Oct 20, 2012; Norman, OK, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Michael Cummings (14) throws in the pocket against the Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Football: 3 Things We Learned Against Oklahoma


The Oklahoma Sooners defeated Kansas, 52-7 on Saturday evening in a battle of two Big 12 teams. Oklahoma scored the first 52 points of the game, before Kansas running back James Sims crossed the goal-line for a Jayhawks touchdown. Here are three things we learned about the team.

1. Michael Cummings needs time: The freshman quarterback completed 10 of 21 passes for 110 yards and two interceptions in the game. Crist played a little in the second quarter, completing three of six passes. Cummings needs another shot next week against the weak Texas Longhorns defense to see what he can do. Oklahoma entered the game ranked 14th nationally in defense.

2. Kansas can stop the run: The Kansas defense shut down the vaunted Oklahoma Sooners rushing defense holding Damien Williams to just 44 yards on the ground and Brennan Clay to 47 yards. Clay picked up most of these yards on a 41-yard run.

3. Special teams needs work: Jayhawks special teams unit gave up two touchdowns on returns in the loss to Justin Brown and Roy Finch. Kansas placekicker Ron Doherty was put on the Ray Guy watch-list before the season began, but has struggled this season. Doherty has made 5 of 10 field goals on the year. Kansas head coach Charlie Weis made the change last week to backup kicker Nick Prolago. Doherty is now handling the punting duties.

 

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