Kansas football: Kenny Logan Jr. emerging as a playmaker for Jayhawks

Kansas football’s Kenny Logan Jr. had a big game last Saturday against Iowa State where he made plays on both special teams and defense.

Kansas football’s Kenny Logan Jr. had himself a game last Saturday at home against Iowa State. The sophomore cornerback was directly responsible for 7 of the Jayhawks’ 22 points, scoring on a kick return. Logan also recorded an interception against Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy.

Logan’s kickoff return for a TD came at a critical point in the game where the Jayhawks really needed a score. Iowa State had just extended their lead to 27-7, then it looked like things could get out of hand in a hurry. Logan caught the kick a good few yards deep in the endzone, started the return toward the middle, and then worked his way toward the KU sideline. He broke free at the Kansas 30 yard line, made the Iowa State kicker look silly, then proceeded to cut the Cyclone lead to 27-14.

While the Jayhawks couldn’t do anything with the spark that Logan provided, he still gave them a chance to get back in the game at that point, and Logan wasn’t done yet.

In the fourth quarter with the Jayhawks down 38-22, Logan made his second big play of the day by intercepting a Brock Purdy pass. While the Kansas offense struggled to do anything with the extra opportunity, the pick at least kept the Cyclones out of the endzone for a little bit.

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It isn’t fair to expect Logan to return a kick for a touchdown or get an interception every game, but these are the kinds of plays that can help give the Jayhawks a chance to win games. As a whole, the Kansas defense needs to force more turnovers, and the Jayhawks need to make plays on special teams to help support the offense.