Texas Football: QB Jalon Daniels out with injury for Kansas vs. Longhorns

Jalon Daniels. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Jalon Daniels. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Big last-minute injury news was announced for the No. 24 ranked Kansas Jayhawks in a ranked matchup against No. 3 Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian on Sep. 30. ESPN announced just before kick-off between Kansas and Texas this weekend that senior Jayhawks’ quarterback Jalon Daniels will miss the game due to injury.

An On3 report confirmed that Daniels is dealing with a back injury this week.

Sixth-year senior quarterback Jason Bean will get the start for the Jayhawks on Sep. 30 in place of the injured Daniels. This is Bean’s second start of the season after Daniels missed Kansas’ regular season opener on Sep. 1 at home against FCS Missouri State.

Kansas QB Jalon Daniels out with back injury vs. Texas football

There were some indications that Daniels could be dealing with an injury issue in this game, as he wasn’t seen on the field at DKR during pre-game warmups.

Bean completed 22-of-28 passing attempts for 276 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, and no interceptions in a sizable 48-17 win over Missouri State in Week 1.

Daniels started the last three games since the opener, amassing over 700 passing yards, five passing touchdowns, and one interception.

Bean started five games last season for head coach Lance Leipold and the Jayhawks, while Daniels dealt with an upper-body injury. He’s got over 2,800 passing yards, 28 total touchdowns, and 10 interceptions during his three years at Kansas.

Kansas missing its All-Big 12 QB vs. Texas

This is obviously huge news for the Jayhawks that Daniels is out potentially for their biggest game of conference play this weekend against the Longhorns. Daniels was the preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year after having a breakout season for the Jayhawks in his first year as the starting quarterback last year.

Texas kicked off against Kansas at 2:30 p.m. CT on Sep. 30 at DKR in Austin. Texas and Kansas both entered with undefeated 4-0 (1-0 Big 12) records in Week 5.

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