The Pregame: Kansas Jayhawks at Texas Longhorns

Sep 7, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks fans sing the alma mater after the game against the South Dakota Coyotes at Memorial Stadium. Kansas won the game 31-14. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports


Time: 2:30 p.m.

TV: Time Warner Cable SportsChannel

Radio: 610 AM KCSP

History: Texas leads the series, 10-2

Line: Texas, -28



1. Tony Pierson

Pierson didn’t play much against Baylor due to dizziness that may still be lingering effects from his concussion. How healthy is he and how much will he play? KU’s chances for an upset rest on those answers.

2. Passing Game

It doesn’t exist. It needs to exist.

3. Defensive Line

Texas’ rebound in conference play has come largely due to their ability to run the ball effectively. Without the running game, they’ve struggled offensively to move the ball consistently and not turn the ball over. The better he defensive line plays, the better the shot Kansas has at forcing Case McCoy to make plays with his arm.



1. Ground Game

After getting obliterated on the ground the first quarter of the season, Texas has turned things around by being the second best rushing defense in the Big 12. Only TCU has had more success stopping the run in conference season.

2. Case McCoy

Quarterback play has been very shaky for the Longhorns this season, especially since David Ash has been out. McCoy has competed just 22 of his last 40 attempts for 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions against Oklahoma and TCU.

3. Johnathan Gray

Gray is the second leading rusher in the conference and is the primary reason why Texas has been able to be a productive offense without consistent quarterback play. Stop Gray, and you’ve stopped the Longhorns. The only problem is that is much easier said than done.


Topics: Kansas Jayhawks, Texas Longhorns

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