Kansas Jayhawks v Texas Longhorns Tale of the Tape


 
 
 


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National Conf Actual Category Actual Conf National
Advantage Rank Rank Rank Rank
Kansas 31
5
188.14
Rushing Offense 181.83
6
37
Kansas 73
8
217.14
Passing Offense 203.50
9
85
Kansas 52
7
405.29
Total Offense 385.33
8
72
Kansas 50
8
30.14
Scoring Offense 30
9
53
Texas 119
10
232
Rushing Defense 121.83
4
37
Texas 119
10
172.03 Pass Efficiency Defense 103.69
1
9
Texas 120
10
550.86 Total Defense 338.17
2
30
Texas 120
10
50.43
Scoring Defense 25.33
4
56
Texas 48
6
37.19
Net Punting 37.89 4
36
Texas 97
9
5
Punt Returns 10
4
40
Texas 76
8
20.91
Kickoff Returns 26.61
2
8
Texas 104
9
-.86
Turnover Margin 0
5
57
Texas 119
9
318.86
Pass Defense 216.33
1
49
Kansas 16
3
154.44
Passing Efficiency 129.34 9
65
Texas 113
10
.86
Sacks 1.33
8
100
Texas 111
10
4.29
Tackles For Loss 4.83
9
95
Kansas 80
7
2.29
Sacks Allowed 2.83
10
98

It's been said that the first half of the Kansas schedule was more difficult and from a statistical standpoint this Texas tale of the tape certainly backs up that point.  The only bad news is that last week's "better matchup" still resulted in a 38 point loss. 

Now Kansas still holds an offensive edge in most categories over Texas.  That's the good news.  It's a nice testement to the offensive improvement that we've been talking about like a broken record all season and it provides some optimism from a defensive perspective...key word, "some".  On the other hand Texas has been a pretty dynamic defensive team that has proven steady throughout much of the season and they will test the Kansas offense.

It's strange because this would be a year that one might have some confidence in Kansas holding up against the big bad Longhorns, maybe even snagging a win in Austin.  Texas has been struggling by their standards since the departure of Colt McCoy two seasons ago and other teams around the league have taken advantage of the opportunity.  But for Kansas it's just so hard to see a situation where they can reverse the fortunes of the past five weeks so substantially that the Jayhawks would be able to march into Austin and come out a winner. 

I guess the point in all of this is that while Texas isn't necessarily the Texas of two years ago, Kansas is the Kansas of today and that's not a pretty picture in a lot of ways. On the bright side we do get to collect a payoff for playing in this one on the Longhorn Network and there could be some valuable uses for that money sometime in the near future.  And who knows, with the game televised on the seemingly cursed Longhorn Network, perhaps these Jayhawks can shock the world.

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