Tale of the Tape: Kansas - Minnesota, Pt. II

KU head football coach Mark Mangino has guided his Jayhawks to back-to-back bowl trips for the first time in school history, following up last year's Orange Bowl trip with an excursion to another warm weather spot, Tempe, for the Insight Bowl on New Year's Eve.

Here are the numbers for the respective defenses heading into the New Year’s Eve matchup between Big 12 and Big 10 teams.
 
Points allowed per game: KU 29.5, UM 23.3
Rushing first downs allowed, season: KU 85, UM 91
Passing first downs allowed, season: KU 156, UM 122

Rushing yards per game allowed: KU 126.7, UM 146.8
Yards per carry allowed: KU 4.1, UM 4.1
Rushing TDs allowed: KU 20, UM 12

Passing yards per game allowed: KU 275.5, UM 231.6
Yards per pass allowed: KU 6.8, UM 7.3
Yards per catch allowed: KU 11.1, UM 12.8
Passing TDs allowed: KU 26, UM 16

Total offense allowed per game: KU 402.2, UM 378.4

Punt return average allowed: KU 10.9, UM 8.2
Kick return average allowed: KU 20.3, UM 18.4

Opponent’s time of possession per game: KU 29:33, UM 29:59

3rd down conversions allowed: KU 71/170 (42%), UM 63/167 (38%)
4th down conversions allowed: KU 6/13 (46%), UM 10/22 (45%)

TDs allowed, season: KU 47, UM 31
Red zone scores allowed: KU 40/50 (80%), UM 31/38 (82%)
Red zone TDs allowed: KU 35/50 (70%), UM 17-38 (45%)

1st quarter points allowed, season: KU 56, UM 45
2nd quarter points allowed, season: KU 95, UM 94
3rd quarter points allowed, season: KU 117, UM 60
4th quarter points allowed, season: KU 86, UM 81

Coming up: Some key player comparisons…

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