Kansas opens football stadium doors after taking OU lead

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Kansas running back Devin Neal (4) kicks the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma on Saturday October 23, 2021 in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel)

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The Kansas Jayhawks 1-5 football team entered Saturday’s home game against the No.3 and Oklahoma ranked 7-0 as an underdog at 38 1/2 points.

But after KU took a 10-0 halftime lead and a 17-7 third quarter lead, KU opened the doors to Booth Memorial Stadium as the Jayhawks edged closer to a monumental surprise victory.

“Doors are open on the east and west sides of the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, no ticket is required. To arrive. To be strong. Rock Chalk, ”read a tweet from the KU Athletics account.

As of 2013 – according to TeamRankings.com – 38 underdogs of 1/2 point or worse are 1-434.

As fans began to line empty pockets in the stadium throughout the game, Oklahoma eventually took the lead and won 35-23, dropping to 8-0 and keeping their national title hopes alive.

Oklahoma were explosive after falling behind 17-7, fielding touchdowns from three games, four games and four games to take the 28-17 advantage.

This story was originally published 23 October 2021 13:26.

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