Kansas Prediction: What’s Going To Happen
The team really will be better, and there really is talent at the skill spots and with a few all-star defensive types to work around, but it’s not going to be the breakthrough season needed to bust out.
For a program that won three games in there seasons and hasn’t been over three victories in a season since 2009, there’s a shot to at least take a step forward with a four-win campaign, but the Jayhawks will be the underdogs in every game after beating Nicholls State, and it’ll take a clunker or three by the opponents to get there.
On the plus side, the offense will start to wake up. Khalil Herbert will put up huge numbers for the ground game, and the quarterback situation really will settle just enough to have a game or two when the passing game clicks – JUCO transfer Miles Kendrick might really be the answer under center.
The losses will still be there, but at least the Jayhawks will be a lot more fun and competitive in them.
Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 3
The Jayhawks will get that win over Nicholls State in the opener to at least match last year’s win total right out of the gate, but winning at Central Michigan isn’t a given, even though the Chippewas are rebuilding.
While it’ll seem like beating Rutgers is a must at home, the Scarlet Knights are going to be a whole lot better. After that, there might be a shot on the right day at beating Iowa State in Lawrence, and there has to be hope to take out Baylor or Texas Tech on the road, but again, it’s going to take the other team to have a really, really bad day for Kansas to come up with a few wins.
But it will. It’ll split the the CMU and Rutgers games – likely beating the Chippewas – and it’ll come up with an upset somewhere in the Big 12.
Go with the over on three games, for no other reason than Kansas is way overdue to start winning something and getting a little luck. But two wins were just as likely.