Spencer Rattler throws 243 yards and two touchdowns, Oklahoma overturns two important calls after a video review, and sixth-placed Suners have one minute left to thwart Kansas State University 37-31 on Saturday. Recovered onside kick with strong.
Kennedy Brooks added a 91-yard rush and touchdown, and Jeremiah Hall reached the end zone twice. The Snurs (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) overcame numerous penalties on the attack line and defeated the Wildcats for the first time. In 3 trials.
Skyler Thompson recovered from a knee injury and threw 320 yards and 3 scores at Wildcats (3-2, 0-2). Deuce Vaughn rushed 51 yards to score 10 catches with 104 yards, and Malik Knowles returned a 93-yard kick in the touchdown, scoring the final margin with 1:20 remaining.
Early in the second half, Sooners had to sweat two video reviews.
Initially, it happened when Kansas recovered an onside kick that ended 27-10 in the third quarter, and referee Kevin Hassel confirmed that the ball had moved 10 yards. That was possible, but Sooners tried to play again, and kicker Ty Zentner accidentally kicked the ball twice-he did. Illegal contact gave Oklahoma the ball.
The second review was done after Wildcats regained the ball 27-17 for the fourth time. Laundry Weber was determined to have caught a pass that converted to 4 down, but the ball apparently hit the ground, overturning another play.
Hall won his second TD with a shovel pass a few minutes later to help Oklahoma clear up the game.
Thompson hasn’t played since he hurt his knee when trying to block Bourne against southern Illinois in the second game of the season. Coach Chris Kleeman said it was “unlikely” for his star to play against the Snurs, but it turned out to be fairly certain during the warm-up.
Wildcats moved the ball efficiently for the first time in a few weeks, centered on seniors in 6th grade. Then, back-up running back Jacardia Wright cleared the ball and finished his first drive, then reached the end zone minutes later, taking a 7-3 lead. This is the only one in the game.
The Suners replied that the hole ended with a short TD run on a 75-yard drive, and the team exchanged field goals in half-time, leaving Oklahoma with a 13-10 lead-and each team’s Panther was a little bored. ..
In fact, no one punted until Oklahoma forced a pun in the middle of the third quarter.
At that point, Ratler had already led Sooners 75 yards into another touchdown. They didn’t even face the third on the drive. And when Wildcats forced three downs in the next series, Ratler hit Drake Stoops 20 yards in the first down and connected with Michael Woods in the next play to lead 27-10.
Despite allowing three force-down conversions, Oklahoma squeezed another close quarters, penalizing 10 at 85 yards and putting the ball on the ground twice. The Snurs have regained both fumbles.
Kansas State University got a big lift from Thompson in the attack, but the defense struggled to get off the field again. Oklahoma faced a seven-thirds down, converted four and scored 6-6 in the red zone.
Oklahoma will head to Dallas next Saturday to face Texas on the Red River shootout.
Kansas State University will be closed next week before playing at Iowa State University on October 16th.
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