Over the last few weeks, Kansas State climbed into the Top 25 and amassed an 11-1 record before losing at Kansas last night. Their best wins have come on the road against Virginia Tech, on a semi-neutral floor against Alabama, and in Hawaii against Long Beach State to win the Diamond Head Classic. Their loss came in double overtime against West Virginia, again on a semi-neutral floor.
So even before the Kansas game, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this team, and last night’s loss didn’t exactly help me figure it out. The Jayhawks jumped out to a 23-5 lead nearly 12 minutes into the game, but the Wildcats fought back to get within three points with 12:27 left. A 21-7 run by KU put the game away though, leaving me as confused as ever about how good K-State is or is not.
At the risk of upsetting Frank Martin, I thought it best to take a deeper look at some of their stats this year.
Through the first eight games of the season, Kansas State’s offensive efficiency was typi...