Sooners overpower Jayhawks on Homecoming

NORMAN – The Oklahoma Sooners scored on their first six possessions Saturday on the way to their second 40+ point victory in as many weekends.  Oklahoma dismantled Kansas, 52-7, before a packed Homecoming crowd, scoring in a variety of ways.

The Sooners didn’t allow the game to be a “trap game”, nestled in between the emotionally charged Red River Rivalry and the highly anticipated matchup with historical power Notre Dame. They simply went to work.

Oklahoma (5-1, 3-1 Big 12) dominated in all phases, as was expected.

The Sooners strong defensive performance is reflected not as much in the statistics, though OU had two interceptions and a fumble.  The fumble was recovered by big Casey Walker, who rumbled 45 yards after the fact in a “sprint” that delighted the home crowd.  The scoreboard ultimately attested to the fact that Kansas (1-6, 0-4 Big 12) was not allowed to put up points until very late in the contest, although the Jayhawks had the ball for over 40 minutes.

Seven different Sooners accounted for the seven touchdowns the Sooners scored.  Five touchdowns came on offense.  Justin Brown ran back a punt 90 yards for a score, only to be followed by Roy Finch, who opened the second half with a 100-yard kickoff return for the touchdown.  It marked the first time in school history that OU had a punt return and kickoff return for TDs in the same game.

Both Sooner quarterbacks got into the act.  Landry Jones threw for three touchdowns and Blake Bell, as usual, ran another one into the endzone.

Reigning national Defensive Back of the Week Tony Jefferson paced the defense with 11 tackles.

The Sooners next take the field Saturday, Oct. 27, in Norman as they will host Notre Dame in a huge top 10 matchup.