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Kansas vs. Oklahoma: Sooners win blowout

Charlie Weis' team was a huge underdog for good reason, as the Jayhawks were dominated in every facet of the game in a 52-7 loss on Saturday.

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Kansas fans react to loss to Oklahoma

The Kansas Jayhawks faced one of the best teams in the country on Saturday in the Oklahoma Sooners, and to the surprise of few, they lost handily. But there are always pluses and minuses to take away.


Stoops: Kansas game 'got a little boring'

Last night's blowout victory for the Oklahoma Sooners over the Kansas Jayhawks was obviously a mismatch. Bob Stoops, the Sooners' head coach, didn't mind saying so after the game.

In a move that you rarely see, Stoops took the chance to kick Kansas while they were down by commenting on how "boring" the game was from his perspective.

"Overall, it was a pretty business-like four quarters for us. They didn't come in and do a whole lot," Stoops said. "We just played. It got a little boring, but we just played our base defense most of the night and just played ball."

Boring is one way to put it. After all, a 52-7 final score isn't fun for anyone to watch, but apparently even for the opposing coach who was hoping that his players would see more given the amount that they practiced for.

"We worked on Kansas the whole week," Stoops said. "That's what I told our players. I said, ‘We work Kansas all week.' Obviously, we think they're a formidable opponent."

It's a sad statement for Kansas football and perhaps one of sportsmanship for Oklahoma. Then again, the blowout says all that Stoops really needed to say.


Sooners praise special teams in win over Kansas

Oklahoma blew out the Jayhawks on Saturday with a punt-return touchdown and 100-yard kickoff return.


Kansas vs. Oklahoma final: Sooners win 52-7

The No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners picked up their third win in Big 12 play, easily dispatching the Kansas Jayhawks, 52-7. The Sooners offense moved the ball at will, scoring seven touchdowns, including four in the second quarter alone. Landry Jones completed 20 of his 29 passes for 300 yards, and threw for three touchdowns. Kenny Stills led all Oklahoma receivers with six receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown.

Redshirt freshman Mike Cummings was ineffective in his first start for the Jayhawks, going 10-21 for 110 yards while throwing two interceptions. Running back James Sims proved to be the lone bright spot for the Kansas offense, collecting 153 total yards and a rushing touchdown.

Box Score Hero: Sooner quarterback Landry Jones, who threw efficiently for 300 yards. Jones went 20 for 29, tossing three touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Rankings Ramifications: Oklahoma was expected to blow out and Kansas and they did. The Sooners could rise one spot to No. 8 in the polls, with South Carolina falling to Florida.

But Did They Cover? The Sooners were 35½ point favorites, covering the spread by ten points.

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Sooners rolling through 3 quarters, lead 52-0

The No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners continue to dominate on both sides of the ball, leading the Kansas Jayhawks 52-0 after three quarters in Norman on Saturday night.

The Sooners carried a 38-0 lead into the second half, with Roy Finch instantly adding to the lead thanks to a 100-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff of the third quarter.

Following a quick three-and-out by Kansas, quarterback Landry Jones was perfect on an 86-yard drive that took just 2:43 off the clock. Jones would end the drive with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Trey Millard, giving the Sooners a 52-0 lead just five minutes into the second half.

The Sooners have allowed just 217 yards on offense in the game to Kansas, who currently sit at the bottom of the Big 12 standings. Landry Jones is 20-of-29 for 300 yards in the game with three touchdowns, while Damien Williams is leading the Oklahoma rushing attack with 44 yards on the ground on eight carries. The Sooners have eight different players with a reception in the game.


Jayhawks trail No. 9 Sooners 17-0

The Kansas Jayhawks already trail the No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners 17-0 early in the second quarter.


Crist, Cummings to split QB time against Sooners

The Kansas Jayhawks were hoping Dayne Crist and Charlie Weis could work magic from the outset of their first year in Lawrence. They're both learning that things don't quite work out as you hope sometimes, especially when the reclamation project known as Kansas football is so far behind.

Crist himself hasn't been the revelation at quarterback that Kansas fans hoped for. In fact, he's starting to lose time to freshman quarterback Michael Cummings as the season goes on. That will continue tonight against Oklahoma as the Jayhawks look for their first Big 12 victory under Weis.

Quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus says that both quarterbacks will be ready and that they are both going to be team players no matter how things work out.

"For what Dayne's been through and all that, Dayne's a competitor," Powlus said. "He wants to play. He wants to play every play and he doesn't want to come off the field. If he's not on the field, he'll be supportive. He'll be engaged, which he was (against Oklahoma State). Anything other than that, I'd be disappointed if that was the case."

For the sake of success, it will be better if Kansas sticks with one guy. That's a good sign that something is working right, for once, on the field.

If the story after the game is about how both got playing time against Oklahoma, then it will likely be in a losing scenario.


Landry Jones' NFL Draft stock is inconsistent

Landry Jones should have his best shot at padding his stats today against the Kansas Jayhawks. Unfortunately he's going to need a strong performance as Oklahoma readies for Charlie Weis and company just to turn around his plummeting draft stock as he also looks beyond college to life as a pro quarterback in the NFL.

Jones was once believed to be among the top quarterbacks available coming out for the 2012 NFL Draft. But he never put it together in his junior and decided to come back to college for another go-around. Unfortunately Jones hasn't done much to improve on his inconsistent reputation.

Todd McShay, ESPN's draft analyst, recently took some time out to discuss his take on Jones and the upcoming draft. The end results were not good:

Bottom line is I've never seen a quarterback with his ability and his potential be so inconsistent with his confidence in the pocket. That's the whole thing. I mean, there are times when he gets back there and he gets to the top of his drop. He knows where he wants to go with the ball with his initial reads and he delivers a strike.

But there are a lot of times he gets back there and the defense isn't showing what he expected, and you can just see he gets the happy feet, if you will. He's not comfortable. He drifts inside the pocket. You can almost - it's almost like if you're watching someone experience a panic attack, and that doesn't work.


Oklahoma favored by five touchdowns over Kansas

Oklahoma is favored by 35 points over Kansas


Kansas vs. Oklahoma: Jayhawks hope for upset

Charlie Weis' team will be huge underdogs when they travel to Norman on Saturday.

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