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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


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).


Bryce Landon 6 years, 3 months ago

That game was as good as lost from the beginning, when the Cowboys returned the kickoff for a touchdown.

It just blows my mind to think that we are staring down the barrel of three straight winless years in the Big 12. Even in the old Big 8, did we ever go three straight years without a conference win? Somebody help me out with that one.

Marc Frey 6 years, 3 months ago

The silver lining I can see is that fewer teams are hangin 50,60, and 70 points on us as they did over the last thee years.

Jordan Gumm 6 years, 3 months ago

Cozart didn't have that great of a completion percentage, but most of his incompletions were desperate bombs. It didn't seem like Weis and company had many passing plays designed for him. It was either a run-option or a bomb to a fade route. The few short passes he had were on target, so I'd be interested to see what a Cozart-based game plan could do. I mean heck, we had over 300 yards of offense today (just under what OKState had) and controlled the time of possession. While the final result still sucked, I believe we just found our starting QB. Cozart was able to extend plays and at least gain positive yards when the pitch man wasn't available. He also had great pocket presence and when in trouble was able to escape pressure (he kept broken plays alive). With the state of the offensive line, he seems to be the only real option we have.

Andy Tweedy 6 years, 3 months ago

I really want to believe that things are getting better, I really do...but I'm not sure what would make me feel that way! The defense appears to be better, but we still give up lots of points, and we can't blame the offense this time, they had tons of possession. And the special teams aren't good. Pardula has a big leg, but Embree is just one fair catch after another and we gave up a kick return TD and missed yet another chip shot field goal. And the offense...not sure what else to say. They certainly look better with Cozart, but 6 points SUCKS!!! And 300 yards isn't exactly a big number in the Big XII. Somebody give me a reason to believe we can beat a pretty ordinary team next week in Lawrence...PLEASE!!! I love my Jayhawks, but the last 3+ years have been dreadful...

Doug Cramer 6 years, 3 months ago

Agree - at this point...the longer Z waits to get a new coach in here...the more it stains his own career for Weis's incompetence and lack of performance as a head coach.

This won't get any better...and the longer Z waits...the more it sets back the football program.

Doug Roberts 6 years, 3 months ago

It's times like this when I really miss Colorado...

Dan Spurgin 6 years, 3 months ago

If it wasn't for that 1 wacky play in the third quarter we probably win this. :P

John Fitzgerald 6 years, 3 months ago

My advice to everyone: Although it's frustrating to watch KU be continually horrible game after game while witnessing how our offense has only gotten worse under Weis, we have to realize he will not be fired this year and will inevitably get at least a 3rd year. Zenger spent too much money to get him and we can't afford to get rid of him. I don't like what's happening any more than any of you do, and I'm tired of watching us lose, but I'm also tired of new coaches. And if it bothers you that much, guess what? It's basketball season! Watch basketball and stop watching football. I'm confident next year will be better though... Why? Well, it can't get much worse. Any predictions on the Duke game Tuesday?

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