Kansas has best fourth-down conversion percentage in Big 12

The Kansas football team can finally claim they are No. 1 in the Big 12. Well not in the standings, but No. 1 in converting fourth downs.

Kansas’ record is 1-3 to start the season, but what the Jayhawks lack in winning actual games, they make up for in converting on fourth down.

Kansas has gone for it on fourth down 12 times this season, and it’s converted 10 of those attempts. It’s good enough for the Jayhawks to lead the conference, and also ties them for eighth in the country in fourth-down conversion percentage.

The two next best teams in the Big 12 are Iowa State and West Virginia, who’ve both converted 4 of 6 fourth-down conversions. Oklahoma State is fourth in the conference, going 3 of 5.

Oklahoma and Texas Tech are both 1 of 6, tying them for last in the conference.

Kansas’ offense has looked competent for much of the season, despite only one win to show for it. The Jayhawks go up against a Red Raiders defense on Saturday that has given up 5 of 7 fourth-down tries through four games, which could make things interesting.

The Jayhawks face the Red Raiders on Saturday at noon ET in Lawrence, Kansas. The Big 12 clash will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

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