Kansas football: Stopping Leddie Brown a must this Saturday

Kansas football is set to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers this weekend and the Jayhawks will need to contain Leddie Brown to be successful.

Coming off of a bye week, Kansas football will take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on the road this Saturday. If the Jayhawks are going to compete, one thing they’ll have to do is stop running back Leddie Brown, who’s been tearing it up this season.

In three games, Brown is averaging over 100 yards per game and he’s also scored five touchdowns this season already. He had a good game last Saturday in the Mountaineers’ overtime win against Baylor with 93 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Brown has also been effective as a receiver for West Virginia, totaling seven catches for 55 yards plus a touchdown.

While the Kansas offense hasn’t done them any favors, the Jayhawk defense has really struggled this year. They’re allowing 44 points per game this season, and Kansas is No. 70 out of 76 in rushing defense per game according to the NCAA. Not to mention, the defense has yet to force a single turnover this year. If things don’t tighten up for the Jayhawks, this is going to be a very long season.

Kansas is going to have to do something different this week, or risk Leddie Brown running for a big yardage game leading to the Jayhawks getting blown out for the third week in a row. Whether it be more blitzing, stunts, or something else, Kansas needs to change something.

The good news is that starting linebacker Dru Prox should be back after sitting last game, though his backup didn’t look too bad. Walk-on Nick Channel got the start and played nearly the entire game, and he looks like a guy that may be able to help Kansas in the future.

The bottom line for this week is that Kansas football will need to stop Leddie Brown or the Jayhawks won’t stand a chance. Of course, there are a lot of other things that need to go right for Kansas to have a chance, but Brown should be the priority heading into the game.