Who’d have guessed that the Jayhawks’ crimson-and-blue color scheme would be turned into camouflage? During a game no less.
To be honest, it was just the blue uniforms. But the Jayhawks’ LaQuvionte Gonzalez did a great job of hiding himself in the end zone during Saturday’s game against Iowa State at Memorial Field.
KU was returning a kickoff, and Gonzalez was prone in the end zone. His uniform color matched the end-zone color. Gonzalez sprang to his feet and received a lateral.
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After the game, which Iowa State won 31-24, KU coach David Beaty talked about the play. Beaty said it was special-teams coordinator Joe DeForest’s idea.
“We felt we were going to need a momentum changer in this game and something that would help us — man, we thought we might be able to get completely out on that one,” Beaty said. “I thought maybe he got down a little bit. Had he not gotten down quite as quick, he might have been able to hide a little bit better. I think their sideline saw it, but I thought it was a really cool design by Joe, and I thought our kids executed it pretty well. It gave us the best return we had of the day if I’m not mistaken.”