The Kansas Jayhawks have already surprised some people with their undefeated start to the 2011 season. Bloggers and members of the media had the Jayhawks winning only one game this year, but two weeks into the season they have doubled that prediction. Turner Gill has this very young team playing with heart for the first time during his tenure. After an easy win against McNeese State KU was the underdog at home against MAC powerhouse, Northern Illinois.
In a game that some called the best of the weekend, the ‘Hawks showed an offense that was totally absent all of last year. Kansas had 295 yards rushing from seven different players. This might be the deepest backfield that Kansas has had in some time. Gill saw great success with the newly installed Jayhawk formation with James Sims taking direct snaps. KU receivers caught 21 passes for 281 yards. The most surprising stat of the season thus far might be Jordan Webb’s QB Rating of #4 overall in the nation at at 209.2. So far he has completed 28/40 passes for 427 yards, 6 touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
After being down early in the game Kansas was able to tie it by halftime. After scoring back and forth for the whole 2nd half Kansas found themselves on the Huskies 6 yard line with only 18 seconds left in the game. Out of a tight shotgun formation Jordan Webb threw a dart to D.J. Beshears for the game winning score. Memorial Stadium was the place to be last Saturday.
After this week against Georgia Tech and a bye week next weekend ,the Jayhawks will return to Lawrence for Homecoming against Texas Tech. Tickets For Less, local ticket broker in Overland Park, has the best seats to get you into Memorial Stadium. To see this exciting, young offense take on the Texas Tech and the rest of the Big 12 call Tickets For Less at 913-685-3322 or visit www.ticketsforless.com.