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After a three-game homestand, the Kansas Jayhawks will be on the road. Kansas and the Oklahoma Sooners will face off in a Big 12 battle at noon ET on Saturday at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
The Jayhawks came within a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs last week, but they wound up with a 38-31 loss. A silver lining for Kansas was the play of QB Jason Bean, who passed for four TDs and 262 yards on 24 attempts in addition to picking up 34 yards on the ground. Bean’s performance made up for a slower game against the Iowa State Cyclones two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, there’s no need to mince words: Oklahoma lost to the Texas Longhorns last week, and they lost bad. The score wound up at 49 to nothing. Oklahoma was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 28 to nothing. QB Davis Beville had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw one interception with only 3.17 yards per passing attempt.
Kansas is expected to lose this next one by 9. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0-1 against the spread when expected to lose.
The Jayhawks are now 5-1 while the Sooners sit at 3-3. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Kansas ranks 13th in the nation when it comes to thrown interceptions, with only two on the season. Oklahoma is completely their equal: they also come into the matchup with two thrown interceptions. So expect both teams to feel comfortable airing the ball out.
A game of its own today. @CoachVenables | #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/vdXq7EvZp0
Final from Norman. pic.twitter.com/lHal6LmUgZ
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Final: #Sooners 52, Kansas 42
And the #Sooners are in the victory formation.
Mims recovers it.
Here comes the onside kick.
Touchdown Jayhawks. Bean to Fairchild again. pic.twitter.com/6otync7DFF
Bean to Fairchild, 9-yard touchdown.
Kansas moves right downfield. First-and-goal.
Zach Schmit adds a 37-yard field goal. #Sooners 52, Kansas 35
It’s good 🙌@zach_schmit39 | #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/Mwrz5vbYUe
Oklahoma has another first down inside the 30.
Gabriel completes to Gray down to the Kansas 43.
Back to action here in Norman, Stoops is the ball carrier for about nine.
First Jayhawk TD for @Ky_Thomas
14-point game with 10:33 to play. pic.twitter.com/VGk0OLhi0A
This time Ky Thomas is in easily. It’s 49-35.
A pair of runs are stopped, and Kansas now has third-and-goal at the 1.
Bean keeps and is down to the 2. First-and-goal.
Barnes bumped into Gabriel, who fumbled, and Kansas recovers. That was a weird play.
Third down, and Gabriel again finds Stoops for a fresh set of downs.
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End of Q3. pic.twitter.com/b6qxZYAg8B
That is the end of the third quarter. #Sooners 49, Kansas 28
Third-and-9 for Kansas at its own 49. It’ll now be third-and-14 after a false start.
B. Willis with the tightrope TD‼️@Bwillis_11 | #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/MhQJ5c1Wzl
Gabriel to Willis, who spun and stayed inbounds on the near sideline for a touchdown.
Behind the chains, the #Sooners come up with a couple huge plays to pick it up. Gabriel to Wease on third down.
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