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Breaking: No. 5 Oklahoma Loses In Shocking Upset

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts at Kansas.

LAWRENCE, KANSAS - OCTOBER 05: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

For the third week in a row, an undefeated top-10 team has fallen to an unranked opponent. Oklahoma bit the dust today, losing to Kansas State 48-41.

The fifth-ranked Sooners trailed by as many as 25 in the fourth quarter before mounting a furious rally. The Sooners even recovered an onside kick in Kansas State territory with 1:45 remaining which would have given them the ball with a chance to tie.

However, after replay, it was determined that the ball hit an Oklahoma player before it traveled the necessary 10 yards. By rule, Kansas State assumed possession of the ball and ran out the clock.

Jalen Hurts threw for 395 yards and one score while rushing for 96 yards and three more. It wasn't enough though, as Kansas State forced a pair of OU turnovers and dominated the time of possession in winning the game.

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson completed 18-of-28 passes for 213 yards, but he did his biggest damage on the ground. Thompson rushed for 39 yards and four scores.

Two of those touchdowns came in the third quarter, when the Wildcats outscored OU 17-0 to transform a 24-23 halftime lead into a 41-23 advantage.

With the win, Kansas State moved to 5-2 on the season. The Wildcats will almost certainly be ranked when the polls come out tomorrow, and can clinch bowl eligibility with a victory over rival Kansas next Saturday.

Now that Oklahoma has a loss on its resume, one has to wonder if the Big 12 has been knocked out of the College Football Playoff race. The Sooners have to win out to have a shot at making the foursome.

However, their loss today is good news for the Pac 12 and a one-loss Notre Dame team, as well as whoever will be the best one-loss SEC squad.