Oklahoma State’s football players sat at Stillwater Regional Airport for 5 1/2 hours Friday afternoon/evening, waiting for their replacement charter jet to arrive.
The Kansas Jayhawks hung with the Oklahoma State Cowboys early, before watching OSU run away in the second half. The final score was 48-14 in favor of the Cowboys.
Call it slow death. After being rocked so many times this season by rapid fire, the Kansas University football team on Saturday suffered through a sluggish and methodical 48-14 beatdown by No. 12 Oklahoma State at Memorial Stadium.
Kale Pick was trying his hardest to catch up.
From the opening play on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, the Kansas University football team’s offense screamed, “Let me entertain you; let me make you smile.” It amounted to a big tease.
Kansas coach Turner Gill talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 48-14 loss to Oklahoma State on Nov. 20, 2010.
After staying competitive for a half, the Kansas football team collapsed in the final 30 minutes of a 48-14 loss to No. 10 Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
The Jayhawks trailed 20-14 at halftime before a pair of special teams miscues set them back.
Jacob Branstetter's 47-yard field goal was blocked early in the third quarter, and later, KU had a punt blocked for the third time this year. OSU's Michael Harrison returned it five yards for a touchdown.
KU's defense couldn't slow the Cowboys' high-powered offense, allowing 584 total yards.
OSU's Brandon Weeden completed 31 of 43 passes for 389 yards and three touchdowns.
Justin Blackmon had 10 catches for 130 yards and a score, while Kendall Hunter also rushed 22 times for 105 yards and a TD.
KU quarterback Quinn Mecham completed 13 of 23 passes for 138 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. He was replaced by Jordan Webb in the fourth quarter, who completed 6 of 9 passes for 36 yards.
James Sims led KU's rushers with 17 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown.
KU (3-8) will end its season with an 11:30 a.m. game on Nov. 20 against Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Oklahoma State’s defense ranks 85th overall and has given up an average of 408 yards per game. Of that total, 141 have come on the ground. The Jayhawks have started to have success on the ground in recent weeks, but suffered a setback against Nebraska, when they ran it 34 times for just 72 yards.
For the past few seasons, several of the 20 seniors on the Kansas University football roster suited up with names on the backs of their jerseys but faces unknown.