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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Kansas: Most impressive showing of 2011

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Say what you must about this Oklahoma-Kansas matchup.

Is Oklahoma sharp, or anywhere near its best? No. Not even close, really.

But it's impossible not to be impressed with the kind of effort Kansas has put in tonight, regardless of the final score.

There's been nothing fluky about this. Kansas hasn't been at its best either - -Jordan Webb has missed on a handful of easy throws -- but the Jayhawks have gone toe-to-toe with the defending Big 12 champs and looked like they belonged.

That's a far cry from a week ago, when Oklahoma State absolutely embarrassed Kansas in Stillwater.

Tonight, they're putting a bit of a scare into the Sooners, who will be forced to do a little self-examination when this game is over.

Kansas opened its season with wins over McNeese State and Northern Illinois, but even with the comeback win over NIU, this is the most impressed I have been with Kansas all year.

One quick note: OU receiver Kenny Stills has returned from his knee injury.