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Joe Dineen tops ratings in 45-0 loss at Iowa State

Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) and the Jayhawks show their frustration as Iowa State wide receiver Marchie Murdock (16) runs in another touchdown during the third quarter on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa.

Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) and the Jayhawks show their frustration as Iowa State wide receiver Marchie Murdock (16) runs in another touchdown during the third quarter on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. by Nick Krug

1 - Joe Dineen: In on 16 tackles, 10 solo, two behind the line. Battled hard from first play to last.

2 - Daniel Wise: Forced a fumble, picked up a sack and two quarterback hurries.

3 - Osaze Ogbebor: Looked quick and was in on eight tackles, five unassisted.

4 - Dorance Armstrong: In on four tackles and was credited with two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry.

5 - Hakeem Adeniji: Kept edge rushers off the quarterback all day.

6 - Isaiah Bean: Still having trouble putting on weight, but used is speed for a sack and was in on three tackles.

7 - Hasan Defense: Back from a bout with mono, made a nice play in end zone, breaking up pass intended for Allen Lazard.

8 - Josh Ehambe: Credited with a sack and a forced fumble.

9 - Bryce Torneden: Four solo tackles, two assists and one for a loss. Slipped on wet turf once to allow a touchdown, but generally player better since moving to nickel from safety.

10 - KeyShaun Simmons: D-linemen capitalized on increased playing time to be in on five tackles, two solo, one behind the line.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 (tie) - Dorance Armstrong (36)

2 - Daniel Wise (34)

3 - Joe Dineen (31)

4 - Steven Sims (29)

5 - Khalil Herbert (27)

6 - Ben Johnson (20)

7 (tie) - Mike Lee (15)

7 (tie) - Hasan Defense (15)

9 - Chase Harrell (14)

10 - Hakeem Adeniji (13)

11 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

11 (tie) - Josh Ehambe (11)

13 - Ryan Schadler (10)

14 - Peyton Bender (9)

15 - Osaze Ogbebor (8)

16 - Quan Hampton (7)

17 (tie) - Jeremiah Booker (6)

17 (tie) - Evan Fairs (6)

17 (tie) - Taylor Martin (6)

20 (tie) - Isaiah Bean (5)

20 (tie) - Mesa Ribordy (5)

22 (tie) - Zach Hanon (2)

22 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

22 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

22 (tie) - Bryce Torneden (2)

26 (tie) - J.J. Holmes (1)

26 (tie) - Keith Loneker (1)

26 (tie) - KeyShaun Simmons (1)

26 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (1)

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Dorance Armstrong tops ratings in 65-19 loss to Texas Tech

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) sacks Texas Tech quarterback Nic Shimonek (16) during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) sacks Texas Tech quarterback Nic Shimonek (16) during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Dorance Armstrong: Picked up his first sack of the season and didn’t stop there. Forced and recovered a fumble and was in on nine tackles, including four solos.

2 - Steven Sims: Played through some pain on way to five catches for 102 yards.

3 - Josh Ehambe: Had a 10-yard sack, four solo tackles and three assists.

4 - Khalil Herbert: Broke free for what would have been a touchdown but was run down from behind when his hamstring tightened and he did not return after the 45-yard gain. Rushed for 65 yards on 10 carries.

5 - Daniel Wise: Had a sack and teamed with Armstrong on a tackle behind the line. In on five tackles, two solos.

6 - Ben Johnson: Caught five passes for 55 yards. Knows how to get open and gets down field for blocks too.

7 - Joe Dineen: Four solo tackles and five assists and had a pass breakup and a tackle behind the line.

8 - Mike Lee: Had an interception and eight solo tackles but also missed a number of tackles.

9 - Jeremiah Booker: Caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown.

