Kansas Football Bowl Projections: Odds For Jayhawks’ 2024-25 Bowl Game

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The Kansas Jayhawks have a shot at doing something they’ve never done before in 2024, when head coach Lance Leipold looks to take the program to another bowl game. That bit of KU history would be to make a postseason contest in three straight seasons, as the Jayhawks have only made one twice in a row on two occasions, doing so in 2007 and 2008 and in 2022 and 2023.  

Now, Leipold and company are looking to build off last year’s 9-4 run across Kansas sports betting that saw KU reach as high as No. 16 in the CFP top 25, including the school’s first bowl win in 15 years. 

That victory came in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix, where KU knocked off the UNLV Rebels, 49-36, capping off the Jayhawks first nine-win season since going 12-1 under Mark Mangino in 2008. 

All season long, BetKansas.com will update KU’s bowl game odds for the upcoming season, as Leipold and company look to one-up their success from last fall.

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Kansas Football Bowl Projections: Odds For Jayhawks’ 2024-25 Bowl Game

Bowl

Location

Conference Opponent

Odds

Percentage Chance

TaxAct Texas Bowl  

Houston, TX 

vs. SEC 

+225

30.8%

Pop-Tarts Bowl

Orlando, FL

vs. ACC

+275

26.7%

Valero Alamo Bowl

San Antonio, TX

vs. TBD (formerly Pac-12)

+500

16.7%

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Memphis, TN

vs. SEC

+500

16.7%

CFB Playoff 

TBD 

vs. TBD 

+2000

4.8%

The Field / No Bowl

  

+1750

5.4%

Currently, we see the longstanding Houston staple that is the TaxAct Texas Bowl as the top landing spot for the Jayhawks this season, with the Big 12-SEC showdown holding +225 odds of landing KU in 2024.

Throw in Orlando’s Pop-Tarts Bowl at +275 and a pair of Big 12 bowl game staples in the Valero Alamo Bowl and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at +500 apiece and you have the upper end of the KU bowl game odds board.  

Longshots to land KU in 2024 include the CFP at +2000 and “the field” or no bowl whatsoever at +1750, though it sure looks like Leipold’s bunch will wind up in one of the Big 12’s longstanding postseason contests this season.  

Remember, these odds are provided by BetKansas and are not available on Kansas betting apps.

Kansas State Bowl Game History

Year 

Bowl 

Result 

2023 

Guaranteed Rate Bowl 

Win, 49-36 vs. UNLV 

2022 

Liberty Bowl 

Loss, 55-53 vs. Arkansas 

2021 

No Bowl Game 

 

2020 

No Bowl Game 

 

2019 

No Bowl Game 

 

The Jayhawks made their return to bowl season in 2022, losing to the Arkansas Razorbacks in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, 55-53, to cap off the program’s first six-win season since 2009. In total, KU went 6-7 in 2022, before upping their year-end win total to nine a year ago, thanks in large part to starting the year with four straight wins against Missouri State, Illinois, Nevada-Reno and BYU.  

Of the Jayhawks’ four losses in 2023, only one came by more than nine points, with KU falling to Texas in Austin, 40-14, on Sept. 30, with additional defeats to Oklahoma State (39-32), Texas Tech (16-13) and Kansas State (31-27) all coming by razor-thin margins.  

Luckily for KU, they were able to get the last laugh in Phoenix against the Rebels, pulling off the school’s first bowl game win since 2008 in the Valley to cap off a historic season in Lawrence.  

Also of interest: Kansas 2024 Win Total.

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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