Looking to end a long road/Big 12/everything losing streak, the Kansas football team probably faces its toughest defense of the season against West Virginia today. KUSports.com beat writer Benton Smith noted the Mountaineers lead the Big 12 in total defense (330.8 yards per game). WVU reached the top spot not only with a league-leading rush defense (97.8 yards allowed an outing) but also the No. 1 pass defense (233.0 yards surrendered a game).
Beaty said on pregame radio that Khalil Herbert should be good to go "barring something in the locker room."
What is more shocking: TCU crushing Baylor or Baylor getting destroyed at home?
Jayhawks won the toss and defer. WVU starting with the ball.
KU called for unsportsmanlike conduct on a touchback. That was frosh Mike Lee.
Bad start gets worse. Shelton Gibson with a 40-yard catch on second play. Mountaineers in the red zone.
Play under review. Gibson caught fade pass along sideline. Looked like his foot was in bounds, but ESPN doesn't have the clearest replay angle.
Call stands on the field. WVU at the 18.
3rd-and-long upcoming after a pair of short runs...
Marcquis Roberts, who has been playing through injuries all season, down on the field. Looks like a right shoulder injury.
Big blitz up the middle by Keith Loneker. Brandon Stewart breaks up a pass and KU forces 4th down. Nice hold after long pass.
Per KU radio, Marcquis Roberts back in the locker room now with apparent shoulder injury.
First KU drive begins at its own 25.
Joe Gibson out at center. Mesa Ribordy snapping the ball tonight.