We've Got A Runner.....No.....No We Don't:
So it is no secret that Oklahoma State cannot run the ball efficiently. What if I told you though, that you could double your frustration in one easy four hour installment? Yes, Kansas is just as bad. If their winless record didn't already tell you that. Although, there is an intriguing aspect to their run game. Ke'aun Kinner is a true feature back for the Jayhawks. A feature back is something that Oklahoma State has struggled to identify with injuries to both of its lead men, Chris Carson and Rennie Childs. Kinner is the player that is almost guaranteed to find the end zone. All five of Kinner's touchdowns have come on the ground, although Kinner can be used in the passing game, catching nine passes for 83 yards this season. Look for no. 22 to be the small semblance of hope for the Jayhawks.
Smells Like Teen Spirit:
When you're a program like Kansas, cutting your losses and starting over is pretty commonplace. This season, the quarterback position was afflicted with numerous injuries which has thrusted the freshman Ryan Willis. The young Willis has impressed as well. Two starts and national recognition for his 354 yard performance last week against Texas Tech, Willis could be what the Jayhawks need as a building block for the next four years, but for this game Saturday, the Oklahoma State defense will be the toughest group Willis will face all year. Expect the inexperience to come out with Willis turning the ball over multiple times.
The Robert Whetsell Memorial Tweet Sequence:
Here lies the sad truth. More affirmation to part one above.
In Big 12 play, there is only one team that averages fewer rushing yards per game than #Okstate, and they're playing them this weekend.— Robert Whetsell (@RobertW_OkSt) October 22, 2015
In Big 12 play, there are only two teams averaging less than 3 yards per rushing attempt. They're playing each other this weekend.— Robert Whetsell (@RobertW_OkSt) October 22, 2015
So essentially #Okstate has a running game the equivalent of Kansas.— Robert Whetsell (@RobertW_OkSt) October 22, 2015
Mike and Mike know how bad the #Okstate running game is. In Big 12 play, only Tech has fewer rushing attempts per game.
— Robert Whetsell (@RobertW_OkSt) October 22, 2015