Kansas took the ball to start the game, and promptly marched 80 yards down the field to go up 7-0. The scoring drive was capped by a 10 yard TD pass to Tim Biere, and it felt like the Jayhawks may have an outside shot at pulling off the upset.
Then, everything else happened.
Oklahoma State would put together a touchdown drive that took less than two minutes. Tony Pierson then fumbled on the first play of the next Kansas drive, and Oklahoma State was off to the races. The Cowboys put up 263 yards and 35 points in the first quarter alone. The Jayhawks would only hurt their own cause, giving up four first half turnovers. Had Mike Gundy not put his second team offense in just before halftime, the 'Pokes could easily have hung 100 on the hapless Kansas defense.
If you're really grasping for silver linings, I suppose you could point to KU's 478 yard offensive output, but 282 of those came in the second half, well after this game was out of hand. In reality, this game was even worse than the final score would have you believe. These types of performances tend to stoke the fire under coaches on the hotseat. It's debatable whether Turner Gill, especially given the structure of his contract, is in that position or not, but these types of performances can only be erased from fans' minds by one thing: winning. Given the way this team looks right now, it's hard to see much of that happening in the near future.