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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 11.1.15

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Unstoppable Sooners run away from Kansas |

Saturday, during No. 14 Oklahoma's 62-7 rout of Kansas in front of a Halloween crowd of 26,677, Mayfield, now playing for the Sooners after transferring and sitting out a year, left the laugher — healthy this time — with 9:34 to play in the third quarter after completing 27 of 32 passes for 383 yards and four touchdowns and finishing with a stellar QB rating of 226.2.

Bob Stoops: David Beaty 'doing all the right things' |
"First, I just want to say I think the world (of) Coach Beaty,” Stoops began. “He's doing all the right things here. It takes time. He came into a tough situation, but, again, I know their guys over there and some of their coaches, they will stay positive and continue to work with these guys.

Notebook: Fish Smithson continues run, takes accountability |
Junior safety Fish Smithson, who entered the Kansas University football team’s 62-7 homecoming loss to No. 14 Oklahoma second in the Big 12 Conference in total tackles, recorded his fifth double-digit tackle total of the season, leading the Jayhawks with 10 tackles in the loss to the Sooners.

KU's 'Air Raid' offense still waiting to take off |
“Right now, one of my most disappointing things is that, offensively, our production is not what I expect,” Beaty said. “It's got to be a lot better than what it is. We have to be able to score more points than what we are scoring.”

Self hosts coaches at annual clinic |
Self told the coaches that freshman forward Cheick Diallo makes 700 baskets a day on KU’s shooting machine on the Jayhawks’ off days. “Cheick works his butt off. He works hard,” Self said of the Mali native whose academic-eligibility credentials continue to be examined by the NCAA Eligibility Center. “Everything is new to him. He’s doing well. He’s figuring it out. He’s just got a lot to learn. He’s going to be good in time.”

KU volleyball back at it, sweeps Bears |
“The thing I was most proud of ... obviously, we got a good result Wednesday at Iowa State. We got back at 1 in the morning, but on Thursday these guys were ready to practice. We got better Thursday and Friday. I thought that showed today, how we responded on a pretty quick turnaround — to show up at 11:30 this morning and really play well,” coach Ray Bechard said after KU’s 25-15, 25-9, 25-16 bruising of the Bears.

Sooners' roll continues with drubbing of Kansas - Norman Transcript: Sports
OU never punted and amassed 710 yards of total offense against LightBlueKansas (0-8, 0-5). OU has put up more than 50 points for three straight games. During that span, it has scored 23 touchdowns and punted three times.

Other Sports

CFB Rewind: Miami's TD that shouldn't have counted leads wacky week -
All it took was eight laterals spread over 49 seconds for what might be the longest play in college football history. All it took was Miami, during a week its coach was fired, fielding the kickoff at its 26-yard line and eventually retreating to its own 4 before patiently regrouping to finally find open space down a sideline. All it took was a nine-minute replay review that the ACC officials totally botched in embarrassing fashion.

Royals one win away: 10 things to know about World Series Game 4 -
The Royals' shortstop and leadoff man entered Game 4 batting .356/.375/.559 for the 2015 postseason and .267/.267/.600 for the 2015 World Series. The freshly crowned ALCS MVP kept it going on Saturday night with his first inning single off Steven Matz.

Daniel Murphy's costly error up there with Bill Buckner's in '86 -
The two costliest errors in World Series history involve the Mets. The biggest and most infamous is the Mookie Wilson grounder that went through Bill Buckner's legs in the 10th inning of Game 6 in 1986. It scored Ray Knight to cost the Red Sox the deciding run, and it created a 40 percent swing in win probability added.

Around the Big 12

NCAA College Football Recap - Oklahoma State Cowboys at Texas Tech Red Raiders - Oct 31, 2015 -
Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh each threw for two touchdowns while Raymond Taylor scored two rushing TDs as No. 12 Oklahoma State came from behind to beat Texas Tech 70-53 on Saturday to remain in the hunt for the Big 12 title.

NCAA College Football Recap - Texas Longhorns at Iowa State Cyclones - Oct 31, 2015 -
Joel Lanning threw a touchdown pass in his first start and freshman Mike Warren carved out another 100-yard rushing game, leading Iowa State to a much-needed 24-0 victory over Texas on Saturday night.

Discussion Questions

1. Last night my son got a used tennis ball in his trick or treat bag. My wife heard of someone who got a burned Nickelback CD. What is the weirdest thing your child received last night?

2. Is it really November already?