Rattler finished with 243 yards passing and 2 goals Saturday, Brooks ran for 91 yards and a score in a big bounce-back game, and the Sooners recuperated an onside kick with just over a minute delegated wrap up a 37-31 victory that finished a maddening two-game losing streak to the Wildcats.
“You have to locate ways to win. We have actually won in several various ways early in the season,” said Sooners coach Lincoln Riley, whose team is however 5-0 and 2-0 in the Large 12. “I assume that bodes well because this team has some grit in them.”
It was the initial road game for the Sooners because announcing they would certainly leave the Large 12 for the SEC, and the dangerous footing that left Kansas State and the remainder of the league on was shown in the function they obtained.
Even more than one chant from the trainee area was R-rated.
Skylar Thompson returned from a knee injury to throw for 320 yards and 3 ratings for the Wildcats (3-2, 0-2). Deuce Vaughn had 51 yards hurrying to select 10 catches for 104 yards and a score, and Malik Knowles returned a kick 93 yards for a touchdown with 1:20 remaining for the final margin.
“We had a chance to win, had a number of chances,” Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said. “We played for four quarters, played with great passion, and I informed the individuals, ‘We’re a good team. We just have to believe we’re a good team.'”
The Sooners two times had to sweat out video clip evaluations in the 2nd half.
The initial came when Kansas State recuperated an onside kick in the third quarter, and umpire Kevin Hassell mosted likely to validate the ball traveled 10 yards. It did, however the Sooners challenged the play again, contending kicker Ty Zentner had accidentally kicked the ball twice – which he also did. The illegal touching gave Oklahoma the ball.
“By case-book judgment,” Big 12 officiating coordinator Greg Burks said, “we dealt with the apparent mistake.”
The second evaluation came after the Wildcats obtained the ball back trailing 27-17 in the 4th. Landry Weber was ruled to have caught a pass transforming fourth down, however the ball had clearly struck the ground and another play was rescinded.
Hall scored his 2nd TD on a shovel pass a few mins later to assist Oklahoma place away the game.
“We were prepared for anything and whatever,” Hall said, “and we headed out there and did our point.”
Thompson had not played because the 2nd game of the season, when he harmed his knee while attempting to block for Vaughn against Southern Illinois. And while Klieman called it “unlikely” that his star would certainly play against the Sooners, it became clear during warmups that it had come to be rather certain.
With their sixth-year senior under facility, the Wildcats relocated the ball efficiently for the initial time in weeks. And after backup running back Jacardia Wright spent the ball to end their initial drive, they reached completion area a few minutes later to take a 7-3 lead – their just one of the game.
The Sooners answered with a 75-yard drive of their very own that Hall ended with a short TD run, and the teams swapped area goals heading into halftime, leaving Oklahoma with a 13-10 lead – and each team’s punter a little bit bored.
In fact, no one punted up until Oklahoma required one midway via the third quarter.
By that factor, Rattler had already led the Sooners 75 yards for another goal; they never ever also faced 3rd down on the drive. And when the Wildcats did require 3rd down on the following collection, Rattler simply hit Drake Stoops for 20 yards for a first down, after that attached with Michael Woods on the following play for a 27-10 lead.
After that came the video evaluations and a nervy final couple of minutes prior to the Sooners can final exhale.
“If we remain to play with that kind of passion and initiative, and obtain far better throughout the off week – and obtain healed up a bit – we have a good tale we can create,” Klieman said.
Oklahoma squeaked via another close game regardless of allowing 3 fourth-down conversions, dedicating 10 penalties for 85 yards and two times placing the ball on the ground; the Sooners recuperated both fumbles.
Kansas State obtained a big lift from Thompson on violation, however the defense had a hard time again to obtain off the area. Oklahoma only faced 7 3rd downs, transforming 4, and was 6 for 6 racking up at a loss area.