Oklahoma's Perine OK, K-State QB roughed up

Oklahoma (3-2, 2-0 Big 12), ranked No. 19, faces Kansas State (3-2, 1-1) on Saturday, and as often has been the case, the victor will be well positioned early in the conference race.

Kansas State (3-3, 1-2) had its own injury issues as starting quarterback Jesse Ertz left for good just after halftime with an apparent problem with his right throwing shoulder. UT will host Angelo State for a preseason exhibition game is November 2. After going to the locker room, Ertz tried to come back on K-State's opening drive of the third quarter. The Cyclones will be led by preseason Big 12 player of the year Monté Morris.

He finished with 88 yards rushing on 19 attempts and added another 34 yards and a touchdown receiving. "The 6'0" senior out of Cameron, Texas torched his home state team to the tune of 232 yards off of only TEN receptions. He is now second in the Big 12 with 92.2 yards per game.

Offensively, Oklahoma football is averaging 313.0 yards in passing and 215.4 yards in rushing.

Defensively, K-State was spread out trying to corral Oklahoma's offensive weapons. The Sooners gashed K-State for 510 yards of total offense, but were held to 138 yards on the ground. Willis has 20 tackles on the year, six for sacks, while junior linebacker Elijah Lee is another disruptive force on defense.

OU takes another baby step toward consistency in a 38-17 win against Kansas State. Yet that right there accounted for every Wildcat point but Matthew McCrane's 25-yard field goal in the second quarter. Last week's Big 12 Special Team's Player of the Week, Pringle, almost broke away for another score on Saturday. Rounding out the poll are Iowa State and Texas Tech, who tied for seventh, ninth place Oklahoma State, and 10th place Kansas. He completed 8 of 14 passes for 68 yards and ended the game as the Wildcats' leading rusher with 40 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.

Samaje Perine started the scoring by catching a short pass from Baker Mayfield and zooming up field for 25 yards.

Kansas State's offense is rarely a thing of beauty.

Baylor also has redshirt freshman JaMycal Hasty, who had 105 yards against Rice but only one carry in Linwood's breakout game in which Williams also had 126 yards and two touchdowns. The Sooners' first three touchdown drives consumed 9 minutes, 32 seconds. He was on the sideline in the second half - in uniform but without his helmet.

Despite the extended rest, Oklahoma's offense was not slowed.

"I think he just misjudged it", Mayfield said.

On the ensuing kickoff, Pringle's side-to-side return went for 59 yards back to the Oklahoma 41-yard line. K-State should have been able to put up a better fight. "When he threw the ball on that first snap of the second half, he had trouble". However, nothing amounted from K-State's drive. The 8-yard score pushed the Sooners in front 31-10 with 1:08 left in the third quarter.

What's wrong in the fourth quarter? Running back Charles Jones rushed 19 times for 128 yards and a touchdown in the win last week over the Red Raiders. It only lasted two plays, though.

Last year, the Sooners outgained Kansas State 568 yards to 110 in a 55-0 win at Kansas State.

After this match against the Sooners, K-State will have a week off from match play before hosting West Virginia inside Ahearn Field House Oct. 22 with the first serve coming at 6 p.m.



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