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Oklahoma defeats Kansas, 52-7

  • 6:05 p.m., Oct. 20, 2012
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK

FINAL: No. 10 Oklahoma overwhelms KU, 52-7

No. 10 Oklahoma's offense scored on its first six possessions while also adding a pair of special teams touchdowns, showing its dominance early and often in a 52-7 victory over Kansas on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla.

KU's best opportunity to make the game competitive came late in the first quarter.

Following an OU fumble, the Jayhawks took over at the Sooners' 11-yard line trailing 10-0.

KU quarterback Dayne Crist threw behind a wide-open Tre' Parmalee on first down — Parmalee fell down after making the catch for a one-yard loss — then two plays later, Crist fumbled following a sack, with OU's Casey Walker recovering and returning it 45 yards to the KU 28.

From there, the rout was on.

In the second quarter, OU's Justin Brown returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown to make it 31-0, then the Sooners' Roy Finch returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score to start the second half to push his team's lead to 45-0.

It was the first time in Oklahoma history that the Sooners returned both a kickoff and punt for touchdown in the same game.

Both of KU's quarterbacks struggled.

Michael Cummings, who played in the first two series, was 10-for-21 for 111 yards with two interceptions. Crist, who alternated in throughout the game, was 3-for-6 for 13 yards with the costly fumble.

James Sims led KU in rushing with 28 carries for 102 yards and KU's only TD — a one-yard plunge with 3:11 left in the fourth quarter.

KU (1-6) will play host to Texas at 11 a.m. on Oct. 27.

Box score

KU coach Charlie Weis postgame audio

Photo gallery

Game Balls & Gassers

Game Balls

Junior Josh Ford, an exceptional special-teams player, rocked Justin Brown into fumbling a punt that Victor Simmons recovered for KU at the OU 11.

• James Sims rushed for 102 yards, surpassing 100 yards for the third week in a row.

Gassers

• Dayne Crist for badly missing an easy pass that would have gone for a touchdown on first down from the 11 and for getting sacked and fumbling the ball away on third down of the same series.

• Kicker Nick Prolago for missing a 30-yard field goal attempt.

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter

7:41 - Mike Hunnicutt 37 field goal. Oklahoma's first drive nearly resulted in an easy touchdown pass from Landry Jones to fullback Trey Millard, but Millard dropped a pass down the seam allowing KU to hold on the next two plays to force the field goal try. Had Millard caught the pass, he would've walked in untouched. Instead, OU settled for three. The drive covered 53 yards in eight plays and 2:50, but probably seemed like a moral victory of sorts for KU's defense, which entered the game ranked 13th in the country in red zone defense. (OU 3, KU 0).

3:49 - Kenny Stills 44 pass from Landry Jones. Hunnicutt kick. The Sooners responded to KU's second punt of the game with a four-play, 87-yard drive that took just 58 seconds and featured a perfectly throw touchdown pass from Jones to his favorite target. KU sophomore JaCorey Shepherd had tight coverage on Stills, but it didn't matter, as Jones placed the ball perfectly into his receiver's hands near the back of the end zone. (OU 10, KU 0).

Second Quarter

12:29 - Blake Bell 1 run. Hunnicutt kick. A Dayne Crist fumble deep inside Oklahoma territory was returned 45 yards by OU defensive tackle Casey Walker. Seven plays and 3:17 later, the Sooners capped off the 28-yard drive with a TD run from the Belldozer. Although the Jayhawks started with their backs against the wall, senior linebacker Tunde Bakare delivered a big-time hit on Bell two plays before the touchdown, standing him up and driving him back. The play resulted in a first down, though, and OU added to its lead. (OU 17, KU 0).

10:04 - Justin Brown 90 punt return. Hunnicutt kick. KU again picked up a couple of first downs with Cummings at QB, but the drive stalled after that and OU's dynamic return man took Ron Doherty's fourth punt back to the end zone, diving to the pile-on as KU's Marquis Jackson charged toward him to push him out of bounds. (OU 24, KU 0).

5:12 - Damien Williams 4 run. Hunnicutt kick. The Sooners capitalized on an ill-advised throw by Cummings with an interception by Javon Harris and then traveled 47 yards in eight plays and 2:36 to blow things open. The drive featured a 32-yard pass from Jones to Stills on first down, but the play was overturned by replay. Two plays later, Jones hit freshman wide receiver Sterling Shepard for 31 yards and a first down. (OU 31, KU 0).

