What happened and what mattered in the Week 5 of the Big 12 college football season?
5. Oklahoma State 48, Kansas 28
There you go, Oklahoma State. That’s how you get past a clunker of a loss to Texas Tech.
You hit the eight-foot putt and you go on to the next hole.
The Cowboys rolled by Kansas with a complete four quarter effort, getting Justice Hill rolling for the first time this season with a 31-carry, 189-yard, one score game.
The ground game rumbled for 256 yards, Taylor Cornelius completed 15-of-20 passes for 312 yards and four scores – even without Jalen McCleskey in the receiving corps anymore – and the defense didn’t have any problems until the game was out of reach.
Kansas didn’t get the takeaways it needs. It only got the one pick, and the D couldn’t slow down the Cowboy O throughout. This might be a far better Jayhawk team than in past seasons, but if it’s not forcing the other team to royally screw up, the chance to get the win won’t be there.
Carter Stanley threw three touchdown passes in place of Peyton Bender, and he wasn’t bad. He threw for 247 yards and three scores without a pick, and Pooka Williams rumbled for 97 yards and a touchdown, but Oklahoma State’s offense showed up.
It should show up against Iowa State next week, too.