Kansas must play a complete game if it wants to improve to 2-1. Memphis isn’t going to let a team that has not won a road game in nearly seven years walk in and claim an easy victory.
Every week a team needs to be able to pass, run and play defense. Those are obvious facts, but Kansas must do more than that. It has to win all the little battles as well. That includes turnovers, coaching (Memphis sports a rookie head coach in Mike Norvell) and even attitude.
Not many watching believe the Jayhawks will win, so the players must.
It won’t be easy, but this game should not resemble the 32-point blowout from last season. If the Jayhawks are down by two touchdowns or more at the half, it may just feel like more of the same from the past seven years.
However, If they are in this one at the break, expect them to come out strong in the third quarter with only one mission in mind: win.