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Safety Fish Smithson finishes season as KU’s top player

No. 1 - Fish Smithson: Returned from ankle injury and had a team-high 11 tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage.

No. 2 - Joe Dineen: Capped strong second half of sophomore season with nine tackles, including one for a loss. Has potential to develop into all-conference linebacker.

No. 3 - Ryan Willis: It’s difficult to watch him and not wonder how well he could do with one receiver with game-breaking speed and with an offensive line that can supply consistent protection. Threw several accurate balls with strong zip and finished day 19 of 35 with 215 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Not a dual threat quarterback, he did scramble for a 21-yard gain.

No. 4 - Tre’ Parmalee: Had four receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown and was KU’s most reliable receiver all year, other than the one game he missed with a suspension.

No. 5 - Bazie Bates IV: Spent much of the season watching and trying to learn the complexities of Big 12 football. Played more and more in final weeks and saved his best game for last.

No. 6 - Tevin Shaw: Played a role in the defense performing better in the second half and finished with four tackles, one for an 8-yard loss.

No. 7 - Bobby Hartzog: Made a terrific catch near the left boundary of the end zone for a 26-yard touchdown.

No. 8 - Damani Mosby: Teamed with Anthony Olobia on a sack and generally looked more active late in the season than early.

No. 9 - De’Andre Mann: Averaged 6.8 yards on his six carries in final game of two-year KU career. Always ran hard and set good example for younger teammates.

No. 10 - Taylor Cox: Followed two-year juco career with four years at Kansas, sidelined half that time by injuries. Rushed for 47 yards and busted loose for a 26-yard gain.

FINAL SEASON STANDINGS

Fish Smithson — 58

Joe Dineen — 49

Tre’ Parmalee — 43

Marcquis Roberts — 38

Ke’aun Kinner — 37

Ryan Willis — 34

Steven Sims Jr. — 32

Ben Goodman — 32

Kent Taylor — 24

De’Andre Mann — 23

Ryan Schadler — 23

Dorance Armstrong Jr. — 21

Tyler Patrick — 20

Tevin Shaw — 19

Montell Cozart — 18

Damani Mosby — 16

Daniel Wise — 16

Derrick Neal — 16

Darious Crawley — 15

Tyrone Miller — 15

Chevy Graham — 13

Jeremiah Booker — 12

Schyler Miles — 10

Greg Allen — 9

Michael Glatczak — 8

Matthew Wyman — 8

Corey King — 7

Shakiem Barbel — 7

Anthony Olobia — 6

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Bobby Hartzog — 5

Marnez Ogletree — 4

Beau Bell — 3

Courtney Arnick — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Taylor Cox — 1

D.J. Williams — 1

Kyron Watson — 1

Osaze Ogbebor — 1

Brandon Stewart — 1

Reply 5 comments from Leikness Texashawk10_2 Michael Lorraine Oklahawk58 Dirk Medema

Joe Dineen stands out in rout

Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen, Jr., left, pursues West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard (3) in the first-half against the Mountaineers Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen, Jr., left, pursues West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard (3) in the first-half against the Mountaineers Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Memorial Stadium. by Mike Yoder

No. 1 - Joe Dineen: Never gets discouraged and never stops playing rugged football. Made 16 tackles, all solo, one for a loss. Added a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry.

No. 2 - Derrick Neal: Converted from receiver to cornerback in midseason, he showed nice skill for playing the ball and had two pass breakups in the end zone and an interception.

No. 3 - Michael Glatczak: Had his first career interception and returned it 15 yards. Also had six tackles.

No. 4 - Greg Allen: Had six tackles.

No. 5 - Ben Goodman: Had four tackles.

No. 6 - Marcquis Roberts: Had seven tackles.

No. 7 - Kent Taylor: Freed himself and caught the pass for KU’s longest play from scrimmage, a 27-yard gain.

