Posted on: September 4, 2010 10:20 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2010 10:51 pm

FCS schools claim another Week 1 victim in Kansas

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Earlier today, the college football world watched in rapt attention as Jacksonville State roared back from a 21-point deficit to upend Ole Miss in a 49-48 thriller. But back on the plains, another FCS school struck--though the outcome was hardly as big an upset.

The Kansas Jayhawks have just been upended in Lawrence by North Dakota State, 6-3. Yes, 6-3; neither team reached the end zone.

The thing of it is, unlike the ranked Jacksonville State, North Dakota State isn't particularly good. While they menaced decent Minnesota teams a few years ago (winning one game and losing the other 10-9), NDSU went only 3-8 last year, getting crushed by ISU in their only foray into FBS play.

Ah, but Kansas is horrible too, losing most of the key players and a head coach from a team that dropped its last seven games last season. If anything, the loss underscores just what a rebuilding effort Turner Gill has in front of him--not that his fans are going to be patient about it, if his vandalized Wikipedia entry has anything to do with it:

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