OU vs. Kansas postgame: Breaking it down

NORMAN, Okla. — The No. 9 Sooners hammered the Kansas Jayhawks 52-7, and now Sooners Illustrated digs deeper into this contest.

Game ball goes to: Strong safety Javon Harris. The senior had a pair of picks in the contest, including an acrobatic one in the fourth quarter, along with a PBU and four tackles.

Play of the game: Dual. With OU leading 17-0 early in the second quarter, Justin Brown fielded a punt at OU's own 10 and, after muffing one earlier, avenged it by weaving in and out of the KU coverage team and leaping into the end zone for a 90-yard touchdown return. It ranked as the sixth-longest in OU history. Then, Roy Finch returned the second half's opening kickoff 99 yards to pay dirt, making it the first time in program history the Sooners both returned a punt and kickoff for a score.

It was over when: Blake Bell recorded his eighth touchdown of the season in the Belldozer package, a 1-yard run with 12:29 to go in the first half, to put OU up 17-0.

Surprise of the game: The fact that the Sooners didn't have any kind of hangover at all coming off the Red River Shootout blowout. They picked up right where they left off and then some.

The biggest thing we learned: OU can win out if it continues this level of play. It is simply a different team than the one that lost to Kansas State. Shame that game couldn't be played again today.

The biggest concern: We'll take this one outside of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Will the Sooners get the help they need to get back in the Big 12 Title race? Kansas State simply steamrolled West Virginia, and OU needs at least a loss to get a share even if they win out.

Streak count: Eight straight victories in the series over Kansas.

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