No. 8 - Matthew Wyman: New to punting, Wyman spent a good portion of the half-time break working with special teams coach Gary Hyman on catching simulated snaps. Caught all snaps cleanly and averaged 40.6 yards on 12 punts. Has had no shortage game reps to refine his new skill.

No. 9 - Ryan Schadler: Showed sprinter’s speed in returning a kickoff 30 yards, a play that was one of the afternoon’s brighter flickers of hope for Kansas. Hyman was big-time fired up by it.

10 - Brandon Stewart: Blocked a field goal.

SEASON STANDINGS

Fish Smithson — 48

Joe Dineen — 40

Marcquis Roberts — 38

Ke’aun Kinner — 37

Tre’ Parmalee — 36

Steven Sims Jr. — 32

Ben Goodman — 32

Ryan Willis — 26

Kent Taylor — 24

Ryan Schadler — 23

Dorance Armstrong Jr. — 21

De’Andre Mann — 21

Tyler Patrick — 20

Montell Cozart — 18

Daniel Wise — 16

Derrick Neal — 16

Darious Crawley — 15

Tyrone Miller — 15

Tevin Shaw — 14

Damani Mosby — 13

Chevy Graham — 13

Jeremiah Booker — 12

Schyler Miles — 10

Greg Allen — 9

Michael Glatczak — 8

Matthew Wyman — 8

Corey King — 7

Shakiem Barbel — 7

Anthony Olobia — 6

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Marnez Ogletree — 4

Beau Bell — 3

Courtney Arnick — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Bobby Hartzog — 1

D.J. Williams — 1

Kyron Watson — 1

Osaze Ogbebor — 1

Brandon Stewart — 1

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Marcquis Roberts leads KU defense in near upset

No. 1 - Marcquis Roberts: The bigger the situation the more visible he was. Teamed with Anthony Olobia on fourth-and-1 stop when TCU was 12 yards from the goal line with 3:55 left in the first half. Big play enabled KU to go into locker room tied. Finished with 12 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, and had a quarterback hurry.

No. 2 - Fish Smithson: Intercepted a Brahm Kohlhausen pass and returned it 22 yards to the KU 30, preventing TCU from scoring on its first drive of second half. Also had 12 tackles.

No. 3 - Damani Mosby: Played like the defensive end Kansas had hoped it had based on his encouraging summer camp. Had a sack and six tackles.

No. 4 - Ben Goodman: Had a sack, two tackles for loss and eight tackles overall.

No. 5 - Anthony Olobia: In addition to joining Roberts for a key fourth-and-1 stop late in the first half, Olobia worked his way behind the line of scrimmage on multiple plays and finished with three tackles and a quarterback hurry.

No. 6 - Joe Dineen: The Local Boy plays with no fear. Had 11 tackles and a sack, but couldn’t make tackle stick on Shaun Nixon’s 42-yard reception for touchdown that put TCU up, 20-10.

No. 7 - Corey King: Playing low to the ground with passion and strength, the graduate transfer from Miami had his best day in a KU uniform. One of his three tackles came behind the line of scrimmage.

No. 8 - Matthew Wyman: Averaged 43.4 yards on 11 punts and put two inside the 20. Kicked a 42-yard field goal and made both extra points.

No. 9 - Marnez Ogletree: Despite a blatant pass-interference penalty, Ogletree had a strong coverage day. Biggest play came on fade to left corner of end zone on fourth-and-2 early in fourth quarter. Ogletree blanketed the intended target and Kansas took over at the 6.

10 - Bobby Hartzog: When team was running out of chances to stay in game, he soared for and held onto an amazing catch good for 36 yards on third-and-seven. Worthy of a prominent spot in team’s season highlight reel.

