Kansas has now been non-competitive in three straight games so far in 2020. Therefore, I’ll try to spend about as much time on this recap as the Jayhawks apparently did in game prep this week.
All you really need to know is that the game was never in doubt. Let’s take out the fourth quarter, when Oklahoma State probably had their walk-ons playing. Through three quarters, OSU had 508 yards while KU mustered just 83 total yards. The Cowboys averaged nearly 7.4 yards per play over the first three quarters while KU averaged just 1.8 yards per play.
Kansas had the only turnover of the game on a Miles Kendrick INT. The Jayhawks were 1-14 (7.1%) on third down, while the Cowboys were 9-18 (50.0%). KU attempted three 4th-down attempts but only converted once.
KU honored Gale Sayers and John Hadl at halftime with a couple of pretty awesome statues, so that was neat. I tried to upload them but they came in sideways for some reason and I don’t know how to fix it so whatever.
Jeff Long is still the head clown of this athletic department.
Ok seriously, what the hell are we trying to do on offense? I know Daniels went out with an injury early in the second quarter, but even when he was in, three of his four possessions went 3-and-out. Once Oklahoma State figured out we weren’t going to throw the ball more than five yards past the line of scrimmage, they just manned up and went cover zero and stacked the box. I’ve never written a book on offense but I’m getting pretty disappointed in the guy who has.
Jalon Daniels started but went out early in the second quarter with an injury. He finished 3-5 with 2 passing yards.
Miles Kendrick relieved Jalon Daniels, and finished 11-19 for 90 yards with an INT. Kendrick was credited with -17 rushing yards on 6 “attempts,” I assume on scrambles/sacks.
Pooka Williams had maybe his worst game as a Jayhawk? Pooka had just 32 yards on 14 carries, and did not record a reception.
Velton Gardner did not fare much better, picking up 31 yards on 11 carries, but 17 of those yards came on his touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Daniel Hishaw had 5 carries for 51 yards.
Kwamie Lassiter once again led the Jayhawks in yards and receptions, with 43 yards on 4 catches.
Lawrence Arnold had 20 yards on 3 receptions.
Takulve Williams added 16 yards on 3 receptions.
Andrew Parchment was limited to just 7 yards on 2 receptions.
Kenny Logan led KU in tackles with 12.
Davon Ferguson had 11 tackles, including 1.5 TFL.
Nick Channel added 8 tackles, including a sack.
Kyle Thompson limped around after KU’s first punt of the game, but still hit 9 punts for a 39.7 average.
Jacob Borcila did not attempt a field goal and converted his only extra point attempt.