On Saturday at Kansas, the eyes of Texas will be upon…
CARTER STANLEY, QUARTERBACK
Kansas has started three different players at quarterback, and Stanley is the latest to get his turn. The redshirt freshman earned his first-ever start in last week’s 31-24 home loss to Iowa State. He converted 26 of his 38 attempts for 171 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw his only interception with just over two minutes to play as the Jayhawks tried to rally for a tying touchdown.
STEVEN SIMS JR., WIDE RECEIVER
No one on either side of the field Saturday has more catches (60), receiving yards (739) or receiving touchdowns (7) than Sims, and his per-game averages for those categories also rank him among the top 10 in the Big 12. Sims, a 5-10 sophomore from Houston, has caught a pass in each of the 21 games he’s played in for the Jayhawks.
FISH SMITHSON, SAFETY
Smithson leads Kansas with 70 tackles, 16 of which came in a 44-20 loss to Oklahoma State on Oct. 22. Smithson also has recorded three of Kansas’ seven interceptions, although he has yet to record any return yardage off those picks. He was the only Jayhawk to earn All-Big 12 first- or second-team honors in 2015.