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Daniel Wise tops ratings for Oklahoma State loss and for season

Sweat pours from the face of Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise as he prepares for a squat at the Anderson Family Football Complex on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Sweat pours from the face of Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise as he prepares for a squat at the Anderson Family Football Complex on Thursday, June 29, 2017. by Nick Krug

1 - Daniel Wise: Had a hand in KU limiting Justice Hill to 58 rushing yards on 16 carries. Made three tackles behind the line, forced a fumble had seven solo tackles and one assist. Generally showed why he was team’s best player in 2017.

2 - Steven Sims: Caught nine passes for 69 yards and a touchdown and returned a punt 35 yards.

3 - Joe Dineen: Two tackles for loss, nine total and seven solo tackles for the Big 12’s leader in TFLs, tackles and solo tackles.

4 - Evan Fairs: Terrific catch in the right-front corner of the end zone for KU’s first touchdown. Finished with two catches for 44 yards.

5 - Peyton Bender: He throws a nice enough ball that he would be a good fit for a school that has the advantage in the trenches. Facing plenty of duress, he completed 17 of 32 for 172 yards and two touchdowns and one interception.

6 - Gabriel Rui: Career-high 50-yard field goal. His personal record had been 43 yards, achieved twice this season. Never let it be said Kansas did not improve in any area in 2017. Rui upgraded the field-goal kicking with a strong season.

7 - Mesa Ribordy: Team’s best offensive lineman all season.

8 - Taylor Martin: Grinded his way to 60 yards on 17 carries, an average of 3.5 yards.

9 - Ryan Schadler: Caught two passes for 31 yards and averaged 22 yards on six kick returns.

10 - Hasan Defense: Flagged for back-to-back interference penalties in end zone and was beaten by James Washington for touchdown, but showed a lot of aggressiveness in battling the conference’s top receiver and made him earn his 106 yards on eight catches. Made one great play to deny Washington a catch in the end zone.

FINAL 2017 RATINGS

1 - Daniel Wise (80)

2 - Steven Sims (67)

3 - Joe Dineen (62)

4 - Dorance Armstrong (60)

5 - Khalil Herbert (36)

6 - Ben Johnson (32)

7 - Evan Fairs (23)

8 - Mike Lee (21)

9 (tie) - Hakeem Adeniji (19)

9 (tie) - Hasan Defense (19)

11 (tie) - Chase Harrell (18)

11 (tie) - Bryce Torneden (18)

11 (tie) - Osaze Ogbebor (18)

14 (tie) - Carter Stanley (17)

14 (tie) - Keith Loneker (17)

16 - Mesa Ribordy (16)

17 - Peyton Bender (15)

18 - Gabriel Rui (13)

19 - Ryan Schadler (12)

20 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

20 (tie) - Josh Ehambe (11)

20 (tie) - Taylor Martin (11)

23 - Quan Hampton (7)

24 (tie) - Jeremiah Booker (6)

24 (tie) - Tyrone Miller (6)

26 (tie) - Isaiah Bean (5)

26 (tie) - Liam Jones (5)

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

28 (tie) Tyler Patrick (3)

30 (tie) - Zach Hanon (2)

30 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

30 (tie) - Kerr Johnson (2)

30 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

30 (tie) - KeyShaun Simmons (2)

35 (tie) - Earl Bostick (1)

35 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (1)

35 (tie) - Cole Moos (1)

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Dorance Armstrong tops ratings in 41-3 loss to Oklahoma

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2), Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise (96) and Kansas linebacker Osaze Ogbebor (31) celebrate after Armstrong sacked Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) during the third quarter on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2), Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise (96) and Kansas linebacker Osaze Ogbebor (31) celebrate after Armstrong sacked Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) during the third quarter on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Dorance Armstrong: Had 1.5 tackles behind the line, including his second sack of the season. In on six tackles, four solos. Also had a quarterback hurry during a very active day.

2 - Daniel Wise: Had four solo tackles, one behind the line.

3 - Shaquille Richmond: Credited with a pass break-up, five solo tackles and one assist.

4 - Keith Loneker: As did Richmond, had a pass break-up, five solo tackles and one assist.

5 - Hakeem Adeniji: Quarterback Carter Stanley was sacked just once.

6 - Steven Sims: His 34-yard reception was KU's longest play of the day.

7 - Ben Johnson: Two receptions for 20 yards.

8 - Osaze Ogbebor: In on a tackle for a loss and two other tackles.

9 - Bryce Torneden: Six solo tackles and a quarterback hurry.

