Kansas puts potent offense up against Iowa State

After nearly appearing in the AP Top-25 Poll for the first time since 2009, Kansas will aim to open more eyes when it plays host to Iowa State on Saturday at Lawrence, Kan.The Jayhawks (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) have been riding an offensive surge and currently are ranked seventh in FBS in points per game with 47.0. They have settled for just two field goals, while scoring 26 touchdowns.The Kansas offense has gained 474 yards per game, 31st-best in FBS. Against previously undefeated Duke in a 35-27 victory last week, Kansas had a season-high 528 yards of offense.Quarterback Jalon Daniels ranks 20th nationally in total offense at 304 yards per game. He is even starting to generate some Heisman Trophy consideration.”He’s a heck of a player, so yeah, I’m all for it,” Kansas coach Lance Leipold said of the award buzz. “Whoever is running the campaign, let’s get it going. I think he’s doing a heck of a job getting a lot of people to take notice and take this program seriously.”The Jayhawks defense might be the issue, as they are tied for 94th (out of 131 FBS teams), allowing 402.5 yards per game.Saturday will be a case of strength against strength. Iowa State (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) will face the powerful Kansas offense after allowing just 266 yards per game, 14th in FBS.