1:12 - Sterling Shepard 9 pass from Jones. Hunnicutt kick. As the KU offense continued to struggle, the OU offense kept pouring it on. Jump-started by a 41-yard run by Brennan Clay on first down, the Sooners marched 76 yards in seven plays and 1:13 to score for the sixth time in six offensive drives. (OU 38, KU 0).

Third Quarter

14:47 - Roy Finch 100 kickoff return. Hunnicutt kick. Finch returned the opening kickoff of the second half from goal line to goal line without being touched. What else can you say? (OU 45, KU 0).

9:53 - Trey Millard 25 pass from Jones. Hunnicutt kick. If there were a way to stop the Sooners' offense on Saturday night, the Jayhawks never found it. OU rolled to its seventh touchdown from a seventh different player with a six-play, 86 yard drive in 2:43. (OU 52, KU 0).

Fourth Quarter

3:11 - James Sims 1 run. Nick Prolago kick. Backed by a heavy dose of Sims and Tony Pierson, the Jayhawks finally cracked the scoreboard after a long and methodical fourth-quarter drive that covered 80 yards in 19 plays and 10:22. (OU 52, KU 7).

Join the post game discussion

Live coverage (Ended October 20, 2012 at 9:23 p.m.)

Aircapjay

Weis thanks Stoops for not running the score to 150.

Chad Sandwell

ku wins 4th quarter. A little something to build on.

FINAL
Kansas 7
Oklahoma 52

Jesse Newell

Three runs run out the clock.

Cody Riedy

Throw it deep. Let's try and score again.

Aircapjay

Camera on Weis. Reporter says "how big is this game?" Ha!

Boulderhawk in reply to Seth Nesmith

You don't have to say you are a fan. You don't sound like one.

Pepper_bar

Well, this could have been worse.

Chad Sandwell

not that ou offense is exactly putting forth maximum effort but another nice defensive series....No quit.

Aircapjay

I bet Stoops wished ND was still coached by Weis.

Seth Nesmith

fox coverage goes from klein heisman talk to ku v ou highlights, lmfao

Kufaninflorida

Touchdown

Cody Riedy

ESPN says 27 carries for 97 yds, Foxsports says 28 for 99 yrds

Kent Wells in reply to Jesse Newell

28/99??????

Seth Nesmith

at least jesse can say he is a reporter, we have to say we are fans, we would be last in conference usa, no one should be subjected to having to watch ku football

Jesse Newell in reply to Chad Sandwell

Play-by-play is a little behind here, so he might have a few more.

Chad Sandwell in reply to Jesse Newell

thanks

Jesse Newell in reply to Jesse Newell

Sorry 19/90.

Seth Nesmith

99 luft red balloons

Duane Rice

98

Jesse Newell in reply to Chad Sandwell

19/80.

Kent Wells

Sims has 99

Cody Riedy

Sims has 97 yds

Bigsav777

Never quit good job fellas

Pepper_bar

KU winning the fourth quarter!

Kent Wells

Here comes the biggest come back ever!

Chad Sandwell

jesse, is sims over 100 yet?

Duane Rice

This is why you keep watchin.

Seth Nesmith

i think i see charlie's chest hairs

Kent Wells

Oops. Someone beat me to that one...

03:11 left in Fourth Quarter
Kansas 7
Oklahoma 52

Jesse Newell

Prolago adds the extra point.

Pepper_bar

Nice long drive here

Gabriel Engeland

Yes! Now time for the onside.

Duane Rice

once again weis doesnt call for the review.

Chad Sandwell

Nice drive.....well executed

Seth Nesmith

touchdonw!

Jesse Newell

Sims with a one-yard TD run.

Boulderhawk in reply to Chad Sandwell

+1

Kent Wells

Crist looks like he is ready to come in for a turnover if needed.

Pepper_bar in reply to Aircapjay

Hahaha, Aircapjay, I laughed.

Chad Sandwell in reply to Aircapjay

give it up dude....stop the hatin'

Jesse Newell

Sims with a first down inside the 5.

Aircapjay

Crist looks like he is ready to come in and fumble the ball.

Seth Nesmith in reply to Pepper_bar

thats funny stuff right there

Pepper_bar

Gotta score on this drive, something to build on

Chad Sandwell

i like what we are doing...a little momentum on offense....a little cofidence booster...building for next week

Seth Nesmith

remember when it was 14-7 at ksu

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Yep, that's what I thought. Weirdest and dumbest move ever.

Jesse Newell

Sims still running hard.

Jesse Newell in reply to Lajayhawk

Looked it up ...

