NCAA Game Summary - Oklahoma at Kansas State |
(Saturday, October 16th)
Final Score: (2) Oklahoma 31, Kansas State 21
Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) - Jason White threw for 256 yards and four
touchdowns to lead second-ranked Oklahoma to a 31-21 win over Kansas State at
Heisman Trophy candidate freshman Adrian Peterson added 130 yards on 36
carries for the Sooners (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), who are yet to lose this season.
Travis Wilson added 88 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Clayton also had a
pair of TD catches for Oklahoma, which avenged a 35-7 loss to Kansas State in
last year's Big 12 championship game.
White ended 20-of-31, bringing his team back from three different deficits in
the contest, as the Sooners have defeated the Wildcats in four of the last
"The pass game was there all day, and we had to take advantage of it," White
Dylan Meier went 20-of-38 for 242 yards with one touchdown and no
interceptions for K-State (2-4, 0-3), which has dropped three in a row.
Darren Sproles, who entered the year as a Heisman candidate, was held to 34
yards on 13 carries, as the Wildcats are 0-3 in conference play for the first
time since starting the 2001 season 0-4 in the Big 12. Sproles has not
surpassed the 100-yard mark in three straight contests.
"We kept giving them different wrinkles with our blitzes," Sooners head coach
Bob Stoops said. "I'm really proud of our rush defense, too, to hold Sproles
down like that."
Oklahoma outgained Kansas State 405 yards to 247 and held the normal high-
powered ground game of the Wildcats to one net yard on the ground.
After a White interception led to a K-State TD that put the Wildcats ahead
21-14 early in the third quarter, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner rallied
his troops and led his club on a 10-play 74-yard drive later in the stanza.
The key play of the drive was a 4th-and-2 at the KSU 21 that Oklahoma
converted when White hit Brandon Jones for seven yards. Two plays later, White
hit Clayton with a screen pass and the receiver did the rest for a 15-yard
score and a 24-21 lead with 5 1/2 minutes to go until the final quarter.
Clayton ended with five catches for 52 yards.
Then, in the fourth, Oklahoma iced the game with a 12-play 78-yard drive
scoring drive. Peterson ran for 46 yards on the drive, that White capped with
an eight-yard TD pass to Clayton in the back of the end zone with seven
minutes left for a 10-point lead.
Peterson, who was held to just 26 first-half yards, surpassed the 100-yard
mark for the sixth straight time, extending his school record for any player
to start his career. He finished with 104 yards in the second half.
"I had to be real patient," said Peterson. "The guys kept me going and told me
that it would open up."
The teams exchanged first-quarter touchdowns. Sproles capped the Wildcats
first drive with a one-yard score, while the Sooners later answered
when White hit Wilson with a 17-yard TD pass.
In the second, K-State went ahead 14-7 when Meier hit Yamon Figurs with a 38-
yard TD pass.
Figurs ended with six catches for 80 yards.
White responded for Oklahoma on its next possession, hitting Wilson with a
second TD pass of the game to tie the score with 10 1/2 minutes left. Then,
Oklahoma took its first lead of the game with 3:14 remaining when Trey DiCarlo
nailed a 26-yard field goal.
In the third quarter, K-State capitalized on a White interception, as Brandon
Archer picked off the pass and scampered 27 yards for a 21-17 edge five
minutes into the frame. Earlier in the quarter, the Wildcats defense came up
big by blocking a DiCarlo field goal attempt.
OU has forced a turnover in 65 of 72 games under head coach Bob
Stoops...Sproles' TD tied him with Ell Roberson for the most rushing and
receiving scores in school history with 40...Meier left the game in the
fourth quarter with an apparent concussion...Oklahoma leads all-time series
67-17-4 and 33-10-1 in Manhattan...The Sooners allowed 21 points, after
yielding just 27 in their previous three games combined...This was the first
true road game of season for the Sooners, last week's Red River Shootout was
at a neutral site...Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is 4-1 vs KSU...White
extended his school record to 59 TD passes...K-State head coach Bill Snyder is
6-8 vs OU.
10/16 18:01:40 ET