SEASON STANDINGS

Fish Smithson — 48

Ke’aun Kinner — 37

Tre’ Parmalee — 36

Marcquis Roberts — 33

Steven Sims Jr. — 32

Joe Dineen — 30

Ben Goodman — 26

Ryan Willis — 26

Dorance Armstrong Jr. — 21

Ryan Schadler — 21

De’Andre Mann — 21

Kent Taylor — 20

Tyler Patrick — 20

Montell Cozart — 18

Daniel Wise — 16

Darious Crawley — 15

Tyrone Miller — 15

Tevin Shaw — 14

Damani Mosby — 13

Chevy Graham — 13

Jeremiah Booker — 12

Schyler Miles — 10

Corey King — 7

Shakiem Barbel — 7

Derrick Neal — 7

Anthony Olobia — 6

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Matthew Wyman — 5

Marnez Ogletree — 4

Beau Bell — 3

Courtney Arnick — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Greg Allen — 2

Bobby Hartzog — 1

D.J. Williams — 1

Kyron Watson — 1

Osaze Ogbebor — 1

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Ke’aun Kinner shows flashes of early-season success

Kansas running back Ke'aun Kinner (22) pushes aside Texas defensive back Jermaine Roberts Jr. (16) during the first quarter on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at Darrell K. Royal Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Kansas running back Ke'aun Kinner (22) pushes aside Texas defensive back Jermaine Roberts Jr. (16) during the first quarter on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at Darrell K. Royal Stadium in Austin, Texas. by Nick Krug

No. 1 - Ke’aun Kinner: Rushed for 67 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry, and caught two passes for 40 yards. Regained his early season spark.

No. 2 - Dorance Armstrong Jr.: Stretching his long arms, he was credited with three pass break-ups to go with three tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Is having strong second half to his true freshman season.

No. 3 - Darious Crawley: Caught three passes for 63 yards and a touchdown.

No. 4 - Shakiem Barbel: Had three receptions for 19 yards and was credited with a touchdown when he fell in the end zone on De’Andre Mann’s fumble just shy of the goal line.

No. 5 - Ryan Schadler: Used his sprinter’s speed to spring free for a 23-yard run and finished with 56 yards on six carries, a 9.3-yard average.

No. 6 - Kent Taylor: Got open consistently and caught three passes for 28 yards.

No. 7 - Tevin Shaw: One of KU’s more physical defenders, the defensive back had seven solo tackles.

No. 8 - De’Andre Mann: Ran hard for 32 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and had a 14-yard reception, but fumbled into the end zone just shy of the goal line.

No. 9 - Courtney Arnick: Forced a fumble and had a tackle for a 3-yard loss.

No. 10 - D.J. Williams: Had a 14-yard sack and stripped the ball, enabling teammate Marcquis Roberts to recover the fumble on the Texas 7.

SEASON STANDINGS

Fish Smithson — 39

Ke’aun Kinner — 37

Tre’ Parmalee — 36

Steven Sims Jr. — 32

Ryan Willis — 26

Joe Dineen — 25

Marcquis Roberts — 23

Dorance Armstrong Jr. — 21

Ryan Schadler — 21

De’Andre Mann — 21

Kent Taylor — 20

Tyler Patrick — 20

Ben Goodman — 19

Montell Cozart — 18

Daniel Wise — 16

Darious Crawley — 15

Tyrone Miller — 15

Tevin Shaw — 14

Chevy Graham — 13

Jeremiah Booker — 12

Schyler Miles — 10

Shakiem Barbel — 7

Derrick Neal — 7

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Damani Mosby — 5

Beau Bell — 3

Corey King — 3

Courtney Arnick — 2

Marnez Ogletree — 2

Matthew Wyman — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Greg Allen — 2

D.J. Williams — 1

Kyron Watson — 1

Osaze Ogbebor — 1

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Freshman DE Dorance Armstrong making more plays

Members of the Kansas defense including Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (46) bring down Oklahoma wide receiver Durron Neal (5) during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.

Members of the Kansas defense including Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (46) bring down Oklahoma wide receiver Durron Neal (5) during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

No. 1 - Dorance Armstrong Jr.: The No. 1 prize of KU’s 2015 recruiting class has performed up to that distinction. The true freshman defensive end from Houston had two sacks, giving him 3.5 on the season, tied with Daniel Wise for second-best on team, behind Ben Goodman (4.5).

