According to PFF, these eight Kansas football players had the best individual performances against Texas Tech and will play a pivotal role in the Sunflower Showdown this week.
There weren’t too many things to like during the Kansas football loss to Texas Tech. Poor offensive playcalling, untimely drops, and a two-minute drill by the Red Raiders led to KU’s third loss of an otherwise impressive 2023 season.
It was the worst offensive display by the Jayhawks since they were blown out by Texas, largely in part due to quarterback Jason Bean being subbed out of the game after he suffered a head injury. Cole Ballard was thrown into the fire, and although he showed poise and grit in his first real game action, it wasn’t enough to come out victorious.
Despite the demoralizing defeat, Kansas football fans still have something to look forward to. The Jayhawks are looking to break the losing streak versus Kansas State in the Sunflower Showdown this Saturday — a streak that has lasted over a decade.
In the following slides, we list the highest-rated players in the loss according to Pro Football Focus. This is how PFF’s grading system works:
- 85+ = NFL caliber
- 79-84 = Very good
- 68-78 = Above average
- 60-67 = Average
- 50-59 = Below average
- < 50 = Poor
Now that we’ve explained everything, let’s evaluate the top Kansas football performers vs. Texas Tech and the outings they had.