5 best Big 12 defensive players against WVU

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Dorance Armstrong

The Kansas Jayhawks have some momentum after last season’s win over Texas. Dorance Armstrong can ensure the Jayhawks have more to cheer about than just that one conference win.

Armstrong has started 17 of the 24 games he has played in for the past two years. The Junior is far and away the best player on a bad Kansas team. He provides the brightest spark on a team that seems to be torched by almost any team it goes up against.

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Last year against West Virginia, Armstrong had a forced fumble, seven total tackles and two tackles for a loss in the WVU football team’s 48-21 win over the Jayhawks.

According to SI.com, he is the No. 82 player in the country. The website said, “At 6’4” and 246 pounds, he will probably like what he hears if he turns in a productive junior season and tests the NFL waters. Armstrong is expected to have plenty on his shoulders this fall as the star of a Kansas defense that finished outside the top 100 in yards and points allowed last season.”

Kansas has only had eight combined wins in the past four seasons. Maybe this year it all comes together and the Jayhawks can record that total in 2017.