The Oklahoma Sooners take back to the road this weekend and waiting on them in Lawrence are the 0-7 Kansas Jayhawks who are dropping games by an average score of 45-19. Obviously the primary objective to the Sooners will be to stay healthy.
The Jayhawks own the Big 12's worst offense and defense and it's no surprise that they have the lead amount of depth in the conference when it comes to talent. Still, David Beaty knew what he was signing up for when he took over the program. He'll take his lumps in the first few seasons but the initial results won't necessarily be an indicator of the quality of a coach that he is.
The quarterback position has been a struggle for the Jayhawks this season, with three different guys getting into the mix. Freshman Ryan Willis leads the team in passing yards (779) and passing touchdowns (4), but he's also thrown a team-high four interceptions. Junior Montell Cozart has been the second most productive quarterback for Kansas with 752 yards and two touchdowns, along with one interception.
Senior Tre' Parmalee has caught a team-high 26 passes for 441 yards and two scores. Freshman Steven Sims Jr. is nine receptions behind Parmalee and also has two touchdowns to go with 204 receiving yards.
On the ground, junior Ke'aun Kinner and senior De'Andre Mann are averaging 4.3 and 4.9 yards per carry. Kinner has crossed the goal line five times on the ground and has also caight nine passes out of the backfield.
Kansas is seventh in the Big 12 in passing offense, at 237.6 yards per game, and tenth in rushing at an average of 117.9 yards per game.
Defensively the Jayhawks are last in the conference against the pass. Opposing quarterbacks are completing a league-high 69% of their passes for an average of 318.7 yards per game. Kansas has been scored on eighteen times this season and have only picked off five passes.
Against the run the only team worse than the Jayhawks is the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Kansas is giving up an average of 5.3 yards per carry and 244.4 yards per game. They've given up 96 first downs on the ground and 20 touchdowns. Everyone remembers what Samaje Perine did to this defense last season and there's not much improvement this fall.
Eric Kahn is averaging 34 yards per punt and place kicker Nick Bartolotta is 14/15 on PAT's and 4-6 on field goals with a season long of 40 yards.