 10 for 89 yards and had run seven instances for six yards earlier than leaving the sport towards the Horned Frogs.
Bean, who began 9 video games final season earlier than getting harm, almost rallied the Jayhawks to the win.
The senior opened with a tying landing move to Mason Fairchild, then related with Luke Grimm and Quentin Skinner on TD tosses later within the third quarter. Bean threw a fourth landing move to Skinner with 4:29 left, knotting it 31-all, however TCU’s Max Duggan answered with a go-ahead landing move to Quentin Johnston with 1:36 to go.
Bean had the Jayhawks on the transfer one final time, however a fourth-down move from the TCU 34 fell incomplete with 37 seconds left. Wide receiver Lawrence Arnold gave the impression to be held on the play however no flag was thrown. And all of the Horned Frogs needed to do was snap the ball, take a knee and let the clock run out to stay unbeaten.
“No matter who’s in,” Bean stated, “we have the ability to go down and score the ball.”
Bean completed 16 of 24 for 262 yards, matched a profession finest with the 4 TD throws and added 34 yards dashing. But he additionally threw an inexplicable interception deep in Kansas territory, and TCU reached the top zone 5 performs later.
Still, it was a powerful efficiency on quick discover, and now Bean may have first-team reps all week in observe to prepare for the Sooners, who’re coming off an embarrassing 49-0 loss to Texas within the Red River Showdown.
“It’s really a credit to him. We all recognize that,” Leipold stated of the dual-threat quarterback from Mansfield, Texas. “I stood here in August and talked about (Bean) playing well, and it wasn’t just to appease him.”
One factor the Jayhawks have going of their favor is that the types of Bean and Daniels are related. Both are speedy quarterbacks able to operating the choice, scrambling and making performs in area, and meaning Leipold and Kansas offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki received’t should make wholesale modifications to the sport plan.
“You’re always going to tweak to somebody’s strengths, but you know, the call sheet is the call sheet and we’re going to continue to do what we can to be as multiple as possible,” Leipold stated. “If he ends up being there for a while, I’m sure there are things he’s more comfortable with than other plays or something that Jalon runs, but again, that hasn’t been a heavy dose of conversation yet.”
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