10 - Cole Moos: Punted 10 times and put five inside the 20. Averaged 37.6 yards per punt.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 - Daniel Wise (70)

2 - Dorance Armstrong (60)

3 - Steven Sims (58)

4 - Joe Dineen (54)

5 - Khalil Herbert (36)

6 - Ben Johnson (32)

7 - Mike Lee (21)

8 - Hakeem Adeniji (19)

9 (tie) - Hasan Defense (18)

9 (tie) - Chase Harrell (18)

9 (tie) - Bryce Torneden (18)

9 (tie) - Osaze Ogbebor (18)

13 (tie) - Carter Stanley (17)

13 (tie) - Keith Loneker (17)

15 - Evan Fairs (16)

16 - Mesa Ribordy (12)

17 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

17 (tie) - Josh Ehambe (11)

19 - Ryan Schadler (10)

20 - Peyton Bender (9)

21 (tie) - Taylor Martin (8)

21 (tie) - Gabriel Rui (8)

23 - Quan Hampton (7)

24 (tie) - Jeremiah Booker (6)

24 (tie) - Tyrone Miller (6)

26 (tie) - Isaiah Bean (5)

26 (tie) - Liam Jones (5)

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

28 (tie) Tyler Patrick (3)

30 (tie) - Zach Hanon (2)

30 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

30 (tie) - Kerr Johnson (2)

30 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

30 (tie) - KeyShaun Simmons (2)

35 (tie) - Earl Bostick (1)

35 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (1)

35 (tie) - Cole Moos (1)

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Sophomore receiver Evan Fairs tops ratings at Texas

Kansas wide receiver Evan Fairs (19) celebrates a completion during first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (TFV Media via AP)

Kansas wide receiver Evan Fairs (19) celebrates a completion during first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (TFV Media via AP)

1 - Evan Fairs: Talented sophomore caught seven passes for 104 yards. Steadily improving, a potential force.

2 - Keith Loneker: Followed his huge 2016 game vs. Texas with another strong effort. Had eight solo tackles, including two sacks, and two assists. Plays with a lot of passion.

3 - Daniel Wise: Despite receiving special attention from the offensive line managed to get credited with 1.5 TFLs and was in on five tackles.

4 - Steven Sims: Nine receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown.

5 - Osaze Ogbebor: Steadily improving linebacker had a sack, one of his four solo tackles.

6 - Carter Stanley: Took several punishing hits and kept bouncing back up. Threw three first-half interceptions but also completed 27 of 43 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns.

7 - Chase Harrell: Scored the game’s final touchdown with 11 seconds remaining on an 18-yard reception and also had a 7-yard reception.

8 - Hasan Defense: Burned early he gave the offense a great opportunity late with a 10-yard interception return.

9 - Kerr Johnson: Recovered a fumbled kickoff and had a 29-yard reception.

10 - Earl Bostick: True freshman tight end did nice job of staying in bounds for 5-yard TD catch in back of end zone.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 - Daniel Wise (61)

2 - Joe Dineen (54)

3 - Steven Sims (53)

4 - Dorance Armstrong (50)

5 - Khalil Herbert (36)

6 - Ben Johnson (28)

7 - Mike Lee (21)

8 (tie) - Hasan Defense (18)

8 (tie) - Chase Harrell (18)

10 - Carter Stanley (17)

11 (tie) - Evan Fairs (16)

11 (tie) - Bryce Torneden (16)

13 - Osaze Ogbebor (15)

14 - Hakeem Adeniji (13)

15 - Mesa Ribordy (12)

16 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

16 (tie) - Josh Ehambe (11)

18 (tie) - Keith Loneker (10)

18 (tie) - Ryan Schadler (10)

20 - Peyton Bender (9)

21 (tie) - Taylor Martin (8)

21 (tie) - Gabriel Rui (8)

23 - Quan Hampton (7)

24 (tie) - Jeremiah Booker (6)

24 (tie) - Tyrone Miller (6)

26 (tie) - Isaiah Bean (5)

26 (tie) - Liam Jones (5)

28 - Liam Jones (4)

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

29 (tie) Tyler Patrick (3)

31 (tie) - Zach Hanon (2)

31 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

31 (tie) - Kerr Johnson (2)

31 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

31 (tie) - KeyShaun Simmons (2)

36 (tie) - Earl Bostick (1)

36 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (1)

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Joe Dineen tops ratings after 38-9 loss to Baylor

Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) sacks Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov.. 4, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. At left is Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2).

Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) sacks Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov.. 4, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. At left is Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2). by Nick Krug

1 - Joe Dineen: Big 12’s leader in tackles for loss added four to his total, one a sack, and had 10 solo tackles and one assist.

2 - Khalil Herbert: Slowed in midseason by a hamstring injury, he appeared to be back in shape and busted a 43 yard run and finished with 71 yards on 10 carries.

3 - Gabriel Rui: Missed his first field-goal attempt, from 48 yards, but made his next three from distances of 38, 40 and 43 for KU’s only points.

4 - Steven Sims: Targeted 14 times, Sims caught seven passes for 42 yards. Was able to find pockets in Baylor’s defense to make himself available, but many of the throws to him were off the mark. Averaged 26 yards on six kick returns.

5 - Tyrone Miller: Had a TFL and a pass breakup among five tackles (four solo).

6 - Dorance Armstrong: One of his three tackles came behind the line.

7 - Daniel Wise: In on three tackles and, as always, occupied multiple blockers.

8 - Evan Fairs: The 6-foot-3, 185-pound sophomore from Fulshears, Texas, caught two passes for 40 yards, one a 36-yard gain.

