Oklahoma football: Five best games with Kansas State in Big 12 era

MANHATTAN, KS - OCTOBER 16: Defensive back Chijioke Onyenegecha
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#5 — October 18, 2014 — Kansas State 31, Oklahoma 30 in Norman

Similar to the scene setter we have in 2017, Oklahoma came into its game with Kansas State sporting a 5-1 record and following a win over Texas in the annual Red River rivalry game. Only in 2014, the game was being played in Norman. The Sooners were ranked 11th in the country and Kansas State came in at No. 14.

Both teams tallied a touchdown in the opening quarter, and K-State took a 21-17 lead into halftime.

Kansas State extended its halftime advantage with a 27-yard field goal by Matthew McCrane and also added a four-yard run by quarterback Jake Waters. Trevor Knight threw a four-yard TD pass to Blake Bell that briefly tied the game at 24 before Waters’ scoring run.

Durron Neal hauled in a nine-yard scoring toss from Knight early in the fourth quarter, bringing the Sooners within one, 31-30, but that was as close as they would get in dropping their second straight game at home against K-State.

Oklahoma outgained Kansas State by 150 yards and had 30 first downs to the Wildcats’ 17. The Sooners also ran 23 more offensive plays, but they were unable to get it done where it counted the most: on the scoreboard.