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Kansas Jayhawks vs. Oklahoma Sooners Tale of the Tape


 
 


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National Conf Actual Category Actual Conf National
Advantage Rank Rank Rank Rank
Kansas 18
4
219.40
Rushing Offense 159
8
55
Oklahoma 50
7
240.40
Passing Offense 375.60
2
5
Oklahoma 25
7
459.80
Total Offense 534.60
3
6
Oklahoma 33
6
34.60
Scoring Offense 45
4
9
Oklahoma 113
9
223.20
Rushing Defense 110.40
5
30
Oklahoma 120
10
181.58 Pass Efficiency Defense 104
2
11
Oklahoma 120
10
556 Total Defense 330.20
3
28
Oklahoma 120
10
49.40
Scoring Defense 15.60
1
12
Kansas 15
1
40.24
Net Punting 38.60 3
30
Oklahoma 113
10
2
Punt Returns 5.18
8
91
Kansas 55
6
21.74
Kickoff Returns 19
10
106
Oklahoma 114
9
-1.4
Turnover Margin 1.4
3
8
Oklahoma 119
9
332.80
Pass Defense 219.80
6
60
Kansas 6
2
172.63
Passing Efficiency 154.86 5
24
Oklahoma 100
10
1.20
Sacks 3.80
2
3
Oklahoma 98
9
4.80
Tackles For Loss 8
1
10
Oklahoma 54
5
1.8
Sacks Allowed .6
1
6

Despite all the frustration of late lets take a step back and look at this for just a minute.  Where we're good, we're pretty good.  Where we're bad, we're the worst.  I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing but these Jayhawks do sit five games into the season and they are still producing from an offensive standpoint, they are still doing well from in the special teams areas, they are just about the worst thing ever to step on the field defensively.

So what does all that mean?  Depends on your confidence in the coaching staff and the direction to date I suppose.  Either you think we're a solid recruiting class and some improvements on the defense away from competitiveness or you think the floor is about to fall out.  Someday we'll know which was the right way of thinking.

As for this week it's Oklahoma.  The Sooners aren't the best team Kansas will see on the offensive side of the ball but they are still a very good team.  Realistically Kansas might have a better matchup on their hands with Oklahoma when it comes to what has been ailing the Kansas defense but overall the Sooners are the most balanced team Kansas will have faced and that presents a challenge to the offense. 

If you're looking for a culprit in all of this, look at the big play.  Turnovers, tackles for a loss and sacks.  Kansas is turning it over, they aren't creating turnovers and they aren't doing much to disrupt opposing offenses.  It's fish in a barrel right now, fish in a barrel.