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Oklahoma Defeats Kansas 44-7

Jayhawk offense is a no-show in Norman.

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The Jayhawks and Sooners finally got started after a 90 minute weather delay, but it looked right away as if Kansas should have just stayed at home.  The Oklahoma defense absolutely dominated the Kansas offense as the Sooners took care of business vs the Jayhawks in a game that was actually much worse than the final score indicated.

The first half was all Oklahoma, as Kansas managed only 48 yards of total offense on 31 plays.  Samaje Perine ran roughshod through the Kansas defense in the first half, going for 222 yards on 18 carries with 3 TDs.  This just happened to set a school record for OU for most rushing yards by any player in any half, ever.  This was especially disheartening as the Oklahoma passing offense was nowhere to be found.  OU led at the half, 24-0.

And so, of course, OU's first play from scrimmage in the third quarter was Samaje Perine right up middle - for 66 yards and another touchdown.  At this point, OU had more TD's than KU had first downs.  It never got better for the Jayhawks.  The lone KU touchdown on the day was a fumble return for a TD.  The offense never got on track and the defense looked - helpless.  KU finished with seven first downs after running 59 plays and gaining only 103 yards.  The line on Michael Cummings was awful: 8/22, 84 yards, 1 INT.

Perine finished with 34 carries for 427 yards and 5 TDs, breaking Melvin Gordon's one-week old FBS single-game rushing record.  Oklahoma only attempted 13 passes, completing 3 for 39 yards.  The Sooners finished with 549 yards of total offense.

Next week the Jayhawks will wrap up their season in Manhattan, KS, against Bill Synder's Wildcats.  Manhattan has mostly been a house of horrors for Kansas for the past 25 years.  After Bowen's first true "disaster" game, how will the 'Hawks respond?