No. 2 - Tyler Patrick: Caught a pass when tightly covered and made a nice move that freed him for a 17-yard touchdown. Led team with five receptions and 46 yards.

No. 3 - Steven Sims Jr.: True freshman receiver caught four passes for 30 yards.

No. 4 - Ryan Willis: Playing behind a cobbled-together offensive line, Willis has enough zip on the ball to throw the ball into tight spots for completions. he made some freshman mistakes, including sliding just shy of the first-down marker, but he also completed 20 of 34 passes for 181 yards and did not throw an interception. Was sacked five times for 29 yards in losses.

No. 5 - Joe Dineen: The Local Boy was credited with nine tackles and a quarterback hurry.

No. 6 - Chevy Graham: Walk-on defensive back contributed three tackles, including a sack.

No. 7 - Fish Smithson: Made mistakes that led to big gains, but also had 10 tackles.

No. 8 - Beau Bell: His team down 55 points with 2:33 left on the clock, Bell raced down the field and made a great play, downing the ball on the 1.

No. 9 - Daniel Wise: Active for the third consecutive week, the red-shirt freshman defensive tackle had a tackle behind the line of scrimmage and a quarterback hurry.

No. 10 - Kyron Watson: Badly missed a tackle on what would have been a sack, but also was in on three tackles and returned a fumble 13 yards.

SEASON STANDINGS

Fish Smithson — 39

Tre’ Parmalee — 36

Steven Sims Jr. — 32

Ke’aun Kinner — 27

Ryan Willis — 26

Joe Dineen — 25

Marcquis Roberts — 23

Tyler Patrick — 20

Ben Goodman — 19

Montell Cozart — 18

De’Andre Mann — 18

Daniel Wise — 16

Kent Taylor — 15

Tyrone Miller — 15

Ryan Schadler — 15

Chevy Graham — 13

Dorance Armstrong Jr. — 12

Jeremiah Booker — 12

Tevin Shaw — 10

Schyler Miles — 10

Derrick Neal — 7

Darious Crawley — 7

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Damani Mosby — 5

Beau Bell — 3

Corey King — 3

Marnez Ogletree — 2

Matthew Wyman — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Greg Allen — 2

Kyron Watson — 1

Osaze Ogbebor — 1

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Tre’ Parmalee keeps making things happen for struggling KU

Kansas wide receiver Tre' Parmalee (11) and Kansas offensive lineman Jacob Bragg (55) turn up the field afte a catch in the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at T. Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.

Kansas wide receiver Tre' Parmalee (11) and Kansas offensive lineman Jacob Bragg (55) turn up the field afte a catch in the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at T. Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla. by Nick Krug

No. 1 - Tre’ Parmalee: When everything is falling apart around him, which is quite often on such a young, overmatched squad, Parmalee continues to carry out his assignments with equal parts efficiency and enthusiasm. Catching everything thrown his way and showing excellent creativity after the catch, Parmalee had six receptions for 115 yards.

No. 2 - Joe Dineen: One week after making 10 tackles vs. Texas Tech, Dineen topped himself with 11 tackles, the most memorable coming when he blitzed from quarterback Mason Rudolph’s blind side and dropped him with a punishing sack. 

No. 3 - Steven Sims Jr.:  The true freshman turned a short pass into a 33-yard gain for KU’s lone touchdown. His second TD catch of the season tied him with Parmalee for the team lead.

No. 4 - Ryan Schadler: The walk-on used his speed to take a kick return 36 yards and finished the day with 107 yards on four returns.

No. 5 - Ben Goodman: Draws extra attention from the offense every week and never stops trying to get to the quarterback.

No 6 - Jeremiah Booker: A big target and physical receiver, Booker needs to become more skilled as a blocker but already is developing into a valuable target for QB Ryan Willis.

