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Mason leads KU to ranking




By Tully Corcoran

September 17, 2009


17 YEARS AG0 | Sept. 19, 1992

LAWRENCE -- A 49-7 win at Oregon State didn't do it, and neither did a 62-10 home win over Ball State.

But on Sept. 19, 1992, Kansas coach Glen Mason led the Jayhawks to a 40-7 win against Tulsa, which propelled KU into the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 1976, breaking a 16-year drought that remains the longest in school history.

And, wouldn't you know it, No. 24 KU lost to Cal the next week and fell right back out.

The Jayhawks finished the season at No. 22. It was a year that included an Aloha Bowl win, which was KU's first bowl berth since 1981, and a win against Kansas State, which would be KU's last until 2004.

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