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Bryce Torneden tops ratings in 43-0 loss to TCU

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Kansas cornerback Shakial Taylor (8) tries to hang on as TCU wide receiver John Diarse (9) trudges up the field during the first quarter, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.

Kansas cornerback Shakial Taylor (8) tries to hang on as TCU wide receiver John Diarse (9) trudges up the field during the first quarter, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. by Nick Krug

So you think you’d like to do this job, huh? You’re one of the ones who asks, “Does the paper pay for your flight? Really? And the meals? You’re kidding? You’re so lucky.”

Oh, really? How would you like to try rank the top 10 performers in Saturday’s 43-0 loss to TCU in Amon G. Carter Stadium?

Here goes:

1 - Bryce Torneden: Blitzed his way into a prominent place in opposing offensive coordinators’ game planning. Had a sack and another tackle behind the line and two quarterback hurries to go with three solo tackles and two assists.

2 - Dorance Armstrong: Forced a fumble, had a tackle behind the line and was in on eight tackles, five solo.

3 - Joe Dineen: In on 11 tackles, seven solo, one behind the line.

4 - Daniel Wise: The always-active defensive tackle was in on four tackles, two of the solo variety.

5 - Ben Johnson: Caught four passes for 35 yards.

6 - Cole Moos: Punted 11 times for an average of 43.2. I wonder if Kansas has an easier time recruiting punters than other positions because punters like to punt.

7 - Liam Jones: Kicked off once and boomed it 65 yards for a touchback.

8 - Carter Stanley: Led the Jayhawks with 4.5 yards per rush on his two carries. Also completed 1 of 2 passes, so during garbage time he accounted for 17 yards on a night Kansas had 21 yards in total offense.

9 - J.J. Holmes: Doesn’t get pushed around.

10 - Osaze Ogbebor: Moves well.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 - Dorance Armstrong (45)

2 - Daniel Wise (41)

3 - Joe Dineen (39)

4 - Steven Sims (29)

5 - Khalil Herbert (27)

6 - Ben Johnson (26)

7 (tie) - Mike Lee (15)

7 (tie) - Hasan Defense (15)

9 - Chase Harrell (14)

10 - Hakeem Adeniji (13)

11 - Bryce Torneden (12)

12 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

12 (tie) - Josh Ehambe (11)

14 - Ryan Schadler (10)

15 (tie) - Peyton Bender (9)

15 (tie) - Osaze Ogbebor (9)

17 - Quan Hampton (7)

18 (tie) - Jeremiah Booker (6)

18 (tie) - Evan Fairs (6)

18 (tie) - Taylor Martin (6)

21 (tie) - Isaiah Bean (5)

21 (tie) - Liam Jones (5)

21 (tie) - Mesa Ribordy (5)

24 - Liam Jones (4)

25 (tie) - J.J. Holmes (3)

25 (tie) - Carter Stanley (3)

27 (tie) - Zach Hanon (2)

27 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

27 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

30 (tie) - Keith Loneker (1)

30 (tie) - KeyShaun Simmons (1)

30 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (1)

Comments

Dirk Medema 1 month ago

If the offense negative yardage plays count against their total, does the defense have missed tackles count against their total? As much as the D was the "brighter" part of the game, it was also amazing how many yards TCU got after missed tackles.

Unfortunately, I don't see how we're going to have much chance if we can't shore up the OL in particular. TCU will be one of if not the best D we see, but they were amazingly dominant in the trenches against our OL.

Tom Keegan 1 month ago

I've always wished college would track yards after catch. TCU had a ton of those tonight.

David Kemp 1 month ago

Only guy that should be on this list is jones. The only error free stat. Dinesen spent the other plays flat on his bu— as the runner went by.

Richard Duran 1 month ago

"Moves well"? He made the list because he moves well? That has to be an all time low. How is this coaching staff always so outmatched?

Jerry Walker 1 month ago

You can suspend the Keegan Ratings for all I care. As of today I won't be reading them until we win a game...

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