Sooners Whip Wildcats With Homecoming Rout

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Oklahoma's football team scored on their first nine possessions and beat Kansas State 51-14 on Saturday at Owen Field in Norman.

OU quarterback Kyler Murray was once again impressive, throwing for three touchdowns and running for another while accounting for 398 yards of total offense.

The Sooners took the opening kickoff and went 69 yards in 7 plays to a score, with Kyler Murray passing to a wide open Grant Calcaterra for a 35-yard touchdown pass to make it 7-0 OU with 12:56 to play in the first quarter.

After forcing K-State to punt after three downs, Oklahoma got more points on their second possession.

A 22-yard run by Trey Sermon set up a 32-yard field goal by Austin Seibert to give the Sooners a 10-0 lead with 7:30 to play in the first quarter.

After another OU defensive stop, the Sooners got a big play, as Murray threw to a wide open CeeDee Lamb for an 82-yard touchdown to extend Oklahoma's lead to 17-0 with 1:35 to play in the first quarter.

Kansas State put together their first scoring drive in response, eating up more than 7 minutes of the clock on a 14-play, 75-yard drive, with Skylar Thompson scoring on a five-yard run to cut OU's lead to 17-7 with 9:31 to play in the second quarter.

The Sooners answered, going on a 75-yard drive in 7 plays, with Kennedy Brooks scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run on an option pitch from Murray to extend OU's lead to 24-7 with 7:29 to play in the first half.

Oklahoma marched 90 yards on their next possession in eight plays, with Murray keeping on option play for a 9-yard touchdown to make it 31-7 with 2:15 to play in the second quarter.

Kansas State's Isaiah Zuber fumbled on the ensuing kickoff and Jordan Parker of OU recovered at the K-State 22-yard line.

That set up a 27-yard field goal by Seibert to make it 34-7 Oklahoma with 22 seconds left in the first half.

OU stopped K-State on the first possession of the second half, then used another big play to extend the lead.

Brooks scored on an 86-yard touchdown run down the right sideline to make it 41-7 Sooners with 12:29 to play in the third quarter.

Brooks had 94 yards rushing on just 5 carries.

OU kept the scoring streak going on their next possession, with Murray passing to Lamb for a 57-yard touchdown to cap a 73-yard, 5 play drive, giving the Sooners a 48-7 lead with 8:20 to play in the third quarter.

Lamb had 4 catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns.

Murray left the game after that drive, finishing 19-for-24 passing for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns, plus rushed 5 times for 46 yards and a score.

Austin Kendall replaced Murray at quarterback and led OU to a field goal early in the 4th quarter, with Seibert making a 22-yard field goal to make it 51-7 Sooners with 12:57 to play in the fourth quarter.

With OU's second team defense in, K-State marched to a score, with Justin Silmon scoring on a 9-yard touchdown run to cut the Oklahoma lead to 51-14 with 9:54 to play.

OU outgained Kansas State in total yards, 702 to 245.

Oklahoma finished with 322 yards rushing.

The Sooners won their fourth straight game over Kansas State, improving to 7-1 on the season, 4-1 in Big 12 play.

OU visits Texas Tech next Saturday.

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