No. 7 - Daniel Wise: Had six tackles and one of KU’s four sacks. Coaches are seeking more consistency and maturity out of him, but he has been having more of an impact of late.

No. 8 - De’Andre Mann: The holes just weren’t there, but Mann managed to grind out 30 yards on seven carries.

No. 9 - Fish Smithson: Second on team with 10 tackles.

No. 10 - Osaze Ogbebor: Looked good dropping third-string Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius for a 10-yard sack.

SEASON STANDINGS

Tre’ Parmalee — 36

Fish Smithson — 35

Ke’aun Kinner — 27

Steven Sims Jr. — 24

Marcquis Roberts — 23

Joe Dineen — 19

Ben Goodman — 19

Ryan Willis — 19

Montell Cozart — 18

De’Andre Mann — 18

Kent Taylor — 15

Tyrone Miller — 15

Ryan Schadler — 15

Daniel Wise — 14

Jeremiah Booker — 12

Tyler Patrick — 11

Tevin Shaw — 10

Schyler Miles — 10

Chevy Graham — 8

Derrick Neal — 7

Darious Crawley — 7

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Damani Mosby — 5

Corey King — 3

Marnez Ogletree — 2

Matthew Wyman — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Dorance Armstrong Jr. — 2

Greg Allen — 2

Osaze Ogbebor — 1

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Fish Smithson leads KU defense with two takeaways

Kansas safety Fish Smithson (9) returns a fumbled ball by Texas Tech deep into the Red Raiders' territory during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas safety Fish Smithson (9) returns a fumbled ball by Texas Tech deep into the Red Raiders' territory during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Fish Smithson: Returned a fumble for a touchdown but penalty shortened it to a 56-yard return. Also had an interception in the end zone and a tackle for a loss.

2 - Daniel Wise: Had such a disruptive stretch in the game that Texas Tech resorted to holding him and double-teaming him to contain him. A red-shirt freshman, he has three more years to develop his strength and conditioning to become a player with whom defensive ends will enjoy seeing him helping them. Had five tackles, including a sack, and was credited with a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry. Also blocked an extra point.

3 - Joe Dineen: Looking at times like Ben Heeney light, Dineen had an especially strong first half and finished with 10 tackles, 2.5 for a loss.

4 - Ryan Willis: Showed a strong, accurate arm and serious confidence in leading Kansas back from 20-0 halftime deficit. Completed 35 of 50 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns. Threw interception late on a far too ambitious throw and fumbled in the end zone. True freshman needs to take better care of the ball, but clearly has the talent to remain KU’s quarterback until he exhausts his eligibility, provided he continues to make strides.

5 - De’Andre Mann: Ran hard all afternoon to gain 107 yards on 15 carries (7.1 yards per carry) and showed his speed on a 41-yard rush.

6 - Tre’ Parmalee: Senior caught five passes for 84 yards and a touchdown. Team’s best receiver knows how to get open and is very creative in finding room to run after catching passes.

7 - Marcquis Roberts: Had eight tackles and continues to play well, despite aches and pains..

8 - Ben Goodman: Did a nice job of getting into the backfield and totaled eight tackles, one sack, 1.5 tackles for loss, and three quarterback hurries.

9 - Dorance Armstrong Jr.: True freshman defensive end was flying at the quarterback all day, teamed up on a sack, was credited with one quarterback hurry and had three tackles..

10 - Jeremiah Booker: Making up for lost time since returning from a broken collarbone, Booker has become the receiver Willis targets most often. Had seven catches for 65 yards.

