Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
The Kansas Jayhawks finally showed they were able to compete with the better teams in the Big 12, but fell just short against Texas, losing 21-17. After the game, head coach Charlie Weis had sympathy for his players.
It has not been an easy year for Kansas football, but on Saturday, it looked like the Jayhawks might have had a win worth celebrating. Up in the waning minutes against conference power Texas, the Jayhawks let allowed a late touchdown and what would have been their first conference win slipped through their fingers.
After the game, head coach Charlie Weis recognized his team's effort and felt bad that the result did not reflect it.
"I basically told them I feel really bad for all of them today. Every week is a different circumstance. Last week we should've been more embarrassed; this week I feel that there's nothing to be embarrassed about. We played our butts off on both sides of the ball. Physically we really not only hung in there, but more than held our own, and to lose with 12 seconds to go in a game is really disappointing for everyone and I just feel bad for them."
That embarrassing loss Weis was referring to was a 52-7 romp at the hands of Oklahoma a week ago. This time, against another strong team, the Jayhawks held their own and almost gave the home crowd a game to remember.
From here, if Kansas is going to pick up that elusive conference victory, it might have to be on the road. Three of their last four contests are away from home, including a game this Saturday in Waco, Texas against Baylor.