The Kansas Jayhawks lost to Oklahoma State, 20-14 on Saturday. The team fought hard, nearly pulling off a shocking win in the end before bowing out. Here are three things we learned about the team this week:
1. The defense can keep score close: Just as long as the Kansas offense doesn’t turn the ball over, this defense can keep you close. Bradley McDouglad led the way for Kansas, in totaling 10 tackles. Fellow safety Lubbock Smith picked off Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh for the only turnover of the game. The defense slowed down Cowboys star running back Joseph Randle to only 80 rushing yards. Great effort from the group.
2. Michael Cummings is exciting: After a slow start for the freshman quarterback, he led the Jayhawks on back to back touchdown scoring drives, cutting the Cowboys lead to six points in the fourth quarter. Cummings came in for benched starting quarterback Dayne Crist in the third quarter. The freshman quarterback completed five of 10 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. Cummings did rush the ball four times for -13 yards, but he proved needed excitement for the team.
3. Get DJ Beshears the ball: Senior wide receiver DJ Beshears got six rushes for 25 yards on the game. Beshears, has been a forgotten man on the teams depth chart this season, but the man has speed. Head coach Charlie Weis needs to find ways to get the senior involved.
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