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Kansas Football Has 'Long Way To Go' After Northern Illinois Loss

The Kansas Jayhawks fell to 1-3 on the season following their loss against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Huskie Stadium. The team's road loss extended their road losing streak to 15 consecutive losses; a record that stretches back to a victory over UTEP in Sept. 2009. More importantly, the back-breaking loss proved the Jayhawks have a long way to go before they can turn the corner, writes ESPN Chicago's David Ubben, who warns it may be a long season for the Kansas faithful.

Despite having second half leads against the Huskies on Saturday and Rice Owls the week before, the Jayhawks were unable to close out victories in either game. In fact, the Jayhawks blew a double-digit lead in the second half at home against the Owls before their road woes continued this past Saturday against the Huskies.

Kansas will now prepare to take on their rivals and the No. 7 ranked team in the nation, the Kansas State Wildcats, and the schedule doesn't get much easier the rest of the way.

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