And unfortunately for Kansas, it isn’t a basketball game. Kansas doesn’t have too many positives coming into this game, and I think the only way Oklahoma loses is if the team bus gets lost or breaks down in route to Lawrence.
The Jayhawk defense is ranked 120 in the Nation, out of 120 FBS schools. The Jayhawks have been allowing an average of 49 PPG and around 550 yards of offense. And going up against the Sooner offense isn’t going to help much. If the Oklahoma offense continues to keep doing what it has been, it may get ugly, quickly in Lawrence. Or more importantly, if the Oklahoma defense keeps doing what it is doing.
Kansas is also coming off an awful loss from the hands of the other Big XII Oklahoma team, Oklahoma State. The Cowboys gave the Jayhawks a 70-28 spanking, pulling their entire first string very early.
There is a silver lining in the Kansas offense, and that is in QB Jordan Webb. Jordan Webb has completed nearly 70% of his passes for 11 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions and has a better quarterback rating than Boise State’s Kellen Moore’s 171.6; Webb has a 172.0. If the Jayhawk offensive line can keep the Sooner defense back, and give Webb time to throw the ball, they may have a chance. Again, Kansas’ issues have not been putting points on the board, it has been stopping the opponent from scoring and gaining 500+ yards a game. Georgia Tech had over 700 offensive yards against them…
Realistically, I’m not sure anyone sees this happening. But there is always the Sooner road woe talk that comes in to play when the Sooners are away. Oklahoma handled Florida State pretty well on the road, though at times, Landry Jones was shaky. But then there was last weeks neutral field beatdown. The only team that can beat the Sooners this Saturday is the Sooners.
Ryan Broyles will be chasing after an NCAA record this Saturday
Before head coach Bob Stoops puts in his second team, Jones will be looking to air out the ball to WR Ryan Broyles. Broyles is four catches away from breaking former Purdue WR Tyler Stubblefield’s NCAA record on career pass receptions, with 316.
Broyles even heard from Stubblefield this week sending him his congrats, saying, “When I broke the record, I didn’t hear from the guy who held it before. I wanted to reach out to him and let him know it was a big deal.”
Broyles responded back with, “I’m going to hold it as well as you did.” Stubblefield played for Purdue from 2001-2004.
The Sooners are set to kickoff at 8:15 CST and will be televised on ESPN 2.