College football is a funny sport.
One week, a team gives up 56 points at home to a team that, according to most statistical metrics, isn’t very good.
The next week, that very same team goes on the road and shuts down a different opponent with similar advanced metric profiles.
The Ohio Bobcats rolled in to Lawrence today and pushed the Jayhawks all over the field. They completely dominated time of possession 43:38 to 16:22. They emptied the playbook in the first quarter, striking quickly on their first drive, followed that up with a safety, then scored again on their next possession.
Ohio took a 28-7 lead into halftime. Kansas made it interesting with two quick scores early in the third quarter to close to 31-21, but the Ohio offense just wouldn’t get off the field.
By the time the 4th quarter rolled around, Ohio simply pushed around the worn-out Jayhawk defense, marched down the field, converted four 3rd downs, and burned 10:03 off the clock to snuff any hope of a Jayhawk comeback.
It was an extremely disappointing day for Kansas fans, who had hoped the Jayhawks were making progress.
Seriously, how bad is Rhode Island?
The thing is, I’m not even mad. I feel like I should be, but I’m not. I’m just sad. The Kansas defense simply looked unprepared, and I don’t know WHAT was going on with the offense. For the second week in a row, KU couldn’t get anything going in the rushing game, which is disappointing considering the two opponents we’ve faced.
At least the volleyball team won in straight sets tonight to remain undefeated.
We’ll take a closer look at the Ohio game throughout the next couple of days, but for now, the comments section is yours.