WR Tre' Parmalee's catches, run make him top 'Hawk
No. 1 - Tre' Parmalee: He made a 35-yard catch, which enabled KU to decline the pass interference penalty on a play in which Parmalee was virtually tackled with the ball in the air. He finished with 82 yards on three receptions and ran the ball into the end zone on a 19-yard reverse play. Also returned two punts for 25 yards, the latter giving Kansas good field position for final drive.
No. 2 - Ke’aun Kinner: Changing direction on a dime, shifting into another gear at the sight of the end zone and showing a lot of toughness for an undersized back, Kinner rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries.
No. 3 - Ryan Schadler: Scored KU’s first touchdown of season by running back kickoff 91 yards. Former track athlete from Wichita State drew praise from coaching staff throughout camp.
No. 4 - Darious Crawley: Ran nice routes, showed good speed and gained 64 yards on two receptions.
No. 5 - Kent Taylor: Had a big-time look to him in catching two passes for 25 yards. On receiving end of Montell Cozart’s 10-yard fade for a TD.
No. 6 - Schyler Miles: Made most of his limited time with four tackles, three of them solo. Knows how to finish.
No. 7 - Steven Sims: Threw an outstanding block and caught three passes for 15 yards. Looked good catching slightly overthrown ball in left corner of end zone but was out of bounds.
No. 8 - Montell Cozart: Since they came in a loss the three plays that will be remembered longest were the bad interception on a telegraphed pass in the flat, his fumble, and the botched final snap that prevented a shot at a field goal that could have forced overtime. But overall, Cozart showed more accuracy, better pocket awareness and more courage running the football. Still would benefit him to take advantage of openings in front of him and run even more often, but that likely will come with film study. Completed 25 of 38 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown. Rushed for 94 yards on 17 carries. Cozart completed passes to 10 different receivers.
9 - Joe Dineen: Rocked quarterback Zach Lujan so hard that it knocked the helmet off Lujan’s head.
10 - Nick Bartolotta: College of DuPage transfer hit all five extra points and a 25-yard field goal that pulled Kansas within three points early in the fourth quarter.