Kansas Vs. South Dakota State: Drive Chart Rewind

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The drive chart has the look of a better performance in Saturday night's home opener for Charlie Weis and the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas really controlled the field position in this one but struggled early to punch it in once inside the redzone. That is probably the area where Dayne Crist really seemed a little overly amped up and the running game couldn't quite get that last punch to push it in.

One nice takeaway is the fact that Kansas pulled away in the third. The 3rd quarter has been the Jayhawks demise for the past two seasons and while this was a lesser opponent, the team looked pretty sharp and took a nice lead into the fourth.

The fourth quarter was a little less impressive from an offensive perspective, but the defense did capitalize on the fact that SDSU was playing from behind. The Jackrabbits had to take some chances and Kansas made them pay. It would have been nice to see the offense put the final nail in the coffin after one of those interceptions, but it just never happened. The 14 point lead was never really threatened but it might have left a slightly better taste in everyone's mouth Saturday night.

On the defensive side of the ball it's nice to see a Jackrabbit drive chart that is largely void of any long sustained drives. The Kansas defense did a pretty solid job for the most part. Plenty to improve on but they are at least improving and schematically everything felt better on Saturday night when compared to a year ago.

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