In all aspects, Saturday's snoozer at Memorial Stadium just wasn't a fair fight.
That was symbolized countless times in Kansas University's 62-0 football victory over Southeastern Louisiana.
The Jayhawks' defensive line often would explode at the snap, toss the Lions' offensive big boys aside and swarm to the football. Chaos ensued.
It was a striking, recurring theme of domination by the home team. The five quarterback hurries and four sacks recorded just don't do it justice.
But other statistics might: KU's 20 tackles for a loss, Southeastern's minus-31 rushing yards, and - of course - the Jayhawks' first shutout since 2000 and fourth-biggest blowout in school history.
Simply put, it was a defensive slaughter against a team that just didn't match up athletically. A shutout was a fitting reward for KU's superiority.
"We did want that shutout," cornerback Aqib Talib said. "It's good momentum for going into next week for the defense. We needed that."
Kansas (2-0) was expected to make it look easy. Southeastern (0-2) has lost 15 of its last 18 and brought a young team to Lawrence bound to be overpowered.
But with upsets dominating college football headlines recently - most notably Appalachian State's stunner over Michigan - KU coach Mark Mangino is quick to point out the bottom line.
"Some people aren't doing what they have to do," Mangino said. "Our kids are doing what they have to do."
The Jayhawks have outscored their opponents 114-7 so far, so that'd be an accurate assessment.
Saturday, the Kansas defense looked crisper than its offense, though the 62 points are nothing to sneeze at.
Quarterback Todd Reesing had 257 yards passing and two touchdowns, and Marcus Henry continued to shine at receiver with five catches for 119 yards. For the second straight week, KU had no turnovers.
But Reesing was the first to admit that he wasn't as accurate Saturday, as his 13-of-23 passing would attest.
"Quite a few blitzes tonight," Reesing said. "It seemed like it was every play. I don't know if it actually was, but if not it was pretty close."
That was the Lions' path to attempt a miracle, and Mangino said so many different looks were shown so many times, Southeastern eventually had to recycle and use blitzes over and over again.
The scoreboard didn't reflect it, but it was a defensive look that Kansas learned from.
"We started off kind of slow getting used to what they were doing blitzing-wise," Reesing said. "It took awhile to get adjusted to, but once we did, I think we settled down."
That led to a balanced offensive effort. Kansas compiled 280 yards passing and 221 rushing, led by Brandon McAnderson's 60 yards on 11 carries.
McAnderson had two rushing scores, too, one of six different Jayhawks to cross the goal line. In addition, KU recorded two safeties and added a 33-yard field goal by Scott Webb in the second half.
A 29-0 halftime lead sprouted to 48-0 after three quarters. With KU's second-team offense and defense playing the entire fourth quarter, the Jayhawks still outscored the Lions 14-0.
Mangino said he likes the progression of his team to this point, with Toledo coming to town next weekend.
"They say you make your most progress form game one to game two. I don't know about that," Mangino said. "Good football teams get better every week."
If Kansas is one of those good football teams, it could be a good football season in Lawrence. For now, the players' chins are cocked a little higher, knowing that two victories toward bowl-eligibility were accomplished without much of a sweat.
"After the game, all the guys are smiling and having a great time," Reesing said. "Winning the game is awesome. Winning big is even better."
63Total offensive plays run by each team
75Total offensive yards by SE Louisiana (1.2 yards per play)
501Total offensive yards by Kansas (8.0 yards per play)
2000Year Kansas last threw a football shutout
221Rushing yards by the Jayhawks
-31Rushing yards by the Lions (yes, that's a minus)
2Punts by the Jayhawks (on their first two possessions)
11Seconds between the Jayhawks' first two scores