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Hawk Talk...Week 7 Pregame

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A look at news and notes about Jayhawks and upcoming opponents...

The Good Guys...

The Bad Guys...

A full list of the supplemental notes released by the athletic dept...and here are a few highlights...

A Kansas win would...

Be KU’s 20th win in its last 23 games.

Be its third straight against Colorado, the first such streak since 1962-64.

A Kansas Loss would...

Be less good than a win.

Individual...

Reesing (5,785) needs 104 total offense yards to pass Chip Hilleary (5,888) for second on the KU career total offensive yard chart.

 

WR Kerry Meier has caught at least seven passes in every game this year and at least two in 13 consecutive games dating back to last year.

Kerry Meier...

61 percent (27 of 44) of his receptions have been for first downs.

41 percent (11 of 27) of his first-down producing receptions have come on third or fourth down.

25 percent (11 of 44) of his receptions have come on third or fourth down (all for first downs).

Did you Know...?

KU has scored at least 30 points in 10 of its last 11 home games with the exception being a 29-0 win against Louisiana Tech earlier this year.

My Thoughts...Another game and another week of hoping the pieces fit together for 60 minutes.  KU has yet to put together a complete game but at their best this team is more talented and more experienced than the Buffaloes. 

We had some great Q&A sessions this week and it seems clear that Kansas needs to avoid letting CU run the ball and make the Quarterback(s) beat them.  KU will be the first road test and the most potent passing attack that CU has faced this season and I expect Todd Reesing to once again be the Buffalo killer that he has been twice already in his career. 

The biggest risk is if Kansas comes out and puts together a lackluster performance in the first half like they did against ISU.  If that is the case and CU can manage an early lead they have the backs and the scheme to run the ball and control the clock which could create problems for the Jayhawks.  Defense needs to come out with the intesity they displayed in the second half in Ames and all will be fine.  The line was 13.5 to open the week I said early on this game would be 10 or less but I'm feeling good this morning as I head to the hill for the game so I'm going to say Kansas 38 Colorado 17.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk and if anyone's in town I'll see you at Louise's West.