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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.25.15

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OSU defense devours Kansas |
A wave of emotion leading up to kickoff gave way to a sea of orange jerseys swallowing the Kansas University offense during Oklahoma State's 58-10 victory Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Notebook: David Beaty explains onside kick attempt |
Trailing by 25 points at halftime and looking for a spark to give them hope of crawling back into the game, in what turned out to be a 58-10 loss at Oklahoma State, Kansas started the second half with a surprise onside kick that resulted in two penalties — one for kicking the ball out of bounds and the other for sideline interference.

'Rough day': Freshman QB Ryan Willis struggles vs. Cowboys |
Seven days after setting a handful of freshman passing records, Kansas University quarterback Ryan Willis was reminded of just how much he still has to learn during the Jayhawks' 58-10 loss at Oklahoma State.

On second thought, Arizona prep Mitch Lightfoot taps KU |
Mitch Lightfoot, who committed to the University of New Mexico his sophomore year of high school, decided to re-open his recruitment last spring after averaging 17.9 points and 9.7 rebounds for state-champion Gilbert (Arizona) Christian High.

Around the Big 12

NCAA College Football Recap - Iowa State Cyclones at Baylor Bears - Oct 24, 2015 -
Shock Linwood ran for 171 yards with a touchdown, and caught a pass for another score as second-ranked Baylor beat Iowa State 45-27 for its FBS-best 20th consecutive home win while ending another impressive streak Saturday.

NCAA College Football Recap - Kansas State Wildcats at Texas Longhorns - Oct 24, 2015 -
Backup quarterback Tyrone Swoopes scored three touchdowns and the Texas Longhorns defeated Kansas State 23-9 Saturday in game played in heavy rain storm.

NCAA College Football Recap - Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma Sooners - Oct 24, 2015 -
Samaje Perine ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns and helped quarterback Baker Mayfield top his old team as No. 17 Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 63-27 on Saturday.

Other Sports

Block Six: Georgia Tech upsets FSU on incredible blocked FG return TD -
Georgia Tech pulled off one of the most improbable victories of the 2015 season Saturday night, defeating previously unbeaten No. 9 Florida State 22-16 on a blocked kick returned for a touchdown with no time remaining.

USC crushes No. 3 Utah 42-24: Four things to know -
Southern California not only handed No. 3 Utah its first loss of the season but did so in blowout fashion, winning 42-24 at the Coliseum. Utah opened with a 14-7 lead in the first quarter, but things quickly turned around thanks to a couple of costly turnovers.

Johnny Manziel's troubles began again after return to backup role -
While Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel had been earning rave reviews for his behavior on and off the field in the early part of the season, he began to take a turn for the worse after losing his brief grip on the starting quarterback job, sources said, culminating in his questioning by police in his car a week ago. Some in the Browns organization were bracing for an incident of some sort, with his attitude and demeanor changing slightly after one week running the offense with veteran Josh McCown injured.

Tragedy in Stillwater

Stillwater police release names of homecoming parade crash victims | Oklahoma City - OKC -
Police identified the victims as Nakita Prabhaker, 23, of Edmond, Bonnie Stone, 65, of Stillwater, Marvin Stone, 65, of Stillwater and a 2-year-old from Stillwater whose name was not released.

Father of OSU crash suspect speaks out | News OK
“I can’t figure this out. This is not the person that’s my daughter ... I can’t imagine alcohol being involved. She is not an alcoholic that I’m aware of,” he said.

As yet another tragedy strikes, the OSU family can find some comfort in itself | News OK
Larry Reece sat in a noisy press box and quietly tried to find the right words. It's what he does for a living, saying the right thing, picking the right catchphrase, finding the right exclamation at the right time during Oklahoma State athletic events. Still, the Voice of the Cowboys wanted to get everything perfect Saturday afternoon.