Montell Cozart is back!
Cozart, not Willis, comes in for a banged up Deondre Ford, despite being questionable with flu-like symptoms
— David (@BL_Analytics) September 26, 2015
Kansas promptly drove the field and put seven on the scoreboard! We have a game in Piscataway, NJ!
The Jayhawk’s day at Rutgers just got a little bit harder. Kansas starting QB Montell Cozart is experience flu-like symptoms, and has been ruled out for today’s game.
Metro Sports KU pre-game show says Cozart out with flu-like symptoms and Ford is likely to get the start #kufball
— JayhawkSlant (@JayhawkSlant) September 26, 2015
Deondre Ford has been given the start in Cozart’s place. Should he play well, and there could be a QB controversy in Lawrence by this afternoon. First year head coach David Beaty wasn’t shy with the media following Cozart’s poor play against Memphis.
“No one’s entrenched at any position ever,” coach Beaty said. “[Cozart is] still our starter. We’ll go back and we’ll look at this tape and we’ll evaluate that, and then we’ll also evaluate this week’s work and next week’s body of work.
“We want those guys to have confidence, but they still are going to have to compete.”
Cozart was awarded the starting job after the favorite to land the spot, Michael Cummings, went down with a significant knee injury during spring practice.
It’s been a tough year for Jayhawk fans, and Kansas is fighting to avoid being swept on the season. A 1-2 Rutgers team looks to be the best chance for a win left on the schedule, but the Scarlet Knights have drawn first blood. Rutgers leads it 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. For those wondering, Ford is 6 for 11 passing for 85 yards through the quarter.