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Kansas vs. Kansas State Tale of the Tape

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ational Conf Actual Category Actual Conf National
Advantage Rank Rank Rank Rank
Kansas State
76 8
136.25 Rushing Offense 182.33 3 32
Kansas 7 2 311.63 Passing Offense 175.00 12 102
Kansas 11
3
447.88 Total Offense 357.33 10 75
Kansas 19
5
33.38 Scoring Offense 27.11 9 58
Kansas 14
5
99.13 Rushing Defense 107.67 6 24
Kansas 56 8
123.32 Pass Efficiency Defense 127.30 9 63
Kansas State
47 7
346.50 Total Defense 342.00 5 43
Kansas State
71
10
25.13 Scoring Defense 23.89 9 59
Kansas 85 8 34.39 Net Punting 34.24 9 87
Kansas State
85
10
6.60 Punt Returns 10.76 7 43
Kansas State 87 10 20.43 Kickoff Returns 28.46 2 5
Kansas State
57 6
.13 Turnover Margin .89 3 14
Kansas State
100
12
247.38
Pass Defense 234.33 8 81
Kansas 35
6
139.42 Passing Efficiency 126.17 9 70
Kansas 11
4
3.00 Sacks 1.78 10 70
Kansas
24
4
7.25 Tackles For Loss 4.89 10 T-91
Kansas State
90
10
2.63 Sacks Allowed 2.11
7 68

 

The upward trend of the defense and downward spiral on special teams and offense continues for the Jayhawks. 

Anything scare anyone else about the picture above?  A very balanced although not explosive offense, a solid defense, and very good special teams.  Nope that's not the Jayhawks it's what Kansas State has going for them right now.

Now we can hope the Wildcats return to the form they showed against the Red Raiders of Tech and the Jayhawks go pass happy, but with our current state of affairs on offense I'm struggling to convince myself that it will happen.  Kansas better figure out a way to reestablish the run and find the Todd Reesing of old.

Defensively, contain the Wildcats running attack and that includes a mobile quarterback.  Make him throw, he might beat you on occasion but I'm not sure he can win a game with is arm alone. 

Special teams, just minimize the damage.  Don't kick to Banks and get what you can in the return game.  Let's cleanly field the kicks, get up the field and worry about scoring if we get lucky.  If anyone is going to break one in this game it's Banks not us. 

Lastly, look for some changes on the offensive line and hopefully they address the dismal state of affairs in terms of allowing sacks at a rapid pace.

Hard to believe what we're looking at in this one.  I just hope two days from now the view is a whole lot better.