The Kansas Jayhawks went into overtime against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night and the Jayhawks pulled out the win for their first conference win since 2014. A huge night of celebration at Memorial Stadium continued after the game, and there are smiles on all of the senior’s faces.
The very second the ball flew through the goal posts, Jayhawk fans met players on the field eager to show their support and Kansas pride.
“We do this for the fans, we’re the entertainment, so it’s great to finally give the fans something to be proud of,” senior kicker Matt Wyman said.
“It was awesome because you know we’ve been through a hard year the past two years and to see them behind us this whole way, it was awesome to know that they’re there for us,” senior cornerback Brandon Stewart said.
“You know, I think that shows what kind of support system and fan base we have here. We’ve got two games left and a one and nine season, most fans probably wouldn’t show up but not Jayhawk nation, they were here, loud and just supporting us and we love that,” senior safety Fish Smithson said.
“It’s for them, I mean our guys truly want to win to make their fans, the students here, their fan base, their stakeholders–they want them to be happy,” Head Coach David Beaty said. “They’ve gone through a lot and to see those fans down there, I saw so many great supporters of our University that were out there, it felt good to give them a hug and thank them with a win.”