James Sims tops ratings in return


1. James Sims: Energized the offense with 91 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and 24 receiving yards.

2. Tyler Patmon: Returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown that put KU up 24-13.

3. Kale Pick: Would have had a 29-yard touchdown reception when he broke wide open, but Dayne Crist’s pass sailed too far. Pick had two receptions for 45 yards.

4. Ben Heeney: In on 12 tackles, seven of them solos, none more impressive than the licking he put on a punt returner by burning down the field well ahead of everyone else.

5. Christian Matthews: Did a terrific job of running the Wildcat and ran for 43 yards on five carries.

6. Anthony McDonald: A very sure tackler, he was in on 11 of them.

7. Jordan Tavai: Had an active night in the middle of the line.

8. Greg Brown: Is tackling much better this season, was in on nine of them and did well in one-on-one coverage.

9. Toben Opurum: Batted a pass and picked up a tackle for a loss.

10. Bradley McDougald: Had a tackle for a loss among his eight tackles.

The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Tony Pierson (28 points)
2. Bradley McDougald (19 points)
3. Greg Brown (18 points)
T4. Taylor Cox (16 points)
T4. Toben Opurum (16 points)
6. Duane Zlatnik (15 points)
7. Trevor Marrongelli (12 points)
T8. Kale Pick (11 points)
T8. Josh Williams (11 points)
T10. Tanner Hawkinson (10 points)
T10. James Sims (10 points)
12. Tyler Patmon (9 points)
13. Ben Heeney (7 points)
T14. Christian Matthews (6 points)
T14. John Williams (6 points)
16. Anthony McDonald (5 points)
T17. Ben Goodman (4 points)
T17. Jordan Tavai (4 points)
T19. Tunde Bakare (3 points)
T19. Andrew Turzilli (3 points)
T21. Jimmay Mundine (2 points)
T21. Josh Ford (2 points)
T23. Chris Omigie (1 point)
T23. Schyler Miles (1 point)
T23. Kevin Young (1 point)


VaJay 7 years, 2 months ago

I've been a "lets wait & see" guy so far this season with our QB. It's telling that he hasn't broken into Keeg's list after 4 games. Yes, our wideouts have not been stellar and neither has the pass-blocking by the O-line, but come one, it's time to try something new. What kills us also is he's got NO mobility which makes it even more of a struggle when your O-line is weak on pass protection.

Also - why can't we have Christian Matthews throw once or twice out of the Jayhawk formation?? He's a QB for Pete's sake and the way we had NIU on their heels, it might've been a game breaker - kind of like NIU's Tebow-esque TD play.

ku1otaku 7 years, 2 months ago

I agree. I'd love to see Matthews pass it every now and then.

COjayrocks 7 years, 2 months ago

Haha, Crist doesn't have 1 point and I don't disagree at all. Sad.

HowieO 7 years, 2 months ago

You need to start a new list with the bottom 10 performers. Than Crist would have 40 points for being the worst performer each game. He has no business being on a football field. Sad thing is that Weis will never bench him because he is his guy.

ku1otaku 7 years, 2 months ago

Trying to be more positive, if winning two football games a year means our basketball team plays in the national championship game (like last football/basketball season) I will take it!

KGphoto 7 years, 2 months ago

In '08 we won the Orange Bowl and the National Title.

riverdrifter 7 years, 2 months ago

Crist is as bad of a QB I've ever seen at KU and I've seen too many bad ones. Put somebody else in there and how much worse could it be? Give somebody else a shot. Wake up, Charlie.

Shaun Hardie 7 years, 2 months ago

Tom, props for asking the tough question at the press conference. Nice work!

Bville Hawk 7 years, 2 months ago

Yep, agreed. For those of you who like to stack crap on Keegan, he is a serious journalist and generally speaking is pretty good at his job.

april28 7 years, 2 months ago

It's time. I was surprised to see number 10 in the 4th quarter against TCU....shocked to see him in the 4th quarter today. Two weeks to prepare for KSU...two weeks to prepare a new QB.

Dirk Medema 7 years, 2 months ago

Over throwing Pick (never giving him a chance) was bad, but the ones that were even bigger to me were 2 short crossing routes by Ragone early in the 2nd half and Mundine later. Next to a shuttle pass, there isn't an easier pass to make. The fact that the first one was supposed to be to Ragone could be important, because he is one of the few people in a position to talk to Dayne and/or CW and hopefully get past the natural competitiveness (egos?) so they can do what is best for the team. No one is supposed to be above te team, and CW says that he has learned from past mistakes. We'll know in the next week or 2 at the latest.

Dirk Medema 7 years, 2 months ago

"2. Tyler Patmon: Returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown that put KU up 24-13."

Wasn't this when we missed the extra point, which resulted in 23-13?

Dirk Medema 7 years, 2 months ago

"5. Christian Matthews: Did a terrific job of running the Wildcat and ran for 43 yards on five carries."

Christian ran the Jayhawk.

Kyle Seiwert 7 years, 2 months ago

The Jayhawk? That's the ku punt formation, dude. Matthews didn't punt once in the game.

KGphoto 7 years, 2 months ago

Not sure why we're calling what Matthews was running the Jayhawk/Wildcat. He was running the read option. Matthews was the QB on the play.

In the Jayhawk, the running back takes the snap and either runs it or passes.

In the Read Option, the QB takes the snap and either runs or hands off.

Just because Crist was on the field doesn't make that a Jayhawk offense.

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