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Kansas vs. Missouri Tale of the Tape

VS.
Conf National Actual Category Actual National Conf
Rank Rank Rank Rank
8 71 134.91 Rushing Offense 161.27 49 6
5 11 295.73 Passing Offense 349.36 4 3
7 21 430.64 Total Offense 510.64 6 3
8 27 32 Scoring Offense 45.73 4 3
5 33 120.91

Rushing Defense

124.55 40 6
7 75 129.09 Pass Effic. Defense 129.02 73 6
8 90 395.27 Total Defense 392.73 89 7
7 T-86 28.82 Scoring Defense 23.27 55 3
10 96 32.64 Net Punting 37.04 20 4
3 24 12.33 Punt Returns 9.48 53 8
12 119 15.74 Kickoff Return 22.50 38 8
6 T-54 .18 Turnover Margin .18 T-54 6
11 114 274.36 Pass Defense 268.18 111 10
7 19 145.40 Passing Efficiency 167.93 6 4
6 46 2.09 Sacks 2.36 34 4
4 32 6.45 Tackles for a Loss 7.91 11 2
10 T-92 2.36 Sacks Allowed 1 10 3

Kansas' Identity has seemingly been determined.  A very good offense in a league of great offenses and a less than great defense in a league that's full of them.

The weeks opponent Missouri brings a very similar defense to the table as the Jayhawks, but does boast a better offense and a style of play that has been bad news for Kansas this year.

Where this one might be decided is in the turnover department where both teams arrive with identical turnover margins.  However, perhaps the best news of all is you can throw all this out the window for the Border War this is going to be a game of will, heart and who wants it more. 

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