And suddenly, the entire complexion of the season has changed. Heading into Saturday, it was generally believed that KU was a full tier below Mizzou in quality, and that they wouldn't stand a chance against Oklahoma or Texas Tech. Skeptics saw the one good performance by Jake Sharp as a fluke, and still were assuming that KU couldn't run the football.
What a difference 24 hours makes.
Today, KU is in sole possesion of first place in the Big 12 North. Mizzou faced a quality opponent for really the first time all season (I know I'm not the only Jayhawker out there that's glad we don't have to face OSU), and couldn't put up the kind of fight at home that KU showed against South Florida down in Tampa. KU now has blueprints to follow in how to beat both the Sooners and the Red Raiders (should Tech even be ranked at this point? They haven't accomplished anything of note to this point). Oklahoma also lost key MLB Ryan Reynolds to a torn ACL. How important was Reynolds? Texas outscored the Sooners 25-3 after he went down. And Jake Sharp now has back to back 100 yard rushing games.
Yesterday was an especially great day to be a Jayhawk. How did yesterday's events change your impression of this season? With a game in hand, are we now the favorites to win the Big 12 North? If you were to do a power rankings of the Big 12, where does KU stack up after yesterday's craziness?