Oklahoma Still asleep, Kansas Jayhawks lead Sooners 10-0 at halftime

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Kansas punched No. 2 Oklahoma in the mouth from the word go in a shocking first half from Lawrence, Kan, that ended with KU leading the Sooners, 10-0.

The Jayhawks (1-5, 0-3 Big 12) got the football first and proceeded to put together a time-consuming, 14-play, 80-yard scoring drive. It was capped by KU running back Devin Neal’s 1-yard touchdown run.

Along the way, Kansas converted three 3rd-down conversion tries. The Jayhawks also chewed up the first 9:15 of the game clock.

KU later added a 28-yard Jacob Borcila field goal try. That ended a 12-play, 69-yard drive that ate up nearly seven more minutes of the first-half game clock.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma’s offense never got on track. Freshman quarterback Caleb Williams was sacked on the Sooners’ first third-down conversion try and was later picked off by Kansas’ Ricky Thomas Jr. as he tried to connect with Jadon Haselwood.

KU outgained OU in total offensive yards 195 to 78. The Jayhawks also had 12 first downs compared to Oklahoma’s four. Kansas quarterback Jason Bean completed 6-of-9 passes for 63 passing yards and ran 10 times for 53 rushing yards. Neal added 75 rushing yards for KU on 14 carries.

Williams finished his first half 6-of-9 passing for just 71 yards with the one interception. Sooners’ running back Kennedy Brooks rushed it six times 28 rushing yards with a long of 11 yards. Haselwood was OU’s leading receiver with two grabs for 33 receiving yards.

Kansas ran 39 offensive plays, while Oklahoma had just 17. The Jayhawks won the time of possession battle convincingly, possessing the football for 22:00 against the Sooners’ 8:00.

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