Kansas State can be an extremely difficult place to play for top Big 12 teams, and that is proving to be the case for No. 9 Oklahoma so far this afternoon.
OU trails 21-10 at the half, and left four points on the board deep in OU territory late in the half.
Sooners cornerback Jordan Thomas picked off Kansas State’s Alex Delton and returned it all the way to the KSU 10 yard line. Rodney Anderson got the ball to the Wildcats’ 1-yard line, and looked to have a touchdown, but it was overturned. After a three-and-out, Oklahoma settled for a field goal.
To add some weird to the disappointment, Oklahoma put in back-up quarterback Kyler Murray to hand off the ball, and when Baker Mayfield went back in, he was split out wide in a wildcat formation play, that failed. It does not appear that he was injured.
Meanwhile, aside from the interception, Delton has Kansas State rolling. He is 7-for-9 for 60 yards, but is dicing up OU on the ground with 138 yards and two scores in the first half. Alex Barnes has 96 more yards on just three carries for Bill Snyder’s club.
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