Kansas lost at TCU 51-14. TCU ran a hurry-up offense to score one final touchdown as time expired in the fourth quarter.
There is not much to say about this game. Kansas was outplayed in every aspect. TCU was stronger, faster, smarter and better coached.
There is no way this game was anything but a setback for Les Miles’ team but that’s part of this rebuilding process. If you thought that Miles could flip a switch and everything would be fixed you were naive or a hopeless optimist. The thrashing of Kansas by TCU was surprising but not shocking.
Freshman running back Velton Gardner, who is from Dallas, had just four carries on the day but ran for 61 yards including a 45-yard touchdown run. Gardner looked pretty good. Kansas needs to consider redshirting him this season.
Freshman LB Gavin Potter led the Jayhawks with 11 tackles, nine of them solo.
Bryce Torneden had nine tackles including one for a loss.
Room for Improvement:
Play calling was questionable in this game but not shocking. LSU fired Les Miles partially because his offensive attack did not change with the times. He stuck to the running game we saw form the Jayhawks in this game. Running on first and second down and passing in a third and long situation is too predictable. The Boston College game should have taught the coaching staff something but it looks like this could be an ongoing issue.
Kansas goes back home to face Oklahoma next Saturday. This will be an ugly game. Kansas just has to continue improving in as many parts of their game as possible.