Jayhawks open season with underwhelming victory

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) For one quarter, Kansas looked like everything its fans hoped it would be when Charlie Weis was hired two years ago, racing to a 24-point lead against Southeast Missouri State.

The final three quarters, the Jayhawks looked a lot like they have the past two years.

An offense that had been humming like a Ferrari started to sound like a beat up Pinto. A defense that resembled an iron gate suddenly looked like tissue paper. And a rebuilding program from the Football Championship Subdivision nearly pulled off a dramatic fourth-quarter rally.

Kansas managed to hold on for a 34-28 victory in its season opener Saturday night, but the uneven performance – some good and some very bad – left Weis wondering about the future.