Does anyone care to predict the CMU game?



  • I’m picking a surprise upset by Kansas 27-21, sadly we are dogs a team that is probably gonna finish in the bottom half of the MAC. I think all the whispers about Beaty and the disappointment from last week fires up the team just enough to escape with the first road win since 09 (46 games). CMU has a similar style to Nichols, which could benefit the defense seeing it again. The key remains upfront for the offense and if the line can show improvement, which is possible after the first game for a group that was thrown together a few weeks ago. CMU let up 35 points at Kensucky last week and that may not seem like a ton but it is if you consider that Uk had 4 turnovers. I look for a big day from Steven Sims to redeem himself from a lackluster performance.



  • @kjayhawks I am guessing a 3 TD victory margin for KU, shocking the nation and catapaulting KU to an actual road game victory (first this decade!!!) and maybe more in later weeks.



  • One stat to look at for this game is that UK ran for 300 yards and 7.0 yard per carry. Beaty talked about running the ball more and both RBs averaged over 5 yards per carry against Nichols, I personally thought we abandoned the run game too quick last week. Run block is easier than pass block for the offensive line, I’d give it to Herbert early and often. Still no word on pooka, my sources say it’s a eligibility issue with school so he may never play a down for us.



  • It figures when we get a higher ranked player - -here comes eligibility this is how things go for a really struggling program. The kid sticks with his commitment and then more then likely ineligible - I know it hasn’t been said yet but I too think that is probably the case.

    I predicted a KU win last week so really hesitant this week especially after a CMU loss to Kentucky. - They give up 300 yds rushing to Kentucky which means we get maybe 200 - -because of our line. - Bottom line is our O-Line just has to get it together or it will be a long - - long - - long season.

    Having said that I guess I’ll say 21-20 KU



  • Unless the OLine makes a drastic improvement from last week, the streak is going to 47. Maybe I need to re-enroll at KU since the 2009 football season was my senior year there.



  • @Texas-Hawk-10

    I agree. How well the OL plays will dictate how the game develops.



  • The line opened up making us 7 point road dogs, and it has since dropped to 3 1/2. I think we lose by 20.



  • Texas Hawk 10 said:

    Unless the OLine makes a drastic improvement from last week, the streak is going to 47. Maybe I need to re-enroll at KU since the 2009 football season was my senior year there.

    Drastically is 100 % right. - these guys have JUST GOT to be beter



  • I would really like the team to surprise me but, if it cannot beat Nicholls State at home, chances are it will not beat CMU on the road. I am afraid the streak will get one game longer. A marked OL improvement and the game is a toss up, if the same OL shows up then it is a 2 TD loss.



  • @Texas-Hawk-10 that’s a crazy idea, but it just may work! Lol



  • Vegas sharps have flooded bets on KU. But I put money on CMU. I would have laid points if I could have honestly. I expect a 10+ point loss.



  • Kcmatt7 said:

    Vegas sharps have flooded bets on KU. But I put money on CMU. I would have laid points if I could have honestly. I expect a 10+ point loss.

    This is some weird shit. I’d be all over CMU at -3.5



  • @BShark Lol I thought the same thing. I really did put some money on CMU. It’ll at least make me watch some of the game this way haha.



  • @Kcmatt7 I didn’t notice the dip in time or I likely would have put most of my winnings from betting on Nicholls last week on CMU. Wasn’t going to touch it near a TD.



  • @BShark I got in at -3.

    My buddy who lives in NYC texted me last week: “New college football season means betting against Kansas pays for my rent.”

    He ain’t wrong lol.



  • Pooka Williams with the start and the carry on the first play.



  • What channel is it on?



  • @Kcmatt7 No broadcast coverage; only on ESPN+. I’m going old school and listening to the radio.



  • @stoptheflop Well we’d appreciate any big updates. I’m going to watch that Nebraska v Colorado game after Houston hopefully closes out this Arizona game.



  • Neither team has been able to gain a second first down. Each team has two punts. KU is on offense at our 47; 3rd and short



  • OLine still sucks bad, CMU will eventually win this one. Nicholls is better than CMU though, so if KU can protect the ball, they might have a chance to steal this game.



  • End of Q1. No score. Another exchange of punts. KU will start Q2 with the ball on our 20. Our defense has been able to stop C Mich. But, our offense continues to struggle from penalties and poor O line play.



  • Espn plus stream is crap. Jerky to the point of unwatchable.



  • Defense has played well but they can’t hold CMU scoreless all day. Offense would be in better had penalties not halted drives



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  • Bender start?



  • I guess he did. Need to just play Kendrick and commit to the run like they said they would.



  • Should’ve gone for it there, not much to lose at this point.



  • Watching the KSU MSU game today, I really think we just need to find a giant athlete to put at QB and run him 20 times. Fitzgerald dominated that game on the ground. Has to be a few guys out there who can’t throw at a D1 level but tackling them is like trying to tackle a brick wall.

    Sort of related note, when the Royals give up on Bubba, I’d offer him a scholarship in a heart beat.



  • Bender did start. Looks bad



  • @Kcmatt7 Starling committed to Nebraska out of high school



  • Good field position after a penalty on punt return. See what happens



  • Gain 7-8 yards and Rui should be able to put KU up 3-0. That’s the one aspect of this team I actually feel confident in. Rui is a very reliable kicker with good range.



  • Nine punts so far!



  • DanR said:

    Nine punts so far!

    A truly riveting game of oblong ball.



  • KU touchdown



  • 31 yd td pass wide open



  • Blown coverage on that TD



  • Both of these teams are rancid but CMU might be worse which is saying something. I remember seeing that CMU has a few players out this first half because of ejections last week.



  • The defense is stopping C Mich. C Mich only has about 50 yds total offense. KU ball on its 24.



  • I guess Chanel 38 in KC broadcasts only the home games? Not getting ESPN+, might get the trial 7 day during the basketball season if there is a preseason game not carried on Chanel 38. Following the game on ESPN gamecast.



  • Kendrick in



  • 15 yd pass



  • JayHawkFanToo said:

    I guess Chanel 38 in KC broadcasts only the home games? Not getting ESPN+, might get the trial 7 day during the basketball season if there is a preseason game not carried on Chanel 38. Following the game on ESPN gamecast.

    Only the first game was a Jayhawk TV game. They only get the 1 football game.

    More details here: https://kuathletics.com/sports/2017/11/15/jayhawk-television-network.aspx

    All other games should be part of the Big 12 deal and I bet ESPN relegates most they have to their ESPN+ service.

    Late Night is actually included in this as well which is really cool.

    I think overall ESPN+ is worth it but not for just KU football games.



  • @DanR Kinda strange: Bender leads KU to a touchdown, then the next series, Beaty puts Kendrick in. But, we are moving the ball.



  • @Kcmatt7 yes



  • Colorado’s QB is a future NFL QB imo.



  • @BShark Because this game is at CMU, the broadcast of this game is based on the MAC TV deal, not the B12 deal.



  • And Nebraska’s may be a future Heisman. True freshman. Crazy talented. Nebraska will be a powerhouse again in no time.



  • Lot of strategy about a punt


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