Here in the bye week, as Kansas rests up to face Kansas State on Oct. 6th, we decided to look at the teams statistics.
Quarterback Dayne Crist is having some struggles while adjusting to the Jayhawks offense. For the season, Crist has a 96.7 quarterback rating and has thrown for two touchdowns. The quarterback has four interceptions and has been sacked nine times. Despite Crist’s struggles, the Jayhawks have put together a good rushing attack led by Tony Pierson and Taylor Cox. Now, last season’s starter James Sims has returned to the lineup and received the majority of the carries last week.
Wide reciever Kale Pick has the most receiving yards on the team despite making just nine receptions. Pick has 148 receiving yards, while fellow wide receiver Draymond Patterson has 17 catches for 147 yards.
Kicker Ron Doherty was on the preseason list for the Ray Guy award, yet has had some problems kicking. Doherty has made five field goals in nine attempts. He hasn’t made a kick from 40-yards or longer this year.
The story of the season so far along with the running game has been the Jayhawks defense. Kansas ranks 55th in the country in points against, giving up 23 points per contest. Safety Bradley McDougald and cornerback Tyler Patmon both have two interceptions on the season. McDougald leads the team in tackles with 34 on the year. Defensive lineman Toben Opurrum has totaled 18 tackles, one sack and 2.5 tackles for loss.
We will see how the rest of the year goes for Kansas, if they can improve upon last season’s record of 2-10 record, and get a Big 12 conference win is hard to say. The action begins again October, 6th in Manhattan against Kansas State.
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