Nov 10, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Michael Cummings (14) passes against the Texas Tech Red Raides in the second half at Jones AT

Kansas Football: 3 Things We Learned Against Texas Tech

On Saturday, the Texas Tech Red Raiders won their seventh game against Kansas in double overtime, 41-34. The loss dropped Kansas to 1-9 overall, and 0-7 in conference play. Texas Tech is 7-3 on the year. Here are three things we learned from yesterday’s loss.

1. Michael Cummings can run: The freshman quarterback for Kansas, took off on a huge 44-yard run to put the Jayhawks in scoring position with the game on the line. The play happened on a fourth and four, with the Jayhawks needing points fast. The run set up placekicker Nick Prolongo for the tying field goal. Cummings for the game, rushed eight times for 41 yards.

2. James Sims and Tony Pierson are a very good duo: Jayhawks running backs Tony Pierson, and James Sims combined for 329 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the game. Sims rushed 30 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns, while Pierson totaled 202 yards on 16 carries. For the game, Kansas rushed 57 times for 390 yards.

3. The passing defense needs work: Once again, the Kansas defense let a quarterback do whatever he wanted to vs them. Seth Doege is having a great season, and is leading the nation in passing touchdowns. On Saturday, Doege passed for 476 yards and three touchdowns, completing 45-59 passes. This game comes on the heels, of the defense giving up 367 passing yards to Nick Florence and Baylor.


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