The Sooner’s once vaunted defense allowed 30 points for the third time in four games, and kicker Michael Hunnicutt missed a pair of field goals, including a 19-yarder with less than four minutes to go, as the Sooners’ 10-game home winning streak was snapped by a 31-30 Kansas State victory Saturday.
Shepard tied a single-game school record with 15 receptions for 196 yards and scored one touchdown as Oklahoma (5-2, 3-2 Big 12) lost for only the second time in 25 games when surpassing the 30-point mark.
Even Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight had a bounce-back game. Aside from an interception return for a touchdown, Knight went 26-for-32 for 318 yards and one touchdown.
Kansas State (5-1, 3-0) had won just once in Norman since 1997 but won back-to-back games on the Sooners’ home field. Oklahoma, which turned the ball over twice, lost for only the second time at home to a ranked team under coach Bob Stoops, since 1999.
Oklahoma’s defense had no answer for Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters, who was coming off one of the best performances in school history, finished with 276 total yards and three touchdowns.