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

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#4 — Sept. 22, 2012 — Kansas State 24, Oklahoma 19

Oklahoma and Kansas State were playing in a rare September Big 12 Conference game in 2012. The Sooners had won the last seven meetings between these two teams, including a 58-17 beatdown in Manhattan the year before.

Michael Hunnicutt knocked home a 28-yard first-quarter field goal to put the Sooners out in front 3-0 after the first 15 minutes. That would be the one of the few bright spots for Oklahoma the rest of the night.

Quarterback Landry Jones fumbled near his own goal line and K-State ran it in for one yard and a touchdown to take the lead early in the second quarter. The Sooners had a chance to regain the lead on their very next possession. Jones led a 54-yard drive to the Kansas State one-yard line. On a second-and-goal play from the one, Blake Bell, running the OU “Belldozer” package, had the ball knocked lose, and K-State recovered, snuffing out the OU scoring opportunity.

That was pretty much the way things went for the Sooners the rest of the game.

Kansas State took a 10-6 lead into halftime. With 10 minutes gone in the third quarter, Bell finished off an 88-yard, 11-play scoring drive with a three-yard touchdown run, and Oklahoma found itself ahead 13-10.

That’s the way the third quarter ended, but Kansas State scored touchdowns on its next two possessions, the former on an intercepted pass at the OU 38-line that seven plays later resulted in a touchdown, followed by a 77-yard scoring drive that made it 24-13 and effectively put the game out of reach for the hometown Sooners.

Oklahoma would score one more touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Jones to Sterling Shepard with just over four minutes to go in the game, but the Sooners would not see the ball again on offense.

The loss was just the fourth home loss by Oklahoma in 14 seasons under Stoops.