SEASON STANDINGS

Fish Smithson — 33

Ke’aun Kinner — 27

Tre’ Parmalee — 26

Marcquis Roberts — 23

Ryan Willis — 19

Montell Cozart — 18

Steven Sims Jr. — 16

De’Andre Mann — 15

Kent Taylor — 15

Tyrone Miller — 15

Ben Goodman — 13

Tyler Patrick — 11

Joe Dineen — 10

Daniel Wise — 10

Tevin Shaw — 10

Schyler Miles — 10

Chevy Graham — 8

Ryan Schadler — 8

Derrick Neal — 7

Darious Crawley — 7

Jeremiah Booker — 7

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Damani Mosby — 5

Corey King — 3

Marnez Ogletree — 2

Matthew Wyman — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Dorance Armstrong Jr. — 2

Greg Allen — 2

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Ryan Willis makes most of first career start

Kansas quarterback Ryan Willis (13) is chased down by Baylor linebacker Taylor Young (1) and defensive end Jamal Palmer (92) during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas quarterback Ryan Willis (13) is chased down by Baylor linebacker Taylor Young (1) and defensive end Jamal Palmer (92) during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Ryan Willis: With two beautiful, perfectly placed long spirals, Willis turned a third-and-17 from the KU 42 into a game-tying touchdown on his first series as a starting quarterback. Scrambled out of trouble and launched a pass along the right sideline to Kent Taylor, who made a terrific catch on a play that was called back because of a penalty. Lost a fumble and had one interception, but generally played well, threw some beautiful passes and never lost his poise.

2 - Steven Sims Jr.: Slipped behind the defense in the end zone for a 36-yard TD on a perfect throw from Willis.

3 - Fish Smithson: Had nine tackles and a pass breakup.

4 - Derrick Neal: Had a 19-yard reception and three other catches for a total of 26 receiving yards. Played a snap at defensive back.

5 - Jeremiah Booker: Size makes him a big target. He caught three passes for team-high 39 yards, but had costly offensive pass-interference penalty.

6 - Kent Taylor: Made a beautiful catch on a rushed throw from Willis. Taylor pulled in the slightly overthrown pass with his right hand, only to have it called back on a penalty.

7 - Chevy Graham: Made eight tackles and was credited with half of a tackle for loss.

8 - Tevin Shaw: Had a pass breakup and three tackles. Plays with plenty of passion, regardless of the scoreboard.

9 - Marnez Ogletree: Was picked on at times but also had a pass-breakup (hit him in the back) and five tackles.

10 - Daniel Wise: Had a sack. Has a long way to go but plenty of time to get there. More active than most of the team’s defensive tackles.

SEASON STANDINGS

Ke’aun Kinner — 27

Fish Smithson — 23

Tre’ Parmalee — 21

Montell Cozart — 18

Marcquis Roberts — 17

Steven Sims Jr. — 16

Kent Taylor — 15

Tyrone Miller — 15

Ryan Willis — 12

Tyler Patrick — 11

Tevin Shaw — 10

Ben Goodman — 10

Schyler Miles — 10

De’Andre Mann — 9

Chevy Graham — 8

Ryan Schadler — 8

Derrick Neal — 7

Darious Crawley — 7

Jeremiah Booker — 6

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Damani Mosby — 5

Corey King — 3

Marnez Ogletree — 2

Matthew Wyman — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Joe Dineen — 2

Greg Allen — 2

Daniel Wise — 1

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Marcquis Roberts’ interception and TD highlight Big 12-opening loss

Kansas linebacker Marcquis Roberts (5) runs back an interception for a touchdown during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa.

Kansas linebacker Marcquis Roberts (5) runs back an interception for a touchdown during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. by Nick Krug

No. 1 - Marcquis Roberts: Returned an 83-yard interception for a touchdown and generally had an active day. Had a sack and six tackles.

No. 2 - Tre’ Parmalee: Muffed a punt but had another productive day at receiving, catching five passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.

No. 3 - Ke’aun Kinner: Turned 11 rushes into 46 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards.

No. 4 - Fish Smithson: Led team with 13 tackles.

No. 5 - Tyrone Miller Jr.: Wasn’t perfect in coverage but had 10 tackles, including one for a loss.

No. 6- Montell Cozart: Suffered a sprained shoulder late in the third quarter and did not return. Completed 15 of 21 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown. Was sacked three times.

