Blowout losses common theme this decade for Kansas football
Saturday's 65-19 home loss to Texas Tech marked the 18th time, a 45-0 loss at Iowa State the 19th time this decade in the 82nd game vs. an FBS opponent that the Kansas football team has lost by a margin of at least 40 points, which translates to 23 percent of the games.
The Iowa State humiliation was third-year head coach David Beaty's eighth such loss in his 27th game vs. an FBS foe, which calculates to 30 percent. It happened under Gill six times in 22 games (27 percent) and under Weis four times in 25 games (16 percent), under Bowen once in eight games (13 percent).
Some might argue that a loss is a loss, but the hope was that this season more games would be contested closely and right-off-the-bat blowouts would not happen. KU still has six games left to grow more competitive.
A look at the 19 losses by margins of 40 points or greater this decade:
|11/19/11||at Texas A&M
|12/01/12||at West Virginia
|10/24/15||at Oklahoma St.
|10/14/17||Iowa State||45-0||45||David Beaty
|09/17/11||at Georgia Tech
|10/08/11||at Oklahoma St.
|10/06/12||at Kansas State