The Kansas defense held West Virgina to five field goal attempts despite allowing 557 total yards, but once again the Kansas offense could not get any traction as the Jayhawks fell in Morgantown by a score of 33-14. The Jayhawks also forced three WVU turnovers while not turning the ball over a single time themselves. Stats like this just make it even more frustrating that the offense can't get anything going.
Oh, I know you're all interested in how many touches Tony Pierson had. Once again, he was not a factor in the gameplan as he had one rush and two receptions for a grand total of four yards. I believe he also had two other targets, so if we want to be generous, we can bump that number up to five touches on the day - which of course is completely unacceptable. This staff HAS to figure out how to get the ball to Pierson, or we're in for a lot more Saturday afternoons like the last two we've seen.
Montell Cozart did not play in the second half, with Michael Cummings seeing the majority of work and TJ Millweard coming in for a cup of coffee late in the fourth quarter. Will this spark a dreaded "QB controversy?" In terms of pure passing numbers, it looks like Cummings outperformed Cozart:
Cummings: 8/17, 65 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
Cozart: 4/10, 42 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
It could be interesting to see who comes out on top of the depth chart next week.
Where does Kansas go from here? Obviously, they need to figure out something on offense. If Cummings can help this team score some points, I say go for it. Whoever the QB is, they have GOT to involve Pierson in the offense. Also, the defense must continue to play well. And I would say they did play well in Morgantown. Yes, they gave up a lot of yards. But as mentioned earlier, they held the Mountaineers to two touchdowns and four made field goals (the other TD was a KO return).
Up next for the Jayhawks is #16 Oklahoma State coming to Lawrence next weekend, Oct 11, at 3 PM.