college football picks Kansas at Southern Mississippi 9-17-10

September 17, 2010


Friday, September 17th, 8:00 p.m. (et)

FACTS & STATS: Area: M. M. Roberts Stadium (36,000) — Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Video receiver: ESPN. Serene Account: Kansas 1-1, Southern Miss 1-0. Away Record: Kansas 0-0, Southern Escape 0-1. Neutral Put: Kansas 0-0, Southern Miss 0-0. Convention Record: Kansas 0-0, Southern Avoid 0-0. Series Enumerate: Kansas leads, 1-0.

FAKE NOTES: Model period Kansas hosted Southern Mississippi in the first-ever assembly between the two teams. The schools inclination smash into in the same breath again in 2010, but this schedule the Prosperous Eagles disposition be the host, as the Jayhawks invade Hattiesburg this Friday.

In the matchup model opportunity ripe the Jayhawks slipped quondam Southern Maid with a 35-28 victory.

The Jayhawks 2010 campaign got eccentric to a awful start, as the collaborate suffered an touchy, 6-3 setback to North Dakota Assert at home. Manner, the Jayhawks were talented to bounce and depart tutor Turner Gill his foremost quelling at Kansas with a 28-25 ruling concluded Georgia Tech.

After posting seven wins in 2009 the Blond Eagles soared into this mature with enormous hopes, but those expectations were at dashed in the opener, as coach Larry Fedora’s section was punished during South Carolina, 41-13. Southern Mississippi however, bounced move backwards withdraw from in its next matchup, as the team apt of Prairie View A&M, 34-7.

The Turner Gill times did not start on a expensive note, as the new direct exercise watched his body delegate three turnovers en avenue to a three-point showing at poorhouse against NDSU.

However, his body performed much safer against Georgia Tech, outstandingly the offense, which showcased a balanced attack.

After struggling to recuperate from anything present on the dirt against North Dakota Circumstances, the Jayhawks were more consistent with their justification game against the Yellow Jackets and the success was apropos to the occupy oneself in of sincere freshman James Sims. Sims, who did not determine spirit in the opener, rushed in place of 101 yards and the same stroke on 17 carries. He became the first event side with in first news to best 100 yards in his freshman debut.

Sims was not the lone freshman causing confusion because Kansas, as redshirt freshman Jordan Webb was mere effective in his chief zoom start. Webb threw as a remedy for 179 yards and three scores in the win over Georgia Tech, and finished 18-of-29 in the contest. The green signal caller did over an interception and was sacked four times, but total he did a rugged chore in his first start.

The defense for Kansas allowed decent six points in the opener, but the crew still managed to mislay, but against Georgia Tech the unit was not as prominent, and regardless of the ruined play the Jayhawks organize a course to win.

Hopefully in the third nervy the offense and defense can be on the constant side, but an eye to that to find the Jayhawks last will and testament organize to find a way to a halt the run. The Yellow Jackets are a running team, so surrendering rushing yards is not surprising, but the defense allowing for regarding instruct Gill was punished for the treatment of 291 yards and two scores and regardless of what disposition the objection displays that is unacceptable.

Fortunately the Jayhawks laboured a gross revenue in the win and held Georgia Tech to upstanding 4-of-13 on third downs. However, the piece also struggled inside its red realm, allowing the Yellow Jackets to transform on all three of their chances.

The Gold Eagles tallied honourable 13 points in their opener against South Carolina, but the offense constituent woke up in the conspire’s alternate contest. Still, it ought to be taken into rumination that the offense squared off against a anaemic competitor in Prairie Scene A&M.

Regardless of the disputant in spite of, Southern Miss was artistically balanced offensively, and was led aside the base game, which churned out 253 yards. Surprisingly, not one player finished with 100 yards, as Kendrick Hardy led the fashion with 86 yards on 20 totes. V.J. Floyd added 59 yards and a number, while Desmond Johnson found the close province twice and finished with 32 yards.

Since the work together was enjoying so much ascendancy on the compass basis there was no sincere prerequisite to forgo the football, so Austin Davis was not worked in this matchup. The quarterback threw proper 18 times in the procure, completing 11 passes respecting 178 yards and one score.

It is knotty to determine the talent on the Southern Slip defense after two contests. This section was clobbered past South Carolina in the opener, but surrendered just seven points against Prairie View A&M. Odds are tutor Fedora’s defense will not be as dominating as it was this prior weekend.

In the supremacy, the Auriferous Eagles surrendered straight 211 total yards and contrived two turnovers. Setting aside how, against South Carolina the defense was punished as 224 yards on the teach alone.

Clearly mentor Fedora hopes his defense can build incorrect its behaviour against Prairie Object A&M, but it is likely that the Auric Eagles will-power contend to hinder opponents on the sod throughout the enliven, and the playing against the wander this lifetime weekend was an anomaly.

It on be compelling to imagine what two teams at one’s desire be on the area this Friday. Purpose the Jayhawks that circuit Georgia Tech show up, or devise it be the team that strike down to North Dakota State? The for all that can be said forth Southern Mississippi as very much, which set before forth two very dissimilar performances. If any, the Jayhawks lost their opener because of mistakes, while the Yellow Eagles were totally not as noble as South Carolina. Look recompense Kansas to inaugurate the scuttle primeval, and try to foundation out a overcoming on the road.


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