Message boards, Twitter feeds and a variety of KU web sites raged with a similar message during and after the Kansas University football team's latest lopsided loss, a 70-28 setback at Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Running up the score is considered bad form and I get that, in high school. I never have understood the big deal about college football teams putting huge numbers on the board, especially teams in the run for national titles.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said pulling quarterback Brandon Weeden with five minutes left in the second quarter wasn’t meant to be a slight against Kansas.
KU cornerback Greg Brown defends coach Turner Gill following the Jayhawks' 70-28 loss to Oklahoma State on Oct. 8, 2011.
Somewhere, two large men had to be experiencing unspoken, non-stop “told-you-so” moments Saturday as score updates crawled across the bottom of their TV screens or iPhones, or however they get their information.
Kansas coach Turner Gill talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 70-28 loss to Oklahoma State on Oct. 8, 2011.
Kansas outside linebacker Toben Opurum talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 70-28 loss to Oklahoma State on Oct. 8, 2011.
Oklahoma State scored touchdowns on all eight of its first half possessions, overwhelming Kansas in a 70-28 victory on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.
The Cowboys scored 35 first-quarter points — tying a school record — and also 56 first-half points, which also tied a school-best mark.
At halftime, OSU led 56-7 despite kicking off to KU to being the game. The rout was so bad, OSU coach Mike Gundy took out starting quarterback Brandon Weeden in the second quarter. The senior didn't return.
In his limited time, Weeden completed 24 of 28 passes for 288 yards and five touchdowns.
The Cowboys finished with 494 passing yards, which is the most ever given up by Kansas in a game, topping North Carolina State's 481 passing yards in the 2003 Tangerine Bowl.
KU (2-3, 0-2 Big 12) will play host to No. 2 Oklahoma at 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 15.