But that opportunity will be just as critical for the younger corners like Kevin Peterson and Ashton Lampkin. Because of season-ending injuries to Devin Hedgepeth and Jonovan Griffin, depth is thin at that position, meaning those true freshmen will be needed against the potent offenses the Cowboys will face in the Big 12 season. Better get them ready. Any game experience, even against a down Jayhawk squad, will help down the road and instill confidence in those young guys.
The cornerback position could also receive a boost Saturday from Andrae May, who is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament and has yet to play this season. Should he be ready to go Saturday, facing Kansas provides the perfect opportunity to break him back into game action.