Kansas Notebook

Stars out for Jayhawks against Oklahoma

Updated: 2013-10-20T06:01:40Z

Kansas was without its best offensive and defensive players Saturday. Leading tackler Ben Heeney and receiver Tony Pierson both missed the game after being listed as day-to-day this week.

Kansas coach Charlie Weis said Heeney had been hopeful that he could play after suffering a knee injury against TCU on Oct. 12, while Pierson still has remnants of a concussion suffered Oct. 5 against Texas Tech.

“Tony’s waiting to be asymptomatic,” Weis said. “He went for a test on Thursday, and passed a cognitive test with flying colors, but you don’t mess around with heads.”

Kansas also played without junior Andrew Turzilli and defensive lineman Tedarian Johnson.

• Senior James Sims, with 129 yards rushing, had the 13th 100-yard game of his career, moving into a tie with June Henley and Laverne Smith for second-most in school history behind Tony Sands’ 17.

• After getting an interception and fumble recovery, junior cornerback JaCorey Shepherd has been involved in four turnovers the last two games.

• Kansas has lost 35 of its last 36 Big 12 games, dating back to a 34-30 loss to Colorado on Oct. 17, 2009.

| Rustin Dodd, rdodd@kcstar.com

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