Cowboys Blow Out Jayhawks for Homecoming

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STILLWATER, OK – OCTOBER 30: Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Spencer Sanders (3) scrambles in the back field against the Kansas Jayhawks on October 30, 2021 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Oklahoma State’s football team scored on six of their first eight possessions, built a big lead and beat Kansas 55-3 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater on Saturday night.

OSU quarterback Spencer Sanders was 12-for-19 passing for 157 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score.

The Cowboys gained 535 yards of total offense and the OSU defense forced three turnovers.

Kansas got the ball to start the game and punted after three downs.

Oklahoma State drove to the KU 16-yard line, but on 4th and 1, Jaylen Warren was stopped for no gain by Kenny Logan and the Jayhawks took over on downs.

Kansas punted after another three-and-out, and OSU marched to the first score.

The Cowboys went 68 yards in 8 plays, with Spencer Sanders keeping for a 4-yard touchdown to give OSU a 7-0 lead with 5:49 to play in the first quarter.

On the first snap of Kansas’ ensuing possession, Jason Bean was intercepted by Jason Taylor at the Jayhawks’ 37-yard line.

That set up a 49-yard field goal by Tanner Brown and OSU led 10-0 with 3:43 to play in the first quarter.

KU gave the ball back three plays later, as Kolby Harvell-Peel intercepted Bean again and returned it 20 yards to the Kansas 19-yard line.

It took OSU four plays to capitalize, as Spencer Sanders passed to Brennan Presley for a 4-yard touchdown to make it 17-0 Cowboys with 28 seconds left in the first quarter.

Kansas once again had to punt after three downs, and it took OSU just four downs to score.

Sanders passed to Tay Martin for a 36-yard touchdown to cap a 70-yard drive and it was 24-0 Cowboys with 11:42 to play in the second quarter.

Three straight possessions with a punt followed, then OSU marched 67 yards in six plays to extend their lead.

Brennan Presley finished it with a 14-yard touchdown on a reverse to make it 31-0 Cowboys with 5:58 to play in the first half.

Kansas went for it on 4th and 1 on their next possession, but Bean’s pass was incomplete and the Cowboys took over on downs.

OSU went 34 yards in five plays, with Dominic Richardson scoring on a 5-yard touchdown run to make it 38-0 with 2:21 left in the first half.

Richardson had 79 yards on 11 carries.

The Cowboys got the ball to start the second half and went 75 yards in nine plays, with Dominic Richardson picking up gains of 16, 14, and 15 yards.

It set up Shane Illingworth passing to Bryson Green for a 12-yard touchdown to make it 45-0 with 11:15 to play in the third quarter.

Kansas ended their scoring drought with a 12-play drive that resulted in a 45-yard field goal by Jacob Borcila to make it 45-3 OSU with 3:50 to play in the third quarter.

The Cowboys answered with a drive that ended early in the fourth quarter, going 82 yards in 10 plays, with Illingworth passing to John Paul Richardson for a 2-yard touchdown to make it 52-3 with 14:28 to play.

The OSU defense got the ball back when Nick Session intercepted Miles Kendrick and returned it 27 yards to the KU 13-yard line.

That led to a 26-yard field goal by Alex Hale to give the Cowboys a 55-3 lead with 10:54 to play.

OSU held Kansas to just 144 total yards and the Jayhawks had just seven first downs, none in the first half.

OSU has won 12 straight over Kansas.

The Jayhawks have lost 56 straight Big 12 road games and 59 in a row away from Lawrence.

The Cowboys improved to 7-1 overall, 4-1 in Big 12 play.

OSU visits West Virginia next Saturday.

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