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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Quick recap: Oklahoma State cruises past Kansas football

Kansas head coach David Beaty looks over to an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Waco, Texas.

Kansas head coach David Beaty looks over to an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Waco, Texas.

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It was an all too familiar result for the University of Kansas football team.

Oklahoma State scored first and never looked back during a 48-28 victory over Kansas at David Booth Memorial Stadium Saturday. The Jayhawks (2-3, 0-2 Big 12) struggled to move the ball offensively at times, and were overmatched on the defensive end to suffer their second loss in as many weeks during conference play.

The Cowboys (4-1, 1-1), who were coming off a loss in the league opener, scored two touchdowns in the first quarter. Junior quarterback Carter Stanley, who got his first start of the season, connected with Kwamie Lassiter for a 20-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

On the following possession, Oklahoma State responded with a quick score and led by double digits for the rest of the afternoon. The Cowboys have now claimed a win in their previous nine meetings with the Jayhawks. It is tied for the Oklahoma State’s longest active win streak against a single opponent.

Here’s a quick look back at some of the action:

The game turned when: Oklahoma State took advantage of Kansas’ secondary.

After the Jayhawks trimmed the deficit in half in the first quarter, the Cowboys removed all doubt with a deep shot. Actually, it was a pair of deep shots.

Taylor Cornelius overthrew his intended receiver, who got behind the defense, on first down. Rather than go to the run game, Oklahoma State elected to take another chance down the field. This time, Cornelius connected with Tyron Johnson for a 64-yard touchdown pass over the middle.

None by Shane Jackson

On the play, it appeared senior Shakial Taylor thought Johnson was going to stop over the middle before Johnson beat Taylor down the seam.

Offensive highlight: The Jayhawks used some trickery to get senior receiver Steven Sims involved.

After getting stuffed on a first-down run, Kansas opted to use the Wildcat on second down during the first quarter. Freshman running back Pooka Williams received the snap and began to run the speed option to the right with Stanley behind him for the pitch. Williams flicked it to Sims, who proceeded to gain 23 yards on the reverse.

None by Shane Jackson

It marked Sims’ second rushing attempt of the season. He finished with 10 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Entering Saturday, Sims had recorded just 13 catches for 128 yards and one touchdown.

Pooka magic: Williams turned on the jets for a 60-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

On first down, Williams busted through the line and immediately broke a tackle at the next level. He then sprinted down the middle, and beat every other Oklahoma State defender on his way to the end zone.

None by Shane Jackson

Williams has had runs of 41 yards or longer in each of his four games as a college football player. In his debut against Central Michigan, Williams tallied a 41-yard run. He then recorded a 52-yard run against Rutgers and a 72-yard play against Baylor last weekend.

Defensive highlight: Kansas notched its lone interception in the third quarter.

Cornelius was off the mark on a deep ball to his intended receiver, and junior cornerback Elmore Hempstead Jr. was in the right place at the right time. Hempstead, a transfer from Fort Scott Community College, notched his first career interception on the overthrow.

None by Shane Jackson

Just five plays later, the Jayhawks turned it back over on a fumble by Takulve Williams.

Key stat: The Jayhawks stressed the importance of doing well on first down ahead of their clash with the Cowboys.

For the game, Kansas ran a total of 26 plays on first down and averaged 6.2 yards per play. Entering Saturday, the Jayhawks were averaging 6.2 yards per play on first down on a total of 121 plays.

Williams’ 60-yard touchdown run actually occured on first down, which inflated Kansas’ performance in that area. If you took away that play, the Jayhawks would have averaged just 3.88 yards on first down. To put that in comparison, Kansas averaged a season-low 4.0 yards on first down in the season opener against Nicholls.

Up next: Kansas travels to West Virginia at 11 a.m. Saturday.

SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER

10:21 — Tylan Wallace 11 pass from Taylor Cornelius. Matt Ammendola kick. Nine-play drive for 75 yards, in 4:39. (OSU 7, KU 0.)

3:07 — Landon Wolf 42 pass from Cornelius. Ammendola kick. Seven-play drive for 65 yards, in 3:42. (OSU 14, KU 0.)

SECOND QUARTER

14:54 — Kwamie Lassiter II 20 pass from Carter Stanley. Gabriel Rui kick. Seven-play drive for 65 yards, in 3:13. (OSU 14, KU 7.)

