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Lone-star road losing streak stands at 17 for Kansas

Kansas cornerback Kyle Mayberry (16) watches as TCU wide receiver Taj Williams (2) and TCU wide receiver Ty Slanina (13) celebrate Williams' touchdown catch during the third quarter, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.

Kansas cornerback Kyle Mayberry (16) watches as TCU wide receiver Taj Williams (2) and TCU wide receiver Ty Slanina (13) celebrate Williams' touchdown catch during the third quarter, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. by Nick Krug

Listening to former Oakland Raiders quarterback and Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders coach Tom Flores in a recent radio interview, it struck me as interesting that he mentioned that he anticipated the Raiders playing well in Miami because a lot of Raiders came from that region of the country and would have a lot of friends and family members in attendance.

It never occurred to me that would be a factor in an NFL game, but it is mentioned often by college players.

Dorance Armstrong and Daniel Wise both brought that up during their interviews this week in preparation for KU’s trip to Austin to play Texas, which the Jayhawks defeated in overtime, the school’s first victory against Texas since 1938.

Plus, being overlooked by Texas and other Texas universities plays a role in their motivation. Armstrong was a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 player in 2016 and Wise surely will earn first-team honors this season, so all of the Texas schools, if they had it to do over again, would have offered scholarships to both players. But so far, they haven’t been able to win a game in their home state.

A second consecutive upset victory against the Longhorns would keep Kansas from breaking the streak for consecutive road losses at football’s highest division. At the moment, KU is tied with Western State (Colorado), which lost 44 in a row from 1926 to 1936.

During that streak 17 of the losses have come in Texas. A look at the Lone Star-state losing streak:

Opponent
AttendanceDateScore
MarginKansas coach
Texas Tech
47,291Oct. 31, 2009
42-2121Mark Mangino
Texas101,357Nov. 21, 2009
51-2031Mark Mangino
Baylor35,405Oct. 2, 2010
55-748Turner Gill
Texas99,211
Oct. 29, 2011
43-043Turner Gill
Texas A&M
86,411
Nov. 19, 2011
61-754
Turner Gill
Baylor39,039Nov. 3, 2012
41-1427Charlie Weis
Texas Tech
55,052
Nov. 10, 2012
41-34, 2OT
Charlie Weis
Rice22,974Sept. 14, 2013
23-149Charlie Weis
TCU41,894Oct. 12, 2013
27-1710Charlie Weis
Texas97,105Nov. 2, 2013
35-1322Charlie Weis
Texas Tech
54,071Oct. 18, 2014
34-2113Clint Bowen
Baylor45,754Nov. 1, 2014
60-1446Clint Bowen
Texas92,529Nov. 7, 2015
59-2039David Beaty
TCU44,375Nov. 14, 2015
23-176David Beaty
Texas Tech
56,494Sept. 29, 2016
55-1936David Beaty
Baylor47,598Oct. 15, 2016
49-742David Beaty
TCU42,969Oct. 21, 2017
43-043David Beaty

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