Posted by Tom Fornelli
OKLAHOMA STATE WON. The Oklahoma State Cowboys must have come into this game salivating. They saw what Georgia Tech's offense did to this Kansas defense earlier in the season and must have felt like they could put up 100. For the first 30 minutes of the game, it looked like they might too. Oklahoma State led Kansas 56-7 at halftime, and Brandon Weeden finished the game with 288 yards passing and 5 touchdowns.
Oh, and Brandon Weeden didn't even finish the second quarter before he was replaced with backup Clint Chelf.
The Cowboys slowed things down in the second half, and finished the day with 600 yards of total offense.
WHY OKLAHOMA STATE WON. It's a pretty simple mathematical equation really. Oklahoma State's Offense + Kansas' Defense = AVERT YOUR EYES, CHILDREN. I tweeted during the second quarter that it was a good thing this game wasn't being televised nationally because what Oklahoma State did to Kansas on Saturday would have resulted in a lot of FCC fines, and I wasn't joking.
WHEN OKLAHOMA STATE WON. Kansas actually scored first in this contest, taking a 7-0 lead early. Oklahoma State then responded with 14 points in the next 150 seconds of play to take the lead, and it was over then.
WHAT OKLAHOMA STATE WON. A game it should have won against a bad Kansas team. This was the type of performance you expect to see from an offense as potent as Oklahoma State's against a team like Kansas. Now the Cowboys move on to face Texas in Austin next week.
WHAT KANSAS LOST. I'm not sure it's what Kansas lost on Saturday as much as it could be what Turner Gill ends up losing in the near future. While it may not be fair to put Gill's job in jeopardy in only his second season, but with some of the repeated beatdowns that the Jayhawks have endured the last two season, it wouldn't be a shocker either.
THAT WAS CRAZY. In the span of 20 minutes and 57 seconds of game time from the first through second quarter, Oklahoma State scored 56 points. Or, to put it in a different manner, the Cowboys offense averaged a point for every 22.44 seconds of action. Want some more fun with math? Oklahoma State ran 42 plays in the first half, which means it averaged 1.33 points per play or a touchdown every 5.25 plays. That's rather good!