There is a future for Kansas football.
It may not be the brightest future, but Corey Avery is going to be a name that those in Lawrence will be very happy with for the next four years.
The freshman leads the team in rushing and has been part of the one bright aspect to the Jayhawk offense. Although Avery may not be getting very many carries per game (14.2 Att/G), he is averaging 4.37 yards per carry. The Jayhawk running game is a party of two with junior college transfer De'Andrew Mann splitting carries with Avery. Mann averages 5.72 yards per carry.
It is hard to believe that the coaching staff at Kansas has neglected these two runners and not given them more touches. That is especially in part to the fact that starting quarterback Montell Cozart has been mediocre at best, but can cause the offense to implode.
Cozart has five touchdown this season, but has thrown seven interceptions. The even more glaring statistic is the 49.6 completion percentage that Cozart has this season. The Oklahoma State secondary could have a field day with Cozart. Kevin Peterson is due a big game, and this could be that game.
The Jayhawks are going to be playing the best defense so far this season and will struggle on offense. The Jayhawks only hope is if they increase the carries of Avery and Mann and open up the passing game for Cozart. It will take a lot of rushing yards to open it up, but with the run defense of Oklahoma State, there won't be much of either.
OSU's defense should hold the team up if the offense continues to sputter, but this game will not be close and Cowboys will proceed to the hardest part of their schedule.
Final score: 38-10