The Kansas Jayhawks will look to pull off the upset of the day and possibly the year in Oklahoma. The Jayhawks thought that hiring Les Miles might get them back to a competitive level, but there has been no indication of it happening so far. There isn’t a lot of talent presently at Kansas, and it’s been that way for over ten years now, so the X’s and O’s of football can’t be blamed on Miles.
However, he better recruit better soon or nothing is going to change. I don’t know who Kansas could bring in as a head coach to fix things. Firing Miles likely wouldn’t do much. Finding a young up and coming head coach would probably be their best option if they have no other choice but to dump Miles in the future. Kansas are off to a 0-6 start, which includes a 38-23 loss against the Sun Belt’s Coastal Carolina.
How’s it look the rest of the season for Kansas? It’s hard to see them getting a win anywhere on their schedule. After today, Kansas has Texas, TCU, and Texas Tech. I don’t see a win there. Their best chance at a win was against Coastal Carolina and the Jayhawks missed. They’re coming off yet another humiliating performance, as Iowa State made it look easy in a 52-22 win.
Oklahoma on the other hand are flying high following a 62-28 win over Texas Tech. They could have easily scored more in that one if they wanted to. The Sooners ran wild on the Texas Tech defense, while quarterback Spencer Rattler connected for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air. Oklahoma will likely not slow down against a paper thin Kansas defense on Saturday, but we’ll see how seriously they take this Jayhawks squad.
The Sooners are a 4-2 team going into Saturday. They’re 19th in the nation, which isn’t where they wanted to be. Oklahoma already has losses against Kansas State and Iowa State. Instead of bouncing back after a 38-35 loss versus Kansas State, Oklahoma followed up with a 37-30 loss to Iowa State. In any case, they were able to respond and win the Red River Showdown, 53-45, and then bypass TCU and Texas Tech easily. Head below for our free Kansas vs. Oklahoma pick for November 7, 2020.
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For a major upset, Kansas is going to have to hope that Oklahoma skips over this game and is looking towards to Oklahoma State already. That might not even be enough, but playing Oklahoma before a rivalry game is probably going to be the best way of springing an upset. Just covering this game might be considered a win in their eyes. Quarterback Jalon Daniels, who is basically the entire offense, has his work cut out for him in Norman.
Daniels, who is a freshman being thrown to the wolves this season, has passed for 2 interceptions and no touchdowns in three starts. Daniels has not been able to throw a touchdown pass yet. Part of that is because there are zero weapons on this roster.
He was their leading rusher last week with 36 yards. Velton Gardner is their leading running back with 325 yards and 2 touchdowns on 4.5 yards per carry. Gardner is basically their offense. With no weapons on the outside, there isn’t much for Daniels to work with.
The Jayhawks defense is getting torched for 46.2 points per game in 2020. That puts them near the back of the FBS. It’s hard to see a way that Kansas will stop Oklahoma from piling up the points in this game. The Sooners have recorded 510.8 yards and 43.5 points per game. After faltering against Iowa State on October 3, Oklahoma has scored 49.3 points per game.
It has taken a minute for freshman Spencer Rattler to find his groove, but he’s been in much better form of late. Rattler has thrown for 4 touchdowns with no interceptions over the last two weeks. Overall on the season, Rattler has notched 17 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 69.6% passing. As long as Oklahoma isn’t looking ahead to Oklahoma State too early, this should be a romp for the Sooners in Norman.