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Kansas Now Owns The Nation's Longest Bowl Drought

Fans hold a University of Kansas school flag during the playing of the nation anthem prior to a game.

LAWRENCE, KS - OCTOBER 11: Fans hold a University of Kansas school flag during the playing of the nation anthem prior to a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Kansas is in sole possession of a terrible record.

With a total of 41 bowl games in play, it's difficult to comprehend a lengthy bowl drought for any team. Just six wins gets a program into a bowl game, but a few teams struggle year-in and year-out to make the postseason.

Entering this year, New Mexico State had the longest drought. The Aggies hadn't made a bowl game since 1960, but took home a victory over Utah State in Friday to end that streak.

UAB and Florida Atlantic were also on the list, but both teams made bowls this season, leaving just one team on the list.

Kansas.

The Jayhawks haven't made a bowl game since Mark Mangino was the head coach. Kansas bested the Minnesota Gophers 42-21 in the 2008 Insight Bowl, just one year after a 12-win season.

Can the Jayhawks turn it around and end the drought in 2018?