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Kansas vs. Colorado Tale of the Tape

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Conf National Actual Category Actual National Conf
Rank Rank Rank Rank
4
30
189.2 Rushing Offense 83.4
112
11
2
5
330.2
Passing Offense 226
53
9
2
3
519.4
Total Offense 309.4
104
12
3
4
40.6 Scoring Offense 23.4
85
11
3
14
91.2

Rushing Defense

170.4 92
11
8
61
126.56 Pass Effic. Defense 146.31 107
12
7
57
351 Total Defense 389.6 85
11
5
29
18
Scoring Defense 30
96
12
12
115
30.72 Net Punting 31.11
113
11
8
61
9.54
Punt Returns 4.46
104
12
8
71
21.32 Kickoff Return 24.82 24
5
6
T-47 .4
Turnover Margin -.2 T-73
10
12
108
259.8
Pass Defense 219.2 64
6
3
13
158.63 Passing Efficiency 100.79 110
12
2
T-8
3.2
Sacks 2.4
T-34
6
4
T-23 7
Tackles for a Loss 5.8 59
9
6
T-41 1.4 Sacks Allowed 2.4
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Statistically Colorado is one of the worst in the conference and Kansas is in the top tier.  So why does this one scare me a little bit I ask?  The Kansas offense is ranked third in the entire country while the Colorado unit ranks near the bottom.  Still the Kansas defense last week showed it's very much a vulnerable group and might just make some of the worse units look like world beaters. 

Question becomes should this be the case can the Kansas offense once again outscore a lesser team.  This one's in Boulder against a team in turmoil and facing some upheaval in the ranks.  My brain says this is a cakewalk but my gut says different.  Here's hoping the defense proves me wrong this week and gives the offense enough support that this one doesn't have to come down to a last second mistake by the opponent.