Kansas Football Benchmark No. 2: Gain 250+ rushing yards
Kansas football has one of the best-rushing offenses in the nation. The two-headed monster of Devin Neal and Daniel Hishaw Jr. has tormented opposing teams throughout the 2023 season. They have a mobile quarterback in Jason Bean and love to run the triple option. But as successful as they have been on the ground, the Jayhawks have seemingly hit a wall in terms of their progress.
Across the past three contests, KU has averaged 129.7 yards per game on 3.7 yards per carry. By no means is that terrible, but it also isn’t up to par with this year’s squad which has made a living off of the run. It won’t get any easier for them this week as they face a stout TTU front four tomorrow.
I mentioned earlier that Kansas needs to dominate time of possession against the Red Raiders, and it will all start with an improved rushing performance. We’ve seen what KU is capable of when they poured 399 rushing yards on the UCF defense. While Jason Bean has improved a ton, he is still extremely mistake-prone, so the Jayhawks should attempt to get back to their ways by pounding it up the middle and letting their tailbacks do the work.