Kansas doesn't need anyone to tell it that life is about to get a whole lot more difficult.
Still, Saturday served as a reminder that this Kansas team isn't ready to win close games. Playing with leads still seems wholly unfamiliar to the Jayhawks after a 30-23 loss on the road to Northern Illinois. Kansas now has a road losing streak of 15, dating back to a win at UTEP on Sept. 12, 2009.
For the second time in three weeks, Kansas had the game well within its grasp. It led Rice by double digits in the third quarter on Sept. 8 and led by eight with five minutes to play. It lost on a last second field goal.
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