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Kansas football has been an absolute mess for nearly 10 years now. After the team's peak in the 2007 season when Kansas went 12-1, and nearly played for a National Championship, the program has seen five different head coaches and just one winning season.
It got so bad that Kansas went 0-12 in 2015 and improved to 2-10 in 2016. But the 2018 version has been a bit better.
This comes after Kansas absolutely dominated Rutgers 55-14 on Saturday, forcing six turnovers in the contest. The Jayhawks improved to 2-1 already making this their most successful season since 2014. Their +12 turnover margin also puts them four ahead of the next closest team in the nation.
That brings us to Week 4 and Kansas' first Big 12 game of the year against the Baylor Bears, a matchup that Baylor has won for eight straight years.
According to Fanduel Sportsbook, the Bears are 7.5-point favorites with the game at home in Waco, Texas. However, Kansas might be the craziest bet of the week in college football. Usually, you don't get a team leading the nation in turnover margin as an underdog of more than a touchdown -- but Kansas is a different story. Now might be the time to believe in the Jayhawks before the oddsmakers truly catch on.
Sure, Rutgers isn't a great football team, but turnovers are a pretty good indication of a decent football team, and Baylor is also coming off a 13-point home loss to Duke.
Who knows? Maybe Kansas' improved defense will be able to keep their crown as turnover kings and they'll reach three wins on the season for the first time since 2014.
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