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Oklahoma defeats Kansas, 34-19

  • 2:30 p.m., Oct. 19, 2013
  • David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

FINAL: Late drive helps No. 18 Oklahoma seal 34-19 win over KU

Blake Bell orchestrated an 11-play, 75-yard touchdown drive when Oklahoma needed it in the fourth quarter, helping the No. 18 Sooners seal the game in a 34-19 victory over Kansas on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

KU took a 13-0 first-quarter lead behind a dominant early effort from its offensive line. James Sims had 11 first-quarter carries for 85 yards, and pushed that to 17 carries for 107 yards by halftime.

The Jayhawks lost momentum after a missed extra point by Matthew Wyman and an ineffective series with freshman quarterback Montell Cozart. OU scored the half's final 18 points, with two points coming on a blocked punt that Trevor Pardula knocked through the back of the end zone.

KU showed a little life late, as Josh Ford blocked an OU punt and recovered it at the OU 6. Sims scored on the next play to cut the deficit to 25-19.

The extra point was blocked and returned 98 yards for two points by OU's Aaron Colvin, though, and Bell helped the Sooners to their 75-yard scoring drive — with 11 straight runs — on the next possession.

Sims finished with 23 carries for 129 yards with two scores. KU tight end Jimmay Mundine had the other TD, a one-yard reception.

KU quarterback Jake Heaps struggled, going 5-for-13 for 16 yards.

KU (2-4) will play host to Baylor at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Box score

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter

8:23 — Jimmay Mundine 1 pass from Jake Heaps. Matthew Wyman kick. The Jayhawks forced OU to punt on the game's opening drive and then marched 10 plays and 70 yards in 4:44 to get on the scoreboard first. James Sims did most of the heavy lifting, carrying eight times for 63 yards, including a 14-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage and a 20-yard run that set up a first-and-goal at the OU nine. (KU 7, OU 0).

Second Quarter

14:49 — James Sims 11 run. Kick failed. Keon Stowers forced a fumble on KU's third defensive possession of the game and JaCorey Shepherd recovered to give KU the ball back. After Darrian Miller ripped off a 38-yard run to get the drive going, Sims bulled his way through the middle of the line and into the end zone three plays later to put KU up two scores. The Jayhawks were helped by a pass interference call in the end zone on third and six from just outside the 20. (KU 13, OU 0).

7:05 — Jaz Reynolds 16 pass from Blake Bell. Kick failed. Like the Jayhawks earlier, the Sooners benefited from a pass interference call that negated a KU interception and kept the scoring drive alive. OU drove 55 yards in six plays and 3:09 and Bell took a shot from a heavy KU blitz as he threw the TD pass to Reynolds over the middle. (KU 13, OU 6).

4:42 — Oklahoma safety. With the Jayhawks leading 13-6 and the offense doing well, Weis inserted true freshman quarterback Montell Cozart into the game and KU went backwards on three of the four plays he was in, including a holding penalty that got the drive off to a rough start. Three plays later punter Trevor Pardula's punt was blocked by the Sooners and the KU kicker booted the ball out of the end zone for a safety. (KU 13, OU 8).

4:24 — Sterling Shepard 49 pass from Lacoltan Bester. Michael Hunnicutt kick. The Sooners took full advantage of that KU free kick a few seconds earlier by returning it to the Kansas 49. Then, on the first play of the drive, Bester, a wide receiver, took the reverse handoff and threw deep down the OU sideline to a wide open Shepard, who cruised into the end zone untouched. (OU 15, KU 13).

0:11 — Michael Hunnicutt 37 field goal. After taking over in KU territory with 2:18 to play in the half, the Sooners drove to the KU 20 and then stalled on three shots to the end zone with time winding down. That forced the easy field goal try and sent OU to the locker room on the heels of 18 unanswered points. (OU 18, KU 13).

Third Quarter

10:47 — Shepard 10 pass from Bell. Hunnicutt kick. Oklahoma's offensive line found its rhythm on the first drive of the second half, blowing open big holes and putting the KU defense back on its heels. A pass interference call on Cassius Sendish in the end zone aided the Sooners' fifth scoring drive of the day, which spanned 58 yards and six plays in 2:58. (OU 25, KU 13).

