Facing a Heisman trophy contender and a top-10 team is no small feat, meaning Kansas had its hands full before the game even kicked off.
The bloodbath some may have expected Saturday out of a matchup pitting offensive guru and Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, his latest Heisman Trophy-aspiring quarterback, Jalen Hurts, and the No. 6 Sooners against an overmatched Kansas team didn’t turn out obscenely gory.
Even under the best of circumstances, Kansas was facing a daunting task when it welcomed sixth-ranked Oklahoma to town.
Following a 45-20 loss to No. 6 Oklahoma, Kansas football coach Les Miles had no interest in revisiting the departure of former senior running back Khalil Herbert.
With a 25-point home loss to No. 6 Oklahoma still taking up space in their minds, Kansas football players and head coach Les Miles didn’t really have any momentum to cling to while heading into their first bye week of the season. However, receiver Stephon Robinson provided one positive development the Jayhawks (2-4 overall, 0-3 Big 12) can take with them into the second half of the season.