Sooners Shocked In Loss At Kansas State

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Oklahoma's football team had major defensive problems and committed a crucial special teams turnover and were upset by Kansas State 48-41 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday afternoon.

The loss  ended OU's 22-game winning streak in true road games and ended a 14-game winning streak in the state of Kansas and seven in a row at Kansas State.

The OU defense gave up 426 total yards, and didn't force a turnover, while the Sooners had two turnovers of their own, both of which resulted in Wildcat touchdowns.

Kansas State had 213 yards rushing and 213 passing.

The Sooners got the ball to start the game and Jalen Hurts passed deep to Charleston Rambo for a gain of 33 yards on the first snap from scrimmage.

OU couldn't get another first down however, and settled for a 44-yard field goal by Gabe Brkic to make it 3-0 with 13:21 to play in the first quarter.

After holding K-State to a punt after three downs, Oklahoma got their first touchdown on the next possession.

Hurts found Nick Basquine on a flea flicker for a gain of 68 yards on a flea flicker after a lateral to CeeDee Lamb.

That set up a 10-yard touchdown run by Hurts, who pushed a pile of players into the end zone from two yards out to give OU a 10-0 lead with 9:21 to play in the first quarter.

The Wildcats responded with a ball control drive of 84 yards in 10 plays, capped by a 4-yard touchdown run by Skylar Thompson to cut the OU lead to 10-7 with 4:07 to play in the first quarter.

Oklahoma responded with a 6-play, 72-yard drive, capped by a 7-yard touchdown run by Hurts to put the Sooners up 17-7 with 1:58 to play in the first quarter.

Kansas State came back with their own touchdown drive, going 70 yards in 10 plays, with Joshua Youngblood scoring on a 4-yard touchdown run.

OU defensive back Parnell Motley was ejected on the play for kicking a K-State player, and it was 17-14 Sooners with 12:12 to play in the second quarter.

The Sooners next drive bogged down inside the K-State 10-yard line and they had to settle for a 25-yard field goal by Brkic to make it 20-14 with 7:26 to play in the first half.

Kansas State answered with a 35-yard field goal by Blake Lynch to cut OU's lead to 20-17 with 1:22 left in the half.

Oklahoma tried some trickery on the next possession, with Hurts lateraling to receiver Nick Basquine, who passed, but had the ball dropped by Charleston Rambo and intercepted by A.J. Parker, who returned it to the OU 14-yard line.

Three plays later, Thompson kept for a 14-yard touchdown to give the Wildcats a 24-20 lead with 23 seconds left in the first half.

Oklahoma wasn't done in the half, though, as Hurts passed deep to Rambo for a gain of 37 yards.

That set up a 50-yard field by Brkic to end the half and OU trailed at halftime 24-23.

Kansas State opened the second half by marching to a 37-yard field goal by Lynch and it was 27-23 Wildcats with 11:01 to play in the third quarter.

The Wildcats forced an OU punt, and Reeves Mundschau punted just 19 yards, giving K-State the ball at the OU 46-yard line

It took the 'Cats just four plays to score, with Thompson scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run to make it 34-23 with 7:31 left.

On the ensuing kickoff, T.J. Pledger fumbled and the Wildcats recovered at the OU 25-yard line.

Four plays later, K-State punched it in again on a 3-yard touchdown run by Thompson and it was 41-23 with 5:34 to play in the third quarter.

Thompson had four rushing touchdowns and 39 yards on the ground, and he was 18-for-28 passing for 213 yards.

Oklahoma once again went three and out and K-State went 73 yards in 10 plays, with James Gilbert scoring from 2 yards out to make it 48-23 with 12:54 to play.

Gilbert had 105 yards rushing on 13 carries.

The Sooners offense finally made a play on the first play of the ensuing possession, as Hurts passed over the middle to CeeDee Lamb, who weaved through the Wildcats defense for a 70-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 48-30 with 12:32 to play.

Hurts was 19-for-26 for 395 yards and that touchdown.

Lamb caught 5 passes for 135 yards.

Oklahoma's defense finally got a stop and forced a punt.

The OU offense then marched 90 yards in 10 plays, with Hurts sneaking in from a yard out for the score.

Hurts finished with 96 yards rushing on 19 carries and had 3 touchdowns.

Hurts threw to Lamb for the 2-point conversion and it was 48-38 Wildcats with 5:36 to play.

OU forced a K-State punt after three downs and got the ball back.

The Sooners moved into field goal range and got a 39-yarder from Brkic with 1:45 left to make it 48-41 Wildcats.

Brkic tried onside kick, and Brayden Willis recovered a deflected ball in K-State territory.

On replay review, it was determined Trejan Bridges had touched the ball just before it passed the required 10 yards and Kansas State was given the ball and ran out the clock to end it.

Oklahoma's 41 points marks the second most the Sooners have scored in a loss in a regular season game in school history.

OU had won seven in a row over the Wildcats in Manhattan and four straight overall vs. Kansas State.

Today's game was the 100th meeting between the two teams.

The Sooners fall to 7-1 on the season, 4-1 in Big 12 play.

OU is off next weekend, then hosts Iowa State on November 9.



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