I-A College Football
               === Sooners bounce back by dispatching Kansas ===
 Lawrence,  KS (SportsNetwork.com)  - The  18th-ranked Oklahoma  Sooners stayed
 perfect  in  games immediately  following  the  Red  River Rivalry  under  the
 guidance of Bob Stoops.
 Blake  Bell threw  two touchdown passes in the Sooners' 34-19 victory over the
 Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday.
 Bell  completed 15-of-25  passes for  131 yards  and an  interception for  the
 Sooners  (6-1, 3-1  Big 12), who bounced  back from a 36-20 loss to Texas last
 weekend. Under Stoops, Oklahoma is now 15-0 in games immediately following its
 Red River Rivalry contest versus Texas, including a 7-0 mark against Kansas.
 Damien  Williams  carried the ball 15  times for 56  yards and a score for the
 Sooners,  who  have now  won  21  consecutive  games immediately  following  a
 regular-season loss dating back to 2004.
 Sterling  Shepard caught  seven passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns for the
 "At halftime we got the adjustments ironed out and where we needed to be and
 played really well during all of the same plays during the second half," said
 Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops.
 Jake  Heaps connected on  just 5-of-13 passes for 16 yards and a touchdown for
 the  Jayhawks (2-4, 0-3), who have lost three in a row. James Sims carried the
 ball 23 times for 129 yards and two scores.
 "It's the best (running game) we've had in a while and running against a good
 defense too. Going in we had to try to control the ball, I thought James
 (Sims) and Darrian (Miller) both ran the ball very well," Kansas head coach
 Charlie Weis said.
 The  Jayhawks actually  got off to a  fast start, scoring a touchdown on their
 first  possession. Sims carried  the ball  eight times during a 10-play series
 that Jimmay Mundine capped with a 1-yard TD catch.
 Oklahoma  running  back Keith Ford fumbled  near the end of the first quarter.
 Kansas  started from its own 32 and Darrian Miller ripped off a 38-yard run on
 the first play. A defensive pass interference penalty on the first play of the
 second  stanza  put the  ball at  the 11-yard  line. Sims'  11-yard TD run was
 followed by a missed extra point.
 After  the teams  traded punts, Oklahoma took  over at its own 45 with over 10
 minutes remaining in the half. A defensive pass interference penalty and Jalen
 Saunders'  25-yard catch  moved the ball to the Kansas 14. Jaz Reynolds capped
 the drive with a 16-yard TD catch. Michael Hunnicutt missed the extra point.
 The  Jayhawks  went three-and-out and were  forced to punt. Matt Dimon blocked
 the  punt and Kansas punter Trevor Pardula kicked the ball out of the end zone
 for a safety.
 Oklahoma  needed just one play to take the lead. Wide receiver Lacoltan Bester
 threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Shepard, making it 15-13.
 Hunnicutt  added a 37-yard  field goal with 11 seconds left to give Oklahoma a
 five-point margin.
 The  Sooners  continued to  roll in  the early  stages of  the third period. A
 defensive  pass interference  penalty put Oklahoma at the Kansas 10-yard line.
 Shepard then caught a 10-yard TD pass to make it a 25-13 game.
 Kansas  had a chance  to get back in the game with over 10 minutes left in the
 fourth  stanza. The  Jayhawks blocked  a  punt and  took  over at  the six  of
 Oklahoma. Sims then scampered into the end zone for a 6-yard score.
 But  the  Sooners quickly  gained some  momentum back  by blocking the ensuing
 extra  point.  Aaron Colvin picked  up the loose ball  and raced down the left
 sideline and into the end zone for a two-point defensive conversion.
 Oklahoma followed with a game-clinching drive that took almost six minutes off
 the  clock.  Roy Finch's  23-yard run  helped set up  Williams' 6-yard TD run,
 making it a 34-19 game with 4:19 to play.
                                   Game Notes
 Oklahoma  has dominated  the all-time series with Kansas, 71-27-6. The Sooners
 are  9-0 versus  the Jayhawks under Stoops  ... Bell carried the ball 10 times
 for 53 yards ... Oklahoma racked up 415 yards of total offense.
 10/20 02:18:00 ET

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