Kansas' league win hopes shaky

Kansas has knocked on the door of its first conference win the past two weeks, losing to Baylor and Iowa State by a combined four points.

On Saturday, the Jayhawks haven't been nearly as threatening at Texas A&M. The Aggies lead 9-0 in the first quarter, after a punt snap went awry and the Jayhawks took a safety.

For those counting, that's three times as many points in a third of the time as Baylor scored last week. The Bears trailed, 24-3, entering the fourth quarter before a furious comeback forced overtime.

It's pretty simple: Kansas can't make those kinds of mistakes and hope to win this game. Texas A&M has a lot more talent and a lot more experience. So far, it's shown. A nice punt return from Dustin Harris set up a three-play, 42-yard touchdown drive that opened the game, highlighted by a 30-yard run from Cyrus Gray.

Kansas has already put itself in a hole, and the Jayhawks haven't been a team that's shown an ability to climb out of one.