The Jayhawks take on the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames on Saturday, with both teams coming off big losses.
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The Jayhawks are set to take on the TCU Horned Frogs this Saturday, but some uncertainty still surrounds the game. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the game was initially postponed. However, after further evaluation, it was decided that the game could go on as scheduled.
There is still some doubt, however, as multiple players on both teams have tested positive for the virus. It is unclear at this time how many players will be available to play on Saturday. This uncertainty has led to some concerns from fans and seen a decrease in ticket sales.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.
The Jayhawks’ Struggles
It’s been a tough season for the Jayhawks, and things don’t seem to be getting any better. They’re coming off a disappointing loss to Texas, and now they have to face a tough Oklahoma team. The Jayhawks are struggling on both sides of the ball, and they don’t seem to have any answers. It’s going to be a tough game for them, and they’ll need to play their best if they want to come out with a win.
Lack of Consistency
One thing has been consistent for the Jayhawks this season: their lack of consistency.
Inconsistency has been a theme for the Jayhawks all season long. They have struggled to string together consecutive wins, and when they have, it hasn’t been against good competition. The Jayhawks have yet to beat a team that is currently ranked in the top 25, and their only win against a team that was ranked at the time came against then-No. 23 Texas Tech, which has since fallen out of the rankings.
The Jayhawks’ inconsistency was on full display Wednesday night in their loss to TCU. Kansas was coming off of a big win over then-No. 2 Baylor, but they were unable to carry that momentum over to Wednesday’s game, losing by double digits to a TCU team that is now just 2-6 in the Big 12.
It’s been a frustrating season for Kansas fans, as the Jayhawks have not lived up to their expectations. They were expected to be one of the best teams in the country, but so far they have not looked like it. If they want to turn things around and make a run at the Big 12 title, they’re going to need to find some consistency.
Injuries have been a big problem for the Jayhawks this season. Starting quarterback Montell Cozart was lost for the year in the season opener against South Dakota State, and his replacement, Michael Cummings, went down with a knee injury in last week’s loss to Rutgers. That leaves true freshman Ryan Willis as the likely starter against the Jayhawks’ biggest rival, Kansas State.
In addition to the injury to Cummings, Kansas will also be without leading rusher Corey Avery (ankle) and top receiver Tre’ Parmalee (hamstring). Both players were injured in the loss to Rutgers and are doubtful for Saturday’s game. Linebacker Courtney Arnick is also out with an ankle injury.
The injuries have taken their toll on a Jayhawks team that was already facing an uphill battle this season. With a young team and a tough schedule, Kansas was already considered a long shot to make a bowl game. But now, with several key players sidelined, those chances appear even slimmer.
The Wildcats’ Success
After an impressive victory over then-No. 3 Oklahoma, the Wildcats find themselves in a bit of an unusual situation. Kansas is suddenly a heavy underdog against an opponent it has beaten five straight times.
The biggest reason for the Wildcats’ success this season has been their improved defense. In years past, the Wildcats have been one of the worst defensive teams in the country, but this season they are one of the best. The Wildcats are only allowing opponents to score an average of 67.5 points per game, which is good for second in the country. The Wildcats have also been very good at forcing turnovers, and they are currently averaging 9.5 per game.
The improved defense has helped the Wildcats to a 12-1 record, and they are currently ranked No. 5 in the country. The Wildcats’ lone loss came to Baylor, who is also 12-1 and ranked No. 3 in the country. The Wildcats will have a chance to prove that they are one of the best teams in the country when they take on Kansas on Saturday.
For the third consecutive game, the Wildcats will have a balanced attack as they look to take down the Jayhawks. After relying heavily on the run game early in the season, Arizona has found success through the air as of late. quarterback Khalil Tate has emerged as one of the nation’s most electric players, and he has been aided by a strong receiving corps. The catalyst of the group is Shun Brown, who has been lauded for his consistency and playmaking ability. Against a Kansas defense that has struggled to stop opposing offenses, the Wildcats will look to take advantage of their weapons and come away with a victory.
In conclusion, it is uncertain if the game between Kansas and K-State will be played on Saturday due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Although KU has not canceled the game, it is looking less likely that it will be played. If the game is canceled, it would be a huge disappointment for fans of both teams.