Sources: KU’s Daniels a game-time require Sat
8:15 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels, one of the breakout stars of
the 2022 college football season, has actually increased his representatives in practice for the Jayhawks and looms as a game-time decision on Saturday versus Texas, sources informed ESPN.Sources informed ESPN that Daniels will be examined in warm-ups on Saturday and a decision will be made then on whether he can return for the Jayhawks( 6-4). The uptick in practice reps have actually increased the optimism for Daniels’return, sources told ESPN. Daniels hurt his shoulder in an Oct. 8 loss to TCU, Kansas’ very first loss of the season.By then, Daniels had emerged as one of the faces of the 2022 college football season. He began the season scorching, throwing for 11 goals, 1,072 yards and just one interception. He also hurried for 335 backyards and five touchdowns. Consisting of the game Daniels entrusted injury against TCU, Kansas has actually lost four of five.Daniels’ main backup, Jason Bean, has actually been strong for Kansas. However he also has been dealing with an injury, missing out on a handful for plays at the
end of Kansas’loss versus Texas Tech last week after a hard hit. Kansas coach Lance Leipold informed press reporters today that Bean didn’t do much in practice early today after suffering an upper body injury. Freshman Ethan Vasko played the final snaps versus Texas Tech and looms as a possible contingency choice for the Jayhawks.The game against Texas in Lawrence works as a coda for Kansas ‘sudden burst from the depths of Power 5 football. In 2015, Kansas stunned the Longhorns in Austin 57-56 in overtime.
Kansas was a 31-point underdog and the triumph marked the program’s first road win in Huge 12 play considering that 2008. Ever since, Kansas showed that wasn’t a fluke moment. The Jayhawks began this season 5-0 and have because clinched the program’s very first championship game given that 2008 with a blowout win over Oklahoma State.
Texas (6-4) has lost two of its past three games and failed to score an offending touchdown in a 17-10 loss in your home against TCU last week.Daniels’potential return would be a jolt of self-confidence for Kansas, as he’s one of the country’s top dual-threat quarterbacks. Daniels had actually been considered in the thicket of the Heisman Prize race before his injury, as he ‘d elevated Kansas to a No. 19 ranking. The Jayhawks hadn’t been ranked considering that 2009.