October 29, 2011

Bill Snyder Stadium, Manhatten, Kansas

After a bitter loss at home, the Oklahoma Sooners were looking for revenge and to prove they were still contenders against a top 10 opponent.

Things got off on a sour note, as the Sooners lost leading rusher Dom Whaley on the very first play of the game.  He is finished for the season with a fractured ankle.

The Sooners didn’t let the sour note sour their play.  QB Landry Jones aired the ball out throwing for 505 yards.  That makes him the first Oklahoma QB in history to throw for over 500 yards in one game.  He also tossed 5 TD’s in the game making him the Sooners all time leader in TD passes.

Interestingly, the Sooners continued their experiment of using backup QB Blake Bell in certain situations.  He ran for a TD early in the game.

For their part the Oklahoma defense, despite missing three starters kept the “Mildcat” offense tamed.  They only managed 240 yards for the game and were 4-13 on third downs.

The Sooner offense simply dominated the game rolling up an amazing 690 yards of offense.  The Sooners win this one easily 58-17 and move to 7-1 on the year.