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Oklahoma State defeats Kansas, 42-6

  • 3 p.m., Nov. 9, 2013
  • Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

FINAL: KU fails to score a TD in 42-6 road loss to Oklahoma State

Kansas found ways to move the ball on the road against No. 14 Oklahoma State, but punching the ball into the end zone was another matter in a 42-6 loss at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Running back James Sims (68 rushing yards), receiver Tony Pierson (87) and quarterback Montell Cozart (63) all had their moments as rushers for the Jayhawks (2-7 overall, 0-6 Big 12), but KU only mustered a pair of field goals from kicker Ron Doherty.

Kansas finished with 316 yards of offense, compared to 359 for Oklahoma State (8-1, 5-1), but the high-scoring Cowboys took control on the opening kickoff, which Justin Gilbert returned 100 yards for a touchdown, in their fifth straight victory.

OSU opened the game with 28 unanswered in the first half, via touchdowns from Desmond Roland (one rushing, one receiving) and a Clint Chelf TD pass to Tracy Moore before Doherty finally got KU on the board with 9:35 left in the third quarter.

Neither Kansas quarterback, Cozart nor Jake Heaps found a rhythm throwing the ball. Starter Heaps went 4-for-8 through the air for 56 yards, with an interception. Backup Cozart completed six of his 17 attempts for 57 yards.

Box score

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter 14:47 — Justin Gilbert 100 kickoff return. Ben Grogan kick. It took just 13 seconds for the Cowboys to crack the scoreboard, as Gilbert received the opening kickoff and went the distance untouched. OSU now has returned a kickoff, a punt, an interception and a fumble for a touchdown this year. (OSU 7, KU 0).

8:28 — Desmond Roland 3 run. Grogan kick. Oklahoma State's second score was set up by a Kevin Peterson interception and 38-yard return on the first play of KU's second possession. After back-to-back reviews by the officials — one that was upheld and another overturned — the Cowboys capped the 34-yard, seven-play drive with an easy run off tackle from Roland. (OSU 14, KU 0).

Second Quarter 9:25 — Roland 19 pass from Clint Chelf. Grogan kick. Moments after Ron Doherty hit the upright on a 32-yard field goal try for Kansas, Oklahoma State opened up its lead to three scores when tailback Roland released out of the backfield and waltzed into the end zone. The drive covered 80 yards in 1:16 and took just four plays. (OSU 21, KU 0).

0:15 — Tracy Moore 4 pass from Chelf. Grogan kick. After another KU drive stalled in Oklahoma State territory, the Cowboys took possession with just over 2:00 remaining and marched 80 yards in 11 plays and 1:51 to tack on another touchdown. The drive featured three third-down conversions and a 39-yard throw from Chelf to David Glidden that set up the score. (OSU 28, KU 0).

Third Quarter 8:35 — Ron Doherty 40 field goal. He missed from 32 yards earlier in the game, but hit this one right down the middle to give KU its first points of the afternoon. Doherty's kick capped a 58-yard, six-play drive that took 2:19 and featured a long pass from Montell Cozart to Andrew Turzilli and a 19-yard run from James Sims on back-to-back plays. (OSU 28, KU 3).

Fourth Quarter 14:00 — Tracy Moore 11 pass from Chelf. Grogan kick. After being shutout by the Kansas defense in the third quarter, Oklahoma State jumped on the board quickly in the fourth, with a six-play, 59-yard drive that took just 1:26 and featured a 34-yard pitch and catch from Chelf to Marcell Ateman that set up OSU at the Kansas 13 yard line. Two plays later, Chelf hit Moore with a fade to the back corner of the end zone. (OSU 35, KU 3).

10:02 — Doherty 29 field goal. With the game out of reach, put together its longest drive of the day, time-wise, but covered just 13 yards in seven plays and had to settle for a second field goal by Doherty. The touchdown was set up by a 69-yard kickoff return by JaCorey Shepherd. (OSU 35, KU 6).

8:45 — Jeremy Smith 15 run. Grogan kick. Oklahoma State added to its commanding lead with a 63-yard, three-play drive that took 1:17 and featured back-to-back pass interference penalties on KU cornerback Dexter McDonald, which set up the touchdown run. (OSU 42, KU 6).

Join the post game discussion

Live coverage (Ended November 9, 2013 at 6:28 p.m.)

Ian Ballinger

anyway.. he was 6-17, but he made more plays than heaps, and that's all I care about. his passing game needs work, everything else is great.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Pepper_bar

that's Charlie Weis for ya.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Duane Rice

Pierson obviously isn't fully healed. I love the guy, but he shouldn't have been playing today.

Pepper_bar

Cozart clearly won the starting job today, which means Weis will probably start Heaps next game.

