Hope the bye week helped, schedule's about to get rough
Published: Tuesday, 27 September 2011 23:54
Oh boy, the next few weeks don't look like much fun in Lawrence, Kansas.
This week Kansas has Texas Tech coming to town, then they travel to Stillwater to play Oklahoma State, then they return home to face Oklahoma and then Kansas State...and then have to go to Austin.
And here's the bad news...Kansas' defense is currently 120th in the nation in total defense allowing an average of 8.5 yards per play (10.3 against the two FBS opponents they have played Northern Illinois and Georgia Tech).
For comparison sake, last season East Carolina finished 120th in total defense and they allowed an average of 6.5 yards per play.
Although this seems so counter-intuitive given the offenses they are going to be facing, one has to think that the 10.3 yards per play they are allowing has to come down over the next few weeks. It just has to.
The Jayhawks are currently 2-1 and had this past weekend off. They will need that defense to tighten up if they want to be at or above .500 come the end of that 5 game streak.