David Beaty, Peyton Bender talk to media before season opener

Head coach David Beaty and starting quarterback Peyton Bender talked to the media ahead of the season opener against Nicholls State. The game is slated to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Entering Saturday, the Jayhawks have an 11-game losing streak. Senior Peyton Bender was recently named the starting quarterback after making eight starts for Kansas in his junior season.

Nicholls State returns a total of 18 starters from last season's team, which went 8-4 and made the FCS playoffs for the fourth time in program history. The Colonels are ranked No. 17 in the FCS preseason coaches poll.