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Kansas sophomore RB Khalil Herbert (hamstring) was withheld from Saturday's tilt with Iowa State.

A game-time decision, Herbert was a late scratch. He's one of Kansas' few playmaking sources, and the Jayhawks are predictably having trouble moving the ball without him in Ames.
Oct 14 - 2:11 PM

Kansas sophomore CB Hasan Defense (mono) hasn't been cleared to return.

Defense missed last week's loss to Texas Tech. Consider him questionable for Saturday. Coming out of highs school, Defense was a consensus three-star rating by Rivals.com, ESPN.com and 247sports.com.
Oct 14 - 11:46 AM

Kansas freshman RB Dominic Williams (unspecified) is probable for Iowa State on Saturday.

"He was not completely healthy last week, [but] we think he’s gonna be okay to go this week," HC David Beaty said. "We certainly need him to. We need to get him back in there and get the ball in his hands a little bit more because he’s a dynamic guy." With starting running back Khalil Herbert suffering from a hamstring injury, the Jayhawks could really use a healthy Williams.
Source: Kansan
Oct 13 - 1:03 PM

Kansas sophomore RB Khalil Herbert (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Saturday's tilt with Iowa State.

Herbert was knocked out of last Saturday's loss to Texas Tech with a hamstring injury. True freshman Dom Williams covered for Herbert earlier this year when he was injured, and he'd do so again Saturday against the Cyclones if Herbert can't give it a go.
Oct 13 - 12:13 PM

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell reports that Kansas offensive coordinator Doug Meacham "all but said" redshirt junior Peyton Bender would start this weekend against Iowa State.

"I just think Peyton was kind of going through a little bad spell there (against Texas Tech)," Meacham said. "I don’t think necessarily he’s just crummy for life." Bender was yanked in the second half of last week’s 65-19 loss to the Red Raiders. Carter Stanley went 11-of-19 for 110 yards and an interception in relief. Iowa State’s defensive weakness is the pass game, so Kansas could conceivably do some damage if their designated quarterback does his job.
Oct 13 - 10:46 AM

Kansas junior WR Steven Sims Jr. caught five passes for 102 yards in Saturday's loss to Texas Tech.

Outside of missing the Central Michigan game, Sims has been dynamite this year. He averaging about 100 receiving yards per game, and he's had four or more catches in all four games he's played in. The Jayhawks will be looking for their first Big 12 win next week against Iowa State
Oct 7 - 6:14 PM

Kansas OC Doug Meacham said that sophomore WR Daylon Charlot has been fighting through injury this season.

Just what Charlot might be dealing with is not currently known. Said Meacham on Thursday, "He’s doing so much better now out at practice." The 6-foot, 193-pound transfer from Alabama has caught just one pass (for zero yards) this season, but could see a beefier role over the next two months if he can stay healthy and shore up some issues with consistency.
Oct 5 - 5:04 PM

Kansas sophomore RB Khalil Herbert went off for 291 yards and two scores on 36 carries in Saturday's 56-34 loss to West Virginia.

Herbert had only three carries for 10 yards in the first two games despite playing in both and being listed as the starter. While what happened in those two games remains a mystery to us -- perhaps he was dealing with a nagging injury -- Herbert has exploded the past two weeks. He had 137 yards and two scores in last Saturday's loss to Ohio before his supernova showing today.
Sep 23 - 3:50 PM

Kansas sophomore RB Khalil Herbert had 19 rushes for 137 yards and two scores in Saturday's loss to Ohio.

He also had two catches for 18 yards. For reasons that remain unclear to us, Herbert had only three carries for 10 yards in the first two games despite playing in both. It looks like Herbert has reclaimed his starting job.
Sep 16 - 3:28 PM

Kansas junior WR Steven Sims Jr. (ankle) returned to have six catches for 60 yards in a 42-30 loss to Ohio on Saturday.

Sims (5'10/176) missed last Saturday's 45-27 loss to Central Michigan due to an ankle injury. He should be ready to roll for the Big 12 schedule. Sims posted a 72-859-7 receiving line last season.
Sep 16 - 3:23 PM

Kansas redshirt junior Peyton Bender went 30-for-47 for 343 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 42-30 loss to Ohio on Saturday.

Bender looked better this week than he did in last week's debacle against Central Michigan, probably a combination of star WR Steven Sims being back and Bender gaining familiarity in this new offense. The efficiency hasn't been great, but Bender has thrown for at least 320 yards in all three games this year.
Sep 16 - 3:22 PM

Kansas HC David Beaty is unsure if senior DT Isi Holani (undisclosed) will play against Ohio on Saturday.

Holani suffered an undisclosed injury against Central Michigan in Saturday's loss.
Sep 13 - 4:23 PM

Kansas junior WR Steven Sims Jr. (ankle) is expected to return against Ohio on Saturday.

Sims missed Saturday's 45-27 loss to Central Michigan because of an ankle injury. Kansas' passing offense went into the tank without its star receiver. "We think that Steven is going to be available this week, which is good," HC David Beaty said. "He seems to be doing a lot better. I think that he’ll be fine. I’ll know a lot more today after we go through practice." Sims (5'10/176) posted 72-859-7 receiving line last season.
Sep 13 - 2:18 PM

Kansas junior WR Steven Sims Jr. left Saturday's loss to Central Michigan early after suffering an ankle injury.

Sims (5'10/176) finished with no catches. We'll update the star receiver's status when more is known.
Sep 9 - 8:12 PM

Kansas redshirt junior Peyton Bender went 32-for-62 for 323 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions in a 45-27 loss to Central Michigan on Saturday.

This was the Air Raid gone bad. Kansas' run game was stagnant and its passing game was toothless, managing only 5.2 YPA and no touchdowns. Bender simply must work on his efficiency; he's now posted a 4/4 TD/INT rate against two poor defenses in CMU and SE Missouri State.
Sep 9 - 8:11 PM


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