13:34 — Tyron Johnson 64 pass from Cornelius. Ammendola kick. Four-play drive for 92 yards, in 1:11. (OSU 21, KU 7.)

7:05 — Ammendola 33 field goal. Nine-play drive for 45 yards, in 4:24. (OSU 24, KU 7.)

THIRD QUARTER

13:55 — Pooka Williams 60 run. Rui kick. Three-play drive for 75 yards, in 1:05. (OSU 24, KU 14.)

12:34 — Justice Hill 10 run. Ammendola kick. Four-play drive for 75 yards, in 1:21. (OSU 31, KU 14.)

7:25 — Ammendola 29 field goal. Eight-play drive for 67 yards, in 3:03. (OSU 34, KU 14.)

FOURTH QUARTER

12:04 — Steven Sims 31 pass from Stanley. Rui kick. Ten-play drive for 80 yards, in 4:52. (OSU 34, KU 21.)

6:22 — Johnson 12 pass from Cornelius. Ammendola kick. Five-play drive for 37 yards, in 1:57. (OSU 41, KU 21.)

4:19 — Jeremiah Booker 22 pass from Stanley. Rui kick. Seven-play drive for 67 yards, in 1:55. (OSU 41, KU 28.)

2:38 — Chuba Hubbard 13 run. Ammendola kick. Five-play drive for 43 yards, in 1:41. (OSU 48, KU 28.)

Comments

2 years, 5 months ago

outmatched. terrible calls or it woulda been worse. how long has hcdb neglected to start CS & he is & has been CLEARLY our best qb. rcjh!

David Kemp 2 years, 5 months ago

CleRly today he was. Would like to see if he can do this 2weeks in a row

Brett Hathaway 2 years, 5 months ago

I enjoy his post game interviews.. They're beginning to run together now. Tick tock tick tock…….. At least we have a shot against WVU in Morgantown next week!

2 years, 5 months ago

"we've taken care of the timeout issues."-hcdb. 2nd play of game: illegal substitution. 😳🤔👌

Tim Hills 2 years, 5 months ago

WVU manhandled ttu today. TTU manhandled osu last week. Osu manhandled us this week and we have a shot at wvu next? I want some of what you’re drinking!

Len Shaffer 2 years, 5 months ago

Tim, you clearly didn't notice the sarcasm font ...

2 years, 5 months ago

20 pass attempts for osu. 38 last week. they couldve put up 70 but decided to eat our lunch on the line rather than thru the air. hcdb is toast. rcjh!

Kevin Robert Fest 2 years, 5 months ago

DB should empty the bench and run whatever plays he can think of. Blitz every play. Be creative, go nuts every game. He's going to lose, he's going to get fired, why no go out at least trying. Nothing he is doing is working anyway. After getting crushed by WV next week l don't see how he still is coaching by mid Oct.

Kevin Robert Fest 2 years, 5 months ago

DB should empty the bench and run whatever plays he can think of. Blitz every play. Double reverse, flea flickers. Be creative, go nuts every game. He's going to lose, he's going to get fired, why no go out at least trying. Nothing he is doing is working anyway. After getting crushed by WV next week l don't see how he still is coaching by mid Oct.

Joe Baker 2 years, 5 months ago

Done! KSU is our only other possible win and MAYBE Texas!

Right back where we left all last year. Beaty has achieved consistency. He did something right.

Kevin Robert Fest 2 years, 5 months ago

You mean Texas who creamed USC? That Texas? Um no.

Joe Baker 2 years, 5 months ago

Done! KSU is our only other possible win and MAYBE Texas!

Right back where we left all last year. Beaty has achieved consis7tency. He did something right.

Sick of his stupid looks on the sidelines. Dont even listen to his ridiculous post game comments. He is the dumbest coach in college football. This proves the Rutgers game was a flash in the pan. So much for building on momentum. Beaty has no idea how to do anything.

Brett Hathaway 2 years, 5 months ago

He doens't even sound disappointed in the post game. He is just so ho-hum about losing. Thats the mentality of the players. When/if OU or Ala losses, lets listen to the attitude in their locker room!

Kevin Robert Fest 2 years, 5 months ago

He doesn't sound disappointed because it's called complacency. He knows that he is done.

