KU TRIES TO ROCK-CHAWK TO BEST START IN 100 YEARS: Mark Mangino is living large, both literally and figuratively. The carb-loaded coach has Kansas perched at a 7-0 record this season. And with a win Saturday at Texas A&M, the Jayhawks can have their first 8-0 start in almost a century:
KDFA-TV passes along an ASSOCIATED PRESS article that notes with a win over the Aggies, KU will be 8-0 “for the first time since 1906.”However, we double-checked this stat with our valuable copy of the ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. According to the mammoth table book, the ‘06 Hawk squad went 7-2-2. The last Kansas squad to start 8-0 was in 1909, one year removed from their last undefeated season.
And they could’ve gotten away with another perfect record, too, if it hadn’t been for meddling Missouri beating KU in the last game of the season.