Rokchokrunner93

We've kept only 6 conference games within 10 points or less since 2010

Duane Rice in reply to Ian Ballinger

Piesrson. Until he got on all fours.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Joe Ross

he's mobile, he's a leader on the field, and he's not as jittery as he's been. he's the only one who impressed me tonight

Lawkan

we learned its a good thing we don't play Wichita State this year.

Tdscpa in reply to Joe Ross

So did the team.

Joe Ross

Cozart, really? 6-17 is not all that stellar. How did he have a good game?

Ian Ballinger in reply to Duane Rice

and he's STILL a better QB than Heaps.

Gummby in reply to Ian Ballinger

We learned that we can control possession and gain over 300 yards with a mobile quarterback. The final result was still awful, but at least we were moving the ball.

Pepper_bar

We learned Weis cared more about the cosmetics of the score than he cared about getting Cozart a good pressure play on 4th-and-short deep in OSU territory. Terrible.

Duane Rice in reply to Ian Ballinger

Cozart was 6-17 passing.

Joe Ross

My daughter had a birthday party to go to. Had to go along. I had the game in the back of my mind all afternoon.

Rokchokrunner93 in reply to Duane Rice

We've lost 27 straight conference games. You're just splitting hairs if you think one particular stretch was worse than this one.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Joe Ross

cozart was the only player who produced imo. two field goals, no TDs

FINAL
Kansas 6
Okla. St. 42

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Milehighhawk in reply to Joe Ross

You didn't miss anything

Duane Rice in reply to Bryce Landon

thats just not true. Its actually been much worse then this and for much longer period of time

Joe Ross

Sorry Im late. How has the game gone?

Lawkan in reply to Bryce Landon

you need to watch a tape of the Toilet Bowl.

Ian Ballinger

42-6. Cozart was really the only standout player today. Pierson obviously isn't fully healed... what did we learn today?

Bryce Landon in reply to Rokchokrunner93

When we were 5-0, coming off of back-to-back bowl seasons, I never once thought that we would be seeing anything like what we have seen since then. Never has it been so tough to be a KU football fan.

Gabriel Engeland

Is Coleman playing? I haven't heard his name once

Milehighhawk

Looked like Turzili hurt his arm when the ball hit him right in his forearm

Ian Ballinger

catch the damn football

Duane Rice

There was the bomb here comes the screen

Gabriel Engeland

The WRs are not even on the screen for MC's deep balls.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Rokchokrunner93

things'll get better. do I have any proof to back that up? none at all. do I hope cozart will emerge as a leader. yes.

Lawkan

we run the no options option.

Duane Rice in reply to Rokchokrunner93

Lets not forget the horrible Jayhawk network.

Rokchokrunner93

I went to that KU/Colorado game in 2009 when we were 5-0. Reesing and Meier's senior season. I knew that loss was a bad omen for the rest of the season because we had such huge expectations and a tough schedule the rest of the way, but I didn't think it would be the beginning of one of the worst stretches of football in KU history. We really have not been the same since that game, the allegations, the firing, Turner freaking Gill, and now this offense. Oh, how far we've fallen.

Ian Ballinger

not #ONE touchdown

Bryce Landon in reply to Milehighhawk

Well it could be. Two years ago, we were down 56-7 at halftime to Oklahoma State.

Gabriel Engeland

Well, at least he stayed in bounds.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Houtexhawk

sarcasm?

Rokchokrunner93 in reply to Milehighhawk

If it weren't for this defense, things would be a lot worse. 2010 KU offense >>> 2013 KU offense. You are so right.

Pepper_bar

It could be 42-3 if Charlie hadn't kicked that field goal... good thing he thought of that.

Houtexhawk in reply to Ian Ballinger

I'm trying to be optimistic but a win over a 1-10 ISU team would be a huge measure of progress

Milehighhawk

How bad have things gotten that I honestly think, "geez, this could have been a lot worse," and we're down 42-6?

Ian Ballinger in reply to Houtexhawk

we'll see

Houtexhawk in reply to Ian Ballinger

Their offense is terrible. I think the game would be close.

Chrishawkins

Well since you mentioned stats, This years team has 14 sacks to last years 12, 8 games in. One less int. And seven more fumble recoveries.

Milehighhawk in reply to Houtexhawk

and the whole "pile of crap" comment as well

Milehighhawk in reply to Gabriel Engeland

found this for Combs: http://www.lionsports.net/roster.aspx?rp_id=2357

Ian Ballinger in reply to Rokchokrunner93

ISU has played closer games. my money would be on them

Jim Jackson in reply to Gabriel Engeland

Not sure but if had work ethic can't help but think we would be a better team.

Houtexhawk in reply to Jim Jackson

I am of the belief that Weis set expectations for immediate impact by bringing in transfers and JUCO players

Rokchokrunner93

This Iowa State team finds ways to lose games. The KU/ISU game will be decided by who is better at sucking

Duane Rice in reply to Houtexhawk

You are probably closer but its a road game.