10 - Keith Loneker: Three solo tackles and two assists.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 (tie) - Dorance Armstrong (29)

1 (tie) - Steven Sims (29)

3 - Khalil Herbert (27)

4 - Daniel Wise (25)

5 - Joe Dineen (21)

6 - Ben Johnson (20)

7 - Mike Lee (15)

8 - Chase Harrell (14)

9 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

9 (tie) - Hasan Defense (11)

11 - Ryan Schadler (10)

12 - Peyton Bender (9)

13 - Josh Ehambe (8)

14 (tie) - Hakeem Adeniji (7)

14 (tie) - Quan Hampton (7)

16 (tie) - Jeremiah Booker (6)

16 (tie) - Evan Fairs (6)

16 (tie) - Taylor Martin (6)

19 - Mesa Ribordy (5)

20 (tie) - Zach Hanon (2)

20 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

20 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

23 (tie) - J.J. Holmes (1)

23 (tie) - Keith Loneker (1)

23 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (1)

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Khalil Herbert rushes for 291 yards, tops ratings vs. West Virginia

Kansas sophomore running back Khalil Herbert is taken off of his feet by a West Virginia defender during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas sophomore running back Khalil Herbert is taken off of his feet by a West Virginia defender during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Khalil Herbert: Speed, balance, strength, tremendous cutting ability. It all adds up to teremendous potential. Yet, he carried the football just three times for 10 yards in the first two weeks, which didn’t add up. He earned more playing time by improving his practice habits. And Saturday at Memorial Stadium he turned in the best rushing performance of any KU running back since Tony Sands (396 yards vs. Missouri), gaining 291 yards on 36 carries with two touchdowns and a long run of 67 yards. The previous week, at Ohio, Herbert rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 19 rushes. He’s averaging 7.6 yards per carry.

2 - Steven Sims: Broke free along the left sideline and Peyton Bender zipped a long one, hitting him right in stride for a 64-yard gain, a beauty at both ends of the play. Also scored on a 7-yard touchdown reception. Finished with six catches for 99 yards.

3 - Hasan Defense: Contributed the best performance by a member of the KU secondary all season. Turned a 50-50 ball into an interception by ripping it away, had a pass breakup and did not a nice job of staying with his man.

4 - Ben Johnson: Was a factor in run game with strong blocking, caught one pass for 23 yards and made himself avaiable on passes that went elsewhere.

5 - Taylor Martin: Threw a beautiful block on a blitzer to enable Peyton Bender to throw his touchdown pass. Also rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Fell down or might have been able to put himself in position to catch wide-receiver pass from Sims.

6 - Mesa Ribordy: A factor in clearing running room up the middle, Ribordy steadily improves.

7 - Hakeem Adeniji: A lot is put on the true sophomore left tackle and he’s always up to the task.

8 - Mike Lee: Made 10 solo tackles that led to who knows how many extra bags of ice worn after the game by Mountaineers.

9 - Chris Hughes: Might not have been as big a factor in the run game as fellow guard Andru Tovi, but wasn’t penalized as many times.

10 - Joe Dineen: Missed a lot of tackles for second week in a row but also had 11 solo tackles and three assists and made two stops behind the line, plus a quarterback hurry.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 (tie) - Khalil Herbert (20)

1 (tie) - Steven Sims (20)

3 (tie) - Dorance Armstrong (19)

3 (tie) - Daniel Wise (19)

5 - Joe Dineen (17)

6 - Ben Johnson (15)

7 - Chase Harrell (14)

8 - Mike Lee (12)

9 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

9 (tie) - Hasan Defense (11)

11 - Ryan Schadler (10)

12 - Peyton Bender (9)

13 (tie) - Hakeem Adeniji (7)

13 (tie) - Quan Hampton (7)

15 (tie) - Evan Fairs (6)

15 (tie) - Taylor Martin (6)

17 - Mesa Ribordy (5)

18 - Jeremiah Booker (4)

19 (tie) - Zach Hannon (2)

19 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

19 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

22 (tie) - J.J. Holmes (one)

22 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (one)

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Versatile, speedy Ryan Schadler tops ratings in loss to Central Michigan

Kansas wide receiver Ryan Schadler (33) is bumped by CMU defensive back Josh Cox (21) during the Jayhawks game against Central Michigan Saturday, Sept. 9 at Memorial Stadium. Pass interference was called on Cox.

