October 14, 2017
Kansas punt returner Steven Sims Jr. (11) is surrounded by several Iowa State players on a punt return during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa.
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During his second consecutive year as the Kansas football team’s leading pass-catcher, Steven Sims Jr. absorbed no lack of lessons to carry with him into off-season preparations for his upcoming senior year. When the 5-foot-10 receiver from Houston chews over the meatiest matters on his agenda, though, Sims’ mind turns to one area that felt more like a deficiency to him than a strength. By Benton Smith
In the first three starts of Peyton Bender’s Kansas football career, the desired results didn’t always show up, but the junior transfer quarterback at least eclipsed 300 yards every week. In three losses since, though, Bender’s yardage production has declined, too. So where exactly does his confidence stand after a couple of rough weeks? By Benton Smith