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Kansas Vs. Oklahoma: Brutal Conference Stretch Continues For Jayhawks

The Jayhawks' defense has sunk to the worst in the nation, just in time to host the high-power visiting Sooners.

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Kansas' box score horror show could spawn more than a few sequels in the next few weeks. After giving up 70 points to Oklahoma State on Saturday, the Jayhawks will host Oklahoma, who dispatched Texas much in the same manner the Cowboys throttled KU. 

Defensively, Kansas has literally hit rock bottom. The Jayhawks are 120th in the nation in three categories: scoring defense (49.4 points allowed per game), pass efficiency defense (181.58 rating) and total defense (556 yards allowed per game). They're 113th nationally in rushing defense (223.2 yards allowed per game).

The Sooners, much like the Cowboys last week, rank in the Top 10 nationally in almost every offensive category: fifth in passing offense (374.6 yards a game), ninth in scoring offense (45 points a game) and sixth in total offense (534.6 yards a game). if there's a "weakness" in OU's offense relative to KU's "strengths," its the Sooners pedestrian run game (159 yards a game).

Unless major improvements are made, Kansas could give up 70 points on back-to-back weeks of conference play. And that's with Kansas State, Texas and Baylor still waiting.