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Sooners Ground Jayhawks, 34-19
October 19, 2013
 
34
  1 2 3 4 F
Oklahoma 0 18 7 9 34
Kansas 7 6 0 6 19
19
 
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 Quick Stats
OU
KU
 First Downs
22
12
 Rushing Yards
235
185
 Passing Yards
180
16
 Total Yards
415
201
 Total Plays
71
52
 Fumbles-Lost
1-1
0-0
 Penalties-Yards
7-50
6-55
 Interceptions
1
0
 3rd Down Conv.
7-14
2-11
 4th Down Conv.
0-1
0-1
 Field Goals
1-1
0-0
 Time of Poss.
33:22
26:38
 
 Stat Leaders
 Passing
C-Att
Yds
TD
Int
 OU - Bell
15-25
131
2
1
 KU - Heaps
5-13
15
1
0
 Rushing
Car
Yds
TD
Long
 OU - Williams
15
56
1
13
 KU - Sims
23
131
2
20
 Receiving
Rec
Yds
TD
Long
 OU - Shepard
7
82
2
49
 KU - McCay
1
10
0
10
 
   

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Blake Bell threw for 131 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 18 Oklahoma awoke from a slow first quarter to beat lowly Kansas 34-19 on Saturday.

The Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) stumbled through the first quarter and found themselves in a 13-0 hole.

But behind Bell's steady play, a stingy pass defense and a 49-yard touchdown toss from wide receiver Lacoltan Bester to Sterling Shepard on an end-around play, the Sooners scored 25 straight points on their way to winning their ninth straight over the Jayhawks.

It was Oklahoma's 15th straight win the week after playing the Longhorns.

James Sims ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns for Kansas (2-4, 0-3), but he didn't have much help. Jake Heaps was just 5 of 13 for 16 yards passing, the fewest yards through the air for Kansas since throwing for 15 yards in a loss to Nebraska in 2010.

On a couple occasions, Heaps was benched for freshman Montell Cozart, who had his redshirt taken away by coach Charlie Weis. Cozart didn't attempt a pass.

The Jayhawks tried to make it interesting in the fourth quarter, when they blocked a punt deep in Oklahoma territory. Sims promptly scored from 6 yards out to pull them within 25-19, but the extra point was blocked and returned by Aaron Colvin to give the Sooners two points.

Oklahoma, which has won 21 straight following a loss, promptly went 75 yards the other direction. Damien Williams finished the drive with a short TD run with 4:19 left to seal the win.

The defeat was the 24th straight in league play for the Jayhawks, who still haven't beaten a Big 12 foe since knocking off former member Colorado on Nov. 6, 2010.

Early on, it looked as if they might finally put an end to that streak.

Kansas stuffed Bell and the Oklahoma offense in the early going, and they got the ball back late in the first quarter. This time, Darrian Miller ripped off a 38-yard run, and Kansas took advantage of a pass interference penalty before Sims scampered 11 yards for a 13-0 lead.

That's when everything started to unravel.

The Sooners got within 13-6 on Bell's 16-yard touchdown toss to Jaz Reynolds, and then Weis elected to take the redshirt off Cozart. The freshman quarterback went backward 11 yards in his first three plays under center, and the Jayhawks were forced to punt.

Oklahoma came after it and blocked it through the end zone for a safety. On the Sooners' next offensive play, Bester took an end-around and threw a 49-yard strike to Shepard, who had beaten Jayhawks cornerback Dexter McDonald, for a soul-crushing touchdown and a 15-13 lead.

Michael Hunnicutt's 37-yard field goal extended the advantage just before halftime.

The Sooners threatened to put the game out of reach in the third quarter when Shepard hauled in his second TD pass, this time from Bell. But the Jayhawks kept within striking distance heading into the fourth quarter, when Oklahoma managed to finally put it away.

Kansas forced the Sooners to punt on their first series. Sims then carried eight times for 63 yards on a drive that ended when Heaps hit Jimmay Mundine from a yard out for a 7-0 lead.

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