The Oklahoma Sooners took to the road facing the winless Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. However, a majority of the fans dressed in crimson and cream in Lawrence. Focusing on one game at a time, Baker Mayfield and the rest of the offense lit up the scoreboard before taking a seat in the third quarter. The mentality paid off as Sterling Shepard recorded 183 yards on 11 receptions paving the way to a 62-7 blowout.
Completing 10-of-1 pass attempts for 174 yards in the first, Mayfield sparked the offense erasing any notion of the Sooners taking the week off. "We knew from the beginning our hardest three games were at the end of the year." Mayfield stated. "That's no surprise. Obviously you have to win one week at a time with Big 12 play, but we knew that our little gauntlet at the end was the most important."
The running back continued to gain steam making the game look slow and easy. Taking advantage of releasing Joe Mixon to the second level, a miscue allowed the back to run free into the endzone on a 68-yard touchdown reception.
On the ground Samaje Perine added another 90 yards of offense on 11 carries along with two scores. Up 38-7 at the half with no sign of slowing down, Bob Stoops called the dogs off. The decision allowed more than a few backups to gain valuable experience on the field. A speedster, Alex Ross received 14 touches for 100 yards all coming in the second half.
Unable to answer the challenge on a consistent basis, Kansas folded on homecoming.
The most memorable moment of the game may have come with Trevor Knight under center. As the crowd cheered with approval, Knight connected with his twin brother, tight end Connor Knight in the endzone. Overall, you can't complain with a dominating win.