There are so many questions that I really don't know where to begin.
So let's start with stats (and yes, Todd Monken, stats are for losers).
For those who would like to bash our defense:
- held KU below their season avg for points...14 (20)
- held KU within 10% of their season avg for both rushing and passing...total yards 398 (373.6)
- KU had 15 completions on 32 attempts...for the season, per game avg...15.6 completions on 31.2 attempts
- held KU under 4 ypc rushing (49-187)
- Sacked KU QB's 3 times (KU season avg 2.6/gm)
- KU averaged 6.6 ypa passing...season avg, 6.1
- were held to 56% of their avg total ypg (371 - 659)
- 71% of avg total passing ypg (255 - 359)
- 39% of avg total rushing ypg (116 - 300)...this is the one that really puzzles me. This team has shown, when motivated, that they can run the ball down an opponent's throat. Why does this part of the game mysteriously vanish?
- Walsh, who WAS leading the nation in ypa (10.2), managed just 8.8 ypa against Kansas, and that stat would have been 6.4 ypa (less than KU) if not for Charlie Moore's 72 yard catch and run on a short out route.
- Walsh completed 62.4% of his passes, vs his season avg of 66.7%;
- Walsh was 18-29 for the game, vs his avg of 26-39;
- OSU ran the ball 44 times, vs their season avg of 43.25 rushing attempts per game;
- on the field on the offensive side of the ball;
- in the locker room;
- and most importantly, on the leadership;