Kansas Favored Against A P5 Team For The First Time In More Than A Decade

Oddsmakers expect Kansas to beat Duke by a comfortable margin Saturday.

The Jayhawks are -8.5 favorites at DraftKings against the Blue Devils, and it's the first time since 2009 Kansas is favored against a Power Five team, according to Brett McMurphy.

Lance Leipold and his team are off to an incredibly hot 3-0 start, and finished this past weekend with a huge win over Houston on the road.

Now, Kansas is expected to beat Duke at home by at least a touchdown.

Kansas appears to have turned things around.

The Jayhawks are off to their best start since 2009, and with one more win, Kansas will also have their most wins in 13 years.

For the first time since I was in high school, it feels like there's a competitive football team in Lawrence.

If Leipold and the Jayhawks manage to start the season 4-0 with a win over Duke in week four, the hype is really going to start getting turned up.

It's hard to believe it's been 13 years since the team has been in this position, but the program has been unbelievably bad.

Now, for the first time since Obama's first term, the Jayhawks are favored against a P5 team. Fans should be absolutely buzzing.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.