No. 5 Oklahoma Falls to Kansas State Damaging Its Playoff Resume

By Kevin Harrish on October 26, 2019 at 4:18 pm
Kansas State upsets Oklahoma.
Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

A playoff contender falls.

Oklahoma rolled into Manhattan, Kansas as the No. 5 team in the country, boasting a Heisman contender at quarterback and one of the nation's best offenses. They left with a 48-41 loss.

Kansas State gashed the Sooners through the air and on the ground. The Wildcats finished with 426 total yards, outgaining Oklahoma for most of the game. Perhaps most importantly, though, Kansas State controlled the ball and kept the Sooner offense off the field, dominating the time of possession battle 38:08 to 20:07.

The defense did its part, as well, forcing two Sooner turnovers – including one momentum swinging interception before the half – and was able to hold off a late surge from the explosive Oklahoma offense.

The loss is Oklahoma's first of the season and puts a serious dent on the Sooners' playoff hopes as they looked to make its third-straight College Football Playoff.

View 16 Comments