Oklahoma Sooners roll early against Jayhawks in 62-7 win

OU runs up 710 total yards against Jayhawks to post third-straight, 50-point outburst

There was no trick for Oklahoma on Halloween afternoon. Instead, it got a taste of a treat it hadn’t seen in seven years.

Oklahoma scored 50 points for the third-straight game for the first time since 2008, receiver Sterling Shepard posted the highest single-half receiving total in seven years and the Sooners rolled to their 11th straight victory against Kansas, 62-7.

Baker Mayfield was near perfect for No. 14 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1 Big 12 Conference) early, throwing for 332 yards and three touchdowns in the first half. Through the first 15 minutes, Oklahoma outgained Kansas (248-41), averaged 13 yards per play more than the Jayhawks (15.7 to 2.3) and led by three touchdowns.

Oklahoma, which finished with 36 first downs, scored at least 17 points in each of the first three quarters against Kansas, which lost its 11th straight game and 15th in the past 16 contests. The Sooners didn’t punt all game and scored on nine straight possessions after missing a field goal on the opening drive.

Shepard finished with 183 yards and one touchdown. Mayfield went 27-for-32 for 383 yards and four touchdowns before coming out of the game after the first drive of the second half.

Coming off its best rushing performance of the season, Oklahoma finished with 265 yards on the ground, led by 90 yards and two touchdowns from Samaje Perine, who set the FBS record for single-game rushing yards last season against Kansas (0-8, 0-5). Joe Mixon had 116 all-purpose yards and a touchdown.

The Sooners held Kansas, which has started a season 0-8 for the first time since 1988, to just 216 total yards and only scored after a fumbled punt.

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