Kansas Football and Duke will meet in Lawrence on Saturday in a matchup between two undefeated teams. KU opened the season with back-to-back wins over Tennessee Tech, West Virginia, and Houston. Duke opened the season with wins over Temple, Northwestern and North Carolina A&T. A victory on Saturday would leave KU 4-0 for the first time since 2009 and give KU a 2-0 record at home for the first time since 2013.
Looking at the opponent, Duke is led offensively by the quarterback. riley leonard, who is completing 72.7 percent of his passes for 11 yards per attempt with five touchdowns and two interceptions. The quarterback is also mobile and has rushed for 147 yards on 22 carries this season with a pair of touchdowns. Duke has a couple running backs who will get touches in Jaylen Coleman and Jordanian waters and their stats are almost identical, both rushing for more than 170 yards with multiple touchdowns this season. Jordan Moore is Duke’s leading wide receiver in receptions with 13 catches and Pull Calhoun he is the leading receiver in yards with 198.
Defensively, Duke holds opponents to 14.3 points per game and 4.9 yards per play. Opponents only gain 3.4 yards per carry against Duke as well.
“Duke said flatly, they are very well trained,” Lance Leipold said. “And the quarterback has a great understanding of where to go with the ball. He’s very accurate. They went on the road and beat a Northwest West team that “just came off a big win against Nebraska. You can see on both sides of the ball that they are executing with confidence. A lot of those guys were on the field last year. They added a couple guys to the secondary defense for sure.” And [their running] the backs run strong. They understand the scheme and the running game and they run downhill, and they are physical. Lots of playmakers back on the outside to get the ball into space and make things happen. And again, the challenge will be there.”
Here’s how you can watch Saturday’s KU soccer game:
Adversary: duke blue devils
When: Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Central Time
Where: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, Kansas)
television/broadcast: FS1 with Eric Collins (play-by-play) and Devin Gardner (analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network (1320 AM/101.7 FM in Lawrence, 810 AM in KC)
KU Athletics Webcast: kuathletics.leanplayer.com
If you’re hoping to watch the game on radio, the KU Athletics website has a list of affiliates, including in Wichita (1240 AM, 97.5 FM), Topeka (1440 AM, 99.3 FM), and Emporia (1400 AM). Also, Fort Scott stations are 1600 AM and 103.9 FM, while Parsons will have the game on 1540 AM and 93.5 FM.
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