The Kansas defense played an amazing game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. They held the Cowboys to only 371 total yards in the game. OSU is averaging 659.0 yards per game this season.
The Jayhawks where led by Bradley McDougald, Lubbock Smith, and Jake Love. McDougald tied a career-high with 12 tackles in the game, Smith had his first career interception on a ball in the second quarter, and Love recorded a career-high 12 tackles (previous high of 2).
How was the Kansas defense so good against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and who deserves the game ball on the defensive side of the ball for Kansas?
George: Defense came to play. Shutting down Randle was huge, making the Cowboys have to go exclusively from the air. I liked how the team kept pressure of Walsh and how the storm as well kept the Cowboys offense off the field. Running back James Sims and the rushing attack was a huge part of keeping the score close. Game ball goes to Bradley McDougald who was all over the field in picking up a team high of tackles at 10.
Ricky: The defense deserves more credit than they are receiving for their play this season. If it was not for them, Kansas’ game against OSU would have been a complete blowout. When your defense stops the other team in the redzone, that means they are ready to play some ball. Joseph Randle did not even get into the endzone and OSU did not look like their typical selves. Game ball? That’s easy. Jake Love. Love recorded a career-high 12 tackles when his previous high was two tackles.
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