Pepper_bar

ISU will be favored by about 7 at home over KU.

Gabriel Engeland in reply to Jim Jackson

Do we know what Combs is doing at his new school? Good? Bad? Nothing?

Cshjhawk in reply to Lajayhawk

What ever happened to the big play book?

Lawkan

What was the deal with Slater and is there any chance he comes back?

Lajayhawk in reply to Duane Rice

KSU 0%. They are in late-season Snyder form. They CRUSHED Tech today.

Houtexhawk in reply to Duane Rice

I think ISU might be higher maybe 40%

Houtexhawk

WVU will be fighting for bowl eligibility.

Jim Jackson

I know I am being redundant, but really hope we hits JUCOs for immediate impact players, Too bad Marquel Combs and Chris Martin did not work out.

Ian Ballinger

2-10. save for the defense we got worse

Duane Rice in reply to Rokchokrunner93

WVU 10%, ISU 25% and KSU 1%

Lajayhawk

There's only so many times the "run the other way from your blockers" can work.

Pepper_bar

KU does not win road games. WVU is the only winnable one.

Cshjhawk

Didn't understand why they deferred to receive the ball for the second half. Weather conditioned were good. The rest is history!

Houtexhawk

Assess the chances for a win in the next three games. I think best shot is at ISU

Jim Jackson

We are playing with the same front 7 we had last year. With the exception of Heeney, they are all pedestrian , talent wise.

Rokchokrunner93

What would we put the odds of KU winning each of these next three games? I've got: vs. WVU: 35% @ ISU: 40% vs. KSU: 20%

Lawkan

on the bright side: Northern Colorado

Lajayhawk in reply to Milehighhawk

I made the exact same comment a couple weeks ago. How can you not feel for a guy so talented and such an unbelievably hard worker.

Lindhawk

Wear black for funeral

Duane Rice in reply to Chrishawkins

I agree. I like to use stats to back my statements. You can twist them anyway you like.

Pepper_bar

Should wear all white so they look like surrender flags.

Cshjhawk in reply to Rokchokrunner93

Should wear all white for purity!

Milehighhawk

If there's one guy on the team I feel bad for, it's James Sims.

Comes back in the best shape of his career & has the worst offensive line in recent memory.

I just hope he's able to latch on to an NFL team despite his statistical plunge this year.

Lindhawk

It all comes down to the o-line

08:45 left in Third Quarter
Kansas 6
Okla. St. 42

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

RB Jeremy Smith is the latest Cowboy to reach the end zone.

Rokchokrunner93

I don't think KU has won a game in these new blue pants. They wore them for the first time against Texas Tech on Oct. 31, 2009, and haven't won one since

Lajayhawk in reply to Chrishawkins

Agree. We held on to the ball quite a bit more with the running game last year. This year we are filled with 3 and outs and often give the opposing team excellent field position. Can't blame the D for that.

Lawkan

Ole!

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Has a KU opponent this season thrown at McDonald as much as Oklahoma State has today?

Chrishawkins in reply to Duane Rice

But a valid point nonetheless

Lindhawk

Still can't decide if weis knows what he is doing

Chrishawkins in reply to Duane Rice

I think thats slightly misleading. You can often attribute the offenses inability to sustain a drive to that stat.

Lawkan

do we get more money by putting the rest of the league in bowl games?

Pepper_bar

Weis getting killed on Twitter for that call, rightfully so.

Lajayhawk in reply to Duane Rice

Yikes. That's actually a good point…...

Pepper_bar in reply to Lajayhawk

Well put.

Duane Rice in reply to Lajayhawk

Im starting to wonder if Charlie has a gambling problem. We are covering again.

Lajayhawk

I honestly have no idea how you kick a FG right there. You've just said to your team, "hey, we totally give up." That sucks, Charlie. That's the worst call I've seen you make this year. Including the fake punt.

Pepper_bar

At some point, put Cozart in the 4th and 3 pressure situation by the goal line, give him the reps... absolutely zero reason not to here.

Rokchokrunner93 in reply to Ian Ballinger

Give Heaps a head set and a clipboard for the next 3 games.

Duane Rice

If anybody was wondering we gave up 32 points per game last year. This year 35 per game.

Pepper_bar

That's just straight cowardice.

10:02 left in Third Quarter
Kansas 6
Okla. St. 35

Benton Smith KUsports.com staff

Ron Doherty hits his second FG of the game for KU.

Lajayhawk

Well, in his defense, that FG made it a 4 TD game………………………….

Ian Ballinger in reply to Lawkan

10 field goals in ten minutes. lets get it on!

Lajayhawk

Seriously? We're kicking a FG? Seriously?

Lawkan

woot only 10 to go now.

Rokchokrunner93

and with that, Kansas has recovered the spread

Ian Ballinger

un freaking believable. go for the td

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