"The Jayhawks won Saturday's opening coin toss and deferred their choice to the second half. Baylor, meanwhile, chose to kick off, giving the Jayhawks the ball to start both halves."

Kufaninflorida in reply to Houstonhawkgirl23

There is nothing wrong with being single...LOL...

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Ah! Jesse, I had to jump back on as I remember what happened.... We had won the toss, but deferred to the second half. Then Baylor chose to kickoff to start the game....

Chad Sandwell

looks like everyone has taken the 4th quarter off.

Chad Sandwell

fwiw, it would be nice if fox sports wouldn't show the same commercials every single break....i am going to have this song in my head for the next 3 days.

Jesse Newell

KU will start at its own 20 after the OU punt.

Chad Sandwell

nice defensive series.

Jesse Newell

Harris with his second pick. Cummings also with his second interception.

Chad Sandwell

ok, let's win the 4th quarter....have some pride...and something to take into the Texas game. I hate Texas almost as much as K-state and Mizzou.

Duane Rice in reply to Jesse Newell

i remember the Eicklof for hiesman signs.

Chad Sandwell

i remember the one he kicked against kstate in lawrence back in 90...that was a bomb...wasn't he a pre-season all-american his senior year?

Kent Wells

Someone needs to take that shot of Baby Jay and photoshop in a bottle of Scotch!

00:00 left in Third Quarter
Kansas 0
Oklahoma 52

Jesse Newell

Jones checks out 19-for-28 for 291 yards with three passing TDs.

Jesse Newell in reply to Chad Sandwell

Yeah, he could kick the long ones.

Chad Sandwell

thanks jesse.....help me i think that Dan Eicklof was the best kicker since the early 90s? Any thoughts on that?

00:31 left in Third Quarter
Kansas 0
Oklahoma 52

Jesse Newell

KU will start at its own 24.

Kent Wells in reply to Lajayhawk

Later, LA

Lajayhawk

Alright. I think I gotta call it a night on here. See you guys next week.

Lawkan

I think he might still be getting paid by ND too.

Marc Buehler

embarrassing! we couldn't beat a 9th grade team

Aircapjay

He is over paid at $2.50 an hour.

Jesse Newell in reply to Chad Sandwell

5-for-11 now.

Aircapjay in reply to Phil Leister

Million. You know what I mean. I so mad I can't type.

Kent Wells in reply to Lajayhawk

Good man. Teach that boy!!!!!!!!!!

Kent Wells

Actually, multiply that by 5 years. Guaranteed!

Phil Leister in reply to Aircapjay

He's vastly underpaid if you ask me. $2.50? I make more than that in a hour

Chad Sandwell

jesse, what is our fg% this year,,,,worst season I can ever remember for ku kickers?

Lajayhawk in reply to Kent Wells

Pshh. What does that teach him?

Jesse Newell

Jones officially subbed out of the game for Bell.

Aircapjay

At least Charlie has a $2.5 salary to go home to.

Kent Wells in reply to Lajayhawk

Did you let him win?

Kevin Heath

hey, at least we didn't fumble

Pepper_bar

Yuck.

02:06 left in Third Quarter
Kansas 0
Oklahoma 52

Jesse Newell

OU to start at its own 20.

Chad Sandwell

missed fg

Jesse Newell

Prolago misses the 30-yard field goal wide right.

Jesse Newell in reply to Pepper_bar

Deal. Agree.

Lajayhawk

My 2-year-old just made me play race cars. Guess he wanted the pain to stop as well....

Jesse Newell

Nick Prolago on to try to break up the shutout.

Pepper_bar in reply to Jesse Newell

I absolutely give KU credit for the OSU game, they almost came back to win and that showed tremendous heart. But you'd have to give me that OSU didn't play like they normally do for a large part of the game.

Aircapjay

Stoops will run the score up to beat K-State in score.

Chad Sandwell

should have been caught

Chad Sandwell

this drive still against #1 ou defense

Jesse Newell

Cummings to Sims on a screen for 51 yards. KU's biggest play of the game.

Jesse Newell in reply to Pepper_bar

It's hard to say you can have it both ways. Have to give KU some credit for the OSU game, I would say.

Chad Sandwell

huge play

Lawkan

might as well protect Pierson and use Cox and Bourbon.

Chad Sandwell

gotta catch that

Duane Rice

thats what happens when you have a girl at a sword party

Kent Wells in reply to Pepper_bar

Indeed. So I guess it is back to watching the game now

Houstonhawkgirl23 in reply to Pepper_bar

haha

Pepper_bar

And the kusports.com dating service closes for the day

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