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It Was Great in ’68

Although most people consider the University of Kansas a basketball school, there has been many highlights in our 120+ years of football. One of the greatest highlights would have to be the 1968 season under coach Pepper Rogers.

The ’68 Jayhawks, featuring All-Americans Bobby Douglass, quarterback, and defensive end John Zook, did something rarely experienced by a Jayhawk football team…they beat Nebraska in Lincoln. It was also the second year in a row that KU had defeated NU.

To top off the season, the Jayhawks were invited to represent the Big 8 in the 1969 Orange Bowl.  Learn more about this great season in the KUHistory.com article The Year of the Pigskin.

 

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