Oct 20, 2012; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooner fullback Trey Millard (33) runs with the ball against the Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Football Rountable: Kansas Defensive Struggles or Oklahoma Offensive Domination?


The Kansas Jayhawks seemed to have been dominated this weekend by the Oklahoma Sooners. The Kansas defense gave up a total of 397 yards (304 passing and 93 rushing). They also let Oklahoma’s quarterback, Landry Jones, score three touchdowns and could not force a single turnover.

Oklahoma was held to just ten points in the first quarter and did “explode” until the second quarter of the game. Also, two of the Sonners’ scores came off of special teams and not offense.

But, was it all Kansas’ fault? Was it just because of how good the Oklahoma offense is?

Also, how will the defense do against Texas next week?

George: The defense overall played really good. They took the running game out of the equation and put pressure on Landry Jones to defeat them, which he did. More of the same is in order against the high powered Texas offense which did anything they wanted to do against Baylor. Slowing the run down, putting more pressure on David Ash to beat you is in order. Defend the pass better.

Ricky: It was not the defense’s fault in the game against OU. The OU offense is a great offense and Jones knows how to read defenses. This was just the Kansas defense being beat by a good offense. The Jayhawk defense will do better against Texas than Oklahoma. This is because the last few games Kansas has be able to limit or even stop the run. Texas will have a tougher time because, as the Jayhawks stop the run, the Longhorns will not have the same success that Oklahoma did in the passing game.

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