A thirty minute weather delay at the onset of the game made the field in Lawrence, Kansas a bit sloppy. Oklahoma made insured that the play on the field was sloppy. A rash of injuries on the offense, a potential lack of focus on the defense, and one of the more talented running backs in the conference made for an extremely uncomfortable opening quarter.
Kansas took a 7-0 lead with three minutes and some change remaining in the opening frame when Daylon Charlot caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Carter Stanley. It was the first time Oklahoma had trailed all season and the first time the Sooners had surrendered points in the opening quarter of a game.
The deficit didn’t last long as Trey Sermon would hit paydirt from from two yards out to tie the game. Midway though the second quarter Jalen Hurts put the Sooners up for good with a one-yard run of his own. From there the Sooners settled down a bit on their way to an eventual 45-20 win.
- The defense was stretched but we should slow down just a little bit in criticism. Yes, there are things that need to be addressed with this defensive performance but keep in mind that after going down 7-0 the Sooners built a 43-7 lead. The defense played a huge role in that by not surrendering anymore points until garbage time.
- Not having Kennedy Brooks hurt. Trey Sermon was good but you could tell Oklahoma missed the big play ability that Brooks brings to the table.
- Rhamondre Stevenson is a beast. He was Oklahoma’s leading rusher, going for 109 yards and a touchdown on just five carries.
- The Sooners need the offensive line to be healthy as quickly as possible.
We’ve got more post game coverage coming your way but for right now enjoy being 5-0. Let’s start the Texas hate now!
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