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Saunders and Ferguson in action today

Bahamian National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football players Kansas University Jayhawks’ tight end and the University of Cincinnati Bearcats’ nose tackle Chris Ferguson will be in action on the gridiron today.

Saunders and his Jayhawks will go up against Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs at 3 p.m. at the Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

Ferguson will be in action at 3:30 p.m. when his Bearcats face off against the Southern Methodist University Mustangs in an away game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

The Jayhawks return home after almost a month playing away.

The Jayhawks have a 2-5 win-loss record. The Horned Frogs have a 3-4 record. The two teams are at the bottom of the Big 12 Conference standings.

TCU is heavily favored to win the game as ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) gives it a 77.6 percent chance of walking away with the win.

The Jayhawks are chasing TCU in both total offensive yards and yards allowed. TCU has 394.3 total offensive yards compared to Jayhawks’ 343.4 yards.

On the defensive side, TCU allowed 343.9 total yards. On average, the Jayhawks allowed 422.9 yards to opposing offenses.

Saunders, a graduate student from Florida State University, has not been the focus of the offense this season. He caught one touchdown pass in a loss to West Virginia University earlier this month.

Hopefully Saunders gets to see more action today to show that he can produce.

For the Bearcats, they are coming off their first loss of the season against Temple last week. They lost 24-17 in overtime. They have a 6-1 win-loss record.

The Mustangs have a 3-4 record. They are coming off a win against Tulane University last week.

With a 76.6 percent chance of winning as projected by ESPN BPI, the bowl eligible Bearcats fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll with that loss.

They are averaging 445.4 total yards per game. The Mustangs are averaging 348.7 total yards per game.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Bearcats have held their opponents to 278 total yards per game. The Mustangs have allowed 413.3 total yards on defense.

The teams have met three times before this meeting today. The Bearcats lead that series 2-1 with the Mustangs having the last laugh last year.

With that loss last week, the Bearcats fell to third place in the competitive American Athletic Conference (AAC) east division.

In the AAC west, the Mustangs sit in second place.

All the best to Saunders and Ferguson in their respective games.

Simba French

Sports Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Simba joined The Nassau Guardian in 2012 as a technical producer for Guardian Radio 96.9 FM. He joined the Editorial Department as a sports reporter in 2018. Simba has covered a wide range of sports stories, including the 2018 CARIFTA in Nassau, Bahamas.
Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism

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