Oklahoma was a 28-point favorite at home. Oklahoma was leading 35-14 with 17 minutes remaining. And lost. What??
The Wildcats only ran the ball 26 times for a total of 66 yards, but four turnovers from the Sooners were the difference, and the Wildcats defense in the fourth quarter shut down a favorite for the College Football Playoff on their own field.
After a 75-yard touchdown drive by Oklahoma capped by a 5-yard run from Seth McGowan, OU led 35-14 with 2:46 remaining in the third quarter. After that score, the Sooners went fumble, punt, punt, punt, interception on their last five drives. OU ran 20 plays for 50 yards across those possessions.
On the other side K-State took the ball with 6:35 left in the third quarter, and in their next 21 offensive plays scored 31 points via four touchdowns and a field goal to take the lead with 4:32 remaining. Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson was 18-25 for 334 yards and a touchdown.
This is one of the biggest meltdowns in major college football history, and OU might have played themselves right out of a chance at the final four.
And don’t forget: Kansas State lost to Arkansas State 35-31 just two weeks ago. The Sun Belt is going to be the next power conference if the results from 2020 keep holding.