It’s been a banner year for Lance Leipold and the Kansas football team, one month into the 2022 college football season.
The Jayhawks, at 4-0, already have notched their most wins in a single season since 2009 and can move another step closer to bowl eligibility this Saturday when they square off against Iowa State in Lawrence.
Staying undefeated won’t be easy, though, as the Jayhawks are currently a 3-point underdog on Kansas betting apps.
BetKansas.com has looked over the slate of Week 6 college football games, from Piscataway to the Pacific Palisades, and found next Saturday could be KU’s best shot at hosting its first ESPN College GameDay appearance.
The Jayhawks play host to TCU, which survived a road scare against crosstown rival SMU last Saturday to improve to 3-0 in coach Sonny Dyke’s first season in Fort Worth.
The Horned Frogs, however, are an even bigger longshot to remain unbeaten. They are 6.5-point home underdogs at Kansas sportsbooks against No. 18 Oklahoma this Saturday.
Here’s a breakdown of the sites with the best odds of hosting Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and company Oct. 8.
Week 6 ESPN College GameDay Host Odds
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Why We’re High on KU Hosting GameDay
No one loves savoring the home campus of a surprise upstart quite like ESPN GameDay, and Kansas is this year’s prime example of your classic outhouse to penthouse contender.
The Jayhawks have been one of the best stories in college football this year, with junior quarterback Jalon Daniels going from afterthought to Heisman darkhorse candidate in four games.
Daniels is the Jayhawks’ leading passer (890 yards and 11 touchdowns to one interception) and rusher (320 yards and four scores). Seven different Jayhawks have at least one touchdown reception this season.
Kansas BetMGM has Daniels sixth on its Heisman Trophy odds list at +3000.
The current feel-good aspect of KU football would play a large role in guiding GameDay to Lawrence for the first time, just as the show did when they chose Appalachian State as a host a week after its upset of Texas A&M.
No one knows what the rest of the season holds for the Jayhawks, but there’s no denying their opening third of the year has warranted national attention, after going 32-130 over the past 14 years.
It also doesn’t hurt next week’s only other games between teams currently ranked involve North Carolina State, which is playing Clemson in this week’s GameDay contest, Also, Alabama-Texas A&M lost its potential as a top 5 showdown when the A&M was upset by App State.