A Guide to KU’s Offense


Let’s start with the quarterback.  Sophomore QB, Jordan Webb, is from Union, Missouri.  The six foot quarterback played seven games for the Jayhawks last year and he won two of them (didn’t play against Iowa State).  This year, he started off by winning his first two games but has lost the last six.  His completion percentage for year is 65.1% and he has thrown 12 TDs but also 6 INTs.  Last week against Texas, he completed only 7 of 16 passes for 48 yards along with an interception.

The Jayhawks run the ball more than most of the other Big 12 teams.  The running game is led by sophomore James Sims.  Sims rushed for over 100 yards in both of the first two games.  Since then, he hasn’t been able to do much.  He rushed for 85 against Texas Tech but it was on 24 carries.  He has been shut down the past two weeks as he combined for 35 yards against Texas and Kansas State.  Against ISU last year, Sims rushed for 60 yards. Freshman Darrian Miller is starting to get more carries than James Sims now.  Along with Sims, Miller (5’10, 190) hasn’t been able to do much either the past two weeks (combined for 48 yards on 19 carries).  They are going to have to do a lot more to keep up with Iowa State on Saturday.

D.J. Beshears leads KU’s receiving core.  Beshears is a junior and was named to the All-Big 12 honorable mention last year.  He also returns kicks for the Jayhawks because of how quick and fast he is.  He has caught 24 balls this season for 333 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Tim Biere, a 6’4 senior TE, has also has caught 24 passes on the year.  However, like most of the other Jayhawks, his stats have been down lately (didn’t record a catch last week).

To wrap it up, Kansas really struggles on offense.  They rank 88th in the BCS in passing yards and 53rd in rushing yards.  They are going to have to do a lot more to have a chance against Iowa State come Saturday.