NCAAF Game Recap - Oklahoma at Kansas
Sat Oct 5, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

UGA
43
Tenn
14
F
MSU
10
OHSt
34
F
UtSt
6
LSU
42
F
Okla
45
Kans
20
F
Aub
13
Fla
24
F
Kent
0
Wisc
48
F
BGSU
0
ND
52
F
Tex
42
WVU
31
F
Purd
7
PSU
35
F
Cal
7
Oreg
17
F
Iowa
3
Mich
10
F
Wash
13
Stan
23
F
Boise
38
UNLV
13
F
UCF
24
Cin
27
F
OkSt
35
TxTch
45
F
Tuls
37
SMU
43
F(2OT)
GaSo
20
SoAl
17
F(1OT)
Temp
27
ECU
17
F
NM
21
SJSU
32
F
SoFL
48
UConn
22
F
MD
48
Rut
7
F
Tul
42
Army
33
F
BC
39
Lou
41
F
TCU
24
IASt
49
F
E Mi
16
C Mi
42
F
Ball
27
NIU
20
F
WestMI
24
Toled
31
F
ArkSt
38
GASt
52
F
Ohio
21
Buff
20
F OT
Ill
17
Minn
40
F
Marsh
13
MidTN
24
F
Bayl
31
K St
12
F
AF
25
Navy
34
F
VaTec
42
MiaFL
35
F
Mem
52
ULMon
33
F
NW
10
Neb
13
F
Troy
10
Mizzu
42
F
UNC
38
GATec
22
F
Ariz
35
Colo
30
F
W Ky
20
OD
3
F
Rice
20
UAB
35
F
UMass
0
FLInt
44
F
Vand
6
Miss
31
F
UTSA
26
UTEP
16
F
Lib
20
NMSt
13
F
Pitt
33
Duke
30
F
OreSt
48
UCLA
31
F
SDSU
24
ColSt
10
F

Oklahoma 45, Kansas 20

Oct 5, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

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2

3

4

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(6) Oklahoma (5-0)

7

14

14

10

45

Kansas (2-4)

7

0

0

13

20

Hurts provides 4 TDs as No. 6 Sooners beat Jayhawks, 45-20
Sat Oct 5, 2019 4:54 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley was dissecting his team's latest easy victory, this time a 45-20 blowout of Kansas, when he was interrupted by the sound of a toilet flushing in the nearby visiting locker room.

"That's what they thought of my play-calling," Riley said with a sardonic grin.

It wasn't that bad, coach.

Heisman Trophy hopeful Jalen Hurts threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns while running for two more. Rhamondre Stevenson added 109 yards rushing and a score on just five carries. And the sixth-ranked Sooners (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) still ripped off seven straight scores to put the game away early.

Not to mention allow them to cruise to their 22nd straight true road win, the second-longest streak since at least World War II in major college football. Bud Wilkinson's Sooners won 25 from 1953-58.

"Every team in the country circles our team and the offense and we like that," said Riley, whose Sooners had 545 yards. "What's exciting is you see glimpses of what it can be, and it's on us to turn those glimpses into longer stretches of dominant play."

It might take some better play in next weekend's Red River Showdown with No. 11 Texas.

"I know that's always a hot topic on the outside," Riley said, "but that wasn't mentioned before the game, not one time. Maybe we didn't handle the early start, whatever it was. But we can do better."

Carter Stanley threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns for Kansas (2-4, 0-2), including a pair to Stephon Robinson, while sophomore running back Pooka Williams followed his breakthrough 252-yard rushing performance against the Sooners a year ago with 137 on Saturday.

"Our football team, I talked to them coming off the field. There's no hang-dog," Kansas coach Les Miles said. "They want to do what we set out to do. They're going get there. And it's going to be - they are going to take the strides they need to have the success they want to have."

The rout most people anticipated didn't happen right from the start.

In fact, the Jayhawks outplayed the Sooners throughout most of the first quarter.

They had forced a punt but were pinned at their goal line midway through the quarter when Stanley marched them 98 yards. And when the senior quarterback lofted a pass to Daylon Charlot for a 22-yard TD, the home fans that stuck out a 30-minute lightning delay cheered the 7-0 lead.

"There's still improvement," Miles said afterward. "You can see it."

Hurts and the Sooners eventually got on track, though.