9 - Taylor Martin: Rushed for 26 yards on three carries, one that went for 13 yards.

10 - Cole Moos: Averaged 41.2 yards on four punts and ran for 11 yards for a first down on a fake punt.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 - Joe Dineen (54)

2 - Daniel Wise (53)

3 - Dorance Armstrong (50)

4 - Steven Sims (46)

5 - Khalil Herbert (36)

6 - Ben Johnson (28)

7 - Mike Lee (21)

8 - Bryce Torneden (16)

9 - Hasan Defense (15)

10 - Chase Harrell (14)

11 - Hakeem Adeniji (13)

12 (tie) - Mesa Ribordy (12)

12 (tie) - Carter Stanley (12)

14 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

14 (tie) - Josh Ehambe (11)

16 - Ryan Schadler (10)

17 (tie) - Peyton Bender (9)

17 (tie) - Osaze Ogbebor (9)

19 (tie) - Taylor Martin (8)

19 (tie) - Gabriel Rui (8)

21 - Quan Hampton (7)

22 (tie) - Jeremiah Booker (6)

22 (tie) - Evan Fairs (6)

22 (tie) - Tyrone Miller (6)

25 (tie) - Isaiah Bean (5)

25 (tie) - Liam Jones (5)

27 - Liam Jones (4)

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

28 (tie) Tyler Patrick (3)

30 (tie) - Zach Hanon (2)

30 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

30 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

30 (tie) - KeyShaun Simmons (2)

34 (tie) - Keith Loneker (1)

34 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (1)

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Steven Sims tops ratings with 233 receiving yards in 30-20 loss to Kansas State

Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) pulls in a deep touchdown catch during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) pulls in a deep touchdown catch during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Steven Sims: Had a career day, which is saying something because the junior has had a terrific career. Nine catches for 233 yards and a touchdown. Made circus catch on sideline when tightly covered and managed to land in-bounds after twisting his upper body to catch under-thrown ball. Also turned screen pass into a huge gain and made over the shoulder catch on perfect pass for 60-yard TD.

2 - Carter Stanley: Extended plays with his feet and made some nice throws on the run, two features Peyton Bender doesn’t bring to the offense. In his first start of the season, Stanley completed 23 of 48 passes for 418 yards. He badly overthrew a number of targets on deep balls, but threw a perfect long ball that Steven Sims caught in stride for a 60-yard touchdown. Stanley’s hand injury made him unavailable to throw in the first four weeks of the season. He showed enough Saturday to leave the impression he’ll be the starter the rest of the season.

3 - Daniel Wise: Extremely active up front, Wise spent a lot of time in the backfield, where he was credited with 2.5 tackles for loss, one of them a 7-yard sack.

4 - Mesa Ribordy: Kansas totaled 127 yards in offense and didn’t score a point in the two full games he missed. He returned at center and the offense came with him, totaling 482 yards. He has the potential to develop into a tackle before his KU career is over.

5 - Mike Lee: Made a huge fourth-down stop for one of his seven solo tackles, two behind the line.

6 - Joe Dineen: Eight solo tackles, one assist and 1.5 tackles for loss made Dineen a loud presence.

7 - Bryce Torneden: Four solo tackles, one for a loss for the emerging sophomore who has taken well to the nickel back position.

8 - Tyler Patrick: Threw a great block on screen pass that Sims turned into a big gain. Patrick also caught three passes for 72 yards, including a career-high 47-yard gain.

9 - Ben Johnson: Strong blocking and two catches for 17 yards.

10 - Keyshaun Simmons: Helped to minimize loss of Dorance Armstrong to injury that kept Armstrong sidelined for more than half the game. Had a 10-yard sack.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 - Daniel Wise (49)

2 - Dorance Armstrong (45)

3 - Joe Dineen (44)

4 - Steven Sims (39)

5 - Ben Johnson (28)

6 - Khalil Herbert (27)

7 - Mike Lee (21)

8 - Hasan Defense (15)

9 - Chase Harrell (14)

10 - Hakeem Adeniji (13)

11 - Bryce Torneden (16)

12 - Mesa Ribordy (12)

12 (tie) - Carter Stanley (12)

14 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

14 (tie) - Josh Ehambe (11)

16 - Ryan Schadler (10)

17 (tie) - Peyton Bender (9)

17 (tie) - Osaze Ogbebor (9)

19 - Quan Hampton (7)

20 (tie) - Jeremiah Booker (6)

20 (tie) - Evan Fairs (6)

20 (tie) - Taylor Martin (6)

23 (tie) - Isaiah Bean (5)

23 (tie) - Liam Jones (5)

23 (tie) - Mesa Ribordy (12)

26 - Liam Jones (4)

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

27 (tie) Tyler Patrick (3)

28 (tie) - Zach Hanon (2)

28 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

28 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

31 (tie) - Keith Loneker (1)

31 (tie) - KeyShaun Simmons (2)

33 - Shakial Taylor (1)

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Bryce Torneden tops ratings in 43-0 loss to TCU

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)

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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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