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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)

Reply 7 comments from Dirk Medema Rockchalk1990 Jerry Walker Jhawki78 Tom Keegan Michael Maris

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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