Fourth Quarter

10:15 — James Sims 6 run. Kick blocked and returned by Oklahoma's Aaron Colvin for two points. Just when the Jayhawks got back into it following a blocked punt by special teams extraordinaire Josh Ford at the OU 6, OU picked up two points when Aaron Colvin returned a blocked extra point all the way to the other end zone to keep OU's lead at a touchdown. (OU 27, KU 19).

4:19 — Damien Williams 6 run. Hunnicutt kick. Two plays after a near fumble by Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell was called down on the field and by replay, Williams darted into the end zone to put the Sooners back up by a comfortable margin. OU drove 75 yards in 5:56 to salt the game away and stave off KU's upset bid. (OU 34, KU 19).

Join the post game discussion

Brad Swisher in reply to Marshan3q

+1

Marshan3q in reply to David Leathers

Suck it man.. way to pull the Mormon card you ignorant ass

Chuck Wagstaff in reply to Lajayhawk

Harry Doyle rules!

David Leathers in reply to Jayhawkfantoo

Signing out for a few weeks. I'll be in Kansas next week watching the freight train known as Baylor put a hurting on us

Lajayhawk

Wait, wait, wait..... we passed for 16 yards? 16 G*dn yards?

You can't say g*dn on the air.

Don't worry, no one is listening anyway.

FINAL
Oklahoma 34
Kansas 19

Jesse Newell

OU finishes the game with a kneeldown.

Chuck Wagstaff

Like the 8 year-old said,'I had a no-hitter til the big kids got out of school.'

Jayhawkfantoo

OK. Signing out until next week.

Jesse Newell in reply to Lajayhawk

1 percent to punt or go for it. Too little too late.

Jayhawkfantoo

We need to join a league that plays only one quarter games; we would do pretty well there ...

Lajayhawk in reply to Lajayhawk

***do these guys, I mean.

David Leathers in reply to Marshan3q

If you wanna ride Heaps' sack, fine, do it. Just remember, that he's Mormon, and will have multiple wives.

Lajayhawk

Great bounce back game for Blake Bell?? WTF? He's looked completely average at best. A lot of below average. Does these guys actually watch the games they call?

Marshan3q in reply to Lawkan

Not Heaps' fault.

David Leathers in reply to Lajayhawk

0

Lajayhawk in reply to Chuck Wagstaff

He hurt his shoulder. Obviously going to effect his ability to flash the money sign.

Lajayhawk

Jesse, quick what was the percentage chance to win going for it there?

Chuck Wagstaff in reply to Lajayhawk

I hope Johnny Football didn't hurt his writing hand....

David Meredith

Dang, this is going to give OU an easy chance to run up the final score.

Lawkan

enough of Heaps.

Lajayhawk

Aw. Johnny Manziel is hurt. Too bad. He's such a classy guy too.

Lajayhawk

No possession.

Brad Swisher

Our receivers.....smh.........

David Leathers in reply to David Leathers

2 to 1 on over/unders?

Lajayhawk

We stink a little bit less today. That's positive, right? Right? Bueller?

Jesse Newell

Bad drop by Coleman.

David Leathers in reply to Lajayhawk

Damn, I keep forgetting to set up an account with sportsbook

Lajayhawk

To lift all your spirits, here is something fun for you all. As a Cubs fan, I say, we gotta bring this thing back. I mean, that's the last time we won the World Series!

http://deadspin.com/in-1908-the-chicago-cubs-mascot-was-a-terrifying-squi-1447346295

Peej Wagner

They're better than us, but we're showing improvement. That's a good sign.

David Meredith

KU with 16 yards passing on the day.

04:19 left in Fourth Quarter
Oklahoma 34
Kansas 19

Jesse Newell

OU goes 75 yards on 11 plays. All 11 plays were runs.

Lajayhawk

Credit to Matt Tait on his prediction. If this score holds up, that is mighty close....

Jesse Newell

Williams with the TD.

Lajayhawk

Well, I won the over.....

Gabriel Engeland

Who saw that coming?

Jesse Newell

Bell gains five. First down for OU.

Jayhawkfantoo

Just cannot catch a break...

Gabriel Engeland

QB keeper up the gut?

Jesse Newell

Ruling stands.

Lajayhawk

Just don't think you can overturn it.