Kansas wide receiver Ryan Schadler (33) is bumped by CMU defensive back Josh Cox (21) during the Jayhawks game against Central Michigan Saturday, Sept. 9 at Memorial Stadium. Pass interference was called on Cox. by Mike Yoder

1 - Ryan Schadler: Went 33 yards untouched on end-around reverse and returned a kickoff 46 yards, showcasing his sprinter’s speed on both plays. Also caught six passes for 60 yards and drew a pass-interference penalty.

2 - Dom Williams: Played the entire way as if the game were tied and rushed for 64 yards and two touchdowns in his second game out of high school. Also caught five passes for 42 yards.

3 - Joe Dineen: Did a nice job of getting into the backfield early and finished with 12 tackles (nine solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry.

4 - Quan Hampton: Remarkably quick at changing directions, Hampton rushed for 13 yards and caught six passes for 67 yards.

5 - Dorance Armstrong: Made seven tackles, including 1.5 behind the line. Still in search of first sack of season. Team went without one Saturday.

6 - Daniel Wise: Made three solo tackles, one behind the line, and batted a pass to the turf.

7 - Ben Johnson: Made seven receptions for 57 yards and showed speed hustling into position to make key block on Schadler’s touchdown.

8 - Chase Harrell: Caught three passes for 39 yards and had fumble recovery on punt.

9 - Deron Thompson: Rushed for 48 yards on 10 carries and caught a pass for a 4-yard gain.

10 - J.J. Holmes: Was in on five tackles, one behind the line.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 - Joe Dineen (16)

2 - Daniel Wise (12)

3 (tie) - Dorance Armstrong (11)

3 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

5 (tie) - Steven Sims (10)

5 (tie) - Ryan Schadler (10)

7 (tie) - Peyton Bender (nine)

7 (tie) - Dom Williams (nine)

7 (tie) - Chase Harrell (nine)

10 - Ben Johnson (eight)

11 - Quan Hampton (seven)

12 - Hasan Defense (3)

13 - Deron Thompson (2)

14 (tie) - J.J. Holmes (1)

14 (tie) - Shakiel Taylor (1)

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LaQuvionte Gonzalez tops ratings in 34-19 loss to Kansas State

Kansas wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez (1) tries to shake Kansas State defensive back Dante Barnett (22) during the fourth quarter, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Kansas wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez (1) tries to shake Kansas State defensive back Dante Barnett (22) during the fourth quarter, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - LaQuvionte Gonzalez: Showcased his impressive speed by getting behind the defense, catching Carter Stanley’s beautiful throw at the KU 44, racing along the right sideline until darting left for the final yards to the end zone. Targeted five times, he caught five passes for 127 yards.

2 - Carter Stanley: Started game in rough fashion with two first-half interceptions, but finished with a pair of second-half touchdown passes, the first a 95-yard TD on which Stanley, throwing from the end zone, hit Gonzalez in stride at KU’s 44. For the day, Stanley completed 24 of 44 passes for 302 yards with two picks and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 52 yards, including a 36-yard gain.

3 - Michael Zunica: More than just a blocker, Zunica covered the final 21 yards of fourth-quarter scoring drive in receptions, the second for a touchdown.

4 - Courtney Arnick: Broke through for KU’s lone sack and forced a fumble in the final game of a solid career.

5 - Mike Lee: Beaten on some plays, he came from out of nowhere to make stops on others. His physical tackling and aggressive style made the true freshman one of the highlights of the 2016 season. Had nine solo tackles.

6 - Dorance Armstrong: When he was lined up on the right side, which was most of the time, K-State right tackle Dalton Risner did a terrific job on him and had help from the tight end. Still, Armstrong was able to make five solo tackles, three for a loss, and was in on another.

7 - Tyler Patrick: Caught three passes for 64 yards.

8 - Fish Smithson: Finished strong career with 11 solo tackles and a pass-breakup that almost was an interception.