They answered the touchdown with one of their own when Trey Sermon plunged in from 2 yards out. Hurts added a TD run of his own, then found CeeDee Lamb just before halftime to give Oklahoma a 21-7 lead.

Hurts kept adding to his impressive stat line after the break.

He ran for 36 yards, completed both of his passes and scored a TD to cap an 84-yard drive, then ran for 53 yards before hitting Sermons with a 15-yard touchdown pass.

Stevenson ripped off a 61-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to punctuate the win.

Still, it wasn't a perfect performance by the Sooners.

They had a long punt return TD brought back by a penalty, and Hurts threw his first interception of the season in the fourth quarter. And while the Oklahoma defense held the Jayhawks in check outside of their long touchdown drive, new coordinator Alex Grinch's bunch failed to produce a turnover.

It was still plenty good enough to remain unbeaten as the Sooners set their sights on Dallas.

"Early on we left them off the hook in some situational deals," Grinch said, "and our inability to finish changes your outlook in the postgame news conference."

QUOTEABLE

"It took us a little while to get on track, then we had a really nice surge there end of the first half, even despite a couple of really, really dumb calls by me that set us back." - Riley.

THE TAKEAWAY

Oklahoma could be forgiven for getting off to a slow start. Lightning delayed kickoff, and periods of heavy rain hurt an already sparse crowd that contributed to a sleepy atmosphere.

Kansas was battered so soundly by TCU last week that fans were bracing for the worst, but coach Les Miles at least kept his team in the game into the second half. That constitutes progress in Lawrence.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma heads to the State Fair of Texas to face the Longhorns next Saturday.

Kansas gets next week off before its own shot at the Longhorns.

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Passing

Okla Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Hurts 24 16 66.7 2 228 24 1 107.6
T. Mordecai 4 3 75.0 0 28 14 0 93.8
Kans Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Stanley 28 18 64.3 3 230 39 0 125.6

Rushing

Okla Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Willis 1 0 0.0 0 0
R. Stevenson 5 109 21.8 61 1
Kans Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
P. Williams Jr. 23 137 6.0 36 0
V. Gardner 3 5 1.7 4 0

Receiving

Okla Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Willis 2 38 19.0 20 0
N. Basquine 2 32 16.0 24 0
Kans Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Robinson Jr. 5 131 26.2 39 2
A. Parchment 4 45 11.3 12 0

Fumbles

Returning

Okla KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Brown 2 17.0 0 21 0 - 0 0
C. Lamb 0 - 0 0 1 46.0 0 46
Kans KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Horne 4 21.0 0 28 0 - 0 0
K. Logan Jr. 1 24.0 0 24 0 - 0 0

Punting

Okla Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Mundschau 2 100 50.0 58
Kans Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Thompson 5 215 43.0 61

Takeaways

Kans Int Yds InTD
N. Stevens-McKenzie 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Okla Kans
Points For 45 20
Total Yards 545 360
Rushing Yards 268 130
Passing Yards 277 230
Passing Completions / Attempts 20/29 18/28
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 29 18
Penalties - Yards 8/89 9/82
Time Of Possession 31:31 29:29
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/9 6/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 2/50 5/43

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Okla Kans
Kans 11:25 TD Daylon Charlot 22 yd pass from Carter Stanley (Liam Jones kick) 0 7
Okla 13:34 TD Trey Sermon 2 yd run (Gabe Brkic kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter Okla Kans
Okla 7:09 TD Jalen Hurts 1 yd run (Gabe Brkic kick) 14 7
Okla 14:29 TD CeeDee Lamb 10 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Gabe Brkic kick) 21 7
3rd Quarter Okla Kans
Okla 4:41 TD Jalen Hurts 5 yd run (Gabe Brkic kick) 28 7
Okla 8:42 TD Trey Sermon 15 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Gabe Brkic kick) 35 7
4th Quarter Okla Kans
Okla 4:15 TD Rhamondre Stevenson 61 yd run (Gabe Brkic kick) 42 7
Kans 5:25 TD Stephon Robinson Jr. 39 yd pass from Carter Stanley (Liam Jones kick) 42 14
Okla 10:13 FG Gabe Brkic 32 yd FG 45 14
Kans 12:14 TD Stephon Robinson Jr. 24 yd pass from Carter Stanley (missed kick) 45 20

Game Information

Stadium: Kivisto Field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas
Attendance: 34,402
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