Brett Hathaway 2 years, 5 months ago

Heard that! When it is time for him to go, can we do it during halftime? Really stoke the fire - maybe rival all the Kavanaugh news!

Randy Bombardier 2 years, 5 months ago

We have our best shots vs k-state and Iowa State. No other chances at a win. I say let Bowen be interim again. See what he can do. I DO think he's a better HC than DC.

Brian Wilson 2 years, 5 months ago

You may be right. At the very least I think Bowen manages the games better. I'm not sure about his play calling or coaching in general. However, Bowen had his chance.

I wonder what Mr Hull could do as interim coach. Keep Bowen as DC, Promote Hull. Hull was a pretty good high school coach and has to be better at managing games than Beaty. With his recruiting and if were able to pull off a win or two he might get a one year extension to prove himself. And at this point, it's worth a shot. Maybe we get a really great coach at a cheap price.

I don't think OC Meachem deserves any chance because he is just as responsible for the poor play calling, timeouts, and who is QB, etc, as Beaty.

Sarah Reagan 2 years, 5 months ago

I completely agree, which is not saying much. If anything, it makes me more disgusted with BGL/Zenger

Brian Wilson 2 years, 5 months ago

If Carter Stanley isn't named the starter for the rest of the season coach's brain is dead. There is something to be said for players that may not be the most athletic or biggest or whatever but just keep getting the job done inspite of idiots not thinking they can. The coach's job is to identify those players and give them the opportunity to prove it. Stanley has sat on the bench while dufus starts the wrong players, call the wrong plays, and continues to screw up the timeouts.

I was hoping with better players the coaches would get past this but it's now obvious our players are better than our coaches and we need better coaches.

On the bright side. Pooka.....your brilliant man! And, way to go Carter....you're a gamer dude. Good job moving the ball. And, thank you for finding Jermiah Booker....coach has been hiding him. Booker and Sims sizzle and should be starting side by side 75% of the snaps. Maybe if the coaches can leave you guys alone, let you call your own plays, I bet you could all win a game or two. I will definitely be watching next week to see if they let you guys start, play, and improve even more.

Barry Weiss 2 years, 5 months ago

well, last year we lost by 4 TD's or so, this year its down to 3.

Allin Herring 2 years, 5 months ago

I thought the offense looked ok the second half. Stanley was decent the 2nd half as was Williams Booker and Sims but how Many times is Harris going to get burned? Sure hope this just a freshman learning period because right now I am not impressed!!!!

Armen Kurdian 2 years, 5 months ago

Went away from the run too early in the 1st half. Second half playing with the hurry up benefited, but still could not stop OSU, get pressure on QB, and what concerned me were some skill plays or lack thereof by secondary. Missed tackles and some passes that simply were fairly easy enough to defend that were caught.

This team has the skill players to win games, they could have had a chance w/some key stops, and the elimination of that fumble. But credit OSU for making the plays when they needed them. With a modicum of improvement, does Beatty keep his job? Now starting to think he will, betting that consistency is better, but you're just not going to win games w/o switching QBs over and over, and poor offensive play calling that gets you in a hole early.

Doug Stahler 2 years, 5 months ago

I think that the offensive play calling was the best I have seen from Meacham. There was some creativity and surprise. For instance the long Pooka run was set up by running the same play two snaps earlier with Stanley keeping. The second time they ran it the defenders were frozen deciding if Stanley or Pooka had the ball. The 4th and 3 touchdown throw was a good call whether it succeeded or not. The dreaded bubbles served a purpose this game to actually spread the ball and the defense. I am glad they tried to run first and then altered. I am glad they ran on some 3rd and longs. Can the receivers please run their route to the marker on 3rd down? - that's so little league. Why again do we not run clock if we know we are weaker or slower? Can't we counteract by being smarter? Is the tight end 2nd and long route still MIA?

I have been a Stanley fan all along. He make decisions quicker than the others and usually has a quick release. He did really good today despite the OL being #94's play toy. That guy makes a difficult game for any qb and Stanley excelled. Any long route was impossible to complete because the speed the pocket collapsed.

Is the defense frequently out of position? I can't really tell what the linebackers are actually playing. I am glad they got back to decent tackling the 2nd half - I had thought tackling was one area we had really improved yoy.

The Beaty clock is one game closer to striking!!

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