Things You Might Not Know From the Sooner Football Win Over K-State


Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder has 109 conference wins in 24 seasons. That places him second all-time in the Big 12/Big 8 to Tom Osborn of Nebraska(153). Sooner football coach Bob Stoops, in his 17th season at OU, earned his 105th conference win and ninth over Kansas State in the Sooners’ 55-0 beatdown of Snyder’s Wildcats.

Snyder made the comment in his postgame press conference on Saturday that he couldn’t remember a game since his first season in 1989 in which Kansas State had played as badly as it did on Saturday. And he wasn’t sure there was a loss as bad in that 1989 season, when the Wildcats won just once in 11 games and went 0-7 in conference games.

Well, just for the record, the K-State coach was correct. The 55-0 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday was worse than any of the 10 losses the Wildcats incurred in its first season under Snyder. K-State lost 42-19 to Oklahoma that season, but the Cats biggest loss came in the regular-season finale that year to No. 2-ranked Colorado, 59-11. That game was played at K-State.

Oct 17, 2015; Manhattan, KS, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) is tackled by Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Nate Jackson (24) early in a game at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Here are a few more things you might not be aware of from the Sooners dominating victory at Kansas State on Saturday:

  • OU’s 55-0 whitewashing of Kansas State ended a streak of 234 consecutive games since K-State last failed to score. That was the ninth longest active streak in the nation and the second longest in the Big 12. The last time Kansas State was shut out in a game was 12-0 at Colorado in 1996, the first season of the Big 12.
  • Oklahoma is the only Big 12 team that has a winning record against Kansas State in football. The Sooners own a 9-4 record over K-State in the Big 12 era.
  • Bill Snyder sent an e-mail letter to K-State students on Monday apologizing for the Wildcats’ horrific showing in their homecoming game against Oklahoma: “Please accept my apology for the manner in which we represented you on Saturday,” the K-State head coach wrote. “I know you are as pained by the outcome as I was. I hope that you will appreciate our players for never giving up even in the face of such adversity…I am proud of them and must do a better job of preparing them than I did Saturday.”
  • The Sooners sustained their mark of 35 consecutive regular-season wins following a loss.
  • Oklahoma recorded more sacks (6) of the Kansas State quarterbacks than the Wildcats’ total number completed passes (5).
  • The Sooner offense had been abysmal before Saturday in third-down conversions (35 percent success rate), but it enjoyed a heyday against K-State, converting 9 of 14 third-down opportunities.
  • Oklahoma, which has been averaging almost nine penalties and 85 penalty yards per game, were flagged just three times on Saturday for a total of 24 yards. There were only four penalties called the entire game.