9 - Damani Mosby: had three solo tackles, two of them behind the line of scrimmage during an active, physical afternoon.

10 - Matthew Wyman: Booted field goals of 34 and 44 yards and executed successful onside kickoff.

SEASON STANDINGS:

1 - Dorance Armstrong - 77
2 - Steven Sims Jr. – 56
3 - Fish Smithson - 52
4 - LaQuvionte Gonzalez – 44
5 - Daniel Wise – 42
6 - Ke'aun Kinner - 37
6 - Courtney Arnick – 37
8 - Marcquis Roberts - 32
9 - Brandon Stewart - 28
10 - Carter Stanley - 25
11 - Mike Lee - 23
12 - Khalil Herbert - 19
13 - Taylor Martin - 18
14 - Damani Mosby – 17
15 - Keith Loneker Jr. - 16
15 - Tevin Shaw - 16
17 - Montell Cozart – 13
17 - Michael Zunica - 13
19 - Bazie Bates IV – 10
19 - Cameron Rosser - 10
21 - Ben Johnson - 9
22 - Tyler Patrick – 8
23 - Shakiem Barbel - 7
24 - Ryan Willis – 6
24 - Jeremiah Booker - 6
26 - DeeIsaac Davis - 5
26 - Joe Dineen Jr. - 5
28 - Anthony Olobia - 4
28 - Isaiah Bean - 4
30 - Cameron Rosser - 3
30 - Denzel Feaster - 3
30 - Matthew Wyman - 3
34 - Greg Allen - 2
34 - Osaze Ogebor - 2
34 - Joe Gibson - 2
34 - D'Andre Banks - 2
38 - Cole Moos - 1
38 - Joe Gibson -1
38 - Chevy Graham – 1
38 - Isi Holani - 1

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Dorance Armstong’s monster game puts him on top again in upset victory vs. Texas

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) puts Texas running back D'Onta Foreman (33) on the ground after recovering a fumble during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) puts Texas running back D'Onta Foreman (33) on the ground after recovering a fumble during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Dorance Armstrong: Easily best player on the field in the first half, when he had two sacks, a forced fumble and had a fumble recovery he returned seven yards. Finished day with three tackles for loss and was in on 11 tackles, nine solos. If Texas had recruited Houston native him, the Longhorns would have won the game, just as if Texas had recruited Austin native Kelsie Payne, KU would not have clinched its first Big 12 volleyball championship Saturday.

2 - Steven Sims: Had a couple of clutch catches on KU’s fourth-quarter scoring drive and ran a two-point conversion in on a reverse, a play on which he had the option to pass and made the right call. Caught seven passes for 74 yards. But his best play of the day, a game-saver, came when he ripped a would-be interception out of the defender’s hands in the end zone.

3 - Brandon Stewart: Returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown and broke up two more passes, one of which he nearly picked off. Having strong senior season.

4 - Daniel Wise: Battling injuries, he didn’t let it slow him down and was at his active best with three tackles for loss, two sacks, four solo tackles and five overall.

5 - Ke’aun Kinner: Rushed for 69 yards and totaled 68 yards in receptions.

6 - Mike Lee: Had 11 solo tackles and a huge interception in overtime.

7 - Fish Smithson: Missed a tackle that led to 75-yard touchdown on first play of game, but compensated with strong day. Intercepted a pass and returned it five yards and one of his 10 solo tackles took place behind the line of scrimmage. Saved a touchdown when he dragged D’Onta Foreman to the ground by himself.

8 - Keith Loneker: In on 16 tackles, 11 of the solo variety. Many of his first-half tackles came close to the line of scrimmage.

9 - Carter Stanley: Sparked the offense with a 21-yard run and delivered in the clutch late after a so-so passing day most of the afternoon. A gamer, he was better than his stats: 21 for 42, one interception, 220 yards.

