Its Homecoming week folks, and the
fearsome hilariously sad Kansas Jayhawks are coming to town for a match with the undefeated and No. 14 Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Jayhawks haven't won a game this year and their fans are impatiently waiting for basketball season to start. Sadly, it doesn't start this week and they'll have to suffer through the trip to Stillwater.
The Cowboys are well rested coming off their bye week and are eager to prove they belong in the Top 15, dare I say Top 10, in the country as they look to extend their win-streak to nine. The run game showed some improvement in overtime in Morgantown against the West Virginia Mountaineers as they mixed up the blocking schemes to win the game. The run game is starting to look like its getting back on track and just in time for Rennie Childs, who is looking to make a push for the starting job over Chris Carson. All of the running backs and the offensive linemen are hungry to disprove the perception that the Cowboys' running game is weak and will try to put on a show this weekend.
Meanwhile, Mason Rudolph and his merry band of receivers will be looking to sling it around when the Jayhawks inevitably stack the box in a failed attempt to jam the offense. Be ready to see a lot of J.W. Walsh, prepare to witness Taylor Cornelius (#TeamSummonCornelius), and expect their secondary to be burned more often than my bread when I forget its in the toaster oven.
I think its finally time we see Jalen McCleskey finally break one free and return a punt or Jeff Carr slip loose and take a kickoff to the house.
And last but certainly the most important, we get to the defense. Emmanuel Ogbah and Jimmy Bean will give the Kansas linemen and quarterbacks nightmares while we might see Jordan Burton or Jordan Sterns take a slot receiver's head off. They will also keep trying to force turnovers in bunches like they did against West Virginia and UTSA. If I had to predict a number, I'd guess 4 turnovers all day and at least one (if not two) returned for defensive touchdowns.
Now there are some of you out there that might feel bad for the Jayhawks and their fans during this awful time of the year for them. I'm here to tell you: don't. Don't give these poor saps your sympathy. Don't feel sorry for them. Laugh at them before they get to brag about their basketball team and try to shame you for storming the court on them when they were laughably overrated. So get those jabs in now, because in a month, they will transform into one of the most insufferable fan bases in all of college sports.