I forgot to mention that Samaje Perine didn't even start on Saturday - Keith Ford got the first two or three carries for Oklahoma. Good grief.
Oh, and thanks to fizzle for stepping up to the plate this weekend. You're a good egg, fizz.
I think the cheerleader in the pic today sums up how Saturday went quite succinctly.
- Kansas Sports -
Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine broke through the Kansas defense for an NCAA record 427 yards on 34 carries and five touchdowns, as the Kansas football team dropped its second-straight conference game, 44-7, Saturday afternoon at Gaylord Family - Memorial Stadium.
“I’ve already forgotten it,” senior defensive lineman Keon Stowers said less than an hour after the loss to OU. “That’s one of the first things coach (Clint) Bowen said to us: Put this game behind us already. If we keep thinking about it, that’s going to carry over to next week. We got blown out by Baylor (60-7 on Nov. 1) and came back the next week to beat Iowa State. We just have to use that same resilience and same fight that we have had this whole season. Just keep going.”
9. Kansas 3-8, 1-7. Prev Rank 8:The feel-good story developing at KU got rained on hard Saturday. Giving up 510 rushing yards while averaging 0.5 yards per carry yourself is about as bad as it gets. Oklahoma absolutely punished the Jayhawks up front and set them up for a long day of messy play. The record-setting "L" shouldn't kill interim coach Clint Bowen's chances of being retained for 2015, but it does threaten to erase some of the progress he's made.
No. 5/5 Kansas (1-1) plays host to Rider (2-1) in a non-bracketed game of the Orlando Classic on Monday, Nov. 24. Tip time is set for 7 p.m., from historic Allen Fieldhouse and the game will be televised on Jayhawk IMG TV and ESPN Full Court can also be seen via the internet by fans outside of Kansas by visiting KUAthletics.com/ESPN3.com.
Bill Self on Sunday said he hadn’t decided on his lineup for Monday night's game against Rider.
Bill Self: I think a lot of times coaches go through different moods where they're mad. Usually mad doesn't help you win. What you've got to do (is that) you've got to get better and correct (the mistakes).
Kansas junior Jacob Morgan closed out his 2014 cross country campaign with a 91st-place at the NCAA Championships held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course Saturday afternoon. Morgan completed the 10K course in 31:29.3 and tallied the first top-100 finish by a Jayhawk at the National meet since 2007.
Another balanced offensive performance by Kansas saw four Jayhawks score in double figures for the second-straight game as KU cruised to victory over Temple, 76-56, inside Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon.
Double-digit scoring efforts by three Jayhawk seniors and a stingy defensive effort powered Kansas over Georgetown, 55-42, Sunday afternoon inside Allen Fieldhouse.
Senior outside hitter Chelsea Albers did all she could with a match-high 16 kills and her eighth double-double of the year, but she and her supporting Kansas cast were outdone in rare fashion by No. 3 Texas Saturday afternoon inside a sold-out Gregory Gym, 25-20, 25-23, 25-18.
Lindsay Manning, Chelsie Miller and Yulya Kuchkarova won individual races in Sunday's final session to help the Jayhawks cap a Kansas Classic winning performance that saw the host school win 12-of-18 total events en route leading the five-team field with 1,283 points. Kansas finished ahead of Big 12 foe Iowa State (1,093), Northern Iowa (441), Nebraska-Omaha (378) and Tabor (146) in the third annual event at Capitol Federal Natatorium.
- College Sports -
Of the coaches who voted in ESPN's weekly poll, 44 percent want an eight-team playoff, compared with 29 percent for the current four-team playoff. Some 17 percent want a 16-team playoff. Of the 128 FBS coaches, 103 participated in this week's poll.
The No. 17 Huskies (3-1) had a season-high 19 turnovers and never led in the game as they fell 78-68 to former Big East Rival West Virginia in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Former KU coach Terry Allen is done as the head coach at Missouri State. Allen’s contract expired following Saturday’s season-ending loss to Northern Iowa, and MSU plans to move on without the 57-year-old Allen, who was 37-64 in nine seasons with the Bears.
Four SEC schools – Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia – played FCS schools on Saturday and on GameDay, Herbstreit, an avowed critic of the ability of FBS teams to play FCS schools, expressed his disdain for the practice again. Western Carolina played Alabama, and Speir made this comment after the game, which Alabama won 48-14.
- Potpourri / Pics and Videos of the Day -
Lots of excellent plays and funny pics from the weekend that was in sports.
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had an amazing catch Sunday. (Mr. Ed says: He literally caught this ball with two fingers and his thumb.)
Another loss, another poor performance by RG3 and the offense. It'll be a fun week for Redskins media. And early word is RG3 will continue to take punishment start at quarterback when the Redskins take on the Colts in Week 13.
The hometown Walleye wore jerseys replicating Batman from the 1960s television series, while the IceMen were wearing jerseys mocked up to look like supervillain The Riddler. So, naturally, the sworn enemies would have to fight on the ice just as they would in some abandoned warehouse or something.
During the third quarter, Joseph picked off Andy Dalton and took it 60-yards to the house for a score. The only problem is that the play probably shouldn't have counted because Jadeveon Clowney lined up offsides.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers found tight end Richard Rodgers for an easy 1-yard touchdown vs. Minnesota. No, it was like really, really easy. As in nobody covered Rodgers, and it seemed as if the Vikings even forgot Rodgers played for Green Bay.
(Mr. Ed says: Who stayed up late for the Hawaii game Saturday night?) Trailing 35-31 with a second left, Hawaii had time for one more play against UNLV from the Rebels' 20-yard-line. Ikaika Woolsey dropped back to pass and found Marcus Kemp just inside the goal line.
Who would have expected a smart play from the punter of an Ivy League school? You should all be shocked.
Thug table tennis players. I’m sick of it.
“We’ve achieved the worst game ever! Success!”
Them’s nerd fighting words!
The freshman with the inoperable brain tumor summoned the strength to enter her team's game against Bethany College late in the second half even though she had been too weak to practice the past two weeks. Mount St. Joseph then ran the same play it installed for Hill before her debut earlier this month, enabling her to cut across the lane, catch a feed on the left block and spin right for a layup that was anything but easy even if the defense was more lax than usual.