No. 7 - Chevy Graham: Walk-on safety had eight tackles, including one for a 12-yard sack.

No. 8 - Steven Sims Jr.: Has the speed to get behind the defense. Caught two passes for 44 yards and couldn’t keep his hands on another.

No. 9 - Ryan Willis: Hit on a couple of accurate downfield throws. Looked promising.

No. 10 - Greg Allen: Picked off a pass and returned it 13 yards.

SEASON STANDINGS

Ke’aun Kinner — 27

Tre’ Parmalee — 21

Montell Cozart — 18

Marcquis Roberts — 17

Tyrone Miller — 15

Fish Smithson — 15

Tyler Patrick — 11

Ben Goodman — 10

Schyler Miles — 10

Kent Taylor — 10

De’Andre Mann — 9

Ryan Schadler — 8

Steven Sims Jr. — 7

Tevin Shaw — 7

Darious Crawley — 7

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Damani Mosby — 5

Chevy Graham — 4

Corey King — 3

Ryan Willis — 2

Matthew Wyman — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Joe Dineen — 2

Greg Allen — 2

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Montell Cozart shakes off illness for effective outing

Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart (2) has nowhere to go as he is surrounded by Rutgers defensive back Kiy Hester (2) and linebacker Steve Longa (3) during the third quarter on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart (2) has nowhere to go as he is surrounded by Rutgers defensive back Kiy Hester (2) and linebacker Steve Longa (3) during the third quarter on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. by Nick Krug

No. 1 - Montell Cozart: Burning a 104-degree fever Friday and curled up on the training table in the fetal position, a couple of hours before the game and sniffing and talking with cough-worn vocal cords afterward, Cozart came off the bench in relief of Deondre Ford to play one of his better games. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 193 yards without an interception or touchdown pass.

No. 2 - Tyrone Miller: The true freshman forced a fumble and quickly recovered it and several of his 11 tackles were made on running plays to go with a few that occurred after he played loose coverage.

No. 3 - Tyler Patrick: Receiver produced his second consecutive strong game. He executed an excellent double-move to get open on a 33-yard gain just short of a touchdown. Had three catches for 70 yards.

No. 4 - Tevin Shaw: Played well in his New Jersey homecoming with 10 tackles, seven of solo variety.

No. 5 - Jordan Shelley-Smith: Tends to go unnoticed until he throws an important block on a run, which for an offensive tackle generally means he’s doing a nice job of keeping edge rushers away from his quarterback.

No. 6 - Schyler Miles: Consistently does a solid job of playing through knee pain. Was largely responsible for Rutgers punting with two big plays on same set of downs. He shed a blocker to stop a ballcarrier and two plays later broke up a third-down pass.

No. 7 - Ben Goodman: Horse-collar penalty on third down kept Rutgers from punting on a drive in which it went on to score a TD, but other than that, Goodman had his typical active day, getting into the backfield often and making seven tackles overall.

No. 8 - Corey King: Squaring into shape and looking quicker than in past weeks, Miami transfer made five tackles, one for a loss.

9 - Tre’ Parmalee: Receiver knows how to get open and has nice chemistry with Cozart.

10 - Greg Allen: Alertly intercepted a pass in the back of the end zone. Seemed to eager to bring the ball out of the end zone, with Rutgers tacklers draped on him. Maybe they should have let him out of the end zone and tackled him at the 1 or 2.

SEASON STANDINGS

Ke’aun Kinner — 19

Montell Cozart — 13

Tre’ Parmalee — 12

Tyler Patrick — 11

Ben Goodman — 10

Schyler Miles — 10

Kent Taylor — 10

Tyrone Miller — 9

De’Andre Mann — 9

Fish Smithson — 8

Ryan Schadler — 8

Tevin Shaw — 7

Marcquis Roberts — 7

Darious Crawley — 7

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Damani Mosby — 5

Steven Sims Jr. — 4

Corey King — 3

Matthew Wyman — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Joe Dineen — 2

Greg Allen — 1

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