Not many teams have gone into Norman and beaten Bob Stoops. Only one has done it back-to-back.
Oklahoma made sure to end Kansas State’s surprising streak on their home turf by denying a third straight win thanks to a strong aerial attack in a 38-17 win on Saturday afternoon.
The Sooners’ three-headed monster in the offensive backfield put together another impressive effort against a normally stingy Wildcats defense. Quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns but remarkably didn’t even have the best QB rating on the day. That would belong to running back Joe Mixon, who threw for a 26 yard score and caught another in the first half, to go with a 88 yard outing on the ground.
Fellow tailback Samaje Perine also found the end zone through the air but was injured prior to halftime and did not return.
Wideout Dede Westbrook continued to look like a Biletnikoff Award finalist despite not starting the game (no reason was given). He wound up getting back into action on the Sooners’ third offensive snap of the game though and finished with nine catches for 184 yards and three touchdowns — the last of which went from 88 to seal the blowout victory.
Kansas State’s offense did look threatening several times during the contest but just couldn’t get anything going in the second half after quarterback Jesse Ertz left with an injury and struggled to run the ball.
The win keeps Oklahoma undefeated in the Big 12 and allows them to keep pace with both West Virginia and Baylor in the standings. The Sooners have taken their lumps to some very good teams in the non-conference schedule but it certainly appears they are finding their stride in league play and are starting to look like the most dangerous team in the Big 12 as we hit the halfway mark of the season.