Kansas vs. Oklahoma: Tale of the Tape

John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

A statistical look at this weekend's matchup between the Kansas Jayhawks and Oklahoma Sooners in Norman






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National Conf Actual Category Actual Conf National
Advantage Rank Rank Rank Rank
Oklahoma 49
5
179.33
Rushing Offense 221
3
21
Oklahoma 95
9
198.33
Passing Offense 285.40
5
32
Oklahoma 84
9
377.67
Total Offense 506.40
5
15
Oklahoma 109
10
19
Scoring Offense 43.20
4
9
Oklahoma 98
9
200.83 Rushing Defense 128.80
5
40
Oklahoma 72
7
132.60
Pass Efficiency Defense 95.58
2
9
Oklahoma 91
7
433.67 Total Defense 300.20
2
14
Oklahoma 77
7
28.00
Scoring Defense 17
4
20
Oklahoma 87
9
35.41
Net Punting 36.57 7
67
Oklahoma 44
8
10
Punt Returns 16.33
3
10
Oklahoma 101
9
18.31
Kickoff Returns 26.64
2
13
Kansas
39
5
.33
Turnover Margin 0
6
60
Oklahoma 69
5
232.83
Pass Defense 171.40
2
11
Oklahoma 116
10
101.11
Passing Efficiency 137.47 8 53
Oklahoma 107
10
1
Sacks 1.8
7
76
Oklahoma 104
10
4.67 Tackles For Loss 5
8
90
Oklahoma 95
10
2.67
Sacks Allowed 1.8 8
62

Kansas improved in nearly every statistical category last week! Added bonus? We're only last in the league in FIVE categories instead of EVERY SINGLE category! More good news? Oklahoma doesn't look nearly as daunting as Oklahoma State!

How about the realistic spin? Oklahoma has likely faced tougher opponents. Kansas still has a LONG way to go. The Jayhawks are probably catching a surging Sooner squad coming off a huge win against Texas.

Honestly at this point I think the best takeaway from this is how is Kansas doing year over year. Looking at the matchups doesn't do a lot of good because Kansas still has work to do in order to be competitive. The positives obviously rest on the defensive side of the ball and in the turnover department. The negatives are the offensive production, passing specifically, and the kicking game.

Easy enough, now fix it!

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