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Kansas vs. Oklahoma State: Tale of the Tape

A statistical evaluation of the Kansas vs. Oklahoma State matchup

Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire







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National Conf Actual Category Actual Conf National
Advantage Rank Rank Rank Rank
Okla St. 50
6
177.80
Rushing Offense 300
1
5
Okla St. 97
9
195.80
Passing Offense 359
3
5
Okla St. 87
9
373.60
Total Offense 659
1
1
Okla St. 109
10
20
Scoring Offense 55.75
1
1
Okla St. 109
10
217.80
Rushing Defense 121.25
5
36
Okla St. 72
7
131.20
Pass Efficiency Defense 125.94
6
58
Okla St. 97
8
446.20 Total Defense 364
6
46
Kansas 84
7
29.60
Scoring Defense 31
8
92
Okla St. 79
9
36.05
Net Punting 39.5 4
28
Okla St. 46
9
10.33
Punt Returns 10.5
7
43
Okla St. 107
9
17.08
Kickoff Returns 26.13
4
20
Kansas
49
5
.2
Turnover Margin -1
10
101
Kansas 65
6
228.40
Pass Defense 242.75
7
77
Okla St. 114
10
98.83
Passing Efficiency 160.61 5 13
Okla St. 100
10
1.2
Sacks 2
6
58
Okla St. 108
10
4.40
Tackles For Loss 7.75
3
16
Okla St.
96
10
2.60
Sacks Allowed .50
2
4

It's not a pretty picture. Of course we're sort of getting used to that at this point. I do think it's worth noting that we were pretty much at the bottom of all of college football last year in most of the defensive categories. Take away the Kansas State game and we're doing alright, hell even with the Kansas State game we're better. It's not huge improvement but it's something.

Of course now is when we see the challenges that come with a week in week out Big 12 schedule. How does that defense hold up? This weekend is a huge test and Oklahoma State might be less dynamic but more balanced this year and that presents all sorts of problems on it's own.

Offensively it's almost depressing to see the regression and almost all of it can be attributed to our deficiency in the passing game. It's still hard to believe that everyone missed so badly here. Players, fans, media, coaches, everyone thought the offense would be improved and the defense would be a project. Now neither is a finished product, but it's hard not to look at the offense as the bigger project at this point in time.