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Ke'aun Kinner establishes himself as KU's best player

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Kansas running back Ke'aun Kinner (22) breezes past Memphis linebacker Hayden Ferrari (30) during the second quarter on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas running back Ke'aun Kinner (22) breezes past Memphis linebacker Hayden Ferrari (30) during the second quarter on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

No. 1 - Ke’aun Kinner: The team’s best player rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown and averaged 7.1 yards per carry. KU had 46 rushing plays and attempted 38 passes. Thanks largely to Kinner, the ratio likely will grow more run-heavy.

No. 2 - De’Andre Mann: rushed for 36 yards and gained 22 yards on a reception. He’s smaller, faster and healthier than a year ago.

No. 3 - Fish Smithson: Contributed 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. 

No. 4 - Marcquis Roberts: His limp indicates he’s playing hurt and his toughness allows him to make plays. Had career-high nine tackles and recovered a fumble.

No. 5 - Ben Goodman: Had six tackles, two for 12 yards in losses.

No. 6 - Damani Mosby: Had a 14-yard tackle for loss and recovered a fumble.

No. 7 - Kent Taylor: He gets open often but either is not seen or is overthrown. 

No. 8 - Tyler Patrick: Had six receptions for 38 yards.

No. 9 - Matthew Wyman: Booted a 51-yard field goal. 

No. 10 - Nick Bartolotta: Hit field goals of 30 and 33 yards. Has made all three field-goal attempts and all five extra-point kicks. Playing for an imperfect team, he has been perfect on his kicks.

SEASON STANDINGS

Ke’aun Kinner — 19

Kent Taylor — 10

Tre’ Parmalee — 10

De’Andre Mann — 9

Fish Smithson — 8

Ryan Schadler — 8

Marcquis Roberts — 7

Darious Crawley — 7

Ben Goodman — 6

Damani Mosby — 5

Schyler Miles — 5

Steven Sims Jr. — 4

Tyler Patrick — 3

Montell Cozart — 3

Matthew Wyman — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Joe Dineen — 2

Comments

Suzi Marshall 4 years, 5 months ago

The Hawks had a lot of guys that played well.

We've got two glaring weakness (DBs and QB) that hopefully can be corrected. Our DBs need to be a little more alert, which should come with added confidence from more playing time. As for QB, Beatty is riding the wrong horse with Cozart. I'm not sure we have a right horse for QB.

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