Kansas Football: 3 Things We Learned Against Texas

The Kansas Jayhawks lost yesterday in the final seconds of the game vs Texas. Backup quarterback Case McCoy led the Longhorns on a game-winning drive culminating in a D.J. Grant one-yard reception from the quarterback for the deciding points. Here are three things we learned about Kansas yesterday.

1. Give the running backs the ball: Kansas was in control of the game throughout thanks to a great rushing attack led by James Sims and Tony Pierson. Sims rushed 28 times for 176 yards, while Pierson added 51 yards on 12 carries. The duo worked well in keeping the Longhorns offense off the field, and keeping them from gaining any cohesiveness. More of this style is needed next week.

2. The quarterback position needs work: Freshman quarterback Michael Cummings completed 3-9 passes for 39 yards. The quarterback also rushed the ball for -19 yards on five carries. Cummings earned his second straight start in place of Dayne Crist who was benched for being ineffective. Kansas still had their chances on Saturday though even with only 39 yards passing, thanks to no turnovers.

3. Jayhawks defense continues to improve: Defensive coordinator Dave Campo is doing great things with this unit. The defense picked off Texas starting quarterback David Ash twice as both Lubbock Smith and Greg Brown got one interception. The Longhorn passing never got going. Texas finished with 342 total yards, thanks to a good rushing game.

Oct 27, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks cornerback Greg Brown (5) is congratulated by linebackers Jake Love (57), Ben Heeney (31) and safety Dexter Linton (23) after making an interception against the Texas Longhorns in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

 

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