Gabriel Engeland in reply to Chuck Wagstaff

What's the difference?

David Meredith

Damn, not going to get it.

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Agree. Very close though.

Chuck Wagstaff

Why didn't Charlie challenge instead of waiting for the booth?

Lajayhawk

College football still uses pagers? Hey, 1994 just called.....

05:49 left in Fourth Quarter
Oklahoma 27
Kansas 19

Jesse Newell

Looks like he's down.

Gabriel Engeland

Haha, they still have pagers

Jayhawkfantoo

Praying...

Lajayhawk

That was extremely close.

Gabriel Engeland in reply to David Leathers

No, it's every single time the option is run against us. Not just on that play.

David Meredith

Challenge?

Jesse Newell

Bell fumbles, but he's called down. This should be reviewed.

Lajayhawk

James Sims has 23 carries for 129 yards, 5.6 a carry. Give him the ball maybe 15 more times and we probably are winning right now. He's run the bell very well today. Charlie is his own best defense.

David Leathers in reply to Gabriel Engeland

because we blitzed the guys that needed to keep contain.

Gabriel Engeland

Why is the option SO confusing for our D?

Jesse Newell

KU looking for a holding call, but it's not getting one.

Saguaro_jayhawk in reply to Lajayhawk

Often looks like Colon Klein did last season

David Leathers in reply to David Meredith

NO, the best receiver in the nation

Lajayhawk

Is it just me, or does Blake Bell look like he runs with a piano on his back?

Gabriel Engeland

Man, we need a turnover badly.

Duane Rice

Dear Football Gods. May i please have a pick 6.

Jayhawkfantoo

Our kicking game is moving back to the norm it was nice while it lasted...

David Meredith in reply to David Leathers

J.J's brother on Good Times?

Jesse Newell

Risky to reverse field there, but it works out for OU.

Lajayhawk

Nice block from Bell.

Lajayhawk

Cannot believe we gave up 2 on the extra point. A TD worth 4 effing points....

David Leathers

Mike Evans with another TD

David Leathers in reply to David Meredith

You miss one, and get one blocked

Chuck Wagstaff in reply to Hawk90

Right on the numbers

Hawk90 in reply to Gabriel Engeland

The handoff was picture perfect

David Leathers in reply to Gabriel Engeland

HAHA

Lajayhawk in reply to Gabriel Engeland

LOL.

Jesse Newell in reply to Gabriel Engeland

Ha. Good one.

David Meredith

Mother trucker.... how the hell can you miss 2 extra points.

Gabriel Engeland

....but our offense was going to score 20. Now, I'm not so sure. I do have to say Heaps looked outstanding on that TD drive.

Jayhawkfantoo

Just like that...

Peter56321

Holy &$(@# #((@&#$(@!!!!!!!!!

Duane Rice

Its official. Ive now seen it all.

10:15 left in Fourth Quarter
Oklahoma 27
Kansas 19

Jesse Newell

That's a way to kill momentum.

Lajayhawk

And now it's a TD AND a 2-point conversion needed.

Chuck Wagstaff

Block you idiots!

David Leathers

Jesse, there is a delay in the programming, can you not type so fast, you're ruining the surprise for me

Jesse Newell

Extra point blocked. OU returns it the entire field for two crucial points.

Gabriel Engeland

You have to be kidding me right now.

Hawk90

Well that's embarrassing

Lawkan

got to be kidding

Lajayhawk

Of course.

David Meredith

Back in it! And we got the wind!

Jayhawkfantoo

YYYYEEEESSSS!!!!!

Lajayhawk

And the freaking MOMENTUM.

Lajayhawk

SIMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jesse Newell

Sims up the middle for the six-yard TD.

Jayhawkfantoo

ALL F...ING RIGHT!!!

Lajayhawk

LOL. Maybe punting it was the right call. HA! :-)

Jesse Newell

Immediately four-down territory.

Crimsonphoenix

With how not great OU's offense is, I'm okay with trusting our defense to get the job done, as they did here.

David Leathers in reply to Hawk90

No, we have to keep Heaps in so that we don't risk losing the ability to bring in these high profile transfers.

Lajayhawk

HOLY CRAP, we needed that!!!

Jesse Newell

Josh Ford comes through again.

David Meredith

Punt decision worked out there.

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