NORMAN Okla. (KSNT) – The Oklahoma offense could not be contained as they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 52-42 in Norman, Oklahoma, on Saturday.
The Jayhawks’ defense gave up 701 total yards to the Sooners, including 487 yards in the first half alone.
This was quarterback Jason Bean’s first starting game after Jalon Daniel’s injury during the TCU game last week. Bean completed 16 of his 27 passes for 265 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
The game was filled with offense from start to finish. The Sooners and Jayhawks traded a pair of first quarter touchdowns to make it 14-14 after one. The second quarter is when Oklahoma began to pull away. Four more touchdowns were scored before halftime but three of them were by the home team. KU trailed 35-21 at the midway point.
Oklahoma outscored Kansas by seven again in the third quarter to take a three touchdown lead into the fourth. The ‘Hawks made things interesting in the fourth when they pulled within ten points on a Ky Thomas touchdown. However, Kansas never truly threatened for the lead down the stretch.
Oklahoma gets its first conference win of the season and improves to 4-3 overall.
It’s the second loss in a row for Kansas football, which falls to 5-2 on the year. KU is 2-2 in Big 12 play.
The Jayhawks will move on to play at Baylor next Saturday.
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