This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.Oklahoma’s football team started slowly, then took charge in the third quarter and beat Kansas 45-20 at Booth Memorial Stadium in Lawrence on Saturday. The Sooners had a sluggish first half on both sides of the ball, but played better in the third quarter before a pair of late Jayhawk touchdowns made it less of a blowout. Oklahoma continued their winning streaks with the victory, their 15th in a row over Kansas, seventh in a row in Lawrence, and 22nd true road win in a row. Both teams’ first possessions ended in punts, then Kansas marched 98 yards in 9 plays for the first points. Carter Stanley threw a 22-yard pass to Daylon Charlot for a touchdown to give the Jayhawks a 7-0 lead with 3:35 to play in the first quarter. Oklahoma responded with a six-play, 75-yard drive, with Trey Sermon scoring on a two-yard touchdown run to tie the game 7-7 with 1:26 to play in the first quarter. After stopping Kansas on downs, Oklahoma marched 58 yards in 7 plays, with Jalen Hurts pushing into the end zone on a one-yard sneak to give the Sooners a 14-7 lead with 7:51 to play in the first half. OU forced a Kansas punt, then had major problems on their next possession, as Hurts was sacked on 1st and goal, then on 2nd and goal, an attempted flea flicker resulted in a sack of Hurts for a loss of 20 yards. The Sooners ended up punting on 4th and goal from the Kansas 44-yard line and punted to the Kansas 1-yard line. OU forced KU to punt after just three downs, and CeeDee Lamb returned the punt to the Kansas 25-yard line, and a facemask penalty on KU moved it to the Jayhawks’ 10-yard line. Oklahoma scored on the next play, with Hurts passing to Lamb for the 10-yard touchdown to make it 21-7 Sooners with 31 seconds left in the first half. Hurts was 16-for-24 passing for 228 yards and two touchdowns. OU got the ball to start the second half and marched 84 yards in 10 plays to score, with Hurts keeping for a 5-yard touchdown to make it 28-7 Sooners with 10:19 to play in the third quarter. After forcing a KU punt after three downs, Oklahoma went 83 yards in 7 plays, with Hurts passing to a wide open Sermon for a 15-yard touchdown to make it 35-7 Sooners with 6:18 to play in the third quarter. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Hurts tried to pass deep to Sermon, but it was intercepted by Najee Stevens-McKenzie at the OU 34-yard line. Kansas couldn’t take advantage and turned the ball over on downs at the OU 39-yard line. On the next play, Rhamondre Stevenson went 61 yards for a touchdown to make it 42-7 Sooners with 10:45 to play. Stevenson had 109 yards rushing on just five carries. KU answered with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Stanley to Stephon Robinson to cut OU’s lead to 42-14 with 9:35 left. Oklahoma responded with a 32-yard field goal from Gabe Brkic to make it 45-14 Sooners with 4:47 to play. The Jayhawks came back with a six-play, 70-yard drive, with Stanley passing to Robinson for a 24-yard touchdown. The extra point was no good and it was 45-20 Sooners with 2:46 to play. OU’s 22-game true road winning streak is the second longest in major college football history, behind a 25-game streak by the Sooners in the Bud Wilkinson era. Oklahoma improves to 5-0 overall, 2-0 in Big 12 play. The Sooners face Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas next Saturday, October 12, at 11:00 am.