LAWRENCE, Kan. – Following a three passing touchdown performance that led Kansas to a thrilling 55-42 overtime victory at West Virginia on Sept. 10, Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels was named to the Davey O’Brien Great 8 list for week two of the college football season.
In the win, Daniels completed 18-of-29 passing for 219 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner to redshirt freshman Quinten Skinner in overtime. Daniels’ three touchdown performances marks the second of his career (2021 at Texas), while he also got it done on the ground, rushing for a career-high 85 yards on 12 attempts. Daniels completed passes to eight different receivers in the Big 12 opening victory.
Daniels has led Kansas to a 2-0 record for the first time since 2011, completing 33-of-47 for 408 yards and four touchdowns on the season.
Daniels was also added to the midseason watch list making him eligible for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Awarded annually to the nation’s best college quarterback, the Davey O’Brien is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award.
Kansas will travel to Houston, Texas to take on the Houston Cougars on Saturday, September 17 at TDECU Stadium at 3 p.m. CT. The Jayhawks will then return home to host the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, September 24.
Fans looking to attend the Kansas vs. Duke game on Saturday, September 24 can purchase single-game tickets in advance to avoid lines on game day. In addition, mini packs and season tickets are available with season tickets starting as low as $185. Tickets can be purchased here.
Davey O’Brien Great 8: Week 2
Davis Brin, Tulsa
Jalon Daniels, Kansas
Frank Harris, UTSA
Sam Hartman, Wake Forest
Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
Garrett Shrader, Syracuse
Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland
Caleb Williams, USC