Shut-out streak broken by Sooners in blowout

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K-State Head Football Coach Bill Snyder looks to his team during the football game between K-State and Oklahoma University on Oct. 17, 2015. The Sooners defeated the Wildcats 55-0. (George Walker | The Collegian)

K-State saw two streaks broken in their 55-0 decimation at the hands of Oklahoma.

They were shut out for the first time since 1996 and they were shut out at home for the first time since 1991.

K-State put up 110 yards of total offense. Oklahoma held the Wildcats to under 50 yards in both rushing and passing.

The Wildcats waited until their third drive to run the ball at all and their fourth drive to give the ball to a running back.

The Wildcats punted twice in that span and saw junior quarterback Joe Hubener picked off by Sooners.

Hubener ended up going 4-14 with 39 yards through the air with 11 yards rushing.

Meanwhile, while K-State was finding nothing through the air, Oklahoma excelled with quarterback Baker Mayfield throwing for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

Mayfield ended up with a stellar day going 20-27 for 282 yards and five touchdowns through the air to accompany 33 yards on the ground.

However, the other two Sooner drives stall out due in part to a strong pass rush by the K-State defense, forcing a two sacks and two punts.

On the fourth Wildcat drive, K-State found their running backs and drove their way down to the field with help from a stellar 31 yard catch by senior wide receiver Kody Cook catch but a missed 32 yard field goal from senior Jack Cantele kept Oklahoma at a 14-0 lead.

The Sooners came out passing after that and once again in under a minute and a half found the end zone on a 28 yard Mayfield pass to Sterling Shepard, his second touchdown catch of the day.

Shepard ended his day with 83 yards receiving and two touchdowns on four receptions.

K-State defense applied their pass rush again and forced the Sooner offense into a 4th and 2. But a 28 yard Mayfield scramble set the Sooners up for for their fourth touchdown of the half, a three yard pass to Mark Andrews to put Oklahoma up 28-0.

K-State would allow the Sooners excellent field position again as Hubener threw his second pick of the game setting up Mayfield’s fifth touchdown pass of the half to give Oklahoma a 35-0 lead.

Kody Cook would take over the quarterback duties on the ensuing drive.

While they would see one first down and almost get the ball to midfield, the offense fizzled out once again forcing a K-State punt.

Oklahoma would run the clock out to end the damage at 35-0 at the half.

The Sooners out-gained the Wildcats 317 to 80 in the second half.

K-State received the ball to start the second half and came out passing once again and Cook was intercepted by Zach Sanchez and had that ball taken to the end zone extending the Sooner lead to 42-0.

K-State’s defense showed some signs of life on the next two Oklahoma’s drives of the half, putting up two impressive goal line stands to hold Oklahoma to two field goals making the score 48-0.

After another stalled drive ended with a punt, Oklahoma drove their way down the field, helped largely by a 34 yard pass to Daniel Brooks from back-up Trevor Knight.

After several more runs, running back Joe Mixon rushed his way into the end zone for his second touchdown of the day, his first on the ground, extending the Sooner lead to 55-0.

The bleeding would end after that as the ball would be transferred before the two teams several times with no one scoring.

K-State will hit the road next week as they take on the Texas Longhorns in Austin.

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Timothy Everson
Tim Everson was born in Wichita, KS in 1994. Before fifth grade he moved up to Manhattan for one year before settling in Riley, KS where he graduated from Riley County High School in 2012. Tim has worked for the Collegian since spring of 2014 and took over as Sports Editor during the summer of 2015. Tim loves sports, music, movies and good food when he can get it.