Ke'aun Kinner has big day in fall-from-ahead loss to Iowa State


1 - Ke’aun Kinner: Rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries for an average of 8.4 yards per carry. Also turned a short pass into a 29-yard gain. His 39-yard touchdown up the middle was the longest TD run of season for Kansas. Aches and pains prevented him from carrying it late in the game. Not that many have noticed, but he’s had a heck of a senior season.

2 - Taylor Martin: Fastest player on the roster rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries, averaging 4.9 yards a carry. Has shown steady improvement throughout the season.

3 - Fish Smithson: Senior safety had an interception, a pass breakup and was in on six tackles.

4 - Carter Stanley: Undeniably added pep to the offense by getting plays off quickly, but didn’t have the arm strength to make accurate downfield throws. Completed 26 of 38 passes, the last his lone interception of the day, for 171 yards and a touchdown. Head coach David Beaty said he will start next week’s home finale against Texas.

5 - Brandon Stewart: Smoked Trever Ryan the instant he caught the two-point conversion pass pass to preserve Kansas’ 24-22 lead late in the third quarter.

6 - Michael Zunica: Blocking back did a magnificent job of paving way for Kinner and Martin with tagging defenders with some particularly punishing blocks.

7 - Tevin Shaw: Had a pass breakup and a couple of loud hits.

8 - Courtney Arnick: Senior linebacker had eight solo tackles and one tackle for a loss.

9 - De’Andre Banks: Offensive line has made strides and he has been the best of the bunch.

10 - Shakiem Barbel: Steady senior had six receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown.


Dorance Armstrong - 62
Steven Sims Jr. – 47
Fish Smithson - 45
Daniel Wise – 35
LaQuvionte Gonzalez – 34
Marcquis Roberts - 32
Ke'aun Kinner - 31
Courtney Arnick – 30
Brandon Stewart - 20
Khalil Herbert - 19
Taylor Martin - 18
Tevin Shaw - 16
Damani Mosby – 15
Carter Stanley - 14
Keith Loneker Jr. - 13
Montell Cozart – 13
Mike Lee - 12
Bazie Bates IV – 10
Cameron Rosser - 10
Ben Johnson - 9
Shakiem Barbel - 7
Ryan Willis – 6
Jeremiah Booker - 6
DeeIsaac Davis - 5
Joe Dineen Jr. - 5
Michael Zunica - 5
Tyler Patrick – 4
Anthony Olobia - 4
Isaiah Bean - 4
Cameron Rosser - 3
Denzel Feaster - 3
Greg Allen - 2
Osaze Ogebor - 2
Joe Gibson - 2
D'Andre Banks - 2
Cole Moos - 1
Joe Gibson -1
Chevy Graham – 1
Matthew Wyman - 1
Isi Holani - 1


Michael Lorraine 1 year, 6 months ago

Overall I’d give Carter a pretty good grade. His wheels are not as good as Montell’s and his arm is not as strong as Ryan’s but he is calm in the pocket and has a good awareness of where people are. And unlike his predecessors he doesn’t get locked onto one receiver.

If the worst case scenario is he is our starter for the next three years, I believe we could win some games, assuming he gets a decent supporting cast. I don’t think he can lead us to a conference title but a bowl game before he graduates is entirely possible. Hopefully Beaty can continue upgrading talent in spite of his losing ways.

Dirk Medema 1 year, 6 months ago

True freshman safety Mike Lee led KU with 12 total tackles, a career high.

Definite oversight.

Courtney Arnick had 10 total tackles (according to others) and Keith Loneker Jr. would be another candidate for the list with a personal-best 8 tackles.

Randall Uhrich 1 year, 6 months ago

Overall, I thought KU looked pretty good. At one point I thought they were going to win. I really liked it when the KU kick receiver laid down (in his blue uniform) in the blue end zone to camouflage himself, leading up to the kick return!

Michael Lorraine 1 year, 6 months ago

Carter does lack arm strength as Tom indicated above but that deep sideline pass early in the 4th quarter to Sims was near perfection. Laid it right in there where the two defenders could not get to it. Unfortunately went through Steven's hands.

Shawn Schaller 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm definitely just moping, whining, and making excuses here, but I thought Stanley's pick should have been waived for two reasons. I didn't have a great angle, but it looked to me like Sims was blatantly shoved to the ground and out of bounds (basically into the bench), and I believe the player who made the interception came back in-bounds from out-of-bounds.

I may well be incorrect on both though; the KU sideline was upset, but not as upset as I wanted them to be concerning what I thought I saw.

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