That was by no means pretty, especially against Kansas. But I'll take an ugly victory over a shoulda/coulda/woulda-defeat. At the end of the week, we're 1-0 even if it is against Kansas.
Eventually, the defense was going to have a game in which they don't play lights-out. Don't know the reason, if it was a lack of focus or anything else, but we tackled poorly at times and didn't finished like we have done so far this season, especially in 3rd down situations. As a result, the D didn't got off the field as soon and as much as they have done the past couple of weeks. Still we managed to create 3 TOs on D, including 1 pick six. We could've played better defensively but I think the unit as a whole will bounce back the next weeks.
On the offense, I really don't know what to say. It's shameful when you max protect and still have free rushers getting to the QB in a hurry and this does not happen once, but repeatedly. I really hope we get Connor back next week, because we need him badly. LT is our biggest liability right now, I think if we get that fixed we might make an instant jump offensively. Tristan seems to either get beat or commit a penalty on every play. I liked CW3 in the H-back, I think this will help our running game going forward. Porter wasn't able to get anything going again, I think he averaged under 2 YPC, just keep feeding the ball to Young and Carter. And Shane needs to learn to throw it away when there is nothing there. I think he basically sacked himself twice because he tried to get something going with he legs but ran straight into the rush. Plus, his INT reminded me a lot of his Baylor INT, pretty much the same mistake, he needs to get that fixed.
Special teams pretty much the same old story. Punting great, forcing one TO as well. Rest, not so much. I think you stick with Becker going forward, I really felt for him because his miss was super close and he had great air under the ball. Not a bad kick, but still another miss. I would've liked to see them going for the kick in the second half once in a while just to try and get some confidence in the kicking game. Kick returns pretty much summed up our special teams play. Kris Boyd had a nice return at first and then managed to fumble his second. It just seems that for every good play the kid makes, he manages to f**k another one up.
In total, I think we got the W and this is what should matter most right now.
On another note, lets have a look at our two QBs passing statistics:
Individual Passing Statistics
Although some have pointed out Sam's lower completion % (56.19 vs. 65.79) he still manages to get more yards per attempt (7.36 vs. 6.93). Just throwing it out there: I think if Connor is healthy you start Shane, if he isn't I probably would take a shot with Sam.