Kansas Jayhawk vs. Iowa State Cyclones Tale of the Tape


 
 
 


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National Conf Actual Category Actual Conf National
Advantage Rank Rank Rank Rank
Iowa State
53
9
164.25
Rushing Offense 174.5
7
43
Iowa State
88
8
196.13
Passing Offense 213.88
7
76
Iowa State 87
9
360.38
Total Offense 388.38
8
63
Kansas 71
9
26.38
Scoring Offense 25.38
10
79
Iowa State 119
10
258.13
Rushing Defense 206.75
8
108
Iowa State 119
10
168.45
Pass Efficiency Defense 125.41
4
57
Iowa State 120
10
555.75 Total Defense 435.38
6
101
Iowa State 120
10
49.50
Scoring Defense 32.25
8
97
Kansas 38
4
37.91
Net Punting 36.64 8
65
Iowa State 97
9
5
Punt Returns 5.67
8
93
Iowa State 82
9
20.70
Kickoff Returns 23.17
3
38
PUSH 104
8
-.75
Turnover Margin -.75
8
104
Iowa State 118
9
297.63
Pass Defense 228.63
4
66
Kansas 29
4
146.77
Passing Efficiency 106.74 10
111
Iowa State 113
10
.88
Sacks 1.38
8
100
Iowa State 111
10
4.25
Tackles For Loss 4.88
8
92
PUSH 84
6
2.38
Sacks Allowed 2.38
6
84

Areas where we once had an edge are slowly fading.  After last week not only are we at the bottom of the conference defensively, but we are treading water on offense and dangerously close to the bottom in that category as well.  I suppose it isn't anything we didn't already know but this team needs work in a lot of areas.

Again the good news with this one is that on paper Iowa State isn't so significantly better that this game looks like an impossible task.  The somewhat bad news is that we've been here before.  It is amazing how far our offensive rankings fell in one weeks time due to how atrociously bad things were in Austin last week.  I think that gives some hope that our offense can matchup better with an Iowa State defense that hasn't been over the top impressive throughout the season. 

All in all there is a lot more Iowa State in the advantage column and that will always be a concern because we haven't really shown a situation where the phrase "games aren't played on paper" applies to us.  Well maybe it applies, but not necessarily in the right way.  This is one where we can change our fortunes if we expect to do it at any point this year.  October is OVA!  On to Novemba!

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