Bounce-back Bob Stoops hasn’t lost his flare for the dramatic
A week after a disappointing loss in the Red River Showdown, Oklahoma looked like a completely different team in a 55-0 victory against Kansas State – the Sooners’ largest shutout victory since 2009 and first Big 12 road shutout since 2004.
It was Oklahoma's largest margin of victory in a conference shutout since 2003, a 77-0 victory against Texas A&M.
Oklahoma led by 48 points through three quarters and outgained Kansas State, 421-88, before quarterback Baker Mayfield’s career-high-tying five-touchdown performance was finished heading into the final period.
No. 19 Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) has now won 34-straight regular season games following a loss under Stoops. The last time Stoops lost back-to-back regular season games was in 1999. It was the first two losses of his head-coaching career.
Mayfield threw for 282 yards on just 20 completions, and the Oklahoma defense picked off Kansas State quarterbacks three times – taking one back for a touchdown in the third quarter – and recorded six sacks.
For the fourth-straight season, the road team won in the series. This time, it was Kansas State’s worst home loss since Oklahoma’s 41-point victory in 2011 at the Bill Snyder Family Stadium. It was Kansas State's first home shutout since 1991.
The Sooners, who face Texas Tech at home next week, allowed just 110 total yards to Kansas State, which earned just 22 yards in the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma’s seventh touchdown of the game came after a 94-yard drive. At the time, Kansas State (3-3, 0-3) had just 88 total yards.