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#pounditSaturday, February 4, 2023

Kansas fans storm field after blowout victory over Rhode Island


The debate over just what kind of victory merits a court/field storming is an ages-old question. Kansas football fans certainly thought they were justified after a blowout win over lowly Rhode Island on Saturday night.

The Jayhawks defeated the Rams by the final of 55-6 at Memorial Stadium, and their fans decided to celebrate by storming the field, per Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star.

The argument for storming: it was Kansas Football’s first victory since November 2014, breaking a 15-game losing streak that included an 0-12 season in 2015. The Jayhawks aren’t particularly known for their football program either, having not made it to a bowl game since 2008 and compiling an all-time losing record (580–610–58) since the program’s inception in 1890. As such, victories like this probably don’t come around all that often for the KU faithful.

The argument against storming: Rhode Island Football is probably even weaker, having won a grand total of five (!!!) games since 2011, despite playing in the weak Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Furthermore, a 49-point margin of victory makes storming seem a little excessive, and the Kansas fans were even told over the PA to knock it off “for the respect of this program.”

Well, at least Kansas finally got to experience what it was like to dine on the other end of the table.

H/T theScore


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