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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Game Balls and Gassers: TCU

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Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers following Kansas' 27-17 loss to TCU ...

Game Balls

• Converted receiver JaCorey Shepherd turned the first interception of his career into six points and on TCU’s next possession forced a fumble recovered by Victor Simmons.

• With the holes closing in a blink, James Sims needed to make something out of nothing and he did, rushing for 81 yards on 23 carries. He was better than his average yards per carry of 3.5.

Gassers

The coaches responsible for KU having 12 men on the field twice, the first such penalty turning a 49-yard field-goal attempt into a 44-yard one.

Jake Heaps didn’t have the feet to avoid the steady heat he faced from the TCU defensive line and had a long day. Heaps completed 13 of 26 passes for 152 yards and one interception. He was sacked four times for 34 yards in losses.

Comments

Brett Gaul 6 months, 1 week ago

The D kept us in the game. Offense kept us from winning.

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Ashwin Rao 6 months, 1 week ago

We need to get a QB that can run... (and don't mention Cumming's name, please!) given the current situation of a porus offensive line. I hope they test out Cozart soon.

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Jason Keller 6 months, 1 week ago

Hard to watch the offense out there today but you do have to like how hard the kids are playing.

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AzHawk97 6 months, 1 week ago

Even when Heaps did have time or was just firing off quick hits to Bourbon he was inaccurate.

Sims is a beast. I don't even blame him for the fumble (okay maybe just a bit), but if that blocker out front blocks, Sims doesn't even have to try and cut back losing the ball. And on one sack, Sims was the only man who picked up a block. TCU rushed four. Sims stays home and knocks his guy two yards off the line of scrimmage. The five offensive lineman were left to block 3 rushers. Guess how many Frogs got to Heaps on that sack? Three!

It's a good thing Shepherd switched positions or else he would never catch passes for TD's.

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