The game was over when...
Kansas failed to convert on a third-and-two late in the third quarter while trailing 38-24. Quarterback Todd Reesing's pass attempt to receiver Dezmon Briscoe on a deep pass was incomplete, forcing the Jayhawks to punt.
Jocques Crawford. With the Jayhawks' kick-return game in a significant rut, Crawford provided a spark in replacing Marcus Herford. Crawford returned three kicks for 77 yards, including a season-best 42-yard return in the first quarter, and likely earned himself a starting role at the position.
KU needs ...
A better performance from its pass defense against Texas Tech next week. The Sooners tallied 468 passing yards Saturday, and a strong outing against the notoriously pass-happy Red Raiders could provide a boost heading into the rest of the season.