Kansas Football Key No. 2: Red Zone Defense
The Kansas football defense has made great strides this year and has improved in many different areas. That said, red zone defense has not been one of the places Brian Borland’s group has succeeded in. Kansas has given up a 97% touchdown conversion rate in the red zone on the season, which ranks second worst in FBS.
With a dominant offensive line like K-State’s, it will be a tough challenge to get a consistent push up front. KU needs to have good linebacker play, which has not always been the case this year.
If Kansas wants to win this game and break the 14-year losing streak, they have to force the Wildcats into a field goal or two when they have the ball inside the 20-yard line.