10 - Matthew Wyman: Made a pair of 36-yard field goals, the second with seven seconds left to force overtime, then won it with a 25-yard three-pointer in OT. Texas called a timeout to ice him, at which point he said he repeated his mantra in his head: "When I look up, I (deleted) up."

SEASON STANDINGS:

Dorance Armstrong - 72
Steven Sims Jr. – 56
Fish Smithson - 49
Daniel Wise – 42
Ke'aun Kinner - 37
LaQuvionte Gonzalez – 34
Marcquis Roberts - 32
Courtney Arnick – 30
Brandon Stewart - 28
Khalil Herbert - 19
Taylor Martin - 18
Tevin Shaw - 16
Damani Mosby – 15
Carter Stanley - 16
Keith Loneker Jr. - 16
Montell Cozart – 13
Mike Lee - 17
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
Matthew Wyman - 2
Cole Moos - 1
Joe Gibson -1
Chevy Graham – 1
Isi Holani - 1

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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.

SEASON STANDINGS:

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

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Another big night for Steven Sims in loss at West Virginia

Kansas running back Ke'aun Kinner is tackled by West Virginia Mountaineers safety Jarrod Harper during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Morgantown, W.Va.

Kansas running back Ke'aun Kinner is tackled by West Virginia Mountaineers safety Jarrod Harper during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Morgantown, W.Va. by AP Photo/Raymond Thompson

1 - Steven Sims: Another big game for the sophomore. Caught nine passes for 124 yards and his sixth touchdown. Has surpassed 100-yard four times this season.

2 - Dorance Armstrong: In on seven tackles, two behind the line of scrimmage, and forced a fumble on one of them. Strong and fast.

3 - Taylor Martin: The fastest player on the team, Martin showed his speed after catching a short pass and burning 45 yards along the left sideline for a touchdown.

4 - Carter Stanley: Completed 9 of 11 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 34 yards, 24 yards on his longest run. He threw an interception on a ball with too much air under it and thrown into double-coverage in the corner of the end zone.

5 - Ke’aun Kinner: When he finally started having his number called, good things happened. He averaged 4.6 yards and ran for a touchdown on a 65-yard rushing night. Call his number more, please.

6 - Courtney Arnick: Five solo tackles, an assist and a tackle for a loss.

7 - Tevin Shaw: Had two tackles for loss, six solos and an assist.

8 - Denzel Feaster: As head coach David Beaty said when he signed, “He’ll knock the fire out of you!” Had three solo tackles and forced a fumble.

9 - Shakier Barbel: Good hands and knows how to run routes. Targeted five times and had five receptions for 60 yards.

10 - Isaiah Bean: Looked oh-so quick on an 8-yard sack in first quarter. Fourth or fifth reason that KU’s D-line projects as best position on squad again next season.

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Dorance Armstrong tops ratings yet again vs. Oklahoma

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon (25) works to make a catch as Kansas safety Fish Smithson (9) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct.29, 2016.

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon (25) works to make a catch as Kansas safety Fish Smithson (9) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct.29, 2016. by Alonzo Adams/The Associated Press

1 - Dorance Armstrong: Recorded a sack for the sixth consecutive game and got behind the line of scrimmage for another tackle and had four solos and two assists. Team’s best player.

2 - Daniel Wise: Caught a fumble in the air, returned it six yards, sprinted off the field in a most entertaining celebration. He’s a really good player.

3 - Fish Smithson: In on nine tackles and did some nice things in coverage as well. Knows how to cut good angles to the ball and stop plays on sidelines.

4 - Mike Lee: Rocked Dede Westbrook hard and popped the ball loose with his helmet so that Wise could catch it and return it six yards. Lee is an exciting talent who makes good plays and bad ones. The ratio’s moving in the right direction. Contributed six solo tackles.

5 - Marquis Roberts: Five solo tackles, one assist, one tackle for a loss.

6 - Brandon Stewart: Did a decent job of staying with Westbrook and it took a great throw and end zone catch on the first touchdown of the night against KU’s defense.

7 - Anthony Olobia: Had three solo tackles, one for a loss.

