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Kansas vs. Texas A&M Tale of the Tape

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National Conf Actual Category Actual Conf National
Advantage Rank Rank Rank Rank
Texas A&M
40
7
178.40
Rushing Offense 221.60
3
16
Texas A&M
97
9
180.40
Passing Offense 295.10
5
16
Texas A&M
87
10
358.80
Total Offense 516.70
4
6
Texas A&M
76
9
25.10
Scoring Offense 38.90
4
12
Texas A&M
119
10
250.90
Rushing Defense 112.20
2
20
Texas A&M
119
10
163.41
Pass Efficiency Defense 135.47
6
77
Texas A&M
120
10
537.70 Total Defense 420.40
5
90
Texas A&M
120
10
44
Scoring Defense 31
7
89
Kansas 28
2
38.46
Net Punting 36.64 8
60
Kansas 57
5
8.09
Punt Returns 8
7
59
Texas A&M
76
8
20.60
Kickoff Returns 21.4
7
66
Kansas 83
7
-.30
Turnover Margin -.8
9
107
Kansas
113
8
286.80
Pass Defense 308.20
10
119
Kansas 49
6
136.93
Passing Efficiency 134.45 7
55
Texas A&M
116
10
.90
Sacks 3.5
2
2
Texas A&M
109
10
4.30
Tackles For Loss 7.1
4
23
Texas A&M
75
6
2.20
Sacks Allowed .7
2
6

 

A couple of bright spots lately for the Jayhawks from a statistical perspective would have to be the fact that we've been able to reestablish our ground game after it went dormant during those REALLY rough games about a month back.  The other would be turnovers.  Our turnover margin has steadily improved throughout the season and we're starting to win or pull even in that battle on a more consistent basis.

On the Texas A&M side of things, their balance is a big concern in my mind.  They aren't some crazy passing team like a Tech of old or a wildly athletic quarterback that can exploit our defense, but they are good in multiple phases of the game and in fact I'd call them very good even.

There certainly haven't been many games that look good for Kansas on paper this year and this is again one of them, but I still keep thinking that the 30.5 point line seems high.  I'll probably be proven wrong two times over, but I have just a tiny bit more confidence in this team and their ability to play more competitively after these past two games.  Plus, we'll always have NET PUNTING to fall back on!