Sooners rock Jayhawks in homecoming blowout


Oct 20, 2012; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooner receiver Justin Brown (19) returns a punt for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The last two weeks in Texas have been great for the Sooners. The offense was clicking and the defense gave little to a Texas Tech and Texas offense that know how to put the ball in the endzone.

Coming off three weeks since their last home game, the Sooners looked much different than the last time they played in Norman. To follow up two consecutive blowout victories, Oklahoma posted another with a 52-7 win over Kansas.

Kansas tried chipping away at the Sooner defense, but Mike Stoops’ group settled in and finally got the ball in Landry Jones’ hands. Jones and the Sooners drove down field, but the drive resulted in a field goal.

Oklahoma had done a good job of striking early, but a missed touchdown opportunity did not faze the Sooners a bit.

Landry Jones responded the next drive with a 44-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills. The score opened it up for Oklahoma.

Not too long after Jones’ first of three touchdown passes, Blake Bell found the end zone for the only time of the night. It was Oklahoma’s special teams that got in on the fun with putting up seven.

Justin Brown returned a punt 90 yards for a Sooner score early in the second quarter. Also, Roy Finch started the second half with a bang by returning the opening kickoff 100 yards in to the end zone.

Oklahoma looked the most dominant they have been all season. A lot of credit has to go to a solid effort all night long from the defense, as well as an effective passing game.

The Sooners wasted little time on offense Saturday night with only 19:49 of possession. Give a big hand to Landry Jones for connecting on some big passing plays.

Jones finished threw for 300 passing yards on 20-of-29 completions. Kenny Stills and Justin Brown, as well as Sterling Shepard, came up with a few big plays. Though, the Sooner run game could not breaking off any big ones against the Jayhawks.

As for OU’s defense, they did well in stopping Kansas from putting up any points until very late in the game.

The secondary didn’t have too bad of a day, especially Javon Harris, who picked off two KU passes to give him four interceptions on the season.

OU got a workout with stopping James Sims and Tony Pierson pounding the ball night. While they did combine for 165 rushing yards, Oklahoma only allowed about four yards per carry from the two.

Oklahoma should be feeling good after a satisfying win over Charlie Weis and Kansas. They have all the momentum they need heading in to their match-up with Weis’ former team, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

ESPN’s College Gameday will be in Norman for the showdown between two of the country’s best. Kickoff has been set for 7 p.m. CST and will be nationally televised on ABC.