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Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma Sooners: A (Semi) Statistical Recap


Kansas v Oklahoma Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images


So apparently, that was really, really ugly in Norman on Saturday night. I say apparently because, I’ll admit, I didn’t watch it. I was at the Kansas Volleyball game. (Wut up now, Texas?) That means that you’ll be reading what I’m thinking in real-time as I dig into the box score.

Since I didn’t actually see it - and I’m not going to waste my time watching a replay - there’s not really a lot for me to offer up. Oklahoma came into the game as one of the worst pass defenses in the country. KU finished with 121 passing yards. Oklahoma came in not ranked very well in scoring defense. The Jayhawks put up three points.

Seems to me like this was pathetic in every sense of the word, because here’s the worst part: Oklahoma was without several starters and contributors on defense, including CB Parrish Cobb, DT Matt Dimon, LB Obo Okoronkwo, DT Matt Romar, DT Charles Walker, and DE Amani Bledsoe.

The Good

The first quarter? Kansas had six first downs to Oklahoma’s two. Oklahoma had four penalties for 55 yards. KU controlled the clock, 10:56 to 4:04. Kansas had 97 yards of offense to OU’s 55. Yet the Sooners still led 7-3 after the first frame.

The Bad

Montell Cozart. He sounds like a great guy and a great teammate, and maybe not even Tom Brady could do anything behind center for Kansas right now, but criminy. KU has got to try something different.

The Ugly

Whatever was on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday night - that was U-G-L-Y and we ain’t got no alibi. The Kansas defense stifled OU on three of their first four drives, going Punt, TD, Fumble Recovery, Punt, but then Oklahoma scored seven consecutive touchdowns.

The Stats

Montell Cozart was 20/36 for 120 yards and 2 INTs.

Ke’aun Kinner started (finally) but only picked up 18 yards on 10 carries. Nothing was working for the Kansas offense on Saturday night, but you know I still gotta say it: Moar Ke’aun Kinner please. This guy is by far our best back.

Taylor Martin didn’t have much more running room, getting 20 yards on 9 carries.

Steven Sims, Jr., led Kansas with 5 receptions for 35 yards.

Jeremiah Booker also had 5 receptions, for 22 yards.

Five other Jayhawks combined for 11 receptions for 64 yards.

Fish Smithson was in on 9 tackles, 4 solo.

Mike Lee had 6 tackles, all solo.

Dorance Armstrong, Jr., had 6 tackles, 4 solo, a sack and 2 TFLs. He now has at least one sack in six consecutive games.

Matthew Wyman scored the only points in the game for Kansas with his 23-yard field goal. It was his only attempt of the game.

Cole Moos punted 9 times, averaging 39.3 yards.