8 - Tevin Shaw: Far from perfect, he broke up a pass and delivered some bruising hits.

9 - Courtney Arnick: In on four tackles.

10 - Isi Holani: Two tackles, one behind the line of scrimmage.

SEASON STANDINGS:

Dorance Armstrong - 53
Steven Sims Jr. – 37
Fish Smithson - 37
Daniel Wise – 35
LaQuvionte Gonzalez – 34
Marcquis Roberts - 32
Courtney Arnick – 22
Khalil Herbert - 19
Damani Mosby – 15
Ke'aun Kinner - 15
Brandon Stewart - 14
Keith Loneker Jr. - 13
Montell Cozart – 13
Mike Lee - 12
Bazie Bates IV – 10
Cameron Rosser - 10
Ben Johnson - 9
Tevin Shaw - 8
Ryan Willis – 6
Jeremiah Booker - 6
DeeIsaac Davis - 5
Joe Dineen Jr. - 5
Tyler Patrick – 4
Shakiem Barbel - 4
Anthony Olobia - 4
Isaiah Bean - 3
Cameron Rosser - 3
Greg Allen - 2
Osaze Ogebor - 2
Joe Gibson - 2
Cole Moos - 1
Joe Gibson -1
Taylor Martin - 1
Chevy Graham – 1
Matthew Wyman - 1 Isi Holani - 1

Reply 6 comments from Tom Keegan Dirk Medema Michael Maris Cmdradama John Randall

Armstrong anchors D-line and tops Ratings against Baylor

Baylor quarterback Seth Russell (17) throws between Kansas linebacker Marcquis Roberts (5) and defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

Baylor quarterback Seth Russell (17) throws between Kansas linebacker Marcquis Roberts (5) and defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. by Nick Krug

1 - Dorance Armstrong: Had an 8-yard sack and four tackles. Always competes hard and has the talent to play against anybody.

2 - Khalil Herbert: Rushed for 34 yards and a touchdown. If enough blockers can mature during his career, he’ll gain many yards for Kansas. Knows how to bounce off tacklers and keep moving.

3 - Fish Smithson: Forced a fumble and had eight tackles.

4 - Marcquis Roberts: Credited with two pass breakups, a quarterback hurry and five tackles. Smart, gritty performer every week, aches and pains notwithstanding.

5 - Jeremiah Booker: Laid out for an impressive catch and 22-yard gain.

6 - Steven Sims: Caught two passes for 40 yards.

7 - Courtney Arnick: Had six tackles and a pass breakup.

8 - Tevin Shaw: Active and quick to the ball, he had five tackles.

9 - Mike Lee: Had eight tackles, one for a loss.

10 - DeeIsaac Davis: In on five tackles, including one in the backfield.

Season standings

  1. Dorance Armstrong - 36
  2. Steven Sims Jr. – 32
  3. LaQuvionte Gonzalez – 28
  4. Marcquis Roberts - 26
  5. Courtney Arnick – 20
  6. Khalil Herbert - 19
  7. Fish Smithson - 19
  8. Daniel Wise – 18
  9. Damani Mosby – 15
  10. Keith Loneker Jr. - 13
  11. Montell Cozart – 12
  12. Bazie Bates IV – 10
  13. Cameron Rosser - 10
  14. Ben Johnson - 9
  15. Brandon Stewart - 9
  16. Ke'aun Kinner - 6
  17. Ryan Willis – 6
  18. Jeremiah Booker - 6
  19. Tevin Shaw - 5
  20. Joe Dineen Jr. - 5
  21. Tyler Patrick – 4
  22. Shakiem Barbel - 4
  23. Isaiah Bean - 3
  24. Cameron Rosser - 3
  25. Greg Allen - 2
  26. Osaze Ogebor - 2
  27. Mike Lee - 2
  28. Cole Moos - 1
  29. Joe Gibson -1
  30. Taylor Martin - 1
  31. Chevy Graham – 1
  32. Matthew Wyman - 1
  33. DeeIsaac Davis - 1
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