One more reason to start Carter Stanley vs. OSU


Oklahoma State's Jordan Brailford during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Oklahoma State's Jordan Brailford during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Brody Schmidt) by Brody Schmidt (AP Photo)

Carter Stanley's mobility is his biggest advantage over fellow Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender, so it stands to reason that Stanley will play the majority of the snaps, if not all of them, given KU's opponent Saturday at its homecoming game.

Oklahoma State leads the nation with 19 sacks, three more than Alabama, Boston College and Clemson, all tied for second.

Defensive end Jordan Brailford, a preseason first-time All-Big 12 selection, leads the conference with four sacks. Jarrell Owens, the Cowboys' other D-end, is tied for second in the conference with three sacks.

Only 30 schools have allowed more than the 2.75 sacks per game that Kansas has given up, so the Oklahoma State pass rush vs. the Kansas pass protection shapes up as the biggest mismatch going into the game.

Stanley also can be used with more scripted runs than Bender.

Also, an examination of the two quarterbacks' passing numbers vs. Big 12 competition only reveals Stanley with better ones in all categories except touchdowns per throw. Bender has thrown one TD for every 36 throws, Stanley one for every 53.9 throws. Stanley has a higher completion percentage (56.7) and yards per attempt (6.0) than Bender (50.7, 4.75) than Bender vs. Big 12 foes.

Quarterback Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int
Carter Stanley 191 337 56.7 2,022 6.0 7 10
Peyton Bender 73 144 50.7 684 4.75 4 5


Brian Hosfelt 8 months ago

I hope Carter starts and plays the entire game....maybe we can catch a break somewhere during the game and make it close

Mike Bennett 8 months ago

I'd feel better about this game if OSU lost last week. We get a wounded, more talented animal coming off a loss. Our only chance is for them to be overconfident and turn the ball over. That's probably not going to happen now.

Ryan Shelton 8 months ago

Screens, shuffle passes, draws, bootlegs...all are viable plays to keep good QB-sacking defensive lines honest. I wonder how many of these plays we will see on Saturday?

Marcus Balzer 8 months ago

Use their aggression against them. I would love to see motion and jet sweeps added as well to keep their backside DEs honest.

Randy Bombardier 8 months ago

Yep. Toss sweep, option, wildcat option with numero uno playing QB, JET sweeps, bootlegs, misdirection but Ryan the draw won't work for awhile. Ran that too many times against Rutgers and Baylor was looking for it.

Would like to see Pooka throw it back to Stanley.

And of course read option. Then throw it deep to Pooka and give him a chance to run under it.

Bryson Stricker 8 months ago

we just gonna ignore that Carter and Complimentary football don't go in the same sentence?

The dude is a turnover machine but I'm very hopeful that he is QB1 this week. He's signficantly better than Bender in terms of helping us win a game.

Anyone's best bet is MK8 getting healthy ASAP

Jeff Coffman 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Under the same coaching staff, MK8 as you put it, will lead to a lot of losses. Under a different coaching staff, I would hope he has some opportunity. I agree with most posters though, his hype has been bigger than his delivery to date. I'm a bigger fan of red-shirting him this year and getting a coach to really help him develop his game.

Brian Hosfelt 8 months ago

What's Kendrick done? Hand the ball off 4 times to running backs for 50 yard TD runs against Rutgers.....nothing against the kid but he hasn't done anything yet

Jeff Coffman 7 months, 4 weeks ago

That is like saying Bender has had some nice runs as well, which is true, but his overall delivery has been less than optimal against very poor competition.

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