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Oklahoma Football vs. Kansas | Jayhawks Leading Rusher Leaves The Team

M. Hofeld


The Kansas Jayhawks were already fighting an uphill battle when they host #4 Oklahoma on Saturday morning. Now they’ll be going up against the most potent offense in college football without a key player from their own offense.

According to The Oklahoman, Khalil Herbert has left the team and will most likely pursue the graduate transfer option. The Jayhawks’ leading rusher, Herbert is averaging 8.9 yards per carry on his way to 384 yards and two of KU’s five rushing touchdowns on the season.

On Monday’s Big 12 teleconference Kansas head coach Les Miles said that the running back’s absence is for the “foreseeable future” and that he didn’t expect Herbert to be with the team.

Sophomore running back Pooka Williams now becomes the lone feature back for the Jayhawks. He has rushed for 308 yards and a score on